Recently my 3-year-old drew a picture of a house. Well, he told us it was a house, but the drawing he was holding looked slightly more like an elephant with some extra limbs. This says nothing about my son’s creativity or artistic ability—he is three, after all. But the most I would ever think to do with this work of art-du-jour is hang it on the fridge for a few days and then ultimately bury it in the garbage once another elephant/house shows up in his school bag on Friday.
Some people, however, have decided to take their kids’ drawings to the next level. A more permanent level. Some parents are getting their children’s drawings and paintings permanently tattooed on their bodies. And their kids aren’t necessarily little Rembrandts…
You could display it on your refrigerator, or your arm. Would you let your child design a tattoo? This is totally a thing! Tonight on @CTVKitchener News at Six @martaczurCTV talks to parents who've been inked with their kids' drawings. A permanent reminder of their love. ♡ pic.twitter.com/R7Txs8x52K
— Vidman 🇨🇦 Dan Lauckner (@vidman) April 26, 2018
In some ways, this is very sweet. Especially in the case of the man who tattooed his daughter’s name (written by her) after he and her mom divorced.
I have a tattoo of my daughters name that she wrote. Got it after I split with her mom so she is with me everyday. pic.twitter.com/ebJRRoUNQr
— Rob Newman (@robertpnewman) April 27, 2018
If the tattoo artist is good enough, the tattoos can actually look like crayon was used:
I'm a man who loves flowers and the art of his kids. This tattoo is a perfect blend of these. pic.twitter.com/pUBd3ikrLZ
— Mike Reynolds (@EverydayGirlDad) October 6, 2017
But you might want to think long and hard about which picture to choose:
— KellyKhamp (@KellyKhamp) February 18, 2017
This guy totally surprised his daughter by going for it:
Just my daughter and I in the tatto shop. I got a picture she drew tatted on my arm. She didn’t think I’d do it. pic.twitter.com/IggvTjN6LW
— 🚀🏝jeff (@jleonard777) November 25, 2017
Question is, would you do it?
I love my kids and I’m proud of them but no bloody way I’m doing this sorry guys Xo https://t.co/5HypaV8QSC
— Patti Bacchus (@pattibacchus) April 27, 2018
Yeah, me neither…