Tattoo symbols are used to convey deep personal meanings, as well as to honor, express love, and commemorate special occasions. Each symbol carries a unique and often complex meaning that can be highly individualized for the person carrying the tattoo. Common symbols include religious symbols, like the cross and Star of David, as well as tribal designs, geometric shapes, anchors, hearts, birds, and other abstract designs. These symbols can represent a range of messages, including spiritual, philosophical, occupational, family, and more. Each individual must determine the specific meaning behind the symbols that they choose to express in their tattoos.