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Praying Hands Tattoos, Designs, Ideas, And Meanings; Praying Hands Tattoo Pictures

Updated on May 19, 2013
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Richard Hale is a tattoo enthusiast who studies and researches tattoo symbolism, meanings, and history.


One tattoo that you may want to consider is the praying hands tattoo. The praying hands tattoo consist of two hands in the action of praying. The praying hands tattoo can be worn for a variety of different reasons. Praying hands tattoo designs are a popular choice when it comes to memorial tattoos, also known as remembrance tattoos. The praying hands tattoo may be worn as a memorial to a lost loved one, partner, or friend. In many cases, praying hands tattoo designs are very meaningful and symbolic. Now, praying hand tattoos can be chosen by both men and women. The praying hands may be portrayed alone or commonly holding rosary beads.

In this article, we will discuss praying hands tattoos and praying hands tattoo designs. We will also review praying hands tattoo meanings and you will have the opportunity to view a variety of different praying hands tattoo designs. In the end, we hope that you are able to find ideas and inspiration for your next tattoo design.



When it comes to tattoos that can symbolize a variety of different things, the praying hands tattoo design ranks at the top. The praying hands tattoo is a very popular religious tattoo and it is considered to be "appropriate". The praying hands tattoo can also serve as a memorial tattoo and decoration. The praying hands tattoo can also serve as an inspirational tattoo. These are only three of the many reasons that the praying hands tattoo is considered to be a popular tattoo design. The praying hands tattoo can also be designed with several different symbols and elements. Praying hand tattoo designs may be portrayed with Bible quotes, rosary beads, angels, crosses, or cherubs. The praying hands tattoo can appropriately be designed with any religious symbol. Praying hands tattoo designs can also be designed with religious characters as well.

To many, the praying hands tattoo is considered to be an appropriate religious tattoo. In this case, the praying hands tattoo can symbolize one's religion, faith, and God. In praying hands tattoo designs, you may see a cross being held or rosary beads. Both symbols are usually designed in praying hands tattoos trying to symbolize their love and faith for their religion. In this variation of the praying hands tattoo, there may be quotes that reference God or Bible verses. Below, you can find examples of both. Anything below may be designed with praying hands tattoos.

  • "Only God Can Judge Me"
  • "In God's Hands"
  • "The Power Of Prayer"
  • "The Holy Spirit"
  • "I Give My Life To The Lord"
  • "One Life, One Chance"
  • "Forgiven"
  • "Faith, Hope, Love"
  • "One Love"

  • John 3:10 "I and my Father are one."
  • John 14:6 "Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me."
  • 2 Corinthians 5:17 "Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new."
  • Psalms 99:9 "for the Lord our God is holy."
  • Hebrews 11:6 "But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarded of them that diligently seek him."

  • Faith
  • Pray
  • Prayer
  • Hope
  • Inspiration
  • Love
  • Courage
  • Heart

The praying hands tattoo is also used as a memorial tattoo as well. This variation of the praying hands tattoo may only portray praying hands or it can include rosary beads and a cross as well. In such designs, you may see "In Loving Memory" or "In Memory of." Praying hand tattoos that are designed for this purpose usually show who is being dedicated within the tattoo. For example, if your getting the praying hands tattoo to show dedication for your mother or father, you may see "Father" or "Mother" inked somewhere in the design. In most cases, words are added on ribbons or with fancy writing. Praying hand tattoos designed for this purpose can also include dates of birth and death.

There are a variety of different symbols that are designed with praying hands tattoos. Praying hand tattoos can include stars, roses, doves, swallows, crosses, angels, rosary beads, ivy, vines, and wings. Most of the writing within praying hands tattoos are done on beautiful ribbons. Clouds and rays of sun can also be designed within the praying hands tattoo design. Some people choose to have artwork within the praying hands tattoo design. Overall, there is a lot you can do with praying hands tattoos.



There are a variety of different meanings that are associated to the praying hands tattoo. Keep in mind, the praying hands tattoo is worn for a variety of different reasons, such as for religious purposes or as a memorial. Some people choose the praying hands tattoo for inspiration. Below, you can find the many meanings behind the praying hands tattoo design.

  • Christianity
  • Religion
  • Faith
  • God
  • Hope
  • Inspiration
  • Tribute
  • Dedication
  • Courage
  • Bravery
  • Wisdom
  • Honor
  • God
  • Jesus
  • Prayer
  • Trust
  • Holy Spirit
  • Respect

As you can see, the praying hands tattoo can represent many different things. Of course, overall, the praying hands tattoo symbolizes what you want it too. The praying hands symbol has always been associated to one's faith and religion. Even as a memorial tattoo, it is still a reference to prayer and God.

Praying hands tattoos can come in a few different sizes and they can also be tattooed in different locations. In most cases, the praying hands tattoo is considered to be a medium/large tattoo design that is designed in high detail. It is usually tattooed on the upper arm, upper back, or legs. The praying hands tattoo can also be designed small as well. In this case, it usually only portrays the praying hands. In a smaller design, the praying hands tattoo can be inked on the back neck, chest, or sides. Size and location is something you need to consider before you get this tattoo, among other things.

The praying hands tattoo is also used to serve as a dedication tattoo for those who serve in the military, navy, and army. The praying hands tattoo in this case is usually portrayed holding dog tags. It can also be portrayed holding a flag or other national symbols. Once again, it can include their name, date of birth, or date of death. Some people choose to get their own names within the tattoo to show honor for the fallen member.

Before you choose to go and get your tattoo, there are some important things to remember. It is always a wise choice to do your own research. Take the time to read up on the tattoo design that you are interested in and also take time to view a number of tattoo designs. This will give you a better idea of what is available, plus you might gain a few ideas for your tattoo. Don't rush to get inked if you are not sure about your choice. Many people choose to get a tattoo on an impulse and they usually regret that decision later on. Remember, tattoos are permanent. Even with out tattooing technology, your not guaranteed that your tattoo can be removed. So take your time, do your research, and then make your decision. It is important to understand what your tattoo means and represents. If you are not sure about the praying hands tattoo, be sure to follow the links below to view more tattoo symbols, designs, ideas, and meanings. Thanks for your visit.



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      Richard Ricky Hale 

      7 years ago from West Virginia

      *Max, thanks for taking the time to drop by. I am glad you enjoyed it. Take care.

      *Frank, thanks for the story. I worked in prison for a few years and seen a few myself. I reckon every little prayer counts:)

      *Gypsy, these are in great detail. It really is a detailed design. Appreciate everything.

      *Kash, always good to see you. I am forever thankful:) Take care.

      *Alocsin, I would have to think it is just for art rather then meaning. Unless it is reference to the rising sun.

      *AE, beautiful. I have seen angels such as that. Once again, thank you very much.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      7 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I love praying hands. I have a collection with my angels. Thank you again. I love your tattoos...

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      Aurelio Locsin 

      7 years ago from Orange County, CA

      It's fairly obvious that this is a religious tattoo. What then to make of the version with the Japanese rays of the sun behind it? Voting this Up and Beautiful.

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      Thomas Silvia 

      7 years ago from Massachusetts

      These tattoos are very,very beautiful,well done !

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      7 years ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      Wow these are really amazing and so detailed.

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      Frank Atanacio 

      7 years ago from Shelton

      a wonderful share my friend.. I took a tour of one of the prisons up here and noticed most of the tattoos were of praying hands.. so when I saw this hub it felt weird clicking on it.. hmm thanks for sharing yet again one step a head of me LOL bless you bro..:)

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      7 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Very cool and pictures are just wow! So detailed, just amazing! Have never seen praying hands in my life. It is an interesting concept.


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