As an example some Christians might have a Psalm or verse from the Bible tattooed on their body.Popular verses include John , Philippians , and Psalms 23. A well-known example is the Nazi practice of forcibly tattooing Nazi concentration camp inmates with identification numbers during The Holocaust as part of the Nazis' identification system, beginning in fall 1941.Although tattoos can represent solidarity with a particular group, they can also showcase the opposition of another group or concept.For example, women can challenge beauty ideals by getting a tattoo of traditional symbols of femininity but alter it into something that does not align into the expectations of femininity.Japanese may use the word tattoo to mean non-Japanese styles of tattooing.
Text-based tattoos including quotes, lyrics, personal mottos or scripture are popular in Western culture.
traumatic tattoos, also called "natural tattoos", that result from injuries, especially asphalt from road injuries or pencil lead; amateur tattoos; professional tattoos, both via traditional methods and modern tattoo machines; cosmetic tattoos, also known as "permanent makeup"; and medical tattoos.
This can also occur with substances like gunpowder.
Copyrighted tattoo designs that are mass-produced and sent to tattoo artists are known as "flash", a notable instance of industrial design.
Flash sheets are prominently displayed in many tattoo parlors for the purpose of providing both inspiration and ready-made tattoo images to customers.