Mariehamn (Åland) “Siffrorna 25 och 28 står för 25 augusti och 28 juli, datumen då världens finaste syskon föddes.”
Louise F “This tattoo is my brothers birthday..”
Hanna (Gothenburg) “Less is more! A simple wave for happy times.”
Orsi (Budapest) “Present for my 30th birthday from my husband: the Buddhist OM symbol, reminds me of balance.”
Fanny (Bordeaux) “A seven in Roman numeral, drawn by my mum.”
Our wedding tattoo – we married on a 23rd (our birthdays are on a 23rd as well) – his in big and black, mine inverse and a bit smaller, both on our left wrist <3
“roman numerals 23 – in memory of my ex, it was the date we met, the date we got together, & the title of our song, which is also my favourite song. i never want to forget all that the number meant to me.”
Neslihan (Montreal) “This is the sun symbol of Hittites, an ancient civilization which was established in Ancient Anatolia. It is also the original symbol of my native city, Ankara, Turkey. It reminds me of my native city, where I came from and my heritage. I love it!”
Brittany (Hartford) “Lucky Number”
These are mine and my boyfriend’s unintentionally matching tattoos, both on our wrists. Mine is the small one on the right, his is the left. He’s in the Navy and is based in the Middle East for a year. They keep us anchored to each other whilst we’re living over three thousand miles away from one another.
“To live would be an awfully big adventure”
I got it as a beginning to my gap year in between high school and college. It is a reminder to never let my depression get the best of me, and also to take on any adventure that comes my way.
Eva (México) “A cross, not as a religious symbol, as a symbol of faith in me and what I do, and the people who support me.”
Antonella (Italy) “This is my first tattoo, 6 birds representing my family: my dad and my granmother -sadly passed away- my mom, my brother and my two nephews. Birds connecting heaven and (h)earth.”
Varja (Skopje) “The anchor represents my passion for traveling and my wish to eventually settle (cast my anchor) once I find the perfect place/person.”
3 y’s that stand for me and my 2 sisters. We are so different, and our last name Young may be the only thing we have in common, but we are sisters and I love them and that’s why the y’s are connected.
Lina (Norway) “I got this tattoo on my last day in England, after having spent a year there as an exchange student. It represents all the things I learned that year, especially about myself.”
Francesca (Italy) “My name in my dad’s handwriting.”