In today’s times, it’s not uncommon to spot a Jesus piece adorned on the chest of gentlemen across the globe. The connection to God lends itself to all men of faith, both young and old.
Sure, one immediately recognizes the icon of Christ and assumes that this particular person is of the Christian faith.
However, while that may be true, it is important to understand the diversity of these tattoos and the true meaning that each embraces, specifically when placed on the chest.
Most tend to get these tattoos of Jesus with one of two expressions. From the pain he suffered during crucifixion to the sadness in his eyes that represents his compassion for his people, those getting tattooed rarely portray the man in any other way and artists often pay the most detail to his eyes and the emotion inside of them.
Sometimes, these tattoos can be fairly graphic by being covered in blood and bruises to depict Jesus’ struggle and sacrifice for his people. When placed on the chest, this signifies that Jesus is close to the heart and that they are in his as well. Additionally, people use this as a symbol of their life with Jesus and that they follow his teachings.
Above all else, Jesus tattoos tend to symbolize hope, inspiration, honor, forever love, and even forgiveness.