When we lose a loved one, a tattoo keeps them in our hearts and in our memories. A work of art forever engraved on our skin for a beautiful reminder of happy times.
But tattoos are also a great way to honor the living, be it our partner, pet or family member.
Here are 16 photos of tattoos that pay tribute to loved ones.
1. A cup of coffee in memory of his grandma (and her lipstick!)
2. A muzzle and paw print for each of his deceased dogs
3. To remember her dad, who passed away 3 years earlier
5. An image that symbolizes a childhood memory
6. For his daughter, who passed away the previous year
7. Self-love is also important
8. A chaffinch, one of his grandpa's favorite birds
9. Sisters express their bond
10. Roommates get inked, so they can remember the fun times they shared
11. The ink was made using his mother's ashes
12. To celebrate the arrival of their baby
13. Brothers with Donald Duck's nephews to show their everlasting bond
14. One very proud dad
15. His wife getting ready for their wedding
16. The date they got married