Vampires - Vampires appear to be quite common as tattoos maybe perhaps because they have long held a fascination for most people. Tradition has it that the vampire needed to suck the blood of a virgin in order to survive. Many people find the idea of blood and its consumption erotic and blood cults have been around for hundreds of years celebrating the 'lust for blood'.
Vikings - Vikings came from the Nordic countries of Norway, Sweden and Denmark mainly. They are known for the fierce fighting abilities but were also plunderers and pillagers. As a result there appearance would have struck fear into many. They are usually pictured as having long beards, pony tails, wearing round helmets with horns and carrying swords.
Virgin Mary - The Virgin Mary is most associated with Catholicism. As religious art, she is most expressed as being pure and a compassionate mother. She is usually depicted wearing flowing white or blue robes praying with a reflective or sad expression.
Vishnu - Hindu god and one of the three supreme beings which also include Brahma and Shiva. He is usually depicted as having four arms one of which carries a trident and the other carrying a drum. The other two hands display some kind of hand gestures (mudras).