Everyone gets a tattoo for a different reason. They don’t necessarily have to have a deep meaning behind them, but some do. Those tattoos carry not only the looks, but also a story within them. What do your tattoos mean? Share your stories and the most interesting ones will be published in a new list on the main page!

#5 My Tattoo Is A Reminder That Everything Is Going To Be Ok

My Tattoo Is A Reminder That Everything Is Going To Be Ok

I have a “forget-me-not” flower tattooed above my self-harm scarring (that is barely visible now) on my arm. I got it when I overcame my depression. Those flowers used to grow around my great-grandma’s house where I spent most of my childhood - it’s a reminder of happiness and good times. It’s there so I don’t forget that life is not as bad as it sometimes seems to be

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Annika Hanson-Carlson 1 week ago

Beautiful

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#6 In Memory Of My Collie

In Memory Of My Collie

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Tamara Laney 1 week ago

Must have been a most magical doggy! So sorry you had too see your sweet fuzzy one cross the Rainbow Bridge.

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#18 A Daily Reminder...

A Daily Reminder...

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1 week ago

I've been through a lot in my life.... I lost my beautiful baby daughter at only 4 and a half months to SIDS, spent time in a hospital for attempted suicide and mental breakdown following her death — I've been misdiagnosed as depressive, bipolar & manic by many different psychologists and psychiatrists before eventually settling on Borderline Personality Disorder... I've had to deal with an abusive father, cheating husband, unstable brother and much, much more. Every day since getting this tattoo I remind myself of everything I've overcome and continue to smile and see the positivity in life. Long story short - ink can truly be a game changer.

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#19 My Husband's Initials (A On Top Of An F). He Stood By Me And Waited For Me While I Followed My Dreams And Went And Worked In Shanghai, China For Almost 2 Years.

My Husband's Initials (A On Top Of An F). He Stood By Me And Waited For Me While I Followed My Dreams And Went And Worked In Shanghai, China For Almost 2 Years.

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1 week ago

Should add, I wanted it to look like a Chinese symbol and didnt want it to be too obvious that it is initials. It was also how he used to sign his art works, 1 of the first things that attracted me to him (his amazing creative talent).

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#21 An Ode To My Favorite Poet, Edgar Allan Poe.

An Ode To My Favorite Poet, Edgar Allan Poe.

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1 week ago

Fun fact- this gets mistaken for John Wilkes Booth a lot. I've had people come up and say 'wow that's a great John Wilkes Booth tattoo'!

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#22 (Tattoo #1) I Got This Tattoo, By The Grace Of God On My 10th Birthday Of Being Cleaned Of Drugs.

(Tattoo #1) I Got This Tattoo, By The Grace Of God On My 10th Birthday Of Being Cleaned Of Drugs.

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Maggie Collins 1 week ago

On tenth birthday "of being clean" from drugs. Not her belly-button birthday. Easy to mix those up.

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