30 Tattoos to celebrate your children

30 Tattoos to celebrate your children | Beanstalk Mums

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As a mum, the most the most important people in our worlds are hands-down our children. For this reason, why not honour them with a tattoo?

We’ve put together a list of tattoos to celebrate your children so even when they’ve flown the nest it kinda feels like they’re always with you.

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30 Tattoos to celebrate your children

1. STORK AND BALLOONS

A cute stork bearing blue and pink balloons is peak cuteness when it comes to tattoos to celebrate your children. Add the names of your kids inside the balloons in a pretty script or simple lettering.

Stork and Balloons | Beanstalk Single Mums

Source: Handimania

2. MOTHER AND CHILD SYMBOL

A classic mother and child tattoo never gets old. There are lots of styles to choose from, but we love this simple silhouette that forms an infinity symbol with the word ‘Forever’ on the right side. A powerful image showing that love lasts until the end of time.

Tattoos to Celebrate Your Children | Mother and Child Symbol | Beanstalk Single Mums

Source: Jeannie Alyce

3. BABY FOOTPRINTS

Few things in life are sweeter than baby footprints. Instead of the usual clay print, why not get tattoos to celebrate your children? Like this one that lists the names of each child with a tiny foot to match.

Baby Footprints | Beanstalk Single Mums

Source: Tattoos for You

4. NAME HEARTBEAT

No mum can forget the first time they hear their baby’s heartbeat. Immortalise the image on your skin with a sweet tattoo. You can personalise it as much as you want with details like the baby’s name, date of birth and meaningful symbols.

Tattoos to Celebrate Your Children | Name Hearbeat Tattoo | Beanstalk Single Mums

Source: Popsugar

5. MUM AND DAUGHTER

A wonderful mum and daughter drawing makes an amazing tattoo to celebrate your childrem. Choose something simple and graphic or a more realistic illustration. Add your child’s name and birth details to complete the piece.

Mum and Child | Beanstalk Single Mums

Source: Cafe Mom

6. YOUR KID’S DRAWING

Kid’s drawings are works of art. They also make brilliant tattoos to celebrate your children. This mum turned her kid’s art into an inner arm tattoo that forms a heart shape, complete with wacky hair and colours that are out of the lines. Genius!

Tattoos to Celebrate Your Children | Kid's Drawing Tattoo | Beanstalk Single Mums

Source: Popsugar

7. ELEPHANT FAMILY

A family of majestic elephants walking in line is way better than those stick figure car stickers. This black and white tattoo is inked on the upper back just below the neck. Get a colourful tattoo if you’re feeling adventurous.

Elephant Family | Beanstalk Single Mums

Source: Ratta Tattoo

8. HAND AND FOOT PRINT

Baby foot and hand prints make great tattoos to celebrate your children. Go big and bold like this mumma with fancy, swirly name lettering on the bottom. Or get a smaller print with your child’s initials and DOB. It’s perfect on the arm or ankle.

Tattoos to Celebrate Your Children | Hand and Foot Print | Beanstalk Single Mums

Source: Popsugar

9. SLEEPING BABY

We love mother and child tattoos to celebrate children. Here’s a lovely illustration of a sleeping baby being cuddled by her mum. The child’s name is at the bottom and the date of birth curves softly over the figure.

Sleeping Baby Tattoo | Beanstalk Single Mums

Source: Pinterest

10. CUTE ANIMALS

There’s something about cute animal tattoos to celebrate children that make us melt. This one shows a mother and baby elephant with the child’s name placed over the birth date in Roman numerals. Also try other animals like deer, dogs and birds.

Tattoos to Celebrate Your Children | Cute Animals Tattoo | Beanstalk Single Mums

Source: Tattoos by Ceez

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11. YOUR KID’S HANDWRITING

As for genius tattoos to celebrate children, your kid’s handwriting is right up there with kid drawings. This mum inked her child’s note saying “Mom, I Love You” on her upper arm. Aweeeeeee. It’s a perfect reproduction down to the uneven scrawl.

Your KId's Handwriting | Beanstalk Single Mums

Source: Pinterest

12. DETAILED FOOTPRINT

We can’t get enough of baby footprint tattoos. This one is made up of words and numbers that cleverly form the shape of a foot. Tiny heart symbols sprinkled over the art complement the baby’s birth details inked in beautiful script.

Tattoos to Celebrate Your Children | Detailed Footprint Tattoo | Beanstalk Single Mums

Source: Thirteen3 Tattoo

13. FLORAL BABY NAME

Take it from Hollywood celebrities. Pretty flower name tattoos are amazing to celebrate the birth of a daughter. Pick your fave flower and go for something realistic like this rose tattoo or an elegant flower symbol with your child’s name.

Floral Baby Name | Beanstalk Single Mums

Source: Bagwa Tattoo

14. GRAPHIC ARROWS

Jump on the arrow tattoo trend to celebrate your children. We like this one that shows graphic arrows shot through with the children’s names in pretty script. A more subtle take like an arrowhead symbol with the name trailing behind is also beautiful.

Tattoos to Celebrate Your Children | Graphic Arrows Tattoo | Beanstalk Single Mums

 

Source: Pinterest

15. NAME SCRIPT

Here’s something super simple but oh so beautiful: your child’s name in pretty, flowing script. It’s elegant, meaningful and looks amazing anywhere on your body. Plus, you can go as big or as small as you like.

Name Script Tattoo | Beanstalk Single Mums

Source: Pierce Me Up

16. FAMILY PORTRAIT

The best parts of this family portrait tattoo are the quirky lines and colours bleeding out of the lines. Isn’t it just like the kid art that you hang on the fridge? The next obvious step is to get it tattooed, of course.

Tattoos to Celebrate Your Children | More Kids Drawings Tattoo | Beanstalk Single Mums

Source: Pinterest

17. MOTHER AND CHILD PORTRAIT

Love realistic art tattoos? This lifelike mother and child portrait from Tattoo List will inspire you. Just make sure to go to a professional tattoo artist who has years of experience doing this kind of work.

Realistic Mother and Child Tattoo | Beanstalk Single Mums

Source: Tattoo List

18. ABSTRACT MOTHER AND CHILD

This abstract take on the mother and child tattoo is just the thing if you’re looking for something subtle and elegant. The softly curving lines are beautiful on their own, but you can always add more details like names and birth dates.

Tattoos to Celebrate Your Children | Abstract Mother and Child Tattoo | Beanstalk Single Mums

Source: Pinterest

19. CUTE HEART BALLOONS

Looking for cute tattoos to celebrate children? Look no further than this picture book artwork. It shows a little boy and a girl holding cute balloon hearts. If you look closer, you’ll see that the balloon strings are actually the kids’ names written in script.

Cute Heart Balloons Tattoo | Beanstalk Single Mums

Source: Instagram

Tattoos to honour your kids (cont.)

20. TRENDY ABSTRACT ART

Another on-trend tattoo idea: abstract art. Curved lines form an elegant portrait of a mother and her child in black ink. This would look amazing on the inner or outer arm, on the back or anywhere on the legs.

Tattoos to Celebrate Your Children | Trendy Abstract Art Tattoo | Beanstalk Single Mums

Source: Tattoo Inspiration

21. MEANINGFUL SYMBOL

If you are wondering what this tattoo symbolises, it is how the parents of children with Down syndrome “rise up and move forward.” The artist Mica May said the number three represents the three 21st chromosomes that result in Down syndrome. So powerful and life-affirming.

Meaningful Symbol Tattoo | Beanstalk Single Mums

Source: Mica May

22. INFINITY NAME

A mother’s love for her children is infinite, as shown by this elegant infinity name tattoo. The names of the children, and in this case a bible verse, follow the curve of the symbol. We love how customisable this is. You can add birth details or a sentimental quote.

Tattoos to Celebrate Your Children | Infinity Name Tattoo | Beanstalk Single Mums

Source: Tattoo Sera

23. BIRTH PLACE COORDINATES

Angelina Jolie’s love for tattoos extends to her children. This one shows geographical coordinates of the place of birth of each of her kids (plus Brad Pitt’s birth place in Oklahoma). It’s simple, unique and meaningful.

Brithplace Coordinates Tattoo | Beanstalk Single Mums

Source: Parents

24. MEMORABLE DATES

A memorable date like a birthday makes elegant tattoos to celebrate your children. Dates are small enough to be inked anywhere on your body–perfect for mothers who are getting a tattoo for the first time.

Tattoos to Celebrate Your Children | Memorable Dates Tattoo | Beanstalk Single Mums

Source: Pinterest

25. ZODIAC SIGNS

Even if you don’t believe in astrology, you have to admit that zodiac signs and symbols look amazing inked on the skin. Opt for simple symbols for each of your children like this one, or an elegant constellation of stars.

Zodiac Sign Tattoo | Beanstalk Single Mums

Source: Pinterest

26. BIRD FAMILY

A bird family or flock of birds tattoo can mean whatever you want it to mean. The birds sitting on a flowering branch represents the mother, father and their two kids. A brilliant tattoo idea for animal lovers.

Tattoos to Celebrate Your Children | Bird Family | Beanstalk Single Mums

Source: Good Housekeeping

27. MATCHING TATTOOS

Matching mother and child tattoos are perfect for when your kids are older. Celebrate your special bond with an endless variety of precious tattoo designs. We like this one that says “Forever,” “For Always” and “No Matter What” in beautiful script.

Matching Tattoos | Beanstalk Single Mums

Source: Bello Blog

28. MORSE CODE

How unique is this Morse code tattoo? It represents the letter S and L, the initials of this mum’s two children. Yours doesn’t have to be this short. A name or birthday fully written in Morse code would be amazing.

Tattoos to Celebrate Your Children | Morse Code Tattoo | Beanstalk Single Mums

Source: Good Housekeeping

29. BIRTHMARK TATTOO

Having a hard time choosing a unique tattoo design? It doesn’t get more special or personal than a birthmark tattoo. This mum inked her child’s birthmark on the same exact place: the space just below the V of the left hand’s thumb and index finger.

Birthmark Tattoo | Beanstalk Single Mums

Source: Moms

30. ROMAN NUMERALS

Roman numerals are brilliant alternatives to regular numbers. They are perfect for inking the most important dates of your life anywhere on your body. You can go as bold or as subtle as you want. Add custom drawings and shapes to really make the art pop.

Tattoos to Celebrate Your Children | Roman Numerals Tattoo | Beanstalk Single Mums

Source: Pinterest

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