10 Tattoos Parents Got That Were Inspired by Their Kids

by Monica Beyer
Aug 14, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. ET

If you really love your kids and you really love your ink, then you know where we're headed with this.

Tattoo inspiration comes from many places, but for these moms and dads, their kids were their beautiful, tiny muses. These beautiful kid-inspired works of art highlight just some of the ways parents choose to honor their little ones.

As tattoos have grown more popular in the past two decades and celebrities like David Beckham have made body art inspired by children's drawings in vogue, tattoos to honor children have become a thing in the parenting community. And what a beautiful thing it is.

Compared to the possibly big, huge mistake of getting an ex's name branded on your body forever, you can't go wrong with a beautiful tattoo inspired by your kid. (And even better news for parents who may have a tattoo or five — tattoos are now officially considered a cultural norm.) If you need further proof, here are a few parents who have figured out how to do family-friendly tattoos right.

1/11 :Arrow child names

This is a fun, unique twist on child name tattoos.

2 /11: Mother nursing baby

2/11 :Mother nursing baby

This darling outline of a mother nursing her baby is tops in our book.

3/11 :Handprints

This set of handprints represents the bond between parent and child.

4 /11: Unique birth date

4/11 :Unique birth date

This moving piece shows simple line work depicting a mother and child paired with a child's birth date.

5 /11: Birth date

5/11 :Birth date

This tattoo is a gorgeous twist on an old favorite — a baby's birth date written in Roman numerals.

6/11 :Footprints

Teeny baby footprints make an excellent parent tattoo.

7 /11: Footprint birth date tattoo

7/11 :Footprint birth date tattoo

This baby footprint tattoo is packed full of Baby's birth stats. 

8/11 :Kids' names

Both children's names in script is a delicate tribute. 

9/11 :Mother & child

A beautiful way to capture that special mother-child bond.

10 /11: Roman numerals

10/11 :Roman numerals

Roman numerals make a traditional birth date that much more interesting.

11 /11: Gorgeous kid-inspired tattoos for parents

11/11 :Gorgeous kid-inspired tattoos for parents