XXIII Tattoo Meaning, Design & Ideas

The XXIII tattoo is one that is popular among those who are into the Roman numeral system and also for those who are religious. This is a tattoo that signifies a certain verse but does not come out right to say so.

The Roman numerals associated with this tattoo are XXIII which is also verse 41:13 in the bible. This verse goes as follows ‘For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, do not fear, I will help you’. For any religious person who knows this verse they will say it holds true and is a perfect example of how one should treat others. Because the Roman numerals are used in place of the verse, many people will not realize that this is what the XXIII tattoo stands for. To those who are not aware of this verse or display of Roman numerals, it may just look like what it is, a set of Roman numerals.

This display of Roman numerals does not have to necessarily project your beliefs onto anyone that is not religious, but it is a simple reminder of using your moral compass. Many people look toward religion for many different reasons. Perhaps they have always been religious and were brought up that way and that is the only way of life they know. Others may have found their newfound love for Christ during their darkest times.

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There are numerous and infinite reasons why one would convert their lives into praising the holy God himself, this is a tattoo that helps hold your beliefs strong even in the worst of times when you feel like giving up faith. Down below are further examples of this particular tattoo and image as well as the different styles and ideas others have had to pay tribute to what may be their favorite bible verse.

What is the XXIII Tattoo Symbolism?

The main symbolism behind this tattoo is the verse that it correlates to. The verse from Isaiah 41:13 states that if you are in need of help, do not be afraid for I will lend out a hand to help you. This is such a strong statement that it is no wonder why so many people decide to get the Roman numerals that are incorporated with this verse tattooed on their bodies.

There are many times where we as humans sometimes forget how others may feel or the fact that we as humans are supposed to really help each other out instead of ignoring one another in times of dire situations. This tattoo is used to help remind yourself that you too can fall victim to circumstances that are not within our power. It is a tattoo that also reminds you to help others as much as possible because you never know when you may need a lending hand yourself.

The Roman numerals associated with the verse from Isaiah shows strong character in yourself rendering you a strong but gentle human being that is out there to help others along your own spiritual path of life.

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The XXIII tattoo is pretty straight up when it comes to the style and design of the image. Since these are Roman numerals, the XXIII image itself is so simple that it can be tattooed pretty much anywhere on your body. Keeping the numerals aligned is one of the key components of having this tattoo, for you do not want the numerals too spaced apart from each other and you do not want the numerals to be off center from each other.

Choosing a font on these numerals is another thing you may keep in mind. The classic style of Roman numerals however is the best font and is the easiest to determine what the tattoo is. Dark, thick lines and ink should be used when illustrating this image.


Like most tattoos of Roman numerals, the placement on them is virtually infinite. The design is so simple that the numerals are able to fit in even the smallest of spaces. A popular place to get this particular tattoo is on the wrist, the forearm, the chest, and even the back of the neck. Depending on whether or not you want the public to be able to see this tattoo or not, this is an easy tattoo to hide if you need it to be. Also depending on how large you get this tattoo or if you get an image along with the numerals, you will have to find an area on your body that everything will fit without having to squeeze anything in.

Graphic and Numerals

If the basic Roman numerals is not enough for you or you would like to add the numerals in along with an image to further explain your tattoo without having to explain it, an image that goes along well with the message of the verse is always a great and unique idea that will set your tattoo apart from others who may have the same Roman numerals.


The image of the bird the dove, is an image that is commonly associated with religious beliefs and also shows a sense of being set free. Having this image of a dove with the Roman numerals set to the side or next to the bird can add a lot of imagery to your tattoo. Not only this but it also adds onto the symbolism of the tattoo as well.


Since this is an image associated with religious beliefs, another way to show this is to have the image of a cross by the Roman numerals. This helps signify that the Roman numerals have something to do with verse or prayer. Since the cross is perhaps one of the most identifiable objects because of the device Christ was put upon to die, it correlates with the idea of the verse.

It shows that you are willing to sacrifice something important and dear to you just to help put others ahead of you and to help them get through the dark times they may be suffering from. This is a real way of showing and telling others you are a holy person with a good moral compass, always trying to lend a hand to others in need.

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