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These parents turned their kids' drawings into incredible tattoos

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Tattoo designs à la children

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Tattoo designs à la children

The refrigerator is typically home to the best children's artwork. But what if your kid's art is so great that even the fridge doesn't do it justice? That's where tattoos come in. These parents loved their kids' artwork so much they had it inked on their own bodies. From love notes in their handwriting to adorable animals, check out some of the very best tattoos drawn by kids. 

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Permanent love note

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Permanent love note

Do you have anything to tattoo back, Mom?

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Or an always present reminder

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Or an always present reminder

This seems to be a common sentiment among kids.

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Forever young

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Forever young

Our records show that Harrison is still age 4.

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Parental portrait

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Parental portrait

Superdad's got great taste in shoes!

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Holding hands

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Holding hands

I'll never let go, Jack!

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Luke was here

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Luke was here

Rawr!

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One big drawing

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One big drawing

Me-wowwwwww.

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Slip to tat

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Slip to tat

That note's a little too conspicuous to pass in class now.

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Colorful imagination

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Colorful imagination

Bird-mammals looked a little different back in my day.

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Pop of kid color

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Pop of kid color

It doesn't matter what it is, though it'd be cool if someone would tell us. 

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Kids' best friend

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Kids' best friend

This cat went meow, meow, meow, all the way onto Dad's leg.

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Family portrait

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Family portrait

Mom doesn't look a day over giant flower.

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Simply 'Star Wars'-tastic

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Simply 'Star Wars'-tastic

Boba Fett Boba fun.

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Doodles for decades

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Doodles for decades

What's wrong, Frankenstein?

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An always sticky sticky note

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An always sticky sticky note

This one won't be falling off anytime soon.

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Stick figures in action

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Stick figures in action

No one draws a stick figure quite like a child.

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Signed artwork

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Signed artwork

What attention to color and detail!

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Equal representation

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Equal representation

The only casualty here is the interrupted high-five.

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You are my sunshine

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You are my sunshine

My only sunshine.

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Hoot of a tattoo

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Hoot of a tattoo

Can Julian draw us one too?

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A Damian original

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A Damian original

And slightly scary one at that.

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The original calligraphy

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The original calligraphy

Handwriting really is a lost art form.

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Three's company

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Three's company

Buddies forever.

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Furry friend

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Furry friend

That roaring? Oh yeah, that's not me — that's my shoulder.

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Grrrrr

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Grrrrr

Upside down, right side up, it doesn't matter.

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Super Tatman

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Super Tatman

He's always got your back.

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Straight to the point

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Straight to the point

For everyone to see.

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Speed racer

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Speed racer

Zoom zoom.

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Oodles of tattoodles

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Oodles of tattoodles

These kids learned modern art early.

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Oodles of doodled tattoodles

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Oodles of doodled tattoodles

And this one is more of an abstract fan.

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Watercolor scene

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Watercolor scene

It's raining ink; it's pouring ink.

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Multi-person production

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Multi-person production

Three kids + three drawings = artwork.

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Sharing a hand

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Sharing a hand

And a heart too.

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Drawings come to life

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Drawings come to life

Those are some insane fingers.

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Colorful hairdo

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Colorful hairdo

This just in: Frosted tips are back in style.

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Two peas in a pod

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Two peas in a pod

That sounds like one winner of a Sunday.

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Adventure time, tattoo time

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Adventure time, tattoo time

The resemblance to the real thing is uncanny.

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Bunch of carrot friends

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Bunch of carrot friends

And their frog to keep them in tip-top shape.

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Moving scene

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Moving scene

The motion arrows were an extra touch.

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Colorful cone

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Colorful cone

Maybe don't lick it, though.

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Squawk squawk

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Squawk squawk

That's one epic chicken.

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Showing a lot of love

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Showing a lot of love

With just a little bit of ink.

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Not just drawn, but tattooed on

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Not just drawn, but tattooed on

There's letting your kid draw your tattoo, and then there's letting him tattoo it himself.

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A whole sleeve of kid art

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A whole sleeve of kid art

Bet you can't have just one.

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Striking a fabulous pose

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Striking a fabulous pose

Maybe it's Maybelline; maybe it's Mom.

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Old-timey bike

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Old-timey bike

Me love you long time, like 1870s long time.

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Very scary monster

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Very scary monster

Eeek! Scary!

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The ultimate tattooed dad

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The ultimate tattooed dad

This guy's been tattooing his son's drawings on himself every year for years!

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