Family Tattoos: An Inking Tradition
Dedication tattoos are a long-standing tradition in the tattoo world. But even as tattooing grows and evolves, one type of dedication tattoo remains the most beloved – the family tattoo.
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Signing your love with ink
From photographs in our wallets to charm bracelets, humans have a habit of carrying their favourite memories around with them.
Sometimes, this memory is simply a person, someone you love so dearly that a photograph is enough to bring a smile to your face. And sometimes, the memory might be a place or an experience, often found nestled within a tiny trinket that we carry around like a secret pick-me-up.
Some people prefer to put aside the photos and trinkets, however – their preference lies with body art. They tell tales of their joy with their body as the canvas.
Dedication tattoos can range from family portraits to pet tattoos to tattoos dedicated to one’s love for certain hobbies or passions. They’re extremely versatile that way!
Want more tattoos to express your love? Check out Love Tattoos: An Ode to Everything We Hold Dear. Whether it’s family, friends, a sport or activity, a pet, or even yourself, find a tattoo that says what you feel!
Arguably the most common of dedication tattoos, family tattoos come in all shapes and sizes – and colours!
From entire family portrait tattoos to parent-child tattoos, from sibling tattoos to couple tattoos – and even pet tattoos! – the family tattoo is a beautiful way to immortalize your love for those most precious to you.
Family Tattoo Designs
Want to get a family tattoo but need some more inspiration? Read on for our favourite family tattoo ideas!
Family Portrait Tattoos
What’s your favourite family picture? Imagine that – as a beautiful family portrait tattoo! Have an artist draw up a family tattoo sketch based on a photograph and voila – your perfect family tattoo is ready!
These family portrait tattoos work beautifully on the arm, so we recommend that placement if you’re considering getting one.
Want something a little more quirky? Try these on for size!
Small tattoos are adorable enough, but small family tattoos are the next level of cute!
For a more artistic twist, try getting your childhood home inked. After all, some of us have our best memories contained within those four walls!
Who here misses going to grandma’s house on the holidays and being fed the best food while hearing some amazing tales of years gone by?!
For many, parents are the first window into the world. So why not dedicate a tattoo to them?
Family tattoos on the forearm don’t just look gorgeous – they’re also easier for you to look at!
Have a favourite memory with dad? Turn into a work of art!
Can’t forget Grandpa…
…or Grandma! You could get a unique family tattoo with a quote that represents the special relationship you share with a loved one.
You could also try something more classic, like this heart tattoo dedicated to Dad.
Or go totally minimalist with it! These family tattoos on the arm are super simple and understated – they’re perfect if you’re looking for something that’s not too obvious.
Want more tattoos to express your love? Check out Heart Tattoos: Say it With Love. Whether it’s family, friends, an activity or sport, a pet, or even yourself, find a tattoo that says what you feel!
“They grow so fast.” Every parent’s lament! Preserve your precious memories with your child in a tattoo and hold them close to you forever.
For something a little more unique, try an animal family tattoo!
Looking for something a little more fun? Here you go!
First BFF? Second-in-command of your army of stuffed dinosaurs? Secret-keeper? Sparring partner? Whoever your sibling was for you, they’re your eternal friend, confidant, and partner-in-crime!
So how about stamping that bond in ink?
Better yet – get sibling tattoos and have an amazing bit of art that symbolizes your love for each other!
We couldn’t forget the most important part of the family – our special buddies who may not have our face but they sure do have the same spirit! Make your furry friend a part of your family tattoo!
Bonus – they look snazzy as hell in tattoo form!
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