It would be difficult to find a tattoo as meaningful as one with a religious theme. People of faith view their religion as the core of who they are. Some of these people wear tee shirts or jewelry decorated with symbols of their faith. This immediately demonstrates who they are to the outside world. To others, getting a tattoo is the ultimate way of expressing their religious devotion. What better way to show complete faith than with something they cannot take off?
Religious tattoos are usually drawn in a realistic style to indicate the seriousness of the subject matter. Other styles can be used, so long as they convey a high level of respect for the religion it portrays. Portraits of Jesus Christ or artistic renditions of the cross are particularly popular among Christians. Other religions tend to prefer direct quotes from religious texts or the symbols of their faith.