I have a huge connection to tattoos. The whole concept of having a part of your life always with you is something I find very powerful. As a mom of multiple miscarriages, the feeling of representing those children I never got to see grow up as art on my body has helped heal me in so many ways. It helps me feel that they are still close and it opens up a lot of conversations with people who ask what they mean – which is a good thing.
I have a few tattoos in several places. Some for motherhood, some for loss, some for other relationships in my life, and they all have very significant meanings for me. I love hearing about why others decided to get tattooed – they often have some amazing stories behind them.
Click through to see 20 reader-submitted tattoos that represent their motherhood:
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For more motherhood inspired tattoos check out 15 Cool Tattoo Ideas for Moms on Family Style