Face tattoos are an increasingly popular form of body art that involves permanently inking a design onto the skin of the face. They vary greatly in terms of size, type and location, ranging from small and discreet markings to large, complex designs. Despite their relatively new emergence in pop culture, face tattoos have a long and varied history. Historically, many cultures have used them to signify a person’s social status, political beliefs and/or spiritual faith. In modern times, face tattoos often symbolize the wearer’s lifestlye decisions and values, such as commitment to a relationship, deep spiritual connection and identification with a certain subculture or community. By getting a face tattoo, people can broadcast a powerful personal statement without having to speak.