The idea of laughing now and crying afterwards is represented by the tattoo of a happy and sad face. According to Bullseye Tattoos, a person with this tattoo may think that it is wiser to live life to the fullest right now and deal with the consequences afterwards.
The tattoo’s happy and sad faces can also stand for humour and tragedy. Melpomene and Thalia, the muses of comedy and tragedy, are supposed to be represented by the faces on the ancient Greek theatre masks. The actors on stage attempted to represent various emotions using masks. Additionally, they may show how passionate the tattoo’s owner is.