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Gates of Heaven Tattoo Designs and Meanings

Richard Hale is a tattoo enthusiast who studies and researches tattoo symbolism, meanings, and history.

Gates of Heaven Tattoos

When it comes to religious tattoos, there are a variety of different symbols and elements that may be used. The Gates of Heaven are a popular and potent religious image that can hold a deep symbolic value to those who wear it.

The Gates of Heaven tattoo can be designed in various manners. You might choose to portray the gates upon the clouds or as a door with steps leading up to the sky. Some designs just include simple gates while others incorporate a lot of detail. Some incorporate symbols associated with Christianity or heaven, like clouds, beams of light, a cross, doves, Jesus, angels, cherubs, God, or the Bible. Some designs can include words from the Bible or another inspirational quote.

Gates of Heaven Tattoo Meanings

The Gates of Heaven tattoo can be worn to symbolize a variety of different things, including the wearer's religious faith or as a memorial to remember a lost loved one.

  • Inspiration
  • Hope
  • Happiness
  • Loyalty
  • Love
  • Appreciation
  • Judgment
  • The memory of someone dear to you

Gates of Heaven Tattoo Design Options

There are many different symbols that can be used to symbolize heaven or faith. Any religious symbol can be used to represent such things. A cross, praying hands, angels, a rosary, and wings might be incorporated into the design.

One great thing about the Heaven tattoo is that this subject lends itself easily to a masterpiece of a tattoo. It is usually a large tattoo design. Due to this, it is often tattooed on larger areas of the body: the arms, chest, sides, legs, or back. There may be other areas that are large enough to sport a large, epic tattoo, but it depends on your body frame.

Before You Tattoo

Make sure that you take the time to research your tattoo. Make sure you completely understand what your tattoo represents and stands for. Don't get tattooed if you are not completely sure! Don't rush into the process. You don't want to get a tattoo that you will later regret. Take your time, do your research, and take the time to view many tattoo designs until you are completely sure which one you want.

© 2012 Richard Ricky Hale


Catherine Taylor from Canada on April 11, 2013:

Wow lyric, some beautiful pics here and a very intriguing tattoo design. I would have never thought about this as a tattoo. Very in depth and informative., big fan of your tattoo hubs.

BeyondMax from Sydney, Australia on August 23, 2012:

These ones are really impressive and extremely cool! wow. Jaw-dropping experience.

Richard Ricky Hale (author) from West Virginia on August 18, 2012:


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Once again, I thank you all for your continued support in everything. I truly appreciate everything my dear friends.

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on August 13, 2012:

Unbelievable especially the biggest tattoo.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on August 12, 2012:

Amazing!! The gates of heaven so revered. Thank you Ricky..Beautiful..

snowdrops from The Second Star to the Right on August 12, 2012:

Oh my..that was amazing!

Faith Reaper from southern USA on August 11, 2012:

Those are really awesome. The artwork is amazing. Great hub. In His Love, Faith Reaper

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on August 11, 2012:

Really incredible work! Again, the detail is fabulous! Thanks for the great shots!

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