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Chantel Brink
Chantel Brink
August 8, 2023 ·  4 min read

Just Beautiful: 5 Fathers Who Got Tattoos of Their Children’s Drawings to Remember Them Forever

A father’s love for his child is an unwavering, profound force that knows no bounds. It’s a beacon of strength and guidance, shaped by tender moments and shared experiences. From the first heartbeats of anticipation to the countless sacrifices made, a father’s love is a steadfast presence that nurtures, protects, and encourages. It’s a bond built on laughter, support, and unspoken understanding, a connection that weaves stories of devotion and shapes the essence of a child’s journey through life. Of course, parents show affection in different ways, but we just have to admire these fathers who decided to get tattoos of their children’s drawings—a beautifully perfect way to cherish them forever.

These proud dads kept their children’s memories close by having tattoos done of their kid’s drawings

1. This dad got an entire sleeve done of his daughter’s drawings

This dad got his daughter's sketches tattooed on his arm
Image Credit: jess_koala_tattoo Instagram

On Instagram, the tattoo artist proudly showed off a series of photos featuring Eric’s arm adorned with meaningful tattoos. The tattoos were meticulously crafted to capture the unique essence of Eric’s two beloved daughters, Isabel and Graci. Each tattoo had their name, lovingly inked in their own handwriting, serving as a beautiful tribute to their individuality.

Eric and I have had two sessions so far that started with the self-portraits of his daughters, Graci and Isabel. At that first session, we started talking about how much fun it would be to create a sleeve from there. We came up with the idea of them drawing their versions of tattoo ‘flash’ so that he could choose which tattoos would be next. His daughters were over the moon and have been drawing up a storm! It has been such a fun project and this is just the beginning with much more to come! She said.

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2. This heartbroken dad kept a memory of his daughter close

dad gets tattoo of daughter's last drawing before she perished
Image Credit: Reddit

According to a post on Reddit, a story emerged about a grieving father who tragically lost his daughter. In an effort to hold on to a piece of her forever, he decided to tattoo the last picture she gave him onto his body. The tattoo beautifully shows a scene of the father and his beloved daughter, with the heartfelt words “Te Amo Papa,” expressing her love for him.

3. This dad got both his daughters’ drawings tattooed all over him

Dad gets tattoos of his daughters' drawings
Image Credit: Everyday Girl Dad

Mike Reynolds, a devoted dad from Ottawa, Canada, took the concept of saving his children’s artwork to a new level. The proud father of two daughters, Leah and Charlotte, allowed his creative little artists to design custom tattoos for him. He decided to permanently etch their drawings onto his skin without a second thought. Further securing the special bond he shares with his girls.

Despite already having around 40 tattoos, Mike embraced the idea of adding his daughters’ artwork to his collection. These unique tattoos now serve as a beautiful tribute to the creative expressions of his children. Each inked masterpiece carries a profound and personal meaning, strengthening the connection between this loving dad and his beloved daughters.

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4. This dad got something special tattooed to boost his daughter’s confidence

Dad gets tattoo to match his daughter's birthmark
Image source: Mirror UK

A loving and caring father has taken a touching step to support and reassure his daughter, Isla Bailey, who was born with a unique and rare birthmark called Congenital melanocytic Naevi (CMN). This large birthmark covers Isla’s back. And she also has over 100 moles on her legs, arms, and face, which she affectionately calls her “special spots.”

To show his absolute love and support, Isla’s father decided to have a copy of her rare birthmark tattooed on his own leg. By doing so, he wanted to send a powerful message to Isla. Demonstrating that she will never be alone in her journey and that he embraces and cherishes every aspect of her uniqueness. The tattoo is a constant reminder of their unbreakable bond and is intended to boost Isla’s self-confidence.

5. This dad seems to have gotten his child’s drawing tattooed on himself too

dad gets tattoo of daughter's last drawing before she perished
Image source: GH Base

We aren’t entirely sure of the origins of this photo, but we love it nonetheless. We can only imagine the touching story behind this. This father found the perfect way to remember his child. The love will last forever.

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