The image of Saint George, the warrior saint, symbolizes the victory over evil. It is the representation of his life told through a strong and rich image of meanings. One of the most popular saints in the Catholic religion, he is also worshiped in Umbanda, where he corresponds to the orixá Ogum. Among other symbolisms, represents courage, faith and protection.
See below the meaning of some important items that tell its story:
Armor - It symbolizes the Christian's armor. The breastplate represents justice. The helmet represents the assurance of salvation. The belt represents truth. The shoes, the readiness to announce the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Sword and the Spear - St. George's sword and spear, which mortally wound the dragon, represent the word of God, as St. Paul says: "The word of God is living, effective, sharper than a two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and body, of joints and marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
Red cover - It represents his martyrdom.
Horse white - It symbolizes purity and holiness. In addition, the color white, used at Easter, recalls the victory over death and the resurrection of Jesus.
Dragon - It represents the devil, evil, and every persecution of the Roman Empire against Christians. It symbolizes the victory of life over death, of the Church over the devil, and of light over fear and uncertainty.
The way and the Church - The path symbolizes the difficulties of St. George and everyone else to reach God.
Meaning of St. George Tattoo:
- God's Words