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.

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Tony Brunskill's tattoo pictureTony 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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Comments on "Inked: Dads with tattoos"

Shannon June 18, 2012 | 6:22 AM

Aww this is great. I'm not a huge tattoo person myself, but I love a guy with tattoos. That is, as long as they have meaning. I don't understand why people get random tattoos all the time, but if it's a memory or holds a special place in your heart than why not.

queena June 18, 2012 | 12:53 AM

I took my son to get his first tattoo when he was two months away from turning 18. I knew he was going to get anyway in a couple of months and I didn't want it to be something he did rebelliously. It was a pretty good day as I remember. At that age there isn't a lot of quality time with mom. I wound up wanting one myself. Although it was a couple of years before I got the nerve. By then he had two. His girlfriend had been bitten by the bug and had one as well. Now I have three...and so does he. Lol...it is definitely addictive. But along with the story, there is something very sweet about a man with a tattoo(s) taking care of his baby. It's kind of like the lion and the lamb...or that's the best analogy I could think of. Enjoyed these pics.

brian June 12, 2012 | 12:34 PM

this is really a touching story. i'm not a tatoo guy but this makes me potentially rethink a tatoo as a visual aid to spark thoughts of loved ones who have passed. very cool!

Ashley June 11, 2012 | 7:21 AM

Love these dads and their beautiful children.

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