Nothing can replace being with a loved one, but if they've passed on, a tattoo, whether it's tiny or a piece of art that takes up your whole arm, is a lovely way to keep their legacy alive. Getting inked in honor of someone you love and admire can also be a therapeutic part of the grieving process. For many, it's a permanent way to keep a loved one close when they can't be there in person anymore.
Need inspiration? Think of something that always stuck with you or a symbol that represents what they mean to you, or consider a vivid memory you have of them. Here are some real-life examples to get you thinking.
— Additional reporting by Lauren Harano and Allison Ingrum