Glitter Black and White Yin Yang Temporary Tattoo Yin and yang are often misunderstood in Western culture. This temporary tattoo is a symbol of the opposites in the universe, which always seem to attract. In Chinese culture, the yin is female and yang is male. When they attract, they come together to form the five elements of the universe: water, fire, earth, wood, and metal. The most powerful of these is fire, which is displayed in the flames surrounding this yin yang symbol. The yin yang, also called the Taijitu, can symbolize any opposite forces, such as good and bad, day and night, light and dark, or male and female -- whatever is significant to the wearer of this temporary tattoo.