Tattoos are far less taboo today than any other time in modern society. It’s not just young or impulsive people choosing to permanently mark their bodies. Tattoos are the way people from all social levels and incomes commemorate important trials or accomplishments in their lives. One of the most popular types of tattoo is honoring the addition of children to the family.
Using a tattoo to symbolize or represent children is nothing new. In fact, it is one of the safest tattoos to get; a tattoo is permanent, and children are a permanent part of the family. You might divorce your spouse, but parents don’t divorce their children. Even in the case of tragedy, which is sadly a common inspiration for getting a tattoo honoring a child, the parent doesn’t want to forget the child lived.
There are many popular ways to honor a child by a tattoo. The most obvious way is by tattooing their initials or full name somewhere on the body. More ambitious tattoo artists can even tattoo a portrait of the child onto a body area. Rap artist Eminem is often photographed with his tattoo of his daughter’s face on his right upper arm. Some parents want a less literal tattoo, something more symbolic of their child. Here are more unique ways to ink a tattoo in honor of your child:
1. Consider a time or other scientific notation
The exact time of birth, and birth stats such as weight and length could be significant to the parent, as it is the exact moment life changed forever. Other parents may want to note the location of birth, especially adoptive parents. For example, Angelina Jolie is known for her tattoos of the longitude and latitude for each of her children’s birthplaces on her arm.