Having a baby, particularly your first child, can be such a life-changing event that some new mothers want to mark the occasion in a tangible, lasting way. For those who are willing to take the plunge, a tattoo can be an ideal and special way to commemorate a child's birth. New moms have a wide variety of tattoos to choose from, but finding one that has personal meaning is usually your best bet.
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While most people consider tattooing a significant other's name on their body a bad idea, many new mothers mark their child's birth with a tattoo of their baby's name. Name tattoos range from simple script or block letters to more elaborate designs that feature the name at the centre. Hearts with the baby's name in the centre are a traditional choice for this type of tattoo, but you can choose any object that has significance to you or relates to your baby. Flowers and stars are other common tattoos among new mothers who wish to feature their child's name.
Baby's Hand or Foot Print
For a truly personal tattoo, consider having your baby's hand or foot print made into a tattoo. Not only will it lead to a one-of-a-kind tattoo, it is an ideal way to commemorate your baby's birth. Create a hand or foot print for your baby by using a non-toxic ink pad to cover your baby's skin and pressing it to a sheet of paper. A tattoo artist can then create a transfer from the print and use it as a template for your tattoo. Your baby's name and birth date may be added above or below the print as well.
Many new mothers commemorate their baby's birth date with a tattoo but want something more interesting than simple numbers. A tattoo of your child's astrological sign can be a whimsical but meaningful way to memorialise their birth. If you are unfamiliar with the various astrological signs, do some research to decide if you really want the particular symbol for your child's sign tattooed on your body. There is great variation among astrological sign illustrations, though, so you should be able to find a style that matches your preferences.
For a more dramatic look, some new mothers get a tattoo of their child's portrait. This type of tattoo is truly unique and personal but often must be quite large in order to get all the details right. In addition, if you are considering a portrait tattoo, it is best to wait until your child is at least a year old because infants' features change a lot in the first year. A tattoo of a child who is less than a year old may look somewhat generic.
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