A clock tattoo can symbolize a certain period in time for the wearer, either relating to a specific event or a broader idea of time. In more generalized terms, a tattoo of a clock can also serve as a symbol for the notion that time flies, or that life is short, and each moment is a precious gift.
There are many creative ways to design a clock tattoo. For example, the body art can be inked along the wrist to look like a watch, or can also be featured on the chest to look like a pocket watch. If the tattoo is adorned with roses, it can symbolize the love that the wearer was feeling when they got the tattoo. A specific time can also be inked on the clock as an acknowledgment of an important memory in one's life.