History records that tattoos done as dedications, whether for the living or those who have passed, are among the most favored throughout time. The names of loved ones, the allegiance to a cause or military unit, all share a common thread: the need to memorialize on our bodies the strong dedication felt for the important connections in life.
A "dedication" tattoo is one whose personal meaning transcends mere ornamentation, and provides a visual representation of connection, love and heritage.
"We loved with a love that was more than love."
-Edgar Allan Poe
Many people memorialize those they love with tattoos, and the addition of names or sayings to a cross can make it very special.