Chi Rho is one of the first Christian symbols, Christogram that pictures a crossed lines and letters X and P. The letters symbolize the Greek word “Christos” and the word is pronounced like “Khee-roe”. In Greek alphabet X is “chi” and P is “rho”. Today the sign symbolizes both Christianity and Christ, the symbol represents deep faith and spirituality.
It is believed that Chi-Rho tattoo sign existed long before the adoption of Christianity. In Greek culture, the sign symbolized good fortune. The letter “chi” stood for the word “chreston” that meant good. Chi Rho sign was also found on the ancient coins. The sign became popular after the adoption of Christianity in Rome by Constantine I.
Chi Rho sign symbolizes the crucifixion of Jesus and this may be one of the most important Christian symbols. In the Middle Ages is also connected with the creation and the Lord.
As a tattoo symbol, Chi-Rho looks more interesting and mysterious than the Christian cross tattoo. Unlike cross sign, Chi Rho tattoo is less popular and not everyone will understand your tattoo. This is actually something that most of us look for, a mysterious symbol tattoo that will have very special meaning.
Symbol tattoo is inked in black color with no shading. Middle-sized sign tattoo can be placed on any part of the body but it is mostly done on the wrist, neck, arm, and hand.