Praying Hands Tattoos
The praying hands tattoos are one of the most beautiful tattoos a person can have. They are also one of the most popular tattoos on the market. Not only because it represents prayer, but because of the story behind praying hands tattoos. Two brothers from a very large family wanted to study art at the academy at Nuremburg. But they knew their father would never be able to send them to study. The two brothers were Albrecht and Albert Durer. He would study for four years and then he would finance his brothers study by selling his artwork , or if necessary, he would also work in the mines. Albrecht was very talented and his work was better than even his professors. Albert worked tirelessly to ensure his brother would be able to complete his studies. The work in the mines was hard and dangerous. By the time Albrecht graduated he was earning a decent living with his artwork. The time came for Albert to begin his studies. A week passed and one day Albrecht came home and saw his brother on his knees praying. What he saw made his heart break. His brother was praying for Albrecht to be a successful artist. His hands were extended heavenward in prayer. The hands looked as though they belonged to an old man. Tears flowed down his cheeks as Albrecht quickly drew a portrait of his brother’s hands in prayer. More than 400 years has passed and Albrecht Durer has paintings, etchings, charcoals, etc. in most of the famous museums of the world. His work in now immortalized as the praying hands tattoo.
Praying Hands Tattoos
This praying hands tattoo is the perfect example of mixing something you believe in and a memorial into a tattoo. This tattoo is beautifully done while only utilizing two colors; light blue and black. The detail in the hands is magnificent and very, very precise. The creases in the hands show that this is a person who prays a lot,and is someone who has a lot of love for their beliefs. The wrinkles in the shirt are beautifully detailed and shaded, The shadow on the left hand falls upon the right hand and sleeve with such subtle grace. The right hand is shaded amazingly with the shadow if the left hand and is even shaded on the wrist. The calligraphy that the name and the date’s are written in really complements the black and white coloring of the tattoo. The slight blue shading really makes the name pronounced. Once again, this kind of tattoo is an amazing example of the beauty a tattoo can have if gotten for the right reason. It also shows the good a tattoo can do in showing something you believe in or support, or memorializing someone you’ve lost that you loved.
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