Praying Hands Tattoo
The praying hands tattoo is a popular religious symbol but few people know the origins of it. The praying hands tattoo was originally drawn by a 15th century German artist named Albrecht Dürer. It was originally commissioned as an altar piece by the mayor of Frankfurt in 1508. It instantly became popular but the original was destroyed by fire in the year 1729. However a copy of the altar piece, as well as some earlier sketches survived. Today, the praying hands tattoo is not only the most widely known and frequently produced of his works, but it’s one of the most popular tattoo designs of all times. The image continues to move people’s hearts and minds, especially when combined with a variety of favorite tattoo icons, such as the cross or the rosary. As a matter of fact, there are probably more variations on this motif then any one person could possible keep track. The only limit to the design or how it’s incorporated into your collection of body ink is your imagination. And there is probably no better way to show your faith or devotion to God then to have a praying hands tattoo inked upon your skin.
Praying Hands Tattoo
Praying hands tattoos, sometimes referred to as hands of the apostles, are a tattoo design that has been going strong since the 15th century. It originated in Germany by an artist. He didn’t expect his design to be so popular, and he would probably be amazed that it’s still as popular today as it ever was. Praying hands tattoos success is probably due to the fact that it’s simplicity speaks of such a higher symbolism. There are not too many designs that include such a simple picture that refers to such a larger concept. And we all know what the praying hands tattoo means, don’t we? In case you don’t let me fill you in. It’s symbolism refers to the sanctity of the divine. Since prayer is a tool used by almost every religion to connect the person to the divine, you can see why it’s so significant. I really like the praying hands tattoo in the picture, though I question it’s placement. I would not have it inked on the side of my neck but to each his own. Evidently this person is confident enough in their religious beliefs to wear this in a location that can’t be easily hidden.
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