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15 Meaningful Tattoo Ideas For Parents to Honor Kids

These 15 tattoos are uniquely permanent ways to honor your children.
Updated: December 1, 2022

Tattoos might not be for everyone, but they can be a special way to honor something or someone that means a lot to you. Today, we are seeing more and more parents getting tattoos to honor their children.

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These tattoos, shared by celebrities, tattoo artists, and more, are ways to honor your kiddos. Here are a few of our personal favs:



@_dr_woo_ #drwoo Honor Gemini ♊️ Haven Leo ♌️ Hayes Capricorn ♑️ #hideawayatsuitex

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Jessica Alba has three dainty constellations on her forearm for each of her three children’s astrological signs. Depending on how many kids you have or how big you’d like the tattoo to be, this could go just about anywhere on your body.


Honor the special bond between you and your little one with this celestial-inspired breastfeeding tattoo.

A Family Affair

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend got inked together, putting each other’s names and their kids names on their arms in tiny script. 



S/O to all my Mama Clients raising babies with your dope Tattoos ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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No matter how old your kids get, this will always serve as a reminder of when they were young.

Honoring Autism


So this just happened guys! I always wanted to do a second tatto and I couldn’t find anything meaningful enough till a meeting that I had couple weeks ago about autism and kids with special needs. Don’t know if you guys know and I was never open about it but my son was diagnosed with autism 5 years ago. My first tatto is his name on the back of my neck and finally I found what I wanted to be my second. I decided to do the symbol of autism( and kids with special needs) as a tatto and it’s beautiful and perfect just the way I wanted to be thanks to @robgreennyc THANK YOU SO MUCH! I’m so happy about it❤️ it means A LOT to me! Então isso acabou de acontecer gente! Eu sempre quis fazer uma segunda tatuagem e não conseguia encontrar nada significante o suficiente até eu ter uma reunião algumas semanas atrás sobre autismo e crianças com necessidades especiais. Não sei se vocês sabem e eu nunca fui aberta sobre isso, mas meu filho foi diagnosticado com autismo 5 anos atrás. Minha primeira tatuagem é o nome dele na parte de trás do meu pescoço e finalmente encontrei o que eu queria para ser a segunda! Eu decidi fazer o símbolo do autismo ( e de crianças com necessidades especiais ), e é linda e perfeita do jeito que queria que fosse graças ao @robgreennyc MUITO OBRIGADA! Estou muito feliz! Significa muito para mim! ❤️

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Brazilian supermodel Lais Ribeiro honored her son Alexandre with a puzzle piece tattoo, representing his Autism diagnosis. 


Keep it simple with script names of all your children.

Wonder Woman

In honor of the wonderful relationship between mother and child!



My second #mothersday 🌷#mothersdaygifts #tattoos #momtattoo #disneytattoos

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For fans of all things Disney, you don’t have to get a princess tattoo! The minimalist ears over your child’s name is a sweet work of art.

A Work Of Art


Apparently Harper is allowed to scribble on daddy ❤️

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David Beckham turned his daughter Harper’s drawing into a permanent work of art on his palm. 


Once your child is old enough, this is a beautiful way to honor their adoption together. 

First Letter


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Keep it simple like Adele did behind her ear with the first letter of their first name.

All in the Details

This is a take on the classic baby footprint tattoo, but includes all the details from birth,  including location, weight, length, and location.


Moms aren’t just superheroes to their kids, they are superheroes to other moms too. Honor your kids with your favorite, or their favorite heroes.

Arms Around You

Remember them as little kids forever with a sweet silhouette of both of your babies. 

Their Handwriting


Happy Monday, y’all.

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Similar to how many honor their parents with a handwriting tattoo on their body, parents can do the same, as seen on Taye Diggs’ arm. 

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