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43 Tattoo Ideas That Are Actually Good

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We asked the BuzzFeed Community to show us their favorite tattoos. Here are the must-have results.

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I let a guy I met off a dating app (he's a tattoo artist and fellow Harry Potter fan) give me this tattoo on our first date.

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My little tattoo doesn’t have a meaning, but I always get questioned about it.

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Got this tattoo in honor of my grandfather who passed away from Alzheimer’s. Up until some of his last moments, we made paper airplanes together.

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I got my Canadian passport renewed this summer. There was only one way to celebrate... with a tattoo!

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“Ok” in white on my ring finger to promise myself that I’ll always be okay.

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A year ago I lost my grandfather. He was a smoker all his life, but his lungs were still in good enough condition to be donated, so I got this tattoo in honour of him.

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My mom has always called me "bunny," and one year on my birthday card she drew this bunny and I immediately knew I wanted it as a tattoo. It's my favorite tattoo because of how dainty it is but also because of how significant it is to me.

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A souvenir from the desert.

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Sometimes in life you gotta “rawr” and work hard. This little guy keeps me motivated. He’s also fun to draw on.

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This was my first tattoo. I designed it after seeing Interstellar. The film had a huge impact on me, so I had “stay” in Morse code tattooed.

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Music has been central to who I am, and I have always wanted a tattoo that represented it. However, my family is super against tattoos, so I ended up getting this simple, tiny one on my ankle so it wouldn’t be as noticeable. I love it so much, and whenever I feel lost or confused I look at it and immediately run to my guitar to work things out. It's tiny yet sweet and is the best way to acknowledge that part of my life.

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I always wanted to be a princess growing up, and my mom and dad wonderfully let me believe I would be!

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My cousin and I got matching triangles. There isn’t really a deeper meaning, but it’s cool to always have a small piece of my family hangin’ out on my wrist.

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I have a tiny sun tattoo on my arm. I've struggled with anxiety and depression for years, and my tattoo reminds me that no matter what happens the sun will always come up the next day.

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My favourite Shakespearean quotation, from The Tempest. Even though in the play it has a slightly different context, I've always loved the idea that everything you've done makes up who you are but it's only the start; what's yet to come is the real story.

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My beautiful (and super tiny!) Mary Poppins. I’m not lucky enough to be able to see it all the time, but it becomes a nice surprise for friends when I put up my hair and it’s visible for all to see! I’ve gotten so many compliments on this tattoo.

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I have a "J" tattooed on my wrist for the love of my life who passed away.

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For the times we have to endure.

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Cute little Saturn.

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"Timshel," the Hebrew word for "thou mayest," from East of Eden by John Steinbeck.

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Got this as a reminder to always look forward and to not let things drag you down. It means transcend!

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Done the week after the attacks in Paris, reminding me where I am from and the generation lost to senseless attacks.

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My best friends and I got these matching tattoos almost two years ago to remind us that no matter where life takes us, our friendship will always guide us home. Cliche, but we love them.

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I absolutely love elephants and decided to get one for life. The best part is that my parents who hate tattoos don't mind it. It's on an area of my foot that's easy to hide, and it's super cute!

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It was meant to be half of a heart. My sister got the "3" part on her finger.

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For my black cat that passed on Friday the 13th.

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It's a sign in ASL which means "I love you." I've always had hearing problems growing up and was ashamed of it, but I have fond memories of signing this frequently. This tattoo is behind my right ear, which is the ear I have the most hearing loss in.

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Beauty and the Beast was always a childhood favourite of mine, and seeing the remake brought back this sense of yearning for wanting something more in my life. Also, Belle is the best Disney princess of all time, and I will fight anyone who tries to tell me otherwise.

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I just got this tattoo last week, and I'm obsessed. It not only represents feminism to me but also the importance of not giving a shit. Girls are amazing and having two make out on my arm shows my love for my fellow women and for myself.

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A "Chip on my shoulder," inspired by Beauty And The Beast.

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This one is my Star Wars-inspired tattoo. I'm a huge fan, and R2D2 is my favourite character. My next tattoo will be on a second thigh and will be inspired by the Harry Potter series.

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Best friends forever.

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I got this one with my sister-in-law. It's a pair of hands in the shape of a uterus. It's fun because most people can't figure out what it is, so we think of it as our little secret uterus gang sign.

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My full moon and new moon, for all the Goddesses and badass women out there.

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Peter Pan and Wendy's kisses. Favorite childhood stories.

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I have the invisible child from Tove Jansson's short story with the same name. Having grown up with Jansson's stories about the Moomin Valley, it was just a matter of time before I chose to immortalise my childhood memories.

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Matching yin and yang tattoos.

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My A Clockwork Orange tattoo!

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A combination of Harry Potter and Dr. Seuss! Two book series that were read to me all the time when I was little and are very close to my heart, so I designed this! My stepmom and I both got them on our forearms.

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