When it comes to parental tattoos, (or really, tattoos in general), there’s a whole spectrum of what people do, and do not, get on their bodies. This is a post filled with photos of tattoos that kick ass.
Says Misty: “The rock hammers represent my husband Josh, who is a Geologist. The leaf represents my daughter, Autumn. The flames represet my son Aiden, who’s name means “fiery one”.. It still needs some touching up done when it heals in a couple weeks.”
Daughter’s name? Olivia Jade. The colors in this make me trippy-happy.
The back story: “A little over a year ago, I designed a tattoo that incorporated the names of both my children, not that I had two kids yet, but I knew I would eventually. Well, it turns out that the tattoo I designed wouldn’t work unless I made it bigger, and I didn’t want to get it anywhere else besides my wrist so it couldn’t get any bigger. I was certain I was going to chicken out, since I’m not know for my ability to make impulse decisions and I had been planning on my design for the last year. Anyway, I was discussing some design ideas with the tattoo artist and this one kinda just took shape. It accomplishes my main goals of symbolizing the boys (its their zodiac signs) and being small enough to hide it if I have to. I can’t believe I actually went through with it, but I’m so glad I did.”
The design: “Yes, that’s a rune in the center. It’s a bindrune using the Elder Futhark. It combines the first initials of my, Kristin’s, and Julia’s names. It’s a spell to reinforce the integrity of our family unit, and to set the intention that no matter what happens in the future, the three of us will always be a family. When our next child is born, I’ll add a fourth intial and have the whole rune tattooed over in a reinscription of the spell in my flesh.”
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