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Inked: Moms with tattoos

Monica Beyer is a mom of four and has been writing professionally since 2000, when her first book, Baby Talk, was published. Her main area of interest is attachment parenting and all that goes with it, including breastfeeding, co-sleepin...

My mom has tattoos, and that rocks

Are you a tattooed mom? Or do you just love the way tattoos look? We've compiled a fabulous gallery of some of the most beautiful and inspiring tattooed mothers out there.

My mom has tattoos, and that rocks

Shelly Goldblatt

Shelly, mom of two from Middletown, Connecticut, pictured with newborn Dahlia.

"The birds on my chest are for my parents. They hold banners that read 'Mommy' and 'Daddy.' The tattoo is a traditional sailor tattoo, they would get the swallows on their chest to signify keeping their head above water. My parents passed away when I was young, but their memory and spirit help me metaphorically keep my head above water (I also have a slight fear of water)."

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