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(Dear dads, we appreciate all of you, but unfortunately, this post is for the panda mamas.) For many mothers, motherhood is the greatest gift they've received in life. The maternal bond mums establish with their children is more than a blood tie. It's a soul one. Arguably the loudest celebration of such a relationship is engraving it in one's skin. Proud mamas can express their unconditional love for their children by gleefully rocking mom tattoos on their skin.

Whether you are that tatted, cool mum or a cleanskin looking to get your first one, you are unlikely to go wrong with a mom tattoo. Luckily, the trend of mamas getting inked has been around for a while, with celebrity moms also getting tattoos to celebrate their children. In fact, Angelina Jolie, a mother of six(!), has the precise coordinates of where each of her kids was born tattooed on her arm. Another celeb mom, Drew Barrymore, has names of the two little joys in her life—her daughters Olive and Frankie—tattooed on her wrist. And that's just two of the many tattoo ideas for moms!

And honestly, the sky is the limit when it comes to mom tattoo ideas. Anything that reminds a mother of her mini-me can be the basis for mother tattoo ideas. Popular examples of simple tattoo ideas often include name initials, hearts, animals, symbols, and even characters from fairy tales. In fact, it's been quite popular for parents to get matching tattoos with their children who have reached the legal age that permits getting one. For example, matching mom and daughter tattoos are perfect for celebrating the girl bond in the family!

Below, we've compiled the many mother tattoo ideas that might give you the inspiration you sought. Any ideas for mom tattoos stuck out to you? Let us know by giving them an upvote! Also, would you ever get a mom tattoo (or a dad one, if any of you stayed till the end)? Share your thoughts in the comments!

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Family Tattoo

Family Tattoo

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Panda Kicki
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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If I have done this there would be so many empty shadows. I am thinking about soap bubble or flowers instead.

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Family Tattoo

Family Tattoo

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JK
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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love this idea! But I've got too many kids for it to work without being the size of my back!

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Family's Name In Morse At Daddy Jacks Body Art Studio In Keller, TX By Brandon Ellis

Family's Name In Morse At Daddy Jacks Body Art Studio In Keller, TX By Brandon Ellis

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Mother Tattoo

Mother Tattoo

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Foot Tattoo

Foot Tattoo

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Lil Sloth Family

Lil Sloth Family

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Elephant Family, My First Tattoo By Naso At Inkredible Inks In Dunboyne, Ireland

Elephant Family, My First Tattoo By Naso At Inkredible Inks In Dunboyne, Ireland

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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Oh I’m always a sucker for elephant. I just audibly awwed.

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Family Picture Tattoo

Family Picture Tattoo

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Three Beavers

Three Beavers

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Family Tattoo

Family Tattoo

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Family Portrait By Teddy At Baneul In NYC. I Absolutely Adore It

Family Portrait By Teddy At Baneul In NYC. I Absolutely Adore It

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Elephant Family Tattoo

Elephant Family Tattoo

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Heart Tattoo

Heart Tattoo

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Mom With Kids Tattoo

Mom With Kids Tattoo

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Animal Tattoo

Animal Tattoo

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Letter Flower Tattoo

Letter Flower Tattoo

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Beautiful Lion And Her Cubs

Beautiful Lion And Her Cubs

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Children Tattoo

Children Tattoo

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Family Tattoo

Family Tattoo

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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm not sure i'd want to go through the pain for this, or have it on my body forever. Though all tattoos are temporary soo...(not judging, just my personal oppinion)

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Animal Family Tattoo

Animal Family Tattoo

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Son's Portrait Tattoo

Son's Portrait Tattoo

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Cute Loving Family Tattoo

Cute Loving Family Tattoo

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Family Flower

Family Flower

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Elephant Family Tattoo

Elephant Family Tattoo

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Children Tattoo

Children Tattoo

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Mother With Baby Tattoo

Mother With Baby Tattoo

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Mother With Kids Tattoo

Mother With Kids Tattoo

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Family Tattoo

Family Tattoo

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Space Family

Space Family

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Hands Tattoo

Hands Tattoo

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Mother And Children Tattoo

Mother And Children Tattoo

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Birthdate And Heartbeat Tattoo

Birthdate And Heartbeat Tattoo

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Children Tattoo

Children Tattoo

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Heart Tattoo

Heart Tattoo

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Flowers Tattoo

Flowers Tattoo

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Cute Cats And Moth Tattoos

Cute Cats And Moth Tattoos

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My Parents And Siblings Birth Flowers, Done By Clay Gibson At Greenpoint Tattoo In Brooklyn

My Parents And Siblings Birth Flowers, Done By Clay Gibson At Greenpoint Tattoo In Brooklyn

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Forearm Tattoo

Forearm Tattoo

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Cat Portrait

Cat Portrait

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Children Tattoo

Children Tattoo

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Tattoo For Daughter

Tattoo For Daughter

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Mommy Tattoo

Mommy Tattoo

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Cute Animal Tattoo

Cute Animal Tattoo

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Cute Flowers Tattoo

 Cute Flowers Tattoo

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Name Tattoo

Name Tattoo

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Cute Flowers Tattoo

Cute Flowers Tattoo

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Mother And Childrens Tattoo

Mother And Childrens Tattoo

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Cute Kids Tattoo

Cute Kids Tattoo

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Bear Family Tattoo

Bear Family Tattoo

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Bird Tattoo

Bird Tattoo

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A Little Bumble Baby And Her Fleurs

A Little Bumble Baby And Her Fleurs

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#73

Forearm Cattoo

Forearm Cattoo

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Butterfly Tattoo

Butterfly Tattoo

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Name And Heatbeat Tattoo

Name And Heatbeat Tattoo

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Animal Family Tattoo

Animal Family Tattoo

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Names Tattoo

Names Tattoo

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Cute Lion Mom And Kids Tattoo

Cute Lion Mom And Kids Tattoo

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Baby Feet Tattoo

Baby Feet Tattoo

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Cute Tattoo

Cute Tattoo

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Cute Mother And Children Line Tattoo

Cute Mother And Children Line Tattoo

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Heart And Heartbeat Line Tattoo

Heart And Heartbeat Line Tattoo

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Flowers Tattoo

Flowers Tattoo

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Rose With Birth Years Tattoo

Rose With Birth Years Tattoo

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The Fern Now Growing Next To Snail Friend

The Fern Now Growing Next To Snail Friend

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Letter Tattoo

Letter Tattoo

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Brushes Tattoo

Brushes Tattoo

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Ornamental Lotus And Mandala

Ornamental Lotus And Mandala

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Nature Tattoo

Nature Tattoo

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Sunflower Tattoo

Sunflower Tattoo

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Tribute To Sister

Tribute To Sister

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Mom Of Girls Tattoo

Mom Of Girls Tattoo

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Orchid Tattoo

Orchid Tattoo

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Woodpigeon On Calf

Woodpigeon On Calf

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