I saw the tree of life tattoo on a picture of a cousin of mine and I could not contact her. I wanted to know what the meaning of the tree of life is. Where did this tree of life myth or story originate from? Is it a sign of good luck if you get it tattooed? What are the reasons people would get this design tattooed on themselves? Does it look best in black ink, just in case somebody wants to get it tattooed?