This is a beautiful flame tattoo that combines a Celtic knot design in with the traditional licking flames, It’s a great representation of what can be done with a great tattoo artist and a lot of imagination. Flame tattoos are considered by many just to be a cool design but they actually have a much deeper symbolism then you would expect. Flame tattoos like the one in the picture is typical of the current trend in fire tattoos. People prefer fire tattoos that depict more than just the rising flames. These tattoos can have a variety of meanings, and incorporate fire simply as a means to express their strong feelings for the other symbols. For instance, flames are regularly shown surrounding a heart. This can mean a passionate love, or as in the case of the sacred heart a passion for their religious devotion. Another example of using fire alongside symbology is the phoenix. The phoenix is a favored design for those who have been through a traumatic experience and feel they have been reborn because of it. This creature is regularly depicted in a state of conflagration, beginning to turn into the ashes that it will soon rise from.
These flame tattoos come in many forms. This one being a flaming cross. As if the Christian religion itself were burning to the ground. Or maybe it is meant to mean that this religion is hot, as in happening and cool. Or it could stand for the brutal fighting that went on in the name of Christianity during the many years of the crusades.
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