Small Cross Tattoos are small but have deep meanings.
Sometimes, they are just simple crosses, and sometimes they are elaborately done on a small-scale. Most often the tattoos represent Christian faith, but sometimes they have other meanings too. You will be surprised to know that besides the traditional Latin cross, there are different other types of crosses like the Celtic cross, the Babylonian cross, the Egyptian cross among others.
The Latin cross is the commonest kind of cross tattoo. The cross can be done in a simple manner, or in elaborate artistic detail. It is interesting to note that although the cross is instantly associated with Christianity, yet it is essentially a pre-Christianity symbol. For instance, ancient alchemists used it to represent the four elements, air, water, earth and fire with the cross. Ancient Egyptians and Babylonians had their own cross symbols too. However, as Jesus was crucified on a cross, the cross tattoo is almost universally accepted as a sign of the pain that the Prophet went through. Before choosing the cross tattoo for your body, you should make sure that you know the meaning of the cross. There is also the Judas Priest cross and the inverted cross that are among the cross designs of sinister appeal. However, although many believe that the inverted cross is a Satanist symbol, Christian faith assigns it to the cross of St. Peter. Besides being religious symbol, the cross may also have other meanings too. For example, the red cross is a symbol of the medical profession.
Cross Tattoo With Name
This cross tattoo has a papyrus swirl surrounding the cross. The papyrus has the name ‘Kinney‘ on it.
Pointed Ends Cross Tattoo
This cross tattoo has sharp-pointed edges. It is generally filled with black, but near the edges the color has not been filled.
Beautiful Cross Rosary Tattoo
This beautiful foot rosary cross tattoo has a cross hanging from a rosary chain. The rosary is encircled around the ankle.
Crisscross Small Cross
This crisscross cross tattoo shows the cross arms overlapping each other. The tattoo has a metallic feel to it.
Black Cross On Forearm
The black cross on forearm shows a traditional Latin cross. There is a white border surrounding the black cross and white shades inside the cross too.
Small Cross Tattoo In Red
This is a red medical cross tattoo with a surrounding pattern of five-pointed stars done in black and red.
Fiery Blue Cross
The cross on fire tattoo perhaps reminds of the Christian martyrs of the old world. It may also refer to the wrath of God.
Celtic Small Cross Tattoo
This Celtic cross tattoo appears as if it is designed with precious gemstones. There is a prominent gemstone at the center of the cross tattoo.
Celtic Cross With Swirls
This is a Celtic cross with swirls on either side of it. The symmetrical swirls end in small white circles.
Wrist Celtic Cross Tattoo
The wrist Celtic cross tattoo has been done in amazing detail. The cross has a 3 dimensional effect.
Foot Cross Locket Tattoo
This foot cross tattoo shows a cross attached as a locket to a chain. The cross is also surrounded by a flowery vine.
Blue And Red Cross Tattoo
This blue and red cross tattoo shows a red four pointed star-shaped cross at the center of a blue cross. The ends of the blue cross get divided into two sections.
Small Cross Judas Priest Tattoo
This Judas Priest cross tattoo done on the wrist has a sinister appeal. A text above the cross reads ‘Touch of Evil‘.
Ankle Latin Cross Tattoo
The foot locket cross tattoo has been done realistically. The cross here is attached to a chain surrounding the ankle.
Elaborate Celtic Small Cross Tattoo
This elaborate small cross tattoo has been done in intricate detail. A single blue gemstone can be seen at the center.
Blood Dripping From Cross
This is a unique cross tattoo which shows the cross entering the skin. Blood is shown dripping from the cross.
Angel Cross Tattoo
This angel cross tattoo looks wonderful. The wings of the cross have been elaborately done. The spread wings of the cross appear to be frozen in a moment of flight.
Weird Fish Cross Tattoo
This weird fish cross tattoo has the cross where all the arms of the cross are of equal lengths. The ends of the arms have circles.
Tilted Square Cross Tattoo
The tilted square cross tattoo on the waist has a tribal feel to it. The cross has elaborate designs surrounding it.
Very Small Coptic Cross Tattoo
This very small cross tattoo on the wrist has diamond-shaped ends. All the arms of the cross are equal.
Nails Cross Tattoo
This artistic cross tattoo shows three nails tied as a cross. The sharp ends of the nails remind of the pain of crucifixion.
Elaborate Jesus Crucified Tattoo
The elaborate Jesus cross tattoo is a small one. Although small, there is a great attention to detail. There is a halo behind the head of the Jesus figure.
Cross With Black Wings
The cross with black wings seems all set to fly. The dark wings of the cross are folded. The cross has a strong bold black outline while the wings are detailed and shaded.
Traditional Celtic Cross Tattoo
This traditional Celtic cross tattoos has been inked in amazing detail. There is a circle on which the swirls of the arms of the cross are fixed.
Grandma Memory Cross Tattoo
This simple cross tattoo shows a personal memory. A rose twig grows surrounding the cross. The cross reads ‘In Memory of Grandma’.