Rosary Tattoos For Men

Top 103 Rosary Tattoo Ideas [2020 Inspiration Guide]

While it’s true rosaries offer a string of prayer beads to keep track of your prayer count, there’s far more to their true meaning.

For gentlemen of Catholic faith, the rosary holds special ties to both the sacraments of reconciliation and confession.

During the process of forgiveness, the rosary aids in washing man clean of sin while also renewing his love for Jesus Christ. Of course, it also acts as a testament towards the love and mercy Jesus has to offer back in return.

Yet, aside from its purpose, you might be surprised to know this sacred symbol translates to “garland of roses” in Latin. It make sense when you consider that the first beads found on the rosary were crafted from rose petals.

Now, if you’ve ever wondered where the connection to Virgin Mary comes from there’s your answer. For Catholic men, spotting Mary with a wreath of roses around her neck during sacred ceremonies is quite a common sight.

With that said, if you’re thinking about getting a tattoo of a rosary, there are a few things to understand first. For starters, there’s a common misconception that wearing a rosary around your neck can be seen as disrespectful. The truth is, it’s perfectly acceptable when worn in manner that’s religiously respectful.

In reality, rosary tattoos around the neck are easily one of the most popular styles among males lately. Of course, you can always elect to go with the more traditional route with hands praying too.

Regardless of which you choose, I’d like to show you a collection of the top 100 best rosary tattoos for men below.


3d Hand Holding Rosary Guys Forearm Tattoo

This traditional rosary tattoo is beautifully done in black and gray. It’s reminiscent of the types of beads carried by Catholic grandmothers word wide. The tattoo is simply expressed, which is why the rosary works well in combination with the aged fingers and simple fuzz shade work. Both the tattoo and its massage look comfortable and well worn

3d Praying Hands Creative Mens Rosary Tattoos On Bicep

The rosary bead variation in this classic tattoo has them clutched in the supplicant’s hands. The prayer hands/rosary symbolizes faith and strength in self, family, and faith. It’s a long time go to tattoo theme for gangsters, prisoners, and those seeking redemption.

3d Realistic Forearm Cross With A Rosary Tattoo For Guys

Another set of Nonna’s old school rosary beads. The clever use of simple white ink highlights gives this tattoo an extra element of detail, the etching done to make the beads and cross shine faintly from the skin.

3d Realistic Mens Crucifix Rosary Tattoo Design Ideas On Forearm

This bigger style rosary tattoo features a more heavily detailed cross as the focal point. Jesus is hammered on but has been smoothly incorporated into the work to look more artistic while retaining the traditional form. The shade work giving him detail is exquisite, looking more like metal work than the art of ink and needle. The clever placement of the tattoo also gives it an interesting viewing angle.

3d Rosary Wrist Tattoos On Male

Interesting abstract rosary wrist tattoo. The simpler, more stylized cross looks wicked and it’s simple flow contrasts greatly against the rough, spikier shade filler. The gobbets of metal shining at each point of the cross are an effective technical flourish making the wood looked dipped in metal.

Awesome Rosary Tattoo Designs For Men With Bible Verse And Cross

This body art demonstrates crisp, elegant tattooing. The artist has done an exceptional job giving this rosary and prayer book as much realism as possible. In some ways the image looks ‘wealthy’ just from it’s sense of style and clear delivery.

Awesome Rosary Tattoos For Guys Full Sleeve Design Ideas

Bible Quote With Compass Bicep Tattoos Of Rosary On Man

A classic black and gray piece mixing theme elements. The shade effects are excellent in combining to give the three differently textured images contrasting looks. Really like how the artist has opted for heavy black rosary beads in combination with the tricky shadowing of the cross. 

Bicep Cross With Rosary Guys Tattoo Designs

Bicep Tattoos Rosaries On Men

Another elegant piece, this rosary tattoo is the epitome of black and gray faith based artwork. While both rose and rosary are delicate, the sketch style gives the art a sense of strength and purpose by being crisp, fresh, and flowing between details of shadow.

Black And Grey Ink Half Sleeve Rosary On Hand Male Tattoo

Black Ink Tattoos Male Hands With Rosary Beads Abstract Mother Mary

This is a killer custom with the subject willingly taking on a traditional theme with flair and creativity. This upper arm tattoo works because of flow. The artist has  linked up the disparate pieces of nun, rosary, and cross and melded them into moving artwork. It employs a strong sense of shape and movement for the tattoo’s position. Really enjoy the difference between bead work and the soft, swirling lines of the nun’s habit and face. 

Catholic Rosary Tattoo Designs For Guys On Chest With Skulls

This chest tattoo offers a pair of wicked skulls. The jewelry and rosary inclusions give a different perception to each individual part. The next phase to finish off this tattoo would add complex dirty fuzz shadow or patterns across gaps in the chest and near the collarbones to create simple piece symmetry and balance.

Christian Themed Sleeve Tattoo Cross And Rosary Beads For Guys

A rosary masterpiece. The artist has employed a brilliant scale for this inner arm work. The different pieces do an amazing job fitting together, thanks in large part to the exceptional negative space shading that brings light throughout the background, but also the 3D characteristic that helps bring the finely tooled cross forward in the image.

Cool Mens Rosary Tattoos On Arm Full Sleeve Inspiration

The rosary is just a small element of this full sleeve tattoo but provides an excellent counterpoint to the other images. The cross is sharper, an eye catching edgier shape amongst the shading of the upper arm. The beads themselves match nicely with the old school roses and provides another alternative pattern to follow.

Cool Rosary Mens Tattoos Corss With Rose Flower Decorative Design

Creative Mens Rosary And Cross Tattoos On Shoulder And Upper Chest

Cross And Rosary Beads Guys Tattoo Designs On Upper Neck With Wings

Cross And Rosary Beads Mens Tattoo

Cross And Rosary Male Tattoo Designs On Rib Cage Side

Cross And Rosary Tattoo For Guys Mother Mary Design

Cross And Rosary Tattoos For Males Forearem Sleeve

Cross Rosary Mens Tattoo On Upper Chest And Ribs

Cross Rosary Tattoos For Men Forearm Sleeve With Roses

Cross Tattoo With Rosary For Guys With Pocket Watch

Cross With Rosary Beads Male Tattoo With Skull Design

Forearm Sleeve Crucifix Rosary Bead Tattoos For Men

Forearm Sleeve Rosary Chain Tattoos For Males

Forearm Sleeve Rose Flower Rosary Tattoo Designs For Gentlemen

Forearm Tattoos Of Rosaries For Guys

Full Back Rosary Mens Design Tattoo

Full Rose Sleeve Rosary Tattoo For Guys

Gentleman With Praying Hands With Rosary Tattoo On Bicep Of Arm

Gentlemens Rosary Cross Tattoos Half Sleeve Design With Rose Flower

Gentlemens Tattoos Praying Hands Rosary

Guys Cross Tattoo With Rosary Beads

Guys Praying The Rosary Tattoo Upper Arm Memorial Ideas

Guys Rosary Beads Tattoos On Arm Full Sleeve Design Ideas

Guys Rosary Cross Tattoo Half Sleeve Design

Guys Tattoos Of Rosary Beads Inner Forearm With Negative Space Cross

Half Sleeve Rosary Tattoo Guys Design

Hand Holding Crucifix Mens Rib Cage Side Tattoo Design With Blue Shaded Ink

Holy Rosary Male Tattoo Designs With Hand

Jesus Christ Half Sleeve Tattoos Rosary Beads Men

Male Hands With Rosary Tattoo On Rib Cage Side Of Body

Male Praying Hands With Rosary Tattoos

Male Rosaries Tattoo Full Sleeve With Holy Angels

Male Rosary Beads Tattoo On Arm Sleeve Design With Praying Hands

Male Rosary Tattoo Around Neck

Male Rosary Tattoos On Outer Forearm

Male Tattoo Cross With Rosary Beads And Flying White Dove

Male Tattoo Designs Rosary On Bicep Of Arm

Male With Tattoo Of Green Ink Rosary Beads Forearm Sleeve

Manly Mens Tattoos Rosary On Chest With Jesus Christ

Manly Rosary Tattoos For Men

Man With Rosary Beads Tattoos On Upper Arm Old School Design Inspiration

Man With Rosary Tattoo On Hand

Man With Tattoo Rosaries On Bicep

Masculine Guys Rosary Beads Tattoo Designs

Memorial Tattoo Guys Rosary Design

Mens Cross Rosary Beads Tattoos

Mens Cross With Rosary Beads Tattoo Designs Full Sleeve

Mens Praying Hands And Rosary Tattoo

Mens Rosaries Tattoos With Skull On Forearm

Mens Rosary Beads Tattoo On Chest With 3d Hanging Necklace Effect

Mens Rosary Tattoos Arm With Religious Quote

Mens Rosary Tattoos Around Neck And On Chest

Mens Rose With Rosary Tattoo Upper Chest Skull Design Shaded

Praying Hands Rosary Mens Tattoo With Angel Half Sleeve

Praying Hands With Rosary Beads Guys Tattoo

Realistic Forearm Rosary Tattoo Designs For Gentlemen

Ripped Skin Rosary Tattoos On Chest For Men

Rosary Arm Tattoos Men On Ribs

Rosary Bead Tattoo Designs For Gentlemen

Rosary Bead Tattoo On Men Forearm Sleeve

Rosary Bead Tattoos For Males On Ribcage With Rose Flower

Rosary Necklace Tattoo For Guys

Rosary Tattoo Ideas For Guys Sleeves

Rosary Tattoo On Arm Of Male

Rosary Tattoos Male Designs On Shaved Head With Burning Holy Candle

Rosary With Cross Tattoos For Guys On Chest

Rose Flower Rosary Chest Mens Tattoos

Simple 3d Cross With Rosary Tattoo For Men

Sleeve Designs Gentleman With Rosary Arm Tattoo

Small Cross With Rosary Tattoos For Guys

Small Finger Male Cross Tattoos With Rosary Beads

Stylish Rosary Tattoo For Men On Hands

Tattoo Mens Designs Praying Hands Rosary On Upper Arm With Cross

Tattoo Of A Rosary On Male Full Sleeve With Bible Quote

Tattoo Of Rosary On Gentleman

Tattoo Rosary On Male Rib Cage And Chest With Beads

Tattoos Of A Rosary On Man With Sun Rays And Dove On Upper Arm

Upper Arm Prayer Gentleman With Tattoo Rosary Beads

Upper Arm Praying Hand With Rosary Tattoos For Males

Upper Arm Religious Christian Quote Unique Rosary Male Tattoos

Upper Chest Sun Rays Tattoos Of Praying Hands With Rosary For Guys

Rosary Tattoo FAQs

What does the rosary symbolize?

The Holy Rosary is one of the most sacred symbols of personal faith in the Catholic Church. It refers to the string of knots or beads, almost always accompanied by a cross, that keeps tracks of prayers. There are twenty prayers in the official Rosary, which is known as the Book of Common Prayer, and 20 rosary beads or knots. Rosary beads are also used as a ritual part of Catholic Confession, keeping count of prayers such as the Hail Mary to be used in the subject’s absolution.

In tattoo, the rosary is a recognizable motif signifying devout faith in god. It’s most popular in Latinx and West Coast body art styles, having clear links to protection, safety, and repudiation of the devil.


Be A Gentleman
Share This Now
Greatness For Men
“Pride is the prevailing spirit of superior men.”