The W tattoo is a popular symbol associated with the symbol of the Wehrmacht—the German military force active during World War II. The W stands as a reminder of the bravery and sacrifices made by the soldiers who fought in the war. It is often viewed as a symbol of honor and is often used by those with a connection to German military history. The W tattoo may also be a representation of the first letter of a person’s last name or an abbreviation of their own name. In some cases, it can also be a symbol of hope, resilience and strength in the face of adversity.