The candle tattoo is one of the oldest in European culture. Meaning tattoo candle was formed several centuries ago and since then the interpretation has not changed. Candle is a light in the darkness, the light that illuminates the way of life of a person.
The flame of a candle is very easy to put out, so a tattoo with the image of a candle symbolizes the frailty of life, its transience and transience. In European culture a tattoo with drops of candle wax (there is an Association with tears) do in memory of the dead people that are dear to man, or to commemorate the events which changed the lives (in this case, can be depicted extinguished or severely burnt candle left to Shine quite a bit).