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Tattoo Ideas: Children, Kids, Parents, Motherhood

Updated on January 28, 2016
(all photos courtesy bmezine)
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Mother is God in the eyes of a child.

There is perhaps no greater love that exists in the world than the love between mother and child. How often have we heard that love isn't logical, that it bends not to reason or rationalization? Love isn't brains, it's blood. When two people commune with their bodies to create a child, they are doing something that can never again be replicated in quite the same way. The exact combination of color and skin is unique only to the child you bear. Once formed, the mother carries her child around inside her for nine months, providing food and shelter, nourishing, growing, helping, loving. And when the baby emerges healthy, wailing at the top of his lungs as he takes his first breath, and he and his mother meet eye to eye for the first time, there is a connection formed in that instant that can never be broken.

I have seen people turn their lives around for the sake of a child. I have seen teenagers who were mere children themselves instantly become adults when pregnancy occurred, unplanned, while they were still in high school. I have seen women take the high road time and time again, choosing to give up their previous plans and rewrite the script of their lives when a baby came along. My own mother became pregnant with me when she was eighteen years old and just about to graduate high school. She was unmarried and not engaged at the time, and though her boyfriend pushed for abortion, saying he'd stay with her if she did, she gathered up inner resources she didn't even know she had and pushed him right out the door. She raised me on her own with the help of my grandparents, and because of this, the bond that we share is unbreakable.

Is it any wonder that "Mom" tattoos are so popular? What better way to artistically honor the woman who gave you life? Likewise, it is common for parents—mothers and fathers alike— to celebrate the birth of their children by inking their baby's name or birth date some place on their skin. There will always be the traditional name tattoos, which are beautiful in and of themselves. But parents are constantly coming up with more and more unique methods of devoting a section of skin to the children they created. Here are some of the many ways of doing so.

Below, you'll find a photo gallery full of ideas to inspire you.

Baby Footprints

Lettering a Child's Name

A Baby's Initials


"Love son" and "Love daughter"
"Love son" and "Love daughter"
"Son, daughter, mother"
"Son, daughter, mother"

Kids' Drawings

Designed by his children
Designed by his children
Done in daughter's handwriting
Done in daughter's handwriting

Family Hearts

Your Child's Zodiac Sign

Baby Portrait Tattoos

Other Ways to Honor the Birth of a Child in a Tattoo

Name done in barcode
Name done in barcode
Gifts from God, one angel for each child
Gifts from God, one angel for each child
Name done in graffiti
Name done in graffiti
Name done in film reel
Name done in film reel


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      taylorblue 9 years ago from Canada

      THese are really good ideas...I have one on me...kanji on my arm that says mom, daughter and son....

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      Thrifty Momma 9 years ago

      I really like the circle of love tattoo. Cool!

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      Vinnie V 8 years ago

      These are great. I have the names of my three boys tattooed on my arm. The font looks like kanji at first glance but it's actually in English. Maybe I could send you a picture to include on your great hub.

    • Tan 8 years ago

      These are GREAT tats my favs are the angles in the hand alsum n the potraits Wow!!

    • Amber 8 years ago

      Love the blog. True facts.

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      leemfam324 8 years ago from Akron, OH

      Love this hub!! I hav a daughter named Amanda and have been trying to get ideas as to where to have her name tattooed on myself. Thanks!

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      esocial 8 years ago from California

      Wow, that's dedication!

    • amanda 8 years ago

      i have a tattoo for my 3yearold son. so its a great feeling to do something like yhat , so it can remind you of them . great looking tats. they are all pretty

    • mike 8 years ago

      id think it be odd if my mom had a tramp stamp with my nam on it

    • jenn 8 years ago

      I have 3 kids and I would love some ideas for a tatoo. I thought of 3 nautical stars or just names!

      HELP.... it's been to long

    • KyraChristinex 8 years ago

      I'm looking for idea's

      I want my son's name done, and his birthday. Perferibly behind my ear.

    • Lauren 8 years ago

      I have a butterfly with my son's name down the middle as the body as a memorial to him.

    • Amber 8 years ago

      This page is awesome, it gave me a ton of ideas. I have two little ones and am looking for something perfect to idolize them. Thank you!

    • Page 8 years ago

      I have my first sons named tattooed on my ankel. Because I wasn't planning on having another i was fine with just a name. But, my second son came along and now thanks to this site i found the perfect way to incorpirate both names together and it wont be tacky! awesome!

    • xuxa 8 years ago

      this is a great idea to do! ive been lookin for a tattoo dedicted just for my daughter and it helps to know that there someone there who knows how important! thanks for the ideas!

    • nyjets2217 8 years ago

      I just had my third daughter and looking for a symbol to connect all three. Anyone have ideas or websites. I should say that my right leg is done in tribal and just looking for possible suggestions on a design. Thanks.

    • shantel 8 years ago

      i think the one written in his daughters handwritting is cute. and the one of his daughter(the one in pigtails) is cute too!

    • David Royster 8 years ago

      im looking for a goodmtattoo with my baby's name

    • Brit 8 years ago

      Great designs! I'm trying to decide what tattoo to get for my newborn son....but I'm a little worried since I plan to have more kids. I don't want to get anything too big...then have to do the same thing again & again. Love the initials; simple, but nice!

    • chloe 7 years ago

      good tattoos there a brill

    • justice 7 years ago

      all these ideas are good but im still having a hard decision on choosing a unique tattoo for my daughter Kiara Tayalor

    • birtleyboy 7 years ago

      Justice... I have a similar problem, I want something original and which shows my love for my daughter

    • Shinrya 7 years ago

      I have the same problem. My daughter is 3 and I plan on having another but I want to get her name on either my calf of upper arm. I wish she could write cuz I would have her do it in her handwriting, those were cute as hell

    • BRETTY 7 years ago

      some are shit house but some are good too. I like most

    • Justin 7 years ago

      Holy crap you included my tattoo... I'm the last one, with the film reel.. haha I want royalties!!! I plan on adding my son to it when I get some cash... maybe I'll send you an updated pic someday!!

    • mike 7 years ago

      I think based on the elvish request I'd like to have my kids names done in klingon...does that make me cool?

    • andrea 7 years ago

      that was great, thanks! i want to make my first tattoo.. much-loved daughetr -> kanji on my arm. i think it'll be great

    • AC 7 years ago

      Like the one with the heart with the angel wing and cross with the names inside the banners...really cool. May be a possibility...all are very nice.

    • KaylorsNana 7 years ago

      I have been looking for the perfect tattoo for my 1st grandbabi- Kaylor who was born on 9/11/08.. She is our lil miracle... I had wanted one before with a cross w/rosary but LOVE the one above with the heart, wings & rosary.. That would combine all.. GREAT IDEAS!!

    • melissa  7 years ago

      have a son and was wondering what to and were to put my tatt.... love the banners might just do that thanks.......

    • MrReeves 7 years ago

      I thought I was the only one with the idea of my baby's footprints tattoed on me! That is the coolest thing! I also got some other nice ideas from these pics! Thanks

    • twist23 7 years ago

      i like all of them

    • me 7 years ago

      uh... jus in case, the name in barcode, isn't barcode or a name.. they're trigrams of the i ching

    • taylor 7 years ago

      i like the picture of thifty momma. she's hot and im sure gives good head

    • amy 7 years ago

      hey i love all these tattos they r really cool!!!

    • sarai 7 years ago

      These tattoos are to original Im looking for something a little more beautiful.

    • Wendy 7 years ago

      Looking for quote or phrase for love between mother & child or something to say how much I love ma kids! Help pls !!!!!!

    • Siarria  7 years ago

      i really love the heart with one wing im thinking about getting that one for my sense she past..and i really love the star and the heart with the wing too cute

    • be wise 7 years ago

      i can't believe a mother would tatoo her childs name above her a$$ what a freakin retard that's like saying think of my kid as you a$$f*ck me what a freakin retard whore

    • Sheree 7 years ago

      be wise ypu are obviously not very wise.....

      What a cruel judgemental thing to say,

      I don't think this site was set up for people wanting to make cruel nasty comments,

      And before u ask....No i don't have my kids name in that spot mine is on the upper back....but u really shouldn't be so cruel

    • Danielle  7 years ago

      Do having and this a tattoos and all look gooding degsion and all look great so gooding I want to get a tattoos with a name and all and alll look so graet can you help to can a tattoos and I love to get a tattoos.

    • Crystal 7 years ago

      I Love The BlockS

    • denice 7 years ago

      i'm looking for an angel tatoo with my kids names, but someone said it looks like they died with angel wings. Any thoughts out there.

    • LusciousLatina 7 years ago

      Wow, these are beautiful tattoos all of them... I would like to get one for each of my kids, I have a daughter and a son, then I want to get one for my mom, my mom took care of me and six other siblings all alone, single parent, I'm really looking for something special for these tattoos. It's been awhile that I've wanted them and been looking, I just can't make my mind up....

    • Mike 6 years ago

      I think the Angel Wing Tats are nice in the sense that I think most parents look at their kids as Angels sent to them (myself included), but, the problem I have with associating either of my kids with Angels/Wings in a pictorial/visual sense is; I am reminded of grave stones or obituarys etc., historically those are common places you would see similar art. I also am a firm believer that Karma is a life force that one should not ignore. This is only MY view based on my own experience. I in no way judge or mean any ill will or disrespect to those artists and individuals who have those tattoo's, they are fantastic and truly express the emotion we have for our kids. That is a good thing and my hat's off to you trendsetters that are changing the aura around this, you're changing history.

      Regarding another Mike that refers to body art as a "tramp stamp" relating hypathetically to his Mother...dude, your narrow minded ignorance is the stuff that justifies and breeds "Bad Karma". I know this only because I've experienced it first hand. Not a dis brother, just a thought. Although, I am curious as to whether you would think less of your Mom if she did get ink done? Or are you indirectly expressing your current feelings toward your Mom? Either way, or if not at all, some things are better left unsaid and unwritten.

      Good Luck

    • Rachel 6 years ago

      I had my placenta printed to look like the tree of life. I plan to turn it into a tattoo someday soon.

    • Mike Litoris 6 years ago

      some good some bad.

    • jake 6 years ago

      well said mike.... and 2 the other mike, if u think tattoos r tramp stamps, each 2 there own, but why r u looking at this site then!!!

    • Melissa 6 years ago

      I am getting a tattoo tomorrow representing all 8 of my children. It will be on my lower back with a heart in the middle and 4 flowers with vines on each side. One flower for each child in the color of their birthstone. The heart in the middle with a banner "Faith Hope Love" I chose my lower back because in my profession it is not good to have tattoos showing but I am appauled by the earlier comment about tramp stamps and the other rude comments. My wonderful husband and father of our 8 children is very proud that I am doing this in their honor and would never think of me as a tramp!!

    • Jackie 6 years ago

      I have a two year old son and am looking for ideas for a small classy tattoo to incorporate with his name. I thought about a celtic symbol since his name is celtic but worry the symbols would be confused for wicken. I LOVE the circle of life tattoo. I thought it was classy and strong.

    • Mike 6 years ago

      i luv the blocks but my daughters name is too long. her name is kariana. i don't know what to get!

    • elizabeth 6 years ago

      i really like the noah 1.i am a new mother and his is noah jeremiah leo proffitt and i was really wanting to get his name on the back of my neck but don't really know how i want it done im also putting the day he was born and bithwieght so if any body has any ideas please mial me at noahjeremiah08@aol.comthank you

    • Carolin 6 years ago

      I like some of the tattoos, I have one already but am planning on another. My daughter is 12 and has an eye for design so she will be designing my next tattoo with her name somewhere in it. Can't wait to see it !

    • bernie 6 years ago

      wow, i'm a lover of tattoos and there are really inspirational ones on here. i have 7 children but only had tattoos for 5 of them so far. i love the footprints. think i'm gonna get me some. xxx

    • werido 6 years ago

      do you have any ideas for the word clare

    • Amie 6 years ago

      These are lovely. iv got my 2yr old sons handprint(when he was 3 weeks old) and his name and D.O.B, done wen he was 6 weeks

    • joser 6 years ago

      thoes are cool

    • mike 6 years ago

      iwanaa have a toatoo at my back dedicated to my parents pls sugesst me some ideas at my mail

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      Angela Michelle 6 years ago from United States

      I have a friend who is going to have her kids names tattooed on her in their own handwriting when they are old enough to write.

    • Steph 6 years ago

      If my name were my mothers trampstamp, I'd change it.

    • Denna Lopez  6 years ago

      I'm also looking for something unique but kinda simple.It's kinda hard my kids are 18,16,15,11,& 2years old I want either their names with a design or a design that represents them all,if anyone has any ideas my email is names are Robert,Marcela,Katrina,RJ & Raymond.

    • Deanna 6 years ago

      I have had 3 miscarriages and a foster child who, after 4 years with me, went back to his father. I want a tattoo that represents these children that I have lost. I like the idea that someone put on about the heart with the flowers on either side, but I am not a flower person, so would like another idea. It will go in the middle of my back between my shoulder blades. Any ideas can be sent to my email at

    • graham 6 years ago

      hello people, i need help...i have 2 sons 11 and 8 i have their names on each arm and french writing saying my boys i love always.... i want a new tattoo as a quote about my lads......was thinking something like this " is not only flesh and blood but our hearts which makes us fathers and sons" anyone got any good ideas for quotes? please

    • roberohecha 6 years ago

      some good ideas,i think more need to get posted,i can't find one i can get behind my sons name

    • Ann 6 years ago

      I sure like the ones that look like kids art. Cool!! :) Im looking for something for me and my daughter to put on our foot. Not sure what any one out there that may have something for me.

    • leia 6 years ago

      some beautiful tats!

      nothing that i was looking 4 =( i think we need some more insperation pics.

      im after a small design on my foot and i want to add my to beautiful lil guys names to it!

      maybe a star or butterfly design i was thinking about a crown cause they are my lil prince's but hmmm not sure! keep searching i guess...

    • samantha 6 years ago

      how would u av ur kids initials on u if two of them av the same

    • Inas 6 years ago

      hey i wana get my mum's name done on ma hand but i want to get litle design with it aswell something sexy but unique sum1 help me ? :)

    • Alanna 6 years ago

      there are some good one's... can i just say tramp stamps are trashy and why would you want a tattoo for your kids in the worst place ever. Everybody has tramp stamps come up with something different. that's just my opinion.

    • Mike 6 years ago

      Some of these are horrible. Kind f sad to see someone not wanting to spend the money for good ink.

    • cinnamon 6 years ago

      i have one on my right leg that say mom in a ribben but its small i went one that show how much i love my mom

    • Mercedes 6 years ago

      I am getting my son's name (JADEN) with his birthdate under it as 08-03-06 (the "-" will be little hearts, tho), but I am having trouble figuring out what kind of lettering I want. I want it small too, maybe and inch or so, as I am doing it on my inner forearm, just below my elbow. Wish me luck everyone, cause I'm doing it at the end of the month, as a birthday gift to my self.

    • Shawn 6 years ago

      I just got a mom tat for my 40th Birthday...two little bumblebees on my foot...My daughters name is Hailey Bryn (nickname Hailey Bee) and my son is Brett (baby bee). Turned out really cute as a way to symbolize my love for my kids. (my husbands name starts w/ B also)

    • footrain 6 years ago

      awesome designs and ideas still looking for something for mum & dad though, something for my bak... but ye great pieces peeps...

    • briana olsen 6 years ago

      I lost my dear mother on Febuary 12th, she was only 52 and I was living with her at the time with my 3 daughters who she addored and loved dearly exspecially my 3 year old! We did not get along that well growing up but the older I got i realized we were so much a like! She was my best friend the only one I could talk to and count on. She fell asleep and never woke up , she had deppresion and also her death was accidental! I miss her so much and would change anything just to give her a ug and tell her I love her one last time! I am trying to get a tattoo touched up that I hate in remembrance of her and my 3 beautiful daughters any sugestions! I could really use some advice cause I got my first one when I turned 18 and hate it!

    • Justin 6 years ago

      If anyone is interested I'm the last picture (the film reel) I updated my tattoo to include my son's name and you can view it here:

    • relio 6 years ago

      I'm looking to get my sons name but I would like it to be original and I have no clue what to do. His name is Aurelio and is the 4th.

    • Ashley 6 years ago

      Tramp stamps do not make the person trashy. If they are trashy and happen to have a "tramp stamp" they were likely trashy to begin with. Just commenting on the person way up there who said that. The lumbar is a beautiful part of the body. Sad that people have to claim someone as trashy because they want to accentuate it.

    • Ashley 6 years ago

      On a side note, however... I do think it is awkward and can't imagine putting my daughter's name on my lumbar. "Mommy, the kids at school said your tattoo with my name is called a tramp stamp". Ugh.

    • amanda 6 years ago

      these are sick

    • Amy 6 years ago

      These aren't very nice.

    • Jary 6 years ago

      Wow nice ' i want one of this

    • Mamma-of-2 6 years ago

      My friend just forwarded me this site because my picture of my Tattoo is on here. Not sure where they got it. Doesn't much matter to me. But reading the rude shit people say when they are anonymous is funny to me. My daughter is Sweet Abbey and I love my tattoo. Don't really care what shallow people think.of the location.

    • Chy 6 years ago

      Okay so I have to twin girls Jolie and kaylee I have think About where to get their names any ideas?

    • Jenny 6 years ago

      What a great idea, turning your child's name into a tramp stamp! I think putting your kid's name in ink on the same body where you have also inked everyone you ever slept with is real classy. Are the pitbulls and meth free, or do you have to pay extra?

      I think your kids would have have the money spent on a college savings he can grow up to be more than a person who looks like he just got out of prison and had his kid's names tattoed on his body to impress the judge. This is TACKY.

    • Justin 6 years ago

      Ya know to be comnpletely honest yes there are some tattoos that people get that make them look trashy it is how your present it but also it is the persons choice if my sons mother came to me and said im going to get our sons name chase tattooed on my lower back you know what i would say babe that's fine don't make it look like your a whore though let me put it this way your body is a canvas make it beautiful i don't care who you are everyone needs at least 1 big tattoo you can dog on me all you want but see i never use to like them however i seen some BEAUTIFUL work done on my sons mother and ya know now i have my armor my neck my left leg and my ribs it is all about my sonhe takes up my ribs and my neck. don't judge other peoples tattoos when you could be the trashy one.


    • john 6 years ago

      what's the name of the font where it says initials and theres a red head girl with a letter on her neck and the other picture is 3 letters going down on a guys tricep on each arm. I need the fonts from both pictures. Please!

    • CHYLDFREE 6 years ago

      Why don't you BREEDERS stick to TRYING to parent rather than making yourselves look even more trashy than you already do? THis is why BRATLIEGH and SHITFORD behave (or don't behave) the way they do!

    • Ray 6 years ago

      I need help i have three baby boys i would like to get there names an footprints tattooed on me but don't know where to put it help please

    • weaths 6 years ago

      ray how about handprints everyone seems to have footprints theses days.

      i have footprints for my first and handprints for my second,on each forearm.

    • Rachel  5 years ago

      I think these Tattoos are amazing ....... tattoos are ment to be personal and mean something to the person thfat has them.... who cares what these others say... YOUR BODY IS YOUR CANVAS..... I have my sons name on my neck I am also adding his handprint n foot print too... I love my son.... for my mother I have a castle window That looks like a cross with mom. I

      will be putting RIP and her dates too.... EVERYONE SHOW UR LOVE IN UR ART AND LOVE YOURSELF

    • newman 5 years ago

      a lot of these are really pretty, especially the first portrait one!!! I have 3 kids, 4 year old son (joshua) and 2 year old twins, boy and girl (kaylin and kayson), i want something different and unique but can't really find or think of anything! I might just stick with what ive always though would be cute...3 kinda small hearts, just outlined in black with some shading and there names in the middle of them, the names would be blue for my boys and pink for my girl! i want it on my wrist so it can't be too big! anyone have any ideas?!? im goin this weekend so...HURRY UP!!! hehe! and to the people who are sooo rude...REALLY?!? yes, the LOCATION of ANY tattoo is called by many a tramp stamp but some people like tattoos there and some people even like there kids names there! I wouldn't do it there but if that's what they like then...that's beautiful!!! I though these comments were mean but kinda funny...until i read Jenny's, THAT was trashy!!! puttin someone who down, in their OWN opinion, did what they felt to be cute and are proud of it, is more trashy than any tattoo anywhere! and i really did NOT like how u put pit bulls down in ur little comment either! they are WONDERFUL dogs! and chyldfree...i just don't get what u are trying to say, if it is that anyone who would get a tat of their kids' names are trashy...then why in the F are u on here in the first place and did u REALLY just spend that much time and effort into commenting something like that on HERE?!? WOW...some people lead very boring lives! oh and why im at it...the person who said that u want a tattoo of ur moms name and u want it to be sexy, i can't find where i saw that, but...ummm......?!?

    • mollie 5 years ago

      i think this are sceryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

    • page 5 years ago

      i was pregnant and lost my baby in body went into labor and his name was brady..i want a small tattoo with his name and maybe foot prints or something on my wrist.any ideas?

    • Tonia 5 years ago

      I love the tattoo with the sons name wrote out with kid blocks

    • Anna 5 years ago

      First just want to say thank you to Newman. You said just about everything i was thinking! I don't see anything wrong with getting tattoos of people or things you love on you. Why not let everyone know how much you care about them? I have a 1 year old little boy and i love him very much. I want everyone to know how much, so i am going to get a tattoo for him somewhere. I'm not sure what i want to get or where yet, but it will be done in the next couple months. (Before my husband leaves to go over seas) We want to get them together. Does anyone have any ideas that we can get together? They don't have to be the same, but similar is preferred. (I really like the blocks, so maybe we'll do something similar to that) Please help.



    • hits 5 years ago

      ha ha ha - these are some of the WORST tattoos I have ever seen ... I feel so sorry for these poor people. for example Jake with the rocket... he will grow up and out of rockets you know LOL

    • amanda 5 years ago

      I really enjoyed viewing these tatts. I have my 3 children's names in petals dropping off of an orchid on my left shoulder.

    • danielle 5 years ago

      May of last year my brother was blessed with his first child...a BEAUTIFUL baby girl. But there were complications and she was born 3 months premature. My lovely little niece only lived to be 2weeks and a day old. her birthday is coming soon and i wanted to get a tattoo in honor of her. She was such an amazing fighter and gave us all hope. If anyone has any ideas they would be much appreciated. Thanks.

    • Sarah 5 years ago

      I am 43 and have always considered a tattoo but these are ugly. Sorry but that's just my opinion.

    • Kankansmommy 5 years ago

      I had my sons footprint from birth tatted on my foot as if he were standing on it 2years ago now I'm wanting maybe his hand tatted on the back of my upper arm with his name somehow included any ideas would be awesome!!

    • Ces 5 years ago

      The one with mother holding kid is nice.....has meaning

    • heather davies 5 years ago

      these tattoos are stunning,

      im looking for a tat with my 4 kids

      brandon 8

      daniel 7

      ben 5

      emily 2

      want something different but stunning, any ideas please

      thanks for any help or websites passed on to me,

    • Shelly 5 years ago

      I like the footprints :-) very nice

    • andrew 5 years ago

      ive just had my 1st chiled a baby girl name emily-jade i also have a 5 year old step daughter i want my step daughters hand print and my daughters feet printing and tattooin on my back with a poem but don't no any poems any sites with good poems from father to daughter or daughters would be gr8 thanks p.s. these tattos are mint and to the people who are sad enuf to put ppl down ges you either don't have kids or your them people who just have kids for the benefits !!

    • liz  5 years ago

      looking for ideas for my grandsons name on me and grandaughter some nice tattoos

    • Mark 5 years ago

      I am seriously considering getting the name blocks done, my daughters name is Rileigh, think it would look pretty awesome!

    • Teresa 5 years ago

      I think they are all preetty cool I was actually looking for a tattoo to get my daughters name and be able to add my other kids names in the future any suggestions let me know:)

    • anna 5 years ago

      love all the tattose their awlsome im thinking about getting one

    • ben 5 years ago

      ive been trying to think of ideas for the last year i have two daughters any ideas will be appreciated

    • karly 5 years ago

      i love it

    • babyfootprinttattoos 5 years ago

      Baby footprint tattoos can be made on any part of the body. They can be inked on the back, shoulders, chest or on the wrist.

    • chloes'smomma 5 years ago

      i want to get a tat on my foot for my daughter, i was think in like maybe her name and some shooting stars but i have not seen any shooting stars that would even possibly look right. any ideas?

    • Jess050622 5 years ago

      I think the bitch talking shit DOESN'T have kids because if that person did they would NOT be talkin about mothers/fathers being trashy for having or wanting tats of their child/children. Clearly that stuck up person is jealous and only wishes they have a beautiful lil one to hold and cherish forever! I have 3 lil one a 4.3 and 2 year old. I had 3 kids in 2 and a half years, I love them all so much that I would do ANYTHING for them. People like to talk shit and run their mouth because they only wish they could have what someone else has. Great job on most of the tats, but honestly, a few looked like they were done by someone with less experience than others.

    • Tat 5 years ago

      I didn't see any thing good, good ideas yes but the work was horrible on 95% of them

    • bmunson 5 years ago

      Don't people have better things to do than put other people down. You don't even know them or their situation, so you should not judge. Most of these people are getting tattoos for some kind of memorial to a child they lost or the children they are thankful for and love with all their hearts and want the world to see. I am 44 years old and I am getting my first tattoo for my son who is in the army and risking his life for all of us to have our freedom. Also am getting one other one with my husbands name because I want to show him how much he means to me. My husband has cancer in his brain and I never know what is going to happen. So if you have nothing nice to say just say nothing at all and get the hell off this page!

    • Andy 5 years ago

      I'm wanting an american militery style dog tag necklace tattoo and can't find any designs ive got 6 grandchildren and id like a tag for each could anybody help please

    • Mattie 5 years ago

      these are beautiful!!!! i want one on my wrist for my son ...i had him at 17 and im raising him alone can't seem to find the right words.... can anyone be of any assistance??

    • Emily 5 years ago

      The ones with the child's art are so sweet and such an awesome idea. My problem is not wanting to wait long enough for him to start drawing lol.

    • Mel 5 years ago

      I had a tattoo done wrapping around my ankle with both mine and my two son's ECG rythms.(I hooked them up to a heart montor at work & printed them off)The boys picked their favorite colors of blue & green to have their ECG's done in, and I chose a dark pink for mine. Since I am an EMT I had the rythm's unite to the EMS Star of Life on the outside of my ankle. Another idea for someone else could be connecting the ECG rythms with initials,etc. This is my symbolism of how my boys were once a part of my body & our hearts beat side by side. I will forever have their heartbeats with me. In honor of my first son who was born premature & only lived for 11days, I had an angel placed on my left shoulder. Hope this helps some of you for ideas. In the end all that matters is what the tattoo symbolizes to you. So forget all the negative views.

    • jhan aries 5 years ago

      nica tatoo

    • pope the 7 5 years ago

      nice tattoo

    • mons 5 years ago

      Bmunson so agree !! And Page, I think your reason for getting a tatoo is really special and a permanent imprint with you of such an important part in your life is what a tattoo should be all about. I was late in the tattoos stage but im happy with that as the 2 I currently have are about things that have changed my life forver. I love asking about someones tattoo and getting a meaningful memory shared . My first tattoo was a sag star sign on my angle slightly altered to an S to represent my starsign and my husband who is also a sag (as am I) and my baby (my dog) whos both names start with S .... they were life changing for me in so many ways. My second tattoo was after the birth of my son which we had to accept may never happen... so for him I had - lOVE, LAUGH, LIVE in a horsehoe shape and in the centre were his initials JRS and I love it as it represents a new chapter and an overpowering love that I have never experienced and the words are my dreams for his future. I have just had a little girl which was another blessing and I want another small meaningful tattoo for her but again I want something to express my desires for her journey in life.. can't decide where to have it as this stage though. But tattoos that tell about a life changing experience, or someones deep passion for something are special and deserve to be there for a lifetime.

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      Chellington 5 years ago from Yorkshire, England

      What lovely ideas!

      Since being a child myself, I have always know I've wanted my children's names on my right arm somewhere and somehow (Coming from the 'I'd give my right arm for you' phrase).

      When I was pregnant, I was thinking of having my daughter's name on the back of my right shoulder, with her actual handprint underneath and her date of birth at the bottom. In pink, of course, for a princess loves her pink!

      However, she was born prematurely due to placental abruption and had to be born before she was expected by an emergency caesarian.

      She had to be revived on being born as her heartrate had dropped to nill. They told us, had she have been born a mere two minutes further on, she wouldn't be with us today.

      This gave her her name, 'Franchesca Faith' - so no matter what life brings she will always have faith, as I had in her on the day she was born. Also because my mother is religious and 'Faith' was something special to her.

      This made me want to include some sort of 'miracle side' or 'angel side' into my tattoo. I am yet to come to some sort of conclusion into how I am going to do that. I'm wanting to design the tattoo myself to make it extra special (haha, artistic side coming out here! I'm just getting to grips with an artistic drawing tablet). If anyone has any ideas how I can incorporate something as special as stated above into it, I would love to hear it!

      This is something I'm obviously not wanting to rush into, as I'm wanting it to be perfect and will hopefully have many years of memories with her to come - me being nineteen and her being 15 weeks.

      Anyway, I think I've decided on getting her hand and footprint on the front of my right forearm in the usual black ink, with her name in script and date of birth (and, somehow, the reference to miracle / angel) and such... and just hope I don't follow my parents lead of having ten children (I think I might run out of arm!)

      There's nothing quite as special as family, and marking your love to them on your person is simply perfect.

    • Mommyallformyson 5 years ago

      These are nice I love the portraits! I'm getting my three boys faces on my back shoulder like the 3 stooges!! Can't wait

    • poshtotsdesigns 5 years ago

      I really want to get a tattoo of my son's name in his own handwriting. I really like that idea. I just don't know where to have it tattooed on my body...

    • Momof2boys 4 years ago

      Let me ask....If you have a stepdaughter and then also have 2 children of your you get the stepdaughters named tattooed on you or just your kids?

    • Katrevious 4 years ago

      The last four fye they're very creative

    • Paschal 4 years ago

      Hello everybody, I have 3 kids and need a tattoo, any ideas please help. Mail me at

    • parkers.mommy 4 years ago

      I love the one with the daughters writing. I would probably get it somewhere else besides the wrist, but I love the idea!

    • Cori 4 years ago

      People must not know what a tramp stamp is. A tramp stamp is a tattoo on your very very lower back (above your butt). It's called a tramp stamp because when your going doggie style the guy can read your tattoo. So yeah, I agree that a tramp stamp with your child's name is in poor taste and bad placement. Mike is not referring to every tattoo being a tramp stamp. That placement is called a tramp stamp. I had no idea people didn't know what that was lol.

      I like the foot tattoos. I saw one with a hand print and that was really cute too. I like the daughter's handwriting, very cute idea.

    • Tiffany 4 years ago

      My husband put our names and wedding date tattoo on him and looks very nice

    • sara 4 years ago

      just wondering if anyone done one on there lower bk and how bad it hurts?

    • Kenya 4 years ago

      Im wanting to get a tattoo of my god sons name and bithday, small where should i put it?

    • John 4 years ago

      love the tatto ideas

    • vanessa 4 years ago

      I'm really curious and want to know who's does the little girl with tattoos.

      Piercing light skinned belongs to I just want this doaught to end

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      BeyondMax 4 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Circle of life is my favorite! Love. =) Awesome!

    • Trang 4 years ago

      ThankS for the great ideas! Getting daughter's name with her foot print

    • Samantha 4 years ago

      Hi , I am 16 and on my 17th birthday im getting a tattoo representing my son Kenric. I was really set on one thing and now ive seen other things that i wanted to get, but then my mom said Well what about when your older and if you have another child. Im getting my tattoo in a month and i don't know what i should do, i wanted to get my sons hand on my shoulder with his name, but what if i have more children ? I need help!!!

    • valerie 4 years ago

      does anybody have the name Justin?

    • lol 4 years ago

      well the quality of grammar and these tattoos really show the level of intelligence that people with tattoos have as a group.

    • OnlyMe 4 years ago

      For mumof2boys..... It wouold depend on how close you are to your stepdaughter. We wouldn't want her to think your trying to hard. But if you are very close i would definantly get her name alongside your boys name.

      I am looking at getting my childrens names and birthdates tattooed on the insides of my arms (probably forearm)

    • julie.a 4 years ago

      who does these and were

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