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03/10/2014 04:33 pm ET Updated Mar 14, 2014

These Tattoos Are The Definition Of Wearing Your Heart On Your Sleeve

There's no shortage of regrettable tattoos in the world. Misspelled words, phrases in foreign languages that don't mean what we thought they did, or that fad we thought would last forever but ... didn't.

However, there are also some great, incredibly moving tattoos. In fact, sometimes a part of our lives is so important to us that we simply must immortalize it on our bodies.

A tattoo can be a reminder that some people will always be a piece of your life ...

Tetris Tattoos- Showing our Love

Even if they're not with you anymore.

Your ink may be there to remind you to always stay true to your values ...

To stay tough when times are hard ...

inspiring tattoos

Or to reinforce even the most obvious of things.

inspiring tattoos

Tattoos can commemorate a great victory ...

inspiring tattoos

Or simply be a voice of reason.

Tattoos can help us recognize that there is a point to all this ...

inspiring tattoos

That there's a light at the end of the tunnel.

That loss is not the end, and scars are only skin deep.

Sure, tattoos can sometimes be a little sappy ...

But that doesn't mean there isn't truth to them.

Tattoos can be about whatever you love. Or whomever.

They can make you feel nostalgic ...

C&H Tattoo

Or remind you to stay young at heart.

Remember -- you should never feel pressured to get a tattoo. But then again, some artists are very persuasive.

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