20 tattoos that have a touching story to tell

Tattoos are more than just artwork, as the following selection shows.

Behind each of these tattoos there is a story. A tribute that someone wants to immortalize in ink. An experience, a feeling... The symbolism varies from one person to the other.

Here are 20 photos of particularly touching tattoos.

1. Unconditional love

© dogfather / Twitter

2. Because his fiancé is the sunshine of his life

© daniel7334 / Reddit

3. BFFs

© TheBlackLayers / Twitter

4. For their baby, who passed away

© zoe5308 / Reddit

5. For her dearly departed mom

© OneUpper87 / Imgur

6. The sound recording of their grandma's last voicemail

© RealTomorrow / Imgur

7. Stunningly accurate

© Jbomb19 / Imgur

8. They'd been planning to have this done for a long time

© oksana zhukova / facebook

9. Uniting in the battle against breast cancer

© metalshiflet / Imgur

10. The other half of the ticket is on her husband's arm

© daria loboda / facebook

11. A scar and a bad memory covered up

© Lena Cherniak / Facebook, © Lena Cherniak / Facebook

12. To show that she's deaf in one ear

© raingoose / Imgur

13. Sun and moon unite for life

© lizamarinhoff / facebook

14. A flag that represents their bi-national heritage

© GTATurbo / Reddit

15. One bad tattoo transformed into a stunning one of her pooch

© stlkersally / Reddit

16. To represent the late arrival of her baby girl

© heyh0letsg0 / Imgur

17. To honor 10 years' of friendship

© jordanah / Reddit

18. Just before they left to work in different countries

© goom999 / Reddit

19. Her cat's delighted with the result

© yesBilla**** / Imgur

20. When you cover up a tattoo you got done with your ex

© hotcheeto15 / Reddit, © hotcheeto15 / Reddit

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