In theory, I think children’s artwork is best left for the refrigerator. But what do you think about this woman who immortalized her child’s drawing with this extensive replica tattoo on her shoulder? And there’s more.

Via the discussion at Reddit where this original picture was posted, I found this gallery of other children’s artwork that found its way onto parents’ bodies.

Many of my friends have tattoos — and beautiful ones at that. I’m haunted by something an older friend told me when I first considered getting one: “It’s like picking out a T-shirt when you’re 19 and then having to wear it every day after that.” In that sense, though, a child’s loving piece of artwork beautifully interpreted by a tattoo artist might be one of the better options.

It’s certainly better than some of the line drawings of children’s actual photos that I see on various mothers here in DC.