A “three tear drop” tattoo is a term that is commonly used to represent a person who has been to prison. Each of the three tears represents a year of time served in prison. In the world of crime and jails, the teardrop symbol can serve as a visual warning to others of a person’s past. The tattoo is often seen on the face, neck, or hand. This is meant to make sure that it is highly visible and a warning to others. The three tear drop tattoo can also signify various other meanings, like lost or deceased loved ones or a symbol for the Holy Trinity.