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15 Tattoos with Incredibly Powerful Meanings

Get Ready to Be Inspired by Ink

It's no secret that many people have personal meanings behind their ink. Tattoos have long been associated with spiritual significance and cultural ritual—with evidence dating back to ancient tribal communities throughout Asian, Africa, and the Pacific Islands. Today, individuals continue to tattoo their bodies with pictures, words, and symbols that carry specific significance. However, for some collectors, their tattoos have a much more powerful meaning that your average piece of flash. Whether it be a friend passing away or a family member dying from cancer—the collectors in the gallery below all wear ink with a strong connection to a loved one. Take a peek at this powerful display of meaningful tattoos below and let us know in the comments section on Facebook if you left our page with dry eyes.