Tattoos are a form of representation. They can represent yourself, your life, or even simply something you like. Dedicating a tattoo to your child is a great way to represent not only yourself, but to represent and show off your child and your love for her.
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The simplest way to forever memorialise your child is to place her name on your body. Choose just her initials or first name for a small tattoo or her full name for something a bit bigger. Add her birth date to your tattoo for added effect. If you're looking for more meaning, add a poem or lyrics to a song that make you think of your child. For individuality, have it all written in a fancy font. If your child is older, have her write her name or even a simple "I love you" and have that tattooed on.
If you are looking for something quite large, have a portrait of your child tattooed onto your body. Use a picture of your child as a newborn, as he grew up from that stage way too fast. Take a favourite picture of your child at his first birthday or first time at the zoo and tattoo it on. Use his newborn foot prints or hand prints as a memory of the first time you met him or to remind yourself how small he once was.
If your child is a bit older than a newborn, she will have developed quite a personality. Does your child love butterflies? Get a tattoo of her favourite one. Does she have a favourite animal? Get a tattoo of that. If your child has a nickname, have a picture of whatever you call her tattooed on. Does your child love to draw? Have her draw a picture on you before you get it tattooed into your skin. Do you have a special song or book you read at night before bed? Use the lyrics to that song as an idea for a tattoo.
Each month has a special flower and gemstone representing that month. Get a vine with each child's special flower on it. Tattoo a necklace on, with a gem representing each child. Get a tattoo of your child's zodiac sign. Each year is represented by an animal in the Chinese calendar, use that animal as a tattoo. Was your child born on a holiday? Use that holiday as an idea for a tattoo.
A tattoo can mean anything you want it to mean, so get a tattoo that you love, with things added to it. For three children, get three different stars added to a star and moon design. Add three leaves to a tattoo of a rose. Take a tattoo of an angel and add three clouds underneath it. Get a tattoo of a three-leaf clover. Tattoo a beach scene, with three birds flying in the sky or three shells on the beach.
Most parents say that their children are their hearts, so get a tattoo of a simple heart with a child's name. Get a tattoo of a cartoon baby that looks similar to your child. Tattoo a family name into your skin. Tattoo a picture of a stuffed animal with your child's name.
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