Black armband tattoos are a type of memorial tattoo that people get in order to remember and honor a lost loved one, usually a family member. They usually feature a black band and sometimes a personal inscription or symbol. The tattoos can represent several ideas, including grief, mourning, loss, remembrance, and even pride and respect. Often people will get these tattoos to remember a lost family member, a tragic event, or to simply honor someone who has touched their life. These tattoos are often a way to show respect and remember those that have passed on.