Having a strong belief in a higher power is a good thing for many people. This can frequently enable you to have increased faith and strength throughout the course of your life. The candy cane tattoo is a true christmas tradition. Held one way it is the letter J For Jesus, turned the other way it is a Shepherd's cane. White is a symbol or purity. The Candy Cane also has red stripes. The Bible tells us that before he was crucified, Jesus was beaten with a whip which made blood-red stripes across his back. To some it is not just a piece of candy or decoration for your tree, it should remind us that Jesus suffered and died, so that we can have everlasting life. The Candy Cane tattoo is a symbol of eternal faith.