So you’ve decided on your choice of a tattoo, you settled on women’s small cross tattoos but where do you go from that choice? There are mainly two different categories of cross tattoos. These two categories are Christian Inspired and Popular Non-Christian small cross tattoos. There are over twenty different kinds of these from both categories.
Under the Christian inspired small cross tattoos are the Latin Cross, the Cross of Triumph Tattoo, the Graded Cross/3-Step Cross, the Crucifix Tattoo, the Tau Cross and the Celtic Cross. I will only elaborate on four of these Christian inspired tattoo designs.
The Latin cross looks like a vertical line which is intersected one third of its way up by a smaller horizontal line. It is the most popular cross tattoo design currently.
The Cross of Triumph tattoo is very similar to the Latin cross but has a large circle at the base of the cross with an outline of an upside down T in the circle.
The Graded cross, also known as the 3-step cross is also very similar to the Latin cross but is different because it has 3 steps added to the bottom of the cross. The steps symbolize truth, hope and love.
The Tau cross is also known to be the founder of the Latin cross. It is in the form of a capital T. Tau is however a Greek word also meaning the letter T.
Under the popular non-Christian small cross tattoos are the Greek cross, the Chinese cross and the Gothic cross.
The Greek cross, which is also known as an equilateral cross symbolizes the god Amu and the sky. It is associated with sun worship.
The Chinese cross symbolizes the earth because there is a Chinese saying that goes like “God fashioned the earth in the form of a cross.”