A Unique Mommy Tattoo

It seems more and more parents (both blue and white collar workers) are getting tattoos as a way to symbolize their love for their children.  TLC has encouraged this phenomenon with the shows Miami Ink and L.A. Ink.  I am not anti-tattoo by any means, but I’m also not one who seeks out pain. I cannot tell a lie, lately I have had thoughts about getting some ink that represents my love for my son.

My initial thoughts are to have an artist create a feminine piece with his birth flower, my birth flower as well as my husband’s. I’m thinking something on the smaller side that would be in a discreet location. This is not something I’d want to share with the world, just something that I can appreciate every time I look at it. There are tons of sites for viewing and/or rating tattoos, but I do not want to be a copycat. I want something completely original that belongs to me.

The question that arises is whether or not I’d regret getting something permanently tattooed on my body (especially when I am older). Is this just a whim that will soon pass? Shouldn’t I just be happy with my emergency c-section scar and forget about adding another permanent mark to my body? Besides, my body isn’t toned and the tattoo artist could have difficulties with my skin. What if I wuss out halfway through the tattoo and I’m left with nothing but a partial outline? See, I’m already stressing myself out over this so I’m thinking I am NOT a good tattoo candidate! Perhaps I should just buy a designer handbag instead?

Do you have a tribute tattoo or have you thought about one? I’d love to hear your suggestions for a unique mommy or daddy tattoo. 

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7 Thoughts to “A Unique Mommy Tattoo”

  1. Sarahscy

    my husband has a “family” tat – a BIG one, too! check out my “Chris’ 40th Bday” Album. I don’t have one yet because I was waiting until I was “done” having kids….not sure if I’m officially signing off the breeding list yet. i think that’s the one tattoo that you’ll NEVER regret! 🙂

  2. I have a tattoo for my son. The minute he came out we nicknamed him “Monkey” so when he was just about to turn 1 yr old, I had a monkey tattooed on the back of my neck. Now we have another 1 yr old and I need a tattoo for him.

    I’m not hugely into tattooes, I just like them in certain situations. I only have two tattoos; the one for my son, and a large guitar tattooed on my ankle (my former career.) To me the criteria is “will this be important to me for the rest of my life?” If the answer is yes – then it’s acceptable tattoo material. If not, then it might be best to skip it.

  3. Jennifer

    I’ve wanted a tattoo for years. After having Megan I’ve been thinking about having her baby footprint tattooed somewhere along with her name and birthdate.

  4. Sarahscy, I couldn’t see the album on your site? I am very curious to see hubby’s masterpiece!

    I agree, having a tattoo for my son is something I don’t think I could ever regret! Thanks for the comments!

  5. Marie

    I have three tattoos. One is a celtic cross in memory of my husbands son who passed away. The other is a tribal, and the other is a heart with hubby’s name. I don’t think I can say I regret my tats but I regret the placement of my tribal and the memorial one. They are on my upper arm. Okay because I can still cover them up if I choose to, but the memorial one people always ask the most horrific questions (complete strangers) about his son, so I kinda regret placement.

  6. LaPick

    I have a dancing bear (to represent me) holding a banner with my son’s birthday (to represent him) on my neck. The head of the bear just peaks out of the top of any shirt I wear however I have long hair. So I can show it or not.

    Good luck with deciding whether or not to get one. I have 2 tats, and I was scared to get the first one, almost didn’t (wish I hadn’t but it has a 2 fold representation so…) the pain is no worse than child birth…..if that helps any

  7. I have a tattoo on my ankle that I love, but I want to get it removed. I don’t like the design of it anymore. I do want another one, but this time I will be more particular about the design.

    Hugs and Mocha,

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