Would you ever let a 4-year-old design a tattoo for you? That’s exactly what some parents do!
The Stir had a recent piece about a dad who has his son’s artwork tattooed on his arm. That’s a creative way to preserve a child’s drawing, but I would never.
On the other hand, I have two kid-inspired tattoos of my own. Each of my arms has a circle representing one of my daughters: a river for Rio and a rose for Serena Rose.
A lot of parents get tattoos to celebrate their child’s birth. Why not? It’s a momentous occasion, one you’ll surely never want to forget. That’s a perfect rite of passage to celebrate with body art!
Here are some of the interesting ways parents have honored their kids through tattoos.
Kid’s Drawings 1 of 7Kid's drawings can make great, if quirky, tattoo designs. What a creative way to preserve your preschooler's artwork.
Henna Belly Tattoos 2 of 7A henna tattoo can be a great way to celebrate your pregnant belly.
Mother and Child Tattoo 3 of 7Some parents go for a sweet image that reminds them of their kids' baby days.
Your Kid’s Name 4 of 7Your kid might be the one exception to the rule about never having a loved one's name tattooed on your body.
Baby Feet Tattoos 5 of 7I wish I'd thought of this when my kids were born. They're the cutest things.
Temporary Tattoos 6 of 7Temporary tattoos are just the thing when your kids want to get in on the wearable art action.
Symbolic Tattoos 7 of 7This is a shot of my own baby-inspired tattoo. Each of my arms has an armband with a symbol representing one of my daughters.
Thinking of ink? Consider the pros and cons of getting a tattoo!