In May 2013, Asia Argento got this tattoo on her left forearm of the Patriarchal cross (☨) and “Firmeza” — a Portuguese word meaning firmness or stability. It represents her steadfast belief in Christ. Both the cross and the writing are upside down so that they face inwards towards her when she looks at them.
She shared a photo of the tattoo along with a Portuguese hymn “Firmeza firmeza no amor / Firmeza firmeza aonde estou /Eu estou firme com meu Jesus / Eu estou firme nesta luz / Aonde estou” which translates to “Firmness firmness in love / Firmness steadfastness where I am / I am firm with my Jesus / I am firm in this light / Where I am”
Hailey Baldwin has a tiny cross inked on the left side of her neck. She is a devout Christian and has found her home at the celebrity-favorite Hillsong Church. “They’re very geared toward young people and making it applicable to everyday life, which I think is where people get a little confused in church, because it can be hard to relate to something so old school,” she told Fashion Magazine. Religion is not new to her, as she grew up going to church.
She views church as more of a community of believers than a specific religious sect, and cares more about the messages than the practices or rites. Speaking of her faith to Teen Vogue, she says “I don’t look at it as a religion. I look at it as your own personal relationship with God because, what I believe, it doesn’t say in the Bible that it’s a set religion and a set standard of rules. It’s your own personal relationship with God between you and him, and the Bible is a tool for you to be able to live that out day by day. Church is a tool for you to fellowship with other people that believe in what you believe in.”
Hailey often posts uplifting Christian messages on her social media accounts, and though she knows that not everyone shares her beliefs, “it’s something that I’m not afraid to share with people because I know how it inspires me — how it positively affects my life,” she told Teen Vogue. In real life she likes to surround herself with fellow believers since her faith is so important to her, and that can be hard for non-believers to understand.
Jenna McDougall got her first tattoo in February 2016 from artist Steve Tucker. It’s a traditional Celtic knot on her upper back. This particular design is know as the triquetra or trinity knot. It has many meanings, but the most common is a Christian symbol of the Holy Trinity (Father, Son and Holy Spirit).
In January 2014, artist Bang Bang gave Rihanna this tattoo of a cross on the inside of her right wrist. The intricate cross design is made from negative space and is surrounded by black ink. Rihanna also expanded the henna designs — which has previously only been on the back of her arm — all the way up to edges of the cross, making it one cohesive piece. (more…)