What Does a Tattoo of Lip Prints Mean?

A tattoo of lip prints means different things to different people. To some people they are symbols of love, relationship and romance. In some cultures, the lip print tattoo on a man’s body is meant to be of his loved one, especially his wife, symbolizing an eternal kiss.

Lip print tattoos are common worldwide and can be placed anywhere on the body. The most common placement is on the neck, arms, shoulders, back or belly. The meaning is not always romantic. When not for a loved one, lip print tattoos are often paired with a salient quote. Sometimes a person opts to memorialize a pop culture icon, such as placing a tattoo of Marilyn Monroe’s signature near the lip prints.