Symbol tattoos are tattoos that represent something beyond just the image itself. They can be a letter icon that represents a word or organization, but most commonly they are images depicted from a culture that has a word or translated meaning beyond the outer design.
Symbol tattoos are very popular because they can make a statement of representation and are a very expressive way of showing your personality or association with a particular affiliation and/or bond with a specific culture. The most popular symbol tattoos are of astrological signs and Chinese lettering; however there are literally thousands for different symbols that represent anything imaginable.
These tattoos of statement are very unique and time has shown that symbols will always have a place in our lives. There is nothing more symbolic or anything that can symbolize everything about you better then a symbol tattoo.