Dagger - Similar to the sword in meaning and can represent danger or betrayal. It is a popular form of tattoo in the new school tradition.
Dagger and skull - Worn mostly by those who have done prison time for murder.
Daisy - can represent youth and rebirth. These can be worn as an armband in the form of a daisy chain and can also mean carefree.
Death before Dishonor - The phrase 'Death before Dishonor' is usually depicted as a scroll wrapped around a dagger being held by an eagle. It is a popular military tattoo and has a couple of different meanings. Some suggest that extreme dislike of homosexuality while others suggest honor amongst troops.
Devil - It can be depicted in many forms from a scary entity to a playful cartoon depiction. The devil has many different meanings and is associated with evil but it can also be associated with desire and lust.
Devil Girl - A popular form of pin up girl which can represent lust and temptation.
Dice - Dice tattoos are worn by people who like to take risks and are representative of an uncertain outcome.
Dogs - As mans best friend they represent loyalty and faithfulness. They are mostly tattooed as memorials of pet dogs that have passed away and as such are a popular form of portraiture.
Dolphins - Dolphins are perceived to be one of the most intelligent of all mammals and have a close connection with humans. Humans have long associated them with symbols of spirituality and the divine. Dolphins have also been known to rescue humans who have fallen overboard. They are a very popular form of tattoos amongst females.
Dragonfly - Dragonfly tattoos are thought be associated with good luck.
Dream catchers - Dream catchers were used by Native Americans to ward off bad spirits in dreams. The idea was that they would catch bad dreams in the web like circle and only allow good dreams through a small hole in the centre. The feather on the dream catcher was for added protection from spirit guides in the form of certain birds. They are a hugely popular form of armband tattoo amongst males in particular.