13 More Year-Defining Tattoos Of 2015

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2015 sure was a wild ride. Let's check out the tattoos that literally have made their mark this year.

Courtesy of Euro Style Lighting
Courtesy of Euro Style Lighting

Often I hear the words, “What a time to be alive!” often uttered sarcastically in conversations this year. But despite how apeshit mad this year have been, let's not forget the year-defining things that happened.

by Mika Machida
by Mika Machida

You know it's 2015 when people cry over a dead raccoon in Canada. Well, that and the fact that it's Canada. Kidding aside, the numbers 2015 is still pretty significant in one way or another to many of us. Getting it inked isn't passé.

by Harry James Goodwin
by Harry James Goodwin

This was also the year TV fans grieved over the death of one of the most well-loved characters on the small screen—Jon Snow of Game of Thrones. Hey, it's actually pretty good!

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by Josh Weir
by Josh Weir

Before everybody else became Beliebers towards the end of the year, we were all Swifties—admit it or not—singing along to the infectious pop tunes of America's Sweetheart, Taylor Swift.

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Artist unknown

Project Semicolon have been a major movement that not only raised awareness about depression and suicide but also, in some way, helped sufferers.

Bekah Miles' tattoo
Bekah Miles' tattoo

A young woman named Bekah Miles stepped forward and showed everyone through a tattoo what it's like to live with depression. Read her story here.

by Shell Valentine
by Shell Valentine

2015 was brimming with body love with the likes of body positive icons like Tess.

scoliosisartist/Instagram
scoliosisartist/Instagram

But really despite its flaws, the silver lining of 2015 is perhaps the legalization of same-sex marriage in the US. It's just one country, but it's a big step.

by Jakinna Bocks
by Jakinna Bocks

Despite the growing force of the LGBTI, we still can't prevent related tragedies to occur such as the alarming rate of suicides and hate crimes that mostly involve transgenders. This is for you.

by Fabio Maravalhas
by Fabio Maravalhas

France saw one difficult year. First, there was the Charlie Hebdo shootings. Everybody thought that was enough grievance for France in one year but it wasn't until...

by Oludar
by Oludar

We can all agree that what happened in the recent (and hopefully the last) Paris attacks was a tragedy. Many lost their loved ones and even more were traumatized.

Photo by Dene-hern Chen
Photo by Dene-hern Chen

In positive news, we're happy to know that the people of Myanmar are expressing their joy through ink when democracy won in their nation—paying tribute to political leader Suu Kyi. Read more about it here.

by Rachel Paton
by Rachel Paton

Oh, and Pluto's part of our solar system again. What a time to be alive. I mean it!

by panosntolas/Instagram
by panosntolas/Instagram

All in all, 2015 was a pretty tough year. It wasn't just Paris that experienced the lowest point. People are getting killed every where. Innocent children are dying. Maybe world peace is a bit too ideal but at least hope for a better world you'd want your kids and their kids to live in.

Xavier

@Xavier

When she's not writing for Tattoodo, Xavier likes experimenting with art and organizing local music shows. We're kidding, she's probably asleep. Follow her on Instagram @claudia_strife

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