We've all seen photos of tattoo horror stories where people don't think before asking a stranger to permanently ink a quotation in a language they can't understand on their backs, an embarrassing lyric from a band they only listened to when they were thirteen, or an offensive statement piece they thought would be "edgy," but eventually grew up. Tattoos are permanent, but your obsession with dolphins dancing with butterflies might not last as long as you need your forearm. Regardless of the regrettable tattoos, though, there are plenty of stunning works of art that people have tattooed on their bodies, and hearing someone's "tattoo origin story" can often be inspiring.
So, when a recent Reddit user asked, "Tattoo artist of Reddit, what’s the most beautiful/saddest request you’ve ever gotten, or one that has stood out?" artists and recipients were ready to share their most meaningful tattoo experiences.