Keith Anderson, a devoted dad in Ontario, has found a unique way to remember his son Kai’s childhood – his right arm is covered in tattoos based on drawings by his son that he has been getting every year since Kai was 5 years old.


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The first one was the daisy- I had it tattooed when he was in kindergarten,” Anderson told Chance Faulkner, a photographer who had an interview with him and took these pictures. “Then we went back and did his name and the house from when he was 4.

Recently, my son was there with me and he did some of the tattooing himself. He loves it. No one I know has ever heard of tattooing original kid art before, and it’s a lot of fun… People ask me what will happen if I run out of space; I guess I’ll just get him to draw smaller pictures.

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Every year, dad Keith Anderson gets another tattoo based on his son’s drawings

Kai drew this seahorse when he was 6 years old

They did this robot when Kai was 10

“We will keep going until he doesn’t want to do it anymore”

Keith’s son drew this patriotic maple leaf when he was 7

 “No one I know has ever heard of tattooing original kid art before, and it’s a lot of fun”

Kai drew this tattoo, Keith’s favorite, when he was 8

Kai drew this house when he was just 4 years old

The very first tattoo, which Keith got when Kai was in kindergarten

“People ask me what will happen if I run out of space; I guess I’ll just get him to draw smaller pictures”

“Recently, my son was there with me and he did some of the tattooing himself. He loves it”