The infinity symbol was originally used a religious symbol, but it started being used as a way for mathematicians to incorporate the concept of infinity into calculations in 1655 by John Wallis. Unfortunately he never explained by he chose to use the sideways eight to depict infinity, he just did it.
The concept of infinity is difficult for people to grasp and is found to be awe-inspiring by many. It’s often used in tattoos to depict the love someone has for a family member, significant other, friend or an important aspect/idea.
As you’ll see in the tattoo gallery below, there are a lot of creative ways to use the sign and it’s sure to remain one of the most popular tattoo designs for years still to come.
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