In the Second World War, tattoos were used as a method of branding captives in concentration camps. In the times of the Roman Empire, masters branded their slaves. Nowadays, farmers brand their cattle. Branding or tattooing has repeatedly been used as a method of illustrating ownership. However, concerning the branding of humans, this act not only symbolizes ownership, but is also emblematic of a dehumanization process. It is symbolic for the loss of dignity. It is symbolic for the loss of ownership over one’s own body. It is symbolic of captivity.