Cross Tattoos have been popular all throughout history and it doesn't look like the design will lose popularity anytime soon. Most Cross Tattoos often had and still do have special meaning whether for religious reasons or otherwise. The early Christian religious clergy used small, hand-held crosses to bestow blessings and Crosses were carried in holy processions. Later, crosses found a place on altars in churches and were erected outdoors in markets and along roads. The cross is probably one of the most recognized religious symbols in the world because people associate it with Christianity.