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Paris & Prince Jackson up their tattoo game with new ink honoring their dad

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Paris Jackson and her brother Prince get special tattoos to show their famous father some love

Paris and Prince Jackson are maintaining a close bond with their late father, Michael Jackson, in a very permanent way: with tattoos.

To celebrate Paris' 18th birthday, the brother-sister duo hit up Justin Lewis at Timeless Tattoo in Los Angeles for some ink. While they did not get matching designs, they both chose art that will always remind them of their dad.

Prince chose an Egyptian design for his back, the deity Anubis, whose role was to usher souls into the afterlife after he weighed their hearts (symbolically, of course) to determine if they were worthy of the realm of the dead.

I did #princemichaeljackson tattoo #MichaelJacksonjr #MichaelJackson he is an amazing man. Much love .

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What does this design have to do with MJ? Michael had a deep fascination with Egyptian mythology, even heavily featuring such imagery in the theme of his video for the song "Remember the Time."

Paris went in an entirely different direction. She had the words "Queen of My Heart" inked on her arm in Michael's handwriting.

Paris Michael Jackson got her tattoo today, letters from her father, so sweet. #parisjackson and Austin Brown her cousin.

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She explained, "'Queen of My Heart' in his handwriting. To everyone else he was the King of Pop. To me, well, he was the king of my heart."

And surprise! Not content to just honor one important loved one, Paris tattooed her other arm with a dedication to her grandmother, Katherine Jackson, who was revered by Michael and gained custody of his children after his death.

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"'KÇŽisèlín' for Grandma Katherine, done by the ink goddess herself @thetattooprincess. Love you, G-Ma," she wrote.

So far, by all accounts an underaged Blanket Jackson remains ink-free.

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Paris Jackson and her brother Prince get special tattoos to show their famous father some love
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