There has always been a strong spiritual element to the practice of body art. Many traditional tribal tattoos had a cosmic connection, weaving early man into the fabric of the larger universe in an effort to evoke the protection and aid of the animal spirits. If you wish to express your faith - whatever it may be - to the world, there is an immense library of tattoo symbolism to choose from. The tattoo will be with the bearer for life, so it is important to consider the meaning and design of any tattoo carefully. With more than 800 images, no body artist should be without this uniquely comprehensive volume. The flash drawings and explanation of the symbolism of all tattoos featured in this book will inform and inspire.