Traditionally, wearing a black band on your forearm signifies grief and mourning a significant and irretrievable loss. It is popularly worn by sports teams after losing a team member or by activists mourning the loss of rights or a comrade. Interestingly, the practice first originated in Ancient Egypt many thousand years back!
The black band is also celebrated through powerful tattoos, either to create a timeless memorial to a loved one, or to signify personal victory over the many challenges and trials that life throws at you. Here are some phenomenally powerful black band tattoo designs.