Tattoos are extremely personal and most have a meaning, as you'll see in the following touching photos.
When we decide to get inked, it's often for a good reason. It may be to keep a special memory alive or to carry a motivational message with us at all times. Whatever the case, the image carries a meaning.
Here are 20 tattoos with touching stories that lie behind the image.
1. For his autistic grandchild
2. In honor of their best friend who passed away before their time
3. For their cat
4. He got the same tattoo as his grandad
5. His favorite musician wrote this on his arm, so he had it inked
6. Brothers and sister
7. In memory of his childhood
8. The places where he lived
9. A tree for each departed loved one including her mom
10. In memory of his dog, who was called "Bear"
11. To celebrate one year sober
12. His grandparents when they were young
13. To show that he's deaf in one ear
14. A transformed scar
15. To celebrate turning 70 - her first tattoo!
16. To symbolize overcoming depression
17. For their cat - that loved biting!
18. His parents' wedding photo
19. In memory of their mom
20. For health reasons her dad couldn't get this tattoo, so she got it instead