The Taino Tattoo is one of the more recent tattoo designs to catch the attention of the western world. The Taino is a word which means sun, the reason for this is that Taino tattoos were actually sunburned scars caused by sun exposure. The Taino is basically an image of a sun with a skull representing its rays. The skull is painted in black to represent the death of the sun and the sun's presence in the tattoo. This image was actually developed as a symbol by the Maya Indians many centuries ago and is still used by many tribes today.