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This Dad Has Been Tattooing His Son’s Drawings On His Own Arm Since He Was 5
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This Dad Has Been Tattooing His Son’s Drawings On His Own Arm Since He Was 5

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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 tattoo designs based on drawings by his son that he has been getting every year since Kai was 5 years old.

The first one of these cool tattoos was the daisy- I had it done 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 of his drawing ideas himself. He loves it. No one I know has ever heard of tattooing original kid’s drawings before, and it’s a lot of fun… People ask me what will happen if I run out of space for new unique tattoos; 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”

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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

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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”

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

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DanielleBrown
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9 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think all tattoos should have meaning and this is great way to remember his son at these various ages. Love it!!!

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RafoCastro
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9 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I did this in my arm since my son was 2 years old. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5aqPkQTT7 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5aqPkQTT7I

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EsterTataje
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9 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Showed the video to my 5 yo, she wants to tattoo me now. =) Her goal is to one day work in her papa's shop as a tattooer, just like him!

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DanielleBrown
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9 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think all tattoos should have meaning and this is great way to remember his son at these various ages. Love it!!!

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RafoCastro
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9 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I did this in my arm since my son was 2 years old. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5aqPkQTT7 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5aqPkQTT7I

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EsterTataje
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9 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Showed the video to my 5 yo, she wants to tattoo me now. =) Her goal is to one day work in her papa's shop as a tattooer, just like him!

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