The meaning of the number 47 has long been debated by those who sport the tattoo. It has been associated with the number of words in the U.S. Constitution, the number of constellations in the sky, and even several sports teams numbers. In general, it can mean something different to each individual who chooses to get it. For some, the 47 may symbolize something powerful and meaningful, such as strength and freedom. This could be due to the fact that July 4th is the U.S. Independence Day, and that in Roman numerals, the number 47 can be written as XLVII, representing freedom. Whether as a reminder of a powerful moment in history or simply as a reminder of personal values, 47 can be a beautiful and meaningful tattoo.