18 People Reveal Moving Stories Behind Their One-Of-A-Kind Tattoos
Tattoos are a vital part of many cultures. For example, they are used as a form of visual language in some indigenous societies and can tell you a lot about a person. In Western culture, there’s no universal language here: we bring our vision and meaning to these ink masterpieces ourselves.
We at Now I’ve Seen Everything, want to share the unique stories that people wanted to preserve forever in the form of tattoos.
“Tattoo to honor my little ones I’ll never meet.”
“My wife’s simple but meaningful tattoo. Our son was 10.5 inches at birth.”
“A couple of weeks ago I finished donating my second gallon of blood. Today, I got my tracker updated.”
“I got an amazing cover-up of my old cherry tattoo. My late best friend called me ’Feather,’ so it means the absolute world to me.”
“Tattoo of my panda Buddy who travels with me on every trip I take.”
“After nearly 3 years together, my boyfriend and I decided to end our relationship. But not before getting matching tattoos to celebrate our journey together.”
“I’ve been obsessed with The Lord of the Rings for most of my life. The tattoo traces the part of the trail that Frodo and Aragorn travel together. My boyfriend and I were very much in love, he supported me, and he gave more than I thought possible for another person to give. But like Frodo and Aragorn, it was eventually time to go our separate ways. Not because we stopped loving each other, but because we both had different paths to walk. I’m so happy I got to experience such deep love, even if that meant a painful end. On to the next chapter.”
2 sisters got matching tattoos, and their brother decided to try to keep up.
“I just defended my PhD studying antibodies and thought I should celebrate with a little antibody tattoo of my own.”
“I wanted to honor my birth givers!”
“My 77-year-old grandma just got her first tattoo! She said it didn’t hurt at all.”
“I got a tattoo to highlight that I am not defined by disabilities.”
“I just got my first tattoo in memory of my dog that I lost a few months ago. It’s a play on the Wish You Were Here album cover by Pink Floyd.”
“I got this tattoo in memory of my father.”
This guy tattooed all his passport stamps.
“Memorial of my baby boy”
“A complete stranger and I got tattoos of each other’s face.”
“I wanted to do an experiment to see if it would be possible to get someone to do this with me, and if I could make a genuine friendship out of the experience!”
If you really want it, it’s never too late.
“This memorial tattoo for our babies with the happy date — when we heard their heartbeats and found out they were twins.”
Do you have a tattoo? Is there an interesting story behind it? Tell us in the comments below.