The dagger – edged melee weapons – in the middle ages was the last line of defense, the possibility for its owner to fight to the end, and if necessary – to depart this life, thereby preserving his honor. Not surprisingly, tattoo dagger are more typical for men than for women. Sketch of a tattoo is often performed as if he pierces the flesh.
The main meaning of the tattoo a dagger or knife – determination, power, wit, freedom, revenge, agility, pain, betrayal, fortitude, loneliness, accuracy in action.
The dagger is rarely depicted alone, it is most often combined with other elements. For example, a tattoo of a dagger, from which blood drips, means fearlessness, and the willingness to act without thinking about the consequences.