"The Office" is one of the most beloved shows of all time and for many, it's become a facet of their personality. "The Office" aired in 2005 on NBC and was an adaptation of the British series by the same name, ultimately eclipsing the original entirely. It was developed by Greg Daniels, who'd previous written for "Saturday Night Live," "King of the Hill" and "The Simpsons." Like the British version, it was created as a mockumentary with a single-camera setup and talking head interviews. It led many other television shows to follow a similar format, including "Parks and Recreation," and "Modern Family."
"The Office" is beloved for its brilliant writing and the eccentric antics of the main characters, notably Michael Scott and Dwight Schrute. Michael Scott was portrayed by Steve Carrell and was the regional manager of the Scranton, Pennsylvania branch of Dunder Mifflin Paper Company. Throughout the series, he can be described as lovably incompetent, attention-seeking, irresponsible and ignorant. He's both the World's best boss and the worst simultaneously, causing chaos but always boosting the morale of his team. Steve Carrell was nominated for six Emmy Awards for his performance in this role and it helped set him up for a wildly successful career in comedy films, including "The 40-Year-Old Virgin," "Crazy, Stupid, Love" and the "Despicable Me" franchise.
The next most iconic character from "The Office" is Dwight Schrute, played by Rainn Wilson. Throughout most of the series, Dwight is assistant (to the) regional manager and a salesperson, acting as Michael Scott's ever devoted "number two." He's best known for his unconventional behaviors, beliefs and hobbies—which include beet farming, surveillance, karate and weapons. He's constantly at odds with his nemesis, fellow salesperson Jim Halpert, frequently falling victim to Halpert's hilarious pranks. His success on "The Office" led him to land roles in "Juno," "The Meg" and he has voiced Lex Luther for several direct-to-video animated films released by DC Entertainment.
In honor of one of our favorite television shows, which will continue to be enjoyed for generations, take a peek at 25 of our favorite tattoos inspired by "The Office." These tattoo highlight funny moments from the show, including the Jello stapler, Prison Mike and the crash dummy fiasco. Check out these tattoos from talented artists around the world in the gallery below, then let us know your favorite episode from "The Office" in the comments section on social media.