Tatuajele religioase au devenit unul din punctele principale de atractie ale industrie tatuajelor, ele numarand aproximativ 20% din totalul tatuajelor realizate. Once condemned by the church as “a form of deviltry,” religious tattoo designs have now become a great way for modern-day Christians to express a commitment to their faith in a new and radical way. Religious tattoos in the western world can be traced back to the days of Anglo Saxon culture. Getting a religious tattoo became so prevalent during this time that time that the council of Northumberland in 787 A.D. had to pass legislation to prevent its widespread practice. This of course didn’t stop crusaders who were entering the Holy Land to get crosses on their hands so people would know they wanted a Christian burial. And in Egypt, the first country to adopt Christianity as its official region, a visit to the holy land was considered to be invalid without some form of religious souvenir.
Today religious tattoos are extremely popular with both evangelical Christians and people of more secular beliefs as a way to make an outward statement of their faith.