Modern Egyptian tattoos consist of images that are taken from ancient Egyptian art, preserved as components of the pyramids and other structures.
The Ankh cross looks like the Latin cross with a rounded component at the top of the cross. It is the hieroglyphic symbol for 'life'.
The ankh is a very versatile tattoo image, it can be small and discrete or larger and quite dramatic. Like other 'symbol' tattoos, ankh tattoos look good on an ankle, upper arm or shoulder.
Ankh tattoos are a common sight in gangs, where they symbolize eternal life.