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Inked: Dads 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...

Dads' stories are on their skin

Dads are so important in our lives and the lives of our children. If the sight of a tattooed man with his child makes your heart leap, do we have a collection for you! We found some of the coolest, most interesting and heartwarming pictures of tattooed dads and their kids — and the stories to go along with them.

Sterling's tattoo pictureSterling

Sterling, dad of three from Heston, Kansas, pictured with Autumn

"All of my tattoos have very personal meanings behind them. A lot of my work is music related because before I had children, music was my passion. I also have memorial tattoos on my wrists for a friend who attempted suicide and another that passed of cancer on his 21st birthday. Choosing just one as a favorite is a challenge, but I will go with my knuckles — they spell out 'dark side,' which is a reference to Star Wars and my religion (or lack thereof). I am planning out tattoos for all three of my children because I look at tattoos as a road map of my life, where I have been, where I am going and where I am now. People say that being a parent (especially of a Down's Syndrome child) takes commitment. I just say look at me, I clearly have no commitment issues!"

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