25 Baby Name Tattoo Ideas You'll Fall In Love With

Updated: June 3, 2021
A tattoo featuring your child's name is a unique way to celebrate and honor your little one. We've curated a list of 25 of our favorite baby name tattoo ideas to help inspire you.
Baby Name Tattoo Ideas

Your child is always going to be a part of you and so is a tattoo. This is why many parents choose a tattoo with their children's names on it. A name tattoo is a way to always carry a piece of your child with you because their name will be forever inked on your body.

More: 15 Meaningful Tattoo Ideas for Parents to Honor Kids

When it comes to a name tattoo, you want to choose an experienced tattoo artist you trust and maybe even one who has done several tattoos with kids' names. They may have some name tattoo ideas that you end up liking, and maybe even some that are better than the tattoo designs you bring to the table.

While this can be helpful, some parents already have a clear idea of what they want their baby name tattoo to look like. From the lettering to the coloring and detail, they have design ideas firmly implanted in their heads. Often, these are meaningful tattoos that have their child's name, birthdate, and maybe even a handprint or footprint.

Whether this is your first time getting a tattoo or you're a seasoned pro at getting inked, we have some baby name tattoo ideas for every parent.

1. Baby name with birthdate, baby feet, and designs

Here's a cool name tattoo that also has the baby's birth date and their footprints. There are stars and the moon along with some shading. This one looks more like a tattoo for a woman, but a tattoo artist could probably change it up for men too.

2. Baby Minnie with name and date of birth

Calling all Disney fans! This is a rather simple tattoo, but one that has a super fun theme if you love Minnie Mouse and Disney. This tattoo for parents of a baby girl can be put just about anywhere because it's not going to take up a lot of space...unless you want it to!

3. Ribbon tattoo with baby's name and birth date

This tattoo may be better suited for those with some experience getting inked, not for first-time visitors to the tattoo parlor! This one has a good amount of detail and shading which means more time and probably more pain. But, the result is a meaningful tattoo that stands out.

4. Building blocks with baby's name

Here's another one that goes into the detailed, but very cool tattoo category. Have your tattoo artist spell out your child's name with blocks. Add a small design at the end like a doll or other toy. This tattoo can work whether you have a baby boy or a baby girl. The size is going to depend on how long your child's name is. If you're a pro at getting inked, a longer name shouldn't be a problem! It's those that are visiting a tattoo artist for the first time that may have more trouble sitting for so long.

5. Twin baby tattoos

Got twins? No problem! Since you have two arms and two wrists, you can get your children's names tattooed on both arms...one for each. You can add shading or make it look like a watercolor design. There are plenty of design ideas that you can incorporate into this name tattoo.

6. Floral tattoo with baby's name and birthdate

This is a simple, but meaningful tattoo that a parent may choose to put on the back of their neck or another part of their body. With some flowers and the baby's name and birthday inside, this is one of many design ideas that don't require spending a long time with your tattoo artist.

7. Floral tattoo with baby's name as the stem

When it comes to baby name tattoo ideas, this one ranks pretty high in the creativity department. Yes, it's a flower. But, look at the stem. The baby's name is incorporated into the design. Some people may not see it at first, but once you do, you'll agree this is one cool tattoo.

8. Baby name tattoo with footprints

This is a simple tattoo when it comes to the elements it has, but it's still meaningful. You can get your child's name inked in cursive with baby feet on it too. This is a baby name tattoo idea whether you have a baby girl or a baby boy.

9. Motherhood tattoo for moms of twins

Name tattoo designs when you have twins can be a lot of fun. This one fits the bill for a meaningful tattoo and one that is pretty cool too. This one is big and long, so be sure to put it somewhere you have space.

10. Baby name tattoo on the back of the head

This tattoo may not be the best idea for someone getting one for the first time because it's big and is in a place where you may feel a lot of pain. We don't know how long it took the tattoo artist to complete this tattoo but kudos to the dad and the person doing the ink!

11. Child name tattoo with a flower

This is a high-quality tattoo complete with the baby's name inked in cursive and a beautiful flower. This is a tattoo many moms may fall in love with because it's very feminine and has meaning at the same time.

12. Baby's face with name tattoo

The detail on this tattoo is amazing and really stands out. The child's face and name can be put just about anywhere on the body. It looks like this proud parent put it on their arm. This is suitable for a baby boy or a baby girl.

13. Baby name tattoo on fingers

This name tattoo is only going to work if your child has a short name unless you want to get all of your fingers inked. With just one letter on each finger, this may be one of the more unique tattoo designs we've seen.

14. Baby's name tattooed in flower

You have to look closely to see this kid's name, but it's there. Trust us. The name is written in cursive along the flower's stem. Talk about an intricate baby name tattoo!

15. Baby name tattoo with footprints inked on foot

If you want tattoos with kids' names, this one hits high on the creative list. How fitting to have footprints on your feet, right? Hopefully, this person isn't ticklish! That wouldn't be fun for anyone in this situation.

16. Detailed flower with baby's name, date of birth, and time of birth

Talk about detail! Kudos to this tattoo artist who pulled off not only the flower but the child's name in the stem and the baby's date of birth and time of birth.

17. Child's name with date of birth

When it comes to name tattoo ideas, this one is simple but looks amazing. The child's name is written in fancy lettering along with the date of birth. While there's not a lot of color with this one, it still stands out as a cool tattoo.

18. Two kids' names with handprint and footprint

The parent here decided to add on to a previous tattoo when baby number two came along. You can see the first name tattoo with the footprint. Then, the second child's name and date of birth were added with a handprint. This is a great way to get both children in one tattoo design.

19. Baby's name inked on both wrists

While this isn't a big and colorful tattoo, this one still stands out when it comes to wrist tattoos. It's simple with the baby's name written in cursive on both wrists. The mom in this photo will have a reminder of her baby's name every time she looks at her arms.

20. Baby footprint with a name tattooed inside the foot

When it comes to different styles of baby footprint tattoo ideas and unique kids' names tattoo ideas, this one is a winner. The baby's name inked inside the footprint is a nice touch. Kudos to the tattoo artist who came up with this idea.

21. Child's name with birth info

This tattoo looks like a DIY design because it's so unique. You have the child's name along with all of the birth info and an intricate unicorn. While this may not be a sleeve tattoo, it's still big and takes up a lot of space on the arm.

22. Baby's name with handprint, footprint, and date of birth

When you look at kid's names tattoo ideas, this one is different than just having your child's name tattooed on your arm. Whoever tattoos dad with this one may want to take a foto of the child's handprint and footprint to get the right size.

23. Baby's name with info tattooed in a heart

While this is not a heartbeat tattoo, it is in the shape of a heart so it still counts if you were looking for that type of design. This one has lots of lettering with the baby's name and birth info as well as some terms of endearment. This one definitely counts as a cool tattoo.

24. Baby's fists and dad's fist tattooed with baby's name

If you're looking for design ideas that are different, this is one to consider. It looks like the baby's tiny fists with an adult's, giving a little fist pump. The baby's name is inked in cursive below.

25. Baby name tattoo with egg's nest

This super cool and unique tattoo rounds out our list of tattoo ideas and tattoo designs using your baby's name. You can see names written on the top and bottom with the egg's nest in between. This is another tattoo that may not be best for newbies. It looks like it has lots of details and took a long time!

As you look for name tattoo ideas, think about how much detail you want, how much you want to spend, and how much pain you're willing to endure. Many parents choose meaningful tattoos that they're proud to show off. Whichever you choose, be certain it's the one you want because tattoos are forever.

Looking for a tattoo idea that honors your entire family? Check out 15 Family History Tattoo Ideas to Inspire You.