If your thinking about getting a rosary tattoo then you might want to learn a little bit about it’s history. The historical development of the Rosary begins with the desert fathers and their need to find a system to ease their laborious and repetitive prayer life. It is generally agreed by scholars that a system for counting repetitive prayers began with the Hindus some nine centuries before Christ. Prayer counters such as rocks, sticks or notches in wood were employed to ensure that the proper number of prayers were recited. Over time, counters and psalms were united into a "three groups of fifty" format so that "fifties" could be used for personal and penitential prayer. The fifteenth century saw the Rosary begin its development into the familiar prayer form we know today. The Our Father came intact from the Gospel of Matthew. The Hail Mary developed from the scriptural greetings of Gabriel and Elizabeth to Mary in Luke’s Gospel, plus a popular exhortation in use by the laity of that period. The Glory Be was used as a common doxology from the earliest of Christian times when praying the psalms. Now you know the basic history of the rosary tattoo you can choose a design that fits your personality with confidence.
For some reason people tend to get rosary tattoos on the lower legs and feet. Like the one in this picture that would make it appear as if this person had a rosary around their ankle and hanging down to the top of the foot. This is the type of tattoo that does not get a lot of attention. In fact it may not get noticed at all.
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