Glitter Purple Heart and Barbed Wire Temporary Tattoo For centuries, tribal tattoos have been used by various cultures to signify that they are a group or to identify themselves with a certain religious belief. Today, these tattoos mean different things to different people. Some use these symbols to identify themselves with a special group of people, or to pay tribute to ancient cultures such as the Hawaiians, Mayans, Egyptians, Aztecs, Samoans, Polynesians, or Indians. The purple heart signifies a regal or royal heart. These make wonderful fundraising items to sell for a good cause, and also make terrific gift items or party favors. The tribal purple temporary tattoo works well as an arm band, bracelet, anklet, or across the lower back.