To some, the idea of tattoos can be hard to understand. After all, why would someone want to permanently mark their skin? But tattoos often hold special meaning to those who get them, be it in the design or in the act of tattooing itself. Many cultures view them as a right of passage as well.
Inked skin is beautiful in its own right, and so there are plenty of illustrations of tattoos on pixiv. Do any of the designs below strike you as particularly intriguing?