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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.

Dads' stories are on their skinTony Brunskill

Tony, father of two from New Zealand, pictured with son Ché

"My first tattoo was a cross on my left hand. I thought it would look 'cool.' I was 15 when I got it done: I did the tattoo in a biology lesson. I decided I no longer liked it and its location when I started to try and get a job, and it was worse when I tried to visit Australia and the customs officer looked at them and said that they were 'prison tats.' They thought I must have completed a lag [time behind bars] so they were not going to let me in. I convinced them I hadn't been inside, but that set the ball rolling for its removal."

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