The four dots tattoo is a popular tattoo that originated in the prison system and has become increasingly popular in recent years. The four dots represent various phrases and meanings to different people. Generally, it symbolizes four important things in life: hope, faith, love and luck. It can also signify a sense of togetherness and support in a group, and the idea of perseverance and determination, even in the toughest of situations. In addition, the four dots can stand for the four cardinal directions on a compass, signifying a journey or a spiritual journey, or even a path in life that someone is taking.