TikTokers are revealing their ‘most meaningless’ tattoos

TikTokers are sharing their most “meaningless tattoos” that go against the dated belief that all ink needs to have some sort of greater importance — and the results are simply stunning.

The trend started when user @pigeonsandfries posted a now-viral TikTok, in which he said: “Growing up I was always told that tattoos should have meanings, so stitch this and show me your most meaningless tattoo.”

He then revealed his own contribution to the trend — a small, black line tattoo across the bridge of his nose.

“I get asked what it means, it doesn’t have one,” he explained. “I used to draw it there with eyeliner and I liked it, so here it is.”


I wanna see some cool “just because” tattoos!

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Other TikTokers came out to play, showing their own “meaningless” tattoos — like user Preston Davis (@slimdavie), who revealed his knee tattoos, which include the words “above knee” and “bologna” (i.e. “below knee”) in the exact locations you’d expect them to be.

TikToker Jenna Bothun (@jennabothun) replied to the trend with images of her jellyfish arm tattoo, which, while it may lack deeper meaning, did certainly come with a story.

“I sat [at the tattoo parlor] for two and a half hours, nobody acknowledged me, I had an appointment,” she shared. “I was livid!”

However, Bothun noted that she does get a ton of comments on the ink, adding that people “love” it.

TikToker Jessica Dempsey (@babyyspoons) shared the king of all “meaningless” tattoos — her block of cheese ink, with the words “never say when” over it, as an artful nod to the Olive Garden.


#stitch with @pigeonsandfries NEVER SAY WHEN @katyklein3484 🧀🧀🧀 #bestfriendtattoos #pointlesstattoos

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And as a glorious honorable mention moment — TikTok user @vedaclark shared that she has the word “beans” tattooed in a lovely, delicate font on her forearm for no reason whatsoever.


#stitch with @pigeonsandfries this video was made for me. #tattoos #beans #tattoo #bigmouth

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As one user commented on the original stitch video — “people forget that ‘because I like it’ is a meaning.”

“I’m a huge believer of tattoos don’t have to mean anything,” commented another. “If it looks good it looks good.”

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