We see people with tattoos everywhere but we don’t know the actual story behind that piece of art they have on their skin. Each person has a unique story behind their tattoos, and some of these stories are so deep that they make you appreciate the tattoos even more.

Here at Enlighten, we found some of the most emotional tattoos on the internet that might make you shed a tear.

1. Forever holding hands

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2. “This grandma is a cancer survivor and got a tattoo to celebrate”

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3. “My grandfather was in the Holocaust and he had never met someone with the same tattoo as him until recently. KL stands for Konzentratzion Lager or Concentration Camp.”

txbex / reddit

4. “My daughter started questioning her birthmark, so I got a tattoo of it on my arm.”

unknown / imgur5. Forever in love

tattooer_dogy / instagram

6. “My dad passed away in 2009. I got a note he wrote in my 2nd grade yearbook as a reminder.”

Highlingual / reddit

7. “For my 18th birthday I got a tattoo of my dad’s laugh on my arm, he passed 3 years ago.”

drewsoulman / reddit8. “My tattoo and her birthmark”

supersippycup / imgur9. “Shot heroin for 12 years. Today I am 4 years clean.”

SerCornballer / reddit

10. “After dealing with depression for years, I got a tattoo to represent my battle.”