29 Amazing Tattoo Ideas So Clever And Lovely Even Your Mom Will Approve

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Gone are the days when tattoos are only for sailors and bikers. Getting a piece of ink is almost a rite of passage these days. And if you're considering going under the needle, you're in good company: according to an NBC News poll, 40% of respondents said someone in their household has a tattoo.

To get something permanently etched into your skin, it better be pretty special. To inspire your next piece, here are 30 tattoos that'll make you want to book the next appointment at your local tattoo parlor.

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