Sabtu, 15 Januari 2011


Selecting the perfect tattoo design can be a bothersome task. The more you keep on looking, the more confused you get due to availability of the choices for designs and symbols used as tattoos. Therefore, if you are still confused and cannot decide on the design to be tattooed on your body, then there is one simple thing that you can follow. Look for the meanings of the tattoos and look for the one that suits your personality or thoughts and beliefs. With this simple formula, you can easily find the perfect tattoo  for yourself. However, sometimes, we find that there are certain tattoo designs that are attractive, meaningful yet controversial. Iron cross tattoos definitely fit in this category. Let us have a look at it in detail.
Iron Cross Tattoo Meaning
The cross has always been one of the most symbolic and easily recognized design or symbol in the world. The simple cross represents Christianity and is tattooed by people who strongly believe in their religion. On the other hand, the Egyptian cross tattoo is also one of the most popular tattoo designs in the world. However, among all the cross tattoo designs, the iron cross tattoo is the most controversial one. The iron cross was a military decoration given for military services in Prussia and Germany in earlier times (before the World War II). Therefore, sometimes, this tattoo is considered to be related to racists and Nazis. However, this is far from true. The iron cross was given to men for outstanding services during the war long time prior to the Nazi rule. Therefore, it cannot be related to any racist groups. On the other hand, it stands for bravery and courage. Iron cross tattoos and Maltese cross tattoos are often confused with each other which is incorrect. Secondly, iron cross tattoos are also favored by bikers and adventurers and young adults for its attractive appearance. Also, an iron cross within a web stands for unity.
Iron Cross Tattoo Designs
Once you have decided to have an iron cross tattoo made, you can research a bit to find the perfect design for yourself. The iron cross is made with four arrows of equal length. Iron cross tattoos are mostly made in darker colors like black, etc. However, you can even try different color combinations and use colors like green, red, purple too. Iron cross tattoo can be mixed with other designs to form a unique tattoo design. One of the best options in this case is the iron cross with flames around it. Secondly, you can even have an iron cross tattoo with a web around it. Also, an iron cross tattoo with wings is yet another popular tattoo design. More adventurous people also favor iron cross tattoos with a picture of a skull on top of it.
It is a misconception that iron cross tattoos are masculine designs and hence, are meant only for men. These tattoo designs are also favored and proudly sported by women. If you wish to make it more feminine, you can have flowers or vines coiled around. An iron cross with a Bible text inscribed around it is also a unique tattoo design. One can even go for the tribal or Celtic cross tattoo designs as both are equally attractive. If you are thinking of the location of this tattoo, then it can be placed on any part of the body depending on the size of the tattoo. However, this design is mostly tattooed on arms, chest, back and lower back.
Iron cross tattoos, although controversial tattoo designs, do not stand for racism and hence, can be sported by people all over the world. Lastly, as a concluding note, one should remember that a tattoo should be made only from a certified professional tattoo artist as that is safe from hygiene point of view. Good luck!

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