The days are long gone when tattoos were a sign of rebellion — they’re officially part of the 21st-century mainstream. And while the occasional person may still give a dirty look toward them, that’s more a sign of the personal and emotional shortcomings of the passer-by, not of the person who got inked.
Whether little or small, tattoos often represent something deeply important to an individual. Your loved one. Your family’s heritage. Your passion, or your faith. When we get inked, we are creating a permanent reminder of something that we never want to let go of, because it has shaped who we are.
We asked farmers to send us photos of their tattoos and the stories behind them. Their responses below will move you to your core: