This magical cord may stretch or tangle, but never break.” The old story further says that when a tiny red string is wrapped around a man’s thumb it joins him to the pinky finger of the woman whom he is going to spend the rest of his life with. The legend has motivated individuals, especially couples, to ink the small red strings on their fingers. Even those with no romantic inclinations are getting the tattoos as a sign of their friendship and love for friends and family. They usually place the design in a different part of the body, such as on ankles and wrists, and go with someone to get matching tattoos. Now when you spot a red string tattoo, you will know the significance behind it.