Until recently, tattoos had a reputation for being hallmarks of outlaws, tough guys, and misfits. But as they’ve become more mainstream, they’re being used in all sorts of sweeter ways.
They’ve become very popular among parents who are looking for life-long ways to honor their kids, which is about as nice a reason to get a tattoo as I can imagine.
Sometimes they get them to match a child’s abnormality, other times they just want to permanently memorialize a work of art or sentiment.
Either way, you’ll be thinking about tattoos in a new way after seeing these moving tributes.
This dad got his kid’s artwork, depicting their house, on his arm.
This is just the coolest thing a tattoo can be used for, right?
As long as their son had to lug around an insulin pump, his parents thought they’d get it tattooed on them as well!
These are two flowers to honor this mom’s twin girls.
After his son died, this dad got a waveform of his son’s laughter tattooed right on his heart.
She got this to express her gratitude to the hospital who treated her daughter and ended up raising $4,000 for them in the process!
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