The meaning of a checkered-flag tattoo depends on the color of the checks. A flag with black and white checks typically refers to car racing because such flags are used to indicate the end of a race. Red and white checks... More »

In the ancient Hawaiian tradition of tattooing, called kakau, the meaning of the individual tattoo, or uhi, varied depending on the individual getting the tattoo, his social status and even where on the islands he lived.... More »

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The significance of a number tattoo often varies depending on what it means to the individual person getting the tattoo. While there may be some generally accepted symbolism behind certain numbers, in most cases it is a ... More »

In traditional Japanese tattoos, a cherry blossom tree or flower represents a reverence for life, the transience of being and sadness at the passing of things. However, the cherry blossom tattoo can have several other me... More »

Popular tattoos that represent strength include images of lions, tigers, koi fish, trees, dragons, dragonflies, anchors, roses, suns and phoenixes. These different symbols represent different types of strength. Koi fish ... More »

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The happy-face sad-face tattoo represents the principle of laughing now and crying later. A person who gets this tattoo can believe that it's best to live life to the fullest now and deal with the consequences later, acc... More »

Pisces tattoos are often a personal expression reflecting the month the person was born. However, it can also be used to symbolize the traits associated with the Pisces sign. More »