These students just took teacher appreciation to a whole new level.
Coffee mugs and bath bombs are gifts of the past, y'all. Enter permanent body art as the new way to show your educators the impact they've made.
Some videos have been making the rounds on social media documenting the moments students revealed to their teachers tattoos they got in their educator's honor.
While the gestures were undoubtedly sincere and thoughtful, viewers' reactions are divided between "Awww" and "too far."
Olivia Carrea posted a 22-second video that documented the moment she showed her new ink to the teacher who inspired her.
Once he recognized its significance, he immediately and emotionally embraced the student.
You can watch it below.
For those wondering, the creator posted a follow-up that showed and explained the tattoo.
Carrea got the Roman numerals XXIX - for the teacher's classroom number 29 - and a phrase from a letter written by him which read:
"your presence matters"
In a similar TikTok, creator Zlyah shared the moment she revealed her tribute to her teacher on graduation day.
Zlyah shared in the caption that she "struggled a lot mentally" during her senior year and added:
"I didn't think I was going to make it through. But I met Holton my favorite teacher who helped me through."
"She always allowed me to come sit in her class if I needed to and would always message me back immediately if I was struggling."
Her tattoo was of a note her teacher wrote on a post-it note that read:
"You're the best!"
Zlyah got the tattoo the day before graduation.
You can watch her moment with Holton below.
I never shared this but during my Senior year I struggled alot mentally. I didnt think I was going make it through. But I met Holton my favorite teacher who saved me. She always allowed me to come sit in her class if i needed to and would always message me back immediately if I was struggling. On the last day I asked her to write something on a sticky note without saying what for. My birthday the day before I graduated I got a tattoo and showed it to her on graduation and heres her reaction #greenscreen #greenscreenvideo #fyp #emotional
Viewers of the videos acknowledged the good intentions of the gesture, but some expressed getting a tattoo is taking appreciation a bit too far.
Others, however, felt the permanent tributes were pure and the ultimate recognition for their impactful educators.
Regardless of the opinions of the tattoos, though, we can all agree that these educators made a huge impact on their students, and they deserve recognition.