When something is getting you down it’s always good to remember – someone out there has an awful, awful tattoo.

The story which is guaranteed to tickle your funny bone was originally shared on Reddit and titled ‘Guy from high school got the same tattoo as his dog.’

The young man in question shared a picture of his dog’s belly and his arm bearing the same tat on social media with the caption ‘For those of you who know bear know that he has a tattoo given to him from some previous owners. It sickens me to know that people actually tattoo their pets. So tonight I got his tattoo.’

However, as someone kindly informed him, his pet’s tattoo actually has a pretty significant function…