People choose certain tattoos for different reasons. Some get beautiful and impressive pictures while others like meaningful images. This article is about the latter: they got their tattoos in honor of their pets, children, and family members.

Enlighten is touched by these tattoos with deep meanings. We want you to have a look at them and get inspired too.

A grandpa got a cochlear implant tattoo to become more like his grandson.

criesuncontrollably / redditIn memory of work for an ambulance service

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“I got a tattoo of my dad’s laugh on my arm. He passed 3 years ago. I have his smile and joy wherever I go now.”

drewsoulman / redditA tattoo depicting a pet with its unique feature

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“My dad passed away this weekend so I got his tattoo in memory of him.”

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“After a year and a half of fighting in court, I just won custody of my 2 boys. So I got them each to say, ’Daddy, I love you’ for my first tattoo.”

GurleyMan30 / reddit“Finally got the tattoo I’ve always wanted!”

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“My stepdad committed suicide and I got this tattoo in memory of him.”

CaptainPeaches77 / reddit“I used to hate my legs, but I’m slowly falling in love with them.”

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“My dad retired from tattooing 5 years ago because his hands started to shake. For Father’s Day, I asked his old tattoo buddy if we could use his studio for my dad to give me a tattoo. He agreed and I gave my dad free range.”

IlluminatiEMT / reddit“My mom and I got ’Guess How Much I Love You?’ tattoos.”

BlueJayOnRye / reddit“For my 10-year anniversary of bartending”

TastyMalort / reddit“I was born and adopted from China.”

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After her son passed away, this lady got an image of the writing from a card he’d written for her tattooed on her forearm.

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“Memorial for my pup in doggy heaven. Put it on my calf so he’ll always be walking with me.”

<-36">poodlethenoodle / reddit“The portrait of my dad”

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“Here’s a tattoo of my own brain CT scan. I survived a fatal brain infection.”