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20 Cool Dad Tattoos

  • “Our daughter Adriana at age 2 is on her daddy’s left shoulder. Her face is wrapped in angel wings because she is his angel.  The baby on his shoulder is our son Lorenzo. My husband has yet to get his tattoo. He is waiting for the perfect picture.”

    -Slyvia Fajardo-Berrio and Danny Berrio from East Elmhurst, NY

  • When my husband was thinking about what tattoo to get to symbolize the birth of our first daughter, I suggested he base it on her first Christmas ornament.”

    - Lora Andersen from Colorado Springs, CO

  • “Our son’s name is tattooed on my arm. The design is big and boisterous just like our son, because when you name your son Wilder, you better expect nothing less.”

    -Clint Alford from Bowie, TX

  • “I got our daughter’s first and middle name inked on my chest.”

    -James Mejia from Encinitas, CA

  • I wanted something special, and there's nothing more special to me than my kids. They mean the world to me. I'll also never forget their birthdays.”

    -Dominick Cognata from New York, NY

  • “Our daughter was three months old in this picture. Her daddy’s tattoo is an anagram. In the photo you can read our daughter’s name, Marley, and when you look at it upside down it reads my name, Sarah.”

    -Sarah Wallace from Corpus Christi, TX

  • “I have various tattoos of my children. The one with the hands on her hips is Molly (now 4 but the picture is from age 2.5), the arm portrait is Katie (now 5 but the picture is from around 20 months), and the other portrait is Erin Leigh (now age 2.5 but the picture is from about 22 months).”

    - Cory Kilsdonk from Milwaukee, WI

  •  “My husband, Daniel, did this just a couple months ago for our daughters, ages 2 and 4. He already tatted both their names when they were born, but this was special, because his first deployment since the girls have been born is coming up in a month. He knows his girls love him, and his girls know he loves them more than anything.”

    - Olivia Jimenez from Seal Beach, CA

  • “These are my husband's tattoos for our two daughters.  The red and black bear is for our ten-month-old Claire; we call her Claire Bear.  Her initials are inside the bear.  The other is an ambigram for Grace, who is three, with her initials, G.L.R.”

    - Erin Remillard from Wales, MA

  • There was a strong storm on the night of our daughter’s birth.  We decided to name our daughter Maekalah after the goddess of rain and lighting.  Three years later, we named our son Zakarin after the king of gods.  I later found a book of Lao Buddhist art and in that book was a drawing of Zakra and Maekalah together.  The picture below is my tattoo in its second phase.”

    - Saengmany Ratsabout from Brooklyn Park, MN

  • “This simple tattoo is of both of my kids’ initials with their birth dates underneath. The D is for my older child Devin, and the J is for my youngest Jaiden.”

    - Raj Gosain from Mississauga, ON, Canada

  • We lost a son, Mason, two years before we had Rylan. I had this done to honor the belief that Rylan had in a way risen from the ashes of our first son.”

    - Dean Liddle from Sunderland, United Kingdom

  • “My tattoo is a custom piece that the artist drew by hand. It is of my daughter’s footprints from birth, and a big pumpkin for my baby girl who was born on Halloween!  

    - Lucas Lowe from Tucson, AZ

  • “This tattoo is of my son’s nickname, which has been very fitting for Britton so far.”

    - Rick Rieman from Greenhills, OH

  • “Our boy-girl twins’ names and their date of birth tattooed on my husband’s calf.”

    - Ashley and Wesley Thomason from Phoenix, AZ

  • The phrase ‘Family first’ is drawn above a bleeding heart that represents sacrifice. The two purple roses on each side are for my daughters with their names, Vivian and Abigail, drawn below.”

    - Chris Dieterich from Bethlehem, PA

  • “I got my daughter Autumn Marie Holt’s initials on my neck; she was born 9/10/10.”

    -Butch Holt from Panama City, FL

  • My husband’s tattoo represents our four children.  It was his first tattoo and we were done having kids, so he wanted something meaningful. It’s a compass with the first initial of each child at the points.  The compass represents the direction he gives them in life.”

    - Michele and Chad Wetzel, TK

  • My tattoo is inspired by my little girl Isabella. At about three months old, she started thumping her leg on the ground like a rabbit when we held her, so I started calling her Daddy's little thumper. Her middle name, Joy, is also included in the design.”

    - Zachary Clark, TK

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