15+ People Whose Tattoos Have a Wonderful Story to Tell

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Tattoos were much more widely spread in the past than we tend to think. Charles Darwin wrote in his works that all countries of the past practiced tattooing or some other form of permanent body decoration. Nowadays, we can see them pretty often, too, because people use this art form as a creative outlet and to remember important events of their lives.

We at Now I’ve Seen Everything prepared a compilation of tattoos that have great stories behind them.

1. “My parents’ wedding photo”

2. “Figured I was getting too old to carry my childhood toy around anymore.”

3. “Not an intricate piece but my very first tattoo to honor my autistic grandson. So pleased with it.”

  • The tattoo says, “I would not change you for the world, but I would change the world for you.”

4. “I used to write this on my arm in high school. In February, I got to meet my favorite band and the lead singer wrote it out so I could get it tattooed.”

  • The tattoo says, “Don’t lose your fight, kid.”

5. ’’I got a tattoo of my dad’s laugh. I have his smile and joy wherever I go now.’’

6. “Today, I got a tattoo of my dad.”

7. “A tattoo for my sister and I. Us against the universe.”

8. “Moved from Sydney to Ireland when I was 10. I’m 20 now and here’s my first tattoo.”

9. “It’s my kitty heading off to the other side — my first proper tattoo in memory of my kitty, Ziggy.”

10. “When cultures breed. The tartan is my mum’s side of the family and the Maori is my dad’s side.”

11. “I lost my old boy Sebastian last month. I had my first tattoo in his honor.”

12. “My mom got a memorial tattoo for my younger brother.”

13. “My husband and I got matching tattoos. All the moons represent a different day in our relationship: (bottom) first kiss, (middle) proposal, (top) wedding day.”

14. “A recreation of my grandpa’s 50-year-old tattoo”

15. “After 7 months, I finally got the tattoo for my parents, dog, and family home.”

16. ’’My tattoo, her birthmark.’’

What do you think about using tattoos to keep the memory of important life moments alive?

Please note: This article was updated in June 2022 to correct source material and factual inaccuracies.
Preview photo credit supersippycup / Imgur


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