5 Classic Boondock Saints Tattoo with its Meaning and Origin

Boondock Saints Tattoo

The boondock saints tattoo are meant to be meaningful. Whether you get small one or larger tattoos, it should have meaning behind it. The trend of tattoos has been changing ever since they were invent. Changes can be seen in their designs, sizes, fonts, colors, or monochrome. There were some trends like lion tattoos, rose tattoos, etc. and we have describe them too. As in where to get and which type of?

In this article, we are going to talk about the Boondock saints tattoo. What are they? The meaning behind them, their origin, and five types of boondock tattoos designs to get. So let’s dive right into our topic.

What is Boondock Tattoo and its Origin?

Boondock tattoos got into a trend after the release of the movie “The Boondock Saints” in 1999. The storyline of the film revolves around the act of punishing sinners and sending them to the god by two twins. The lead characters of the movie, Connor and Murphy McManus, says that they receive a message from God instructing them to “destroy all that which is evil so that which is good may flourish.” and then they took up the mission to follow God’s direction. 

During the whole movies, the twin brothers recite a family prayer that is written by the movie director Troy Duffy. The prayer isn’t mention in the bible or any holy book, but the ending lines are mention in the bible that is “E Nomini Patri, et Fili e Spiritu Sancti.” (Translation:- In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.)

After the movie was release, fans went crazy for the designs of the Boondock Saints and they were ordering these types of tattoo designs from agencies like Tattoo Stylist.

Boondock Prayer

The Boondock Prayer is as follows:-

“And shepherds we shall be. 

For thee, my Lord, for thee.

Power hath descend forth from thy hand that our feet may swiftly carry out thy command.

So we shall flow a river forth to thee and teeming with souls shall it ever be.

E nomini patri, et Fili e spiritu sancti.”

The prayer means that the twin brothers are shepherds of the people for God and the power they have was sent from god’s hand. They promise to follow God’s directions and submit the sinners to him. The prayer ends with a Latin line, which means, “In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.”

Boondock Saints  prayer Tattoo

You may have heard one more phrase in the movie, “Veritas Aequitas”. This phrase is in Latin that means, ‘Truth and Justice.’ 

The prayer may have been written base on the scripture in the Bible. As the Bible also describes, “the punishment is given to sinners by the god.” This prayer expresses the message well.

There are many more signs and texts that are popular among everyone for getting a tattoo on the body. Here below, we have mention five of the best boondock tattoos to get.


Boondock Saints prayer Tattoo

The prayer recite in the movie has a deep meaning behind it and teaches high values. If you are also motivate enough by the prayer, get it tattoo on your back as it is in the above picture. The prayer is written in the holy cross, and this is going to be a huge tattoo.

Holy Cross

Holy Cross

The holy cross shown in the movie was also admire by many. Hence it became the trend in the tattooing industry. People start getting ink this holy cross either larger version or the smaller one. The above picture is of the holy cross, and it accurately describes that evil should be punish, and punishers have arrive. This tattoo is best for your arm if not there you can get it ink on the back too.

Virgin Mary

Virgin Mary

Mary was the mother of Jesus, and as describe in the Quran and the Bible, she was a virgin betroth to Joseph. If you want small but Boondock element tattoos, then this virgin mary tattoo is for you. Look how this guy has got the boondock virgin mary tattoo on his neck and it is undoubtedly impressive.

Veritas Aequitas

Veritas Aequitas

The famous quote “Veritas Aequitas” is ruling the boondock saints tattoo designs and is one of the classic designs too. Either you can get the whole phrase ink on your hand or tell your friend to be your partner in getting truth and justice ink.

Last Line of Prayer

Last Line of Prayer

The last line of the prayer “In Nomini Patri, et Fili e Spiritu Sancti” ink on your body will show your faith in the god. This is the text tattoo, and you can get wherever you want on your body as it can be ink in a smaller version as well.

Above were the best Boondock saints tattoo to get if you are planning to have a tattoo on your body anytime soon.

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