Getting a tattoo in honor of your child: did you? Would you?

posted 2 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
7664 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

I love tattoos anyway, and I think getting ones for your kids is a great idea (unlike getting a tattoo of your partner’s name, which is a terrible idea, for obvious reasons!).

Your options sound lovely.

As an aside, I was thinking of getting a paw print tattoo to remember one of my pets (!). LOL, it clearly doesn’t take much for me to want to get inked!

Post # 3
1892 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

iarebridezilla:  I would totally get a tattoo for my child. But I would wait until the can write(even if it’s crazy messy) and get a tattoo of their name or something that they have written.

Post # 4
2661 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I didn’t, and I would not consider it, but tattoos aren’t my thing:-)!!!

Post # 5
1125 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I don’t have any tattoos, and I never considered it. But after 2 c-sections and a scar that doesn’t seem to want to heal properly, I’m thinking I could get a tattoo around the scar in honor of my children. I’m not sure though, and I have lots of time to think about it since the scar is still changing so I will wait at least until DD is 2 years old before doing anything.

Post # 6
715 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

iarebridezilla:  I did! It’s the only tattoo I have.

I commissioned an artist that I went to nursing school with to create it for me. It is just smaller than the palm of my hand, and is tattooed to my left shoulder blade. It is black outlined with red shading, a Celtic style knotted/woven heart, with two “arms” of infinity symbols extending from each side of it. “One mothers heart with two arms of infinite love” is what I call it, and what I gave to my artist for inspiration.

it is a one of a kind, and obviously has very special meaning to me 🙂 

Post # 9
715 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

iarebridezilla:  I’ve only ever carried & delivered two children of my own and I’ll never have more. So the two “arms of infinity” are for each of them 🙂 

my kids are now 15 & 13 and I got the tattoo about 10 years ago. 


Post # 10
47 posts

I love tattoo’s I am designing my next one at the minute, I have a tattoo in honour of my son at the base of my neck, just his name and some pretty flowers. 

Post # 11
528 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - Columbia, SC

iarebridezilla:  Yes, I have shooting stars on my foot with my children’s intials. 

Funny story, when my cousin went to get one for her son whose intials are JHS the guy doing it said “Man, you must really love your high school!”

Post # 12
599 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

I don’t have children yet but I want to get tattoos for them. At the moment I’m thinking of having their footprints when they’re newborns and their name and DOB 🙂

Post # 13
5222 posts
Bee Keeper

I don’t have any children yet or tattoo’s, and I wouldn’t get one but DH already has one tattoo and has mentioned if/when we do have kids, he would like to get a tattoo for each one.

Post # 15
595 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

iarebridezilla:  My dad did for both of my brothers and I! It’s something he has wanted since we were young – I love it.

As for me, I have one tattoo and don’t really want more – but if I decided to get one, I definitely would for my children!

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