Ribbon is a symbol widely being adopted by many groups or organizations to invoke awareness of their causes. Different colors represent different causes, of which most are awareness of diseases, e.g. red for AIDS awareness. So ribbon tattoos may be connected with the same causes, especially for praying of family members.
Nowadays, ribbon Tattoo has become a popular tattoo idea for women, perhaps because of it’s feminine appeal and variety of placements it can be inked. It is making a fashion statement of femininity.