Timeless Saints tattoo designs. Black, grey or colored, Saint tattoos hold a simplified striking beauty… Here is the proof…
Timeless Saints tattoo designs From a Christian perspective, a Saint is a person who holds an exceptional amount of holiness and a significant likeness to God, regarded and honored as such after death. In other religions specific individuals are held in high regard to the Christian concept of a Saint is perhaps the most well known.
The Christian denominations regard a saint as a heavenly advocate for a person, nation, place, class, activity, craft, clan, family or vocation. It depicts that Saints have transcended into another worldly existence.
They are able to intercede in regards to their specific needs and affect people’s lives. Such is the influence, power, and presence of Saints in people’s lives that honoring a specific Saint in ink is a never-ending increasing practice.
Saint tattoos are considered some of the most personal tattoos people get, wearing the image of a Saint on your body is almost the ultimate commitment and belief in that Saint in a person’s life.
P.S. Saints just happen to make some amazing looking ink.
1) San Judas
He is one of the twelve apostles of Jesus, San Judas’s veneration as a Saint took place after his death sometime in the first century; Recently he is referenced as one of Armenia’s Patron Saints and is also considered as the Saint of desperate cases and lost causes.
2) St. Florian
He was a commander in the Roman Army St. Florian who was responsible for overseeing a fire-fighting brigade and created a group of soldiers dedicated solely to fighting fires. Furthermore, he was punished for his sympathy towards Christians in times they were persecuted. As a result, Florian was drowned in a river and later on honored as the patron Saint of fire-fighters, chimney sweeps, and soap makers.
3) St. Cecilia
Without a doubt, as the patron Saint of musicians, it is believed that when musicians performed at her wedding she ‘sang in her heart to the Lord’. St. Cecilia was killed because of her faith but later received great respect for her loyalty to God. This bold and beautiful tattoo of St. Cecilia was illustrated by Virginia Elwood (tattoo artist).
4) St. Patrick
Now, this is a Saint we all have heard of. The patron Saint of Ireland St. Patrick’s feast day is celebrated all over the world over each year, though perhaps more of a cultural holiday than anything else, St. Patrick is nonetheless one of the most recognizable Saints out there. Known as the ‘Apostle of Ireland’ St. Patrick was fundamentally in the main spread of Christianity throughout the country.
5) St. Christopher
St. Christopher is mainly associated with a story of him carrying a young child across a river, the other side of that story, the child revealed himself to be Jesus Christ. From thereafter St. Christopher was regarded as the patron Saint of traveling and travelers. It is a commonality for people to carry with them a small pendant or image of St. Christopher when traveling, earning the title as one of the best timeless Saints tattoo designs.
6) St. Rita
She is St. Rita or Rita of Cascia is the patron Saint of abused wives and heartbroken women. Suffering from abuse at the hands of her husband, Rita used her faith to stir away from his actions. When he was later murdered she convinced her sons to pursue revenge. Since her suffering was known to the world, women across the world have looked to Rita for guidance, earning the title as one of the best timeless Saints tattoo designs.
7) Padre Pio
Born in Italy at the end of the nineteenth century. Father Pio was a friar, priest, and mystic. He became famous from the appearance of stigmata, which is the crucifixion wounds of Christ on his hands and feet. As of 2002, he was granted the status of Saint.
8) Saint Anne
The mother of the Virgin Mary and grandmother of Jesus Christ. Saint Anne is considered today as the patron Saint of both mothers and grandmothers. Her feast day is celebrated on July 25th.
Below we can see an incredible portrait of Saint Anne by the unbelievably talented Megan Massacre!
9) St. Sebastian
One of the early Christian martyrs. St. Sebastian spoke against the Roman persecution of Christians converts, as a punishment, he was tied to a tree and shot at by arrows. Somehow he survived his injuries and he was killed at a later time. He is regarded as the patron Saint of soldiers and athletes.
10) Mary Mother of God
She is considered as the Queen of Saints, Mary is held as the spiritual mother of all the people in the world. Mary is the patron Saint for all humanity, mothers, suffering, and family.
Nikko Hurtado created this mind-blowing back piece…truly amazing work and also earning the title as one of the best timeless Saints tattoo designs.