O ?666? represents evil, the beast of the end times, sin, imperfection, among others.
For Christians, its symbolism is described by the Holy Scripture itself. In Revelation, the last book of the Bible, it is associated with sin and has become the very name, number or mark of the beast. Dragons, horses with lion and lambs with seven eyes are some of the visions of Revelation, which belong to a prophecy of the end times.
Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of men. His number is six hundred and sixty-six? (Revelation 13:18)
In addition, the author of the biblical book would have used the number to refer to the sixth emperor of Rome: Nero Caesar (the first persecutor of Christians). Each letter of the Greek and Hebrew alphabet has a numerical value, the sum of which results in a code. In the case of the emperor's name, the numbers added together become the code 666.
According to belief, number 6 is incomplete, unfinished, as opposed to number 7, the perfect number. The 6 represents Satan, while the perfect 7 represents God.
Tattoo meaning of 666:
- End of Times
- Persecutor of Christians