Prison Tattoos and Their Secret Meanings The Cobweb Cobweb tattoos have become very popular these days with people who were never convicts, but the cobweb is most definitely a prison tattoo. People get cobwebs to symbolize a lengthy term in prison.
Black and white tattoos have always had their differences. White tattoos on black skin is not only more prominent but also more symbolic. The white ink tattoos with the white wrist tattoos are the best of the lot.
Don't confuse this one with the three dots tattoo. The five dots, sometimes known as the quincunx, represents time done in prison. The four dots on the outside represent the four walls, and the dot on the inside represents the prisoner.