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Baby And Children Tattoo Designs-Tattoos for Mothers And Fathers

Updated on August 12, 2013




Most of us can agree that our children our the most important members in the world. From the very second that they come into this world, we share a bond of unconditional love. Whether you have a newborn or older children, parents are choosing to give dedication to their children in the form of tattoos. Whether it is a self portrait tattoo of their baby or a name tattoo that includes all your children, there are many ways to give appreciation to your children as a tattoo.

In total, there are several different styles that you can go with when it comes to mother and father tattoo designs. One popular variation of mom and dad tattoos are hand print tattoos and footprint tattoos. In many cases, parents will actually use their child's prints for such tattoos. You don't have to, but parents agree that it makes it more special. There are a variety of different ways to have your hand print tattoo and foot print tattoo portrayed. You may just want a single hand print or foot print tattoo, possibly one of each print. You could also get both hand prints, footprints, or both. Most commonly, you will only see one, but parents do where all these variations. Just like many baby and children tattoos, parents usually include the child's name and date of birth. Most parents choose to add their child's name and birth date to show appreciation for that special day, that special moment in time. You can also mix these prints up, such as one hand print and one footprint. Some hand print tattoos and foot print tattoos may have decorative art around it or symbols that are associated to babies and children.

Another popular way that babies and children are being portrayed in mom and dad tattoos are by self portrait tattoos. Personally speaking, I really like this idea. This is a way to capture this special time in your life. It is a chance to capture that innocence and purity that your child has as a baby or young child. If you are considering a self portrait or your child or children, make sure you go to a professional. You are going to want to have your self portrait tattoo looking exactly like your picture of your child. There is a lot of fine detail in self portrait tattoos. You want to make sure you go to a professional so that it will look identical to the picture that you will have tattooed on you. You may or may not want to add appropriate things to your self portrait tattoo. Some people may choose to add names or birth dates to their self portrait tattoo. You may want your baby with a cap on or with their favorite blanket. You can also do self portrait tattoos on your older children also, something like a family portrait if you wish. You may have an older child or you may have multiple children. Some mothers and fathers may want to choose a family tree portrait, which is usually appropriate when you have more then one child. Tree tattoos can represent life and family. You could add the self portrait tattoos with a beautiful tree tattoo to symbolize your family. You may just want to add the self portraits. If you have more then oneself portrait tattoo, some parents choose to have their last name tattooed. You can always decorate your self portrait tattoos also. There are many different ways to have self portraits tattoos portrayed.

Another way that you can symbolize your children is with baby angel tattoos or wing tattoos. There are several different ways that you can have baby angel tattoos portrayed. Most commonly, if you have a boy, parents will usually choose a small baby boy angel. If you have a girl, you would choose a small baby girl angel. If you have a boy and girl, besides being lucky, you can have both angels portrayed in one design. You may want to have them facing each other, holding hands, or praying together. You may want to add a halo or not. Just like so many other mother and father tattoos, you may want to add their names and birth dates to the tattoo. You may want to go with something simple, such as a name tattoo with wings on the sides. You may want to choose a large angel looking over the baby angel. This would symbolize protection and guidance over your child. Once again, you can also add appropriate symbols, There are many things you can do with baby angels and angel wings.




Mother and father tattoos do hold deep symbolic value, but most tattoos are used to symbolize the same thing. We all love our children unconditionally and with all our heart. We choose to show appreciation and how we value them in mom and dad tattoos. These tattoos symbolize our love, appreciation, and faith that we have in them. It is a way to forever show them how much we love and care about them.

Besides foot prints, hand prints, and angels, there are several other ways that we portray mother and father tattoos. Another common and popular way to show appreciation toward our children is by name tattoos. You can do a lot with name tattoos. They can be designed in a variety of different ways and they can also be decorated in several ways. You may want to decorate your name tattoo with building blocks, toys, or any other associated symbols. You may want to decorate it with art. You could add their birth date also, most parents do. The second tattoo in this section is a great example of the above. If you have a boy, you may want to choose blue. For a girl, you may choose pink. You could choose any color that you wish. You may want to decorate it with balloons or colored artwork. Just use your imagination!

Tattoo artist are always coming up with new creative ways to portray mother and father tattoos. They are a tattoo design that you can do so much with. Dad and mom tattoos can be designed to be cute or have a more serious look to them. In most cases, mom tattoos will be cute while dad tattoos will have a serious look and feel to them. This is not to say that it can't be the other way around. There are also a variety of popular symbols that are chosen for mother and father tattoos. These popular symbols are usually chosen for such tattoos, like stars, hearts, feathers, or the moon. You could decorate your tattoo with anyone of these symbols.

Before you choose to get inked, there are some important things to remember. If your considering a mother or father tattoo, make sure this is what you want. This is a tattoo that you are going to want to wear for the rest of your life. Make sure you do your own research, just as you are doing right now. Take the time to view as many mother and father tattoo designs as possible until you find what you are looking for. Make sure that you are completely confident about your choice. If you are second guessing yourself, it may be best to wait. Don't rush to get tattooed! Getting a tattoo needs to be a thought out process. Most men and women that rush to get inked usually have regrets later on down the road. If you feel that you are not sure about a mother or father tattoo, be sure to follow the links below to view more tattoo designs, ideas, symbols, and meanings. Thanks for your visit.




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    • thelyricwriter profile imageAUTHOR

      Richard Ricky Hale 

      7 years ago from West Virginia

      Mama Kim, thanks for taking the time to drop by and comment. They are a lot of possibilities for mothers. You could go with baby angels, portrait tattoos, or even small feathers. I always liked the small feather with a name beside or under. Even baby items, such as baby boots or a bottle. Many things that you can do with this theme. Thanks for everything.

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      Sasha Kim 

      7 years ago

      I've never seen the blocks before, that's really cute. I've always been a fan of the foot and hand prints, but when they fade or get fuzzy they tend to look like nasty bruises ^_^ I know I want tattoos for my kids... I just haven't found anything that gives me that "oh that's perfect" feeling yet. ^_^ I'll keep browsing your hubs! Voted up

    • thelyricwriter profile imageAUTHOR

      Richard Ricky Hale 

      7 years ago from West Virginia

      Thanks you all for your comments, times, and votes. I am very thankful and apologize for the late response. Power was out for a few days and I am just getting back to the norm.

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      7 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Haven't seen anything like these ones in real life, but this is really interesting idea. It's kinda warming up that parents care for you so much that they do thess kind of Certainly like a dream =)

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      7 years ago from Australia

      It's bad enough when your parents have old photos of you from when you where a kid. I would hate it if my mum had a tattoo of me as a kid in the 70s.

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      Aurelio Locsin 

      7 years ago from Orange County, CA

      Interestingly enough, I don't think I've every noticed these types of tattoos even on parents. Voting this Up and Beautiful though.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      7 years ago from Southern Illinois

      These are so sweet. What a great idea..Cheers

    • Frank Atanacio profile image

      Frank Atanacio 

      7 years ago from Shelton

      thelyricwriter having a baby or children on your back.. isn't it kind of creepy? although this was a good share and it broaden my views on tattoos thanks bro :)

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      7 years ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      WOW These are amazing!

    • Nell Rose profile image

      Nell Rose 

      7 years ago from England

      The tattoos are gorgeous, especially the second one from the top, this is such a great idea, I should have done it myself with my son when he was a baby, great hub, and really interesting, cheers nell

    • Boots Iacono profile image

      Boots Iacono 

      7 years ago from Northern New Jersey

      If you look at my current profile pic, this is the first tattoo I ever did, in honor of my daughter, while I was still a tattoo apprentice.

      The tattoo machine writing her name on my arm is a symbolism stating how permenantly I've been marked by her coming into this world.

      I'm gonna share this on facebook, as it will be appreciated.

      You have no idea how I appreciated this article. Best of luck to you, your traffic, and all your endeavers.



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