For some people, tattoos are a poignant reminder of a big event or happy occasion in their lives.
But for others, permanent inkings are a little less appreciated.
And in some cases, people’s tattoo choices don’t seem to make any sense.
Tattooed people from around the world have shared photos of some of the most unusual and weird tattoos they’ve ever seen, which have been brought together into a gallery by Bored panda.
Some tattoos are just downright weird, as these people around the world have shared and Bored Panda has collected the most hilarious ones in a gallery. A man with a receding hairline poked fun at himself by having a lawn with a stick man tattooed on the top of his head.
A man with a huge stretcher in his earlobe made the most of the frame he already owned and got a tiny rodent tattooed inside.
One person, who lost their second toe, took up the nursery rhyme commonly associated with feet and had “gone to the market”, referring to the missing “pig”, written where the toe should be.
They include unconventional signals of missing body parts that are likely to leave other people in fits of laughter.
In other cases, people have used their tattoos to make ostentatious declarations of love to their other half, signaling to others that they are definitely not on the market.
One woman proudly showed off her rainbow freckled face tattoo which looked like glitter sprinkled on her cheeks.
Here, FEMAIL takes a look at some of the most bizarre tattoos that people around the world have chosen to permanently etch onto their bodies…
Stay away ladies, he’s taken! This gentleman, who appears to be in a relationship with a woman called Brenda, has repeatedly declared his devotion to her.
This woman proudly showed off a facial tattoo depicting what appears to be multi-colored freckles on her cheeks.
Another man who lost his hair got creative with his blank canvas and tattooed a turtle on his head.
This person had an unusual depiction of Michael Jackson tattooed on his leg – but he appeared to have Mike Tyson’s facial tattoo and was wearing Michael Jordan’s jersey.
Irony! This person may have wanted to make a statement with a profound message – but they failed at the first hurdle due to their poor spelling knowledge.
Another person decided to get a troll tattoo but left a few hairs in the perfect position for his barnet.
This homage to the Lion King, with its slightly disproportionate characters, does not quite have the dramatic effect hoped for by its owner.