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11 Tattoos To Show Your Love For Your Kids That Are More Than Just Their Names

When picking a tattoo, it's important that it has meaning to you now and will in the decades to come. Often family is an easy choice, and when your children come along, you want to capture those important memories wherever you can. Whether it's something you do together, an important date or their name, get creative with your tattoo choice and stray from the common choices.

This list will inspire your next ink choices to represent your little ones.

Animals

Whether you read Can't You Sleep Little Bear every night or your little one is obsessed with elephants, honor parenthood with an adorable tattoo of an animal and its offspring.

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Fingerprints

We've seen tattoos of baby's hands and feet, so this one is a great alternative to a common choice.

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Seasonal Flowers

Celebrate the month your little one entered the world by getting a tattoo of the flower that was in bloom during that month or season. This will allow your tattoo artist to add that pop of color and its easy to combine into other tattoos you have.

Tiny Symbols

Hearts, diamonds.... this simple design is great for anyone who is looking to be a minimalist with their body art.

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Roman Numerals

While Roman Numerals have become more popular with millennials, they are still a less obvious ways to celebrate the day your baby was born. The stacked dates look really good, so if you have a lot of kids, this block will look fantastic together.

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Names are common, but is there is a more artistic way to display them in your tattoos.

Names

While this may be a clear choice for a tattoo to symbolize parenthood, you can get creative with how you show off your kids' names. While you can get a simple script, you can also get creative and embed them into a symbol like a arrow or into a shape like a heart.

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Kid's Writing

There's something about having your kid's writing that really feels personal. Capture that moment with a tattoo, so you can always look back on these pieces your little one made for you. Even celebrities are adopting this style, including David Beckham.

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Heartbeat

Everyone remembers the first time they heart their baby's heart beat. Capture that moment with a beautiful tattoo.

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Zodiac Sign

It's not uncommon for someone to have a Libra or Leo symbol on their body to represent their Zodiac sign. Why not add your child's Zodiac in there too and complete the set? This is a great way to honor them without being too obvious.

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Constellations

Who doesn't love to look up and point out the stars in the night sky? This simple tattoo will be a hit with minimalists, but it's very meaningful when you put your little one's constellation on your body.

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Celtic Knot

What better way to symbolize parenthood than with a Celtic knot. This symbol represents a parent and child's embrace with two hearts that are continuously intertwined. Much like their relationship, there is no beginning or end. As more kids are added to your family, you can place dots - one per child- anywhere inside or outside the knot.

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Would you get any of these tattoos done? Share with us in the comments.