20 tattoos with a special meaning

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

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2. In honor of their best friend who passed away before their time

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3. For their cat

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4. He got the same tattoo as his grandad

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5. His favorite musician wrote this on his arm, so he had it inked

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6. Brothers and sister

© Enteito / Reddit

7. In memory of his childhood

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8. The places where he lived

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9. A tree for each departed loved one including her mom

© takeaabreath / Reddit

10. In memory of his dog, who was called "Bear"

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11. To celebrate one year sober

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12. His grandparents when they were young

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13. To show that he's deaf in one ear

© Memeford / Reddit

14. A transformed scar

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15. To celebrate turning 70 - her first tattoo!

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16. To symbolize overcoming depression

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17. For their cat - that loved biting!

© helelo / Reddit

18. His parents' wedding photo

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19. In memory of their mom

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20. For health reasons her dad couldn't get this tattoo, so she got it instead

© avidapune_ / Reddit

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