Many people who visited Taiwan leave with an abundance of memorabilia associated with memorable people or events, although some take it a step further and ink their memories onto their bodies.
One such person is a Reddit user who proudly shared his new tattoo of the Chinese characters of “Taiwan” (台灣) on his arm.
Upon closer inspection, however, some eagle-eyed social media users realized that the Chinese characters are transcribed in a way that they represent the shape of Taiwan’s main island, expressing their praise for the creative detail.
Asked for the reason behind the tattoo, the social media user replied that he learned Chinese in high school and ended up liking it so much that he traveled to Taiwan and China soon after.
He then decided to move to Taiwan after “liking it better” and is currently studying for a bachelor’s degree on the island.
He added that he has fallen completely in love with the country and decided to ink it as it has become a huge part of him.
As many others praise the artists’ beautiful design and skill, the social media user revealed that the tattoo was actually drawn by his roommate and was inked by his friend.
“Both move around a lot, but the artist is currently in Tainan,” the social media user added.