There’s something very majestic, very timeless about Roman numerals. You are instantly taken back centuries to Ancient Rome when they first invented a counting system using seven basic symbols: I, V, X, L, C, D and M. Did you know that the symbols were based on the human hand – I for a single finger, V for five fingers and X for two hands!
In the 21st century, using roman numerals adds a classic elegance, a certain gravitas to important dates. How about using this style to tattoo important dates like birthdays and anniversaries? Check out some fabulous designs and ideas here.