A tear drop tattoo is a symbol with a variety of possible meanings. Generally, it is believed to signify a life taken by the wearer, either by their hand or someone else’s. It can also be a sign of mourning the death of a loved one or even a reminder of a difficult time in one’s life. Additionally, some may only have one teardrop tattoo to showcase their pride and respect for a certain group of people. While the meaning of a single teardrop on the face will vary from person to person, for many it is a potent reminder of a profound loss.