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Tattoo Ideas: Children, Kids, Parents, and Motherhood

I have 13 tattoos as well as several piercings, and I think they're all pretty cool.

Tattoos about your kids

Tattoos about your kids

Tattoos to Honor Your Kids

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, and loving. And when the baby emerges healthy, wailing at the top of her lungs as she takes her first breath, meeting her mother eye to eye for the first time, there is a connection formed in that instant that can never be broken.

The Impact of Having a Child

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.

Tattoos That Celebrate Parenthood

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 someplace 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.

  1. Baby Footprint Tattoos
  2. Lettering a Child's Name
  3. A Baby's Initials
  4. Kanji
  5. Kids' Drawings
  6. Family Hearts
  7. Your Child's Zodiac Sign
  8. Baby Portrait Tattoos

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

This content reflects the personal opinions of the author. It is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and should not be substituted for impartial fact or advice in legal, political, or personal matters.


James on March 23, 2020:

How much did I was when I watched those tattoos run

julie.a on September 26, 2012:

who does these and were

OnlyMe on June 06, 2012:

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)

lol on May 06, 2012:

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

valerie on May 04, 2012:

does anybody have the name Justin?

Samantha on May 02, 2012:

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!!!

Trang on April 22, 2012:

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

BeyondMax from Sydney, Australia on April 14, 2012:

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

vanessa on March 20, 2012:

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

John on March 08, 2012: