Cross tattoos are one of the most common, popular, and versatile tattoos today. The cross is universally recognized and dates back to Neolithic Europe. The cross bears with it a sense of religious and spiritual symbolism that carries a message of life, death, the union of nature, the 4 elements, and the 4 corners of the earth. The cross has had many variations over the span of human history but the most popular is by far the Roman Cross. The cross is a great tattoo to get because it is a wonderful way to express ones faith and devotion to a higher being. It is also so versatile that any tattoo enthusiast can alternate its design and incorporate other religious iconography or add other stylistic features to it such as a tribal design or wings.