There are a number of different family tattoo designs available to the average person. Some of these represent the lineage of the family and still others are done as a memorial to a loved one who has passed away. Despite which type of family tattoo you choose to get however, you can rest assured that you will be taking part in a tradition that has been practiced since the dawn of tattooing.
A family crest is a common type of family tattoo. This design is often confused with the coat of arms, but the crest is actually only one part of the coat of arms.
The coat of arms is usually the central focus of a coat of arms and it is often topped with either a knights helmet or an animal, either real or mythological. The person who gets this type of family tattoo should take care that the artist blends it in with the rest of the tattoo design correctly.
Another type of family tattoo is the memorial tattoo. This tattoo is used to give honor to a relative that has passed away. It often combines elements that are symbolic of the person in question, but also may contain elements that are symbolic of the person receiving it. Either way, this family tattoo can be a stirring and thoughtful addition to any collection of body art.