One is five persons, who goes for a tattoo on the North American continent, chooses a religious tattoo. Because most of the North American population is Christian, Christian tattoos are predominant. Theory goes that most of the people opting for religious tattoos believe that tattoos would bring them closer to God. Among the most famous Christian tattoos are: images of doves, angles and praying hand tattoos. Images of Mary the Virgin and Jesus Christ on the cross are also popular. During the Crusades, practically each Christian warrior had a Christian tattoo; this was to make sure a Christian burial in case of death in the battle.