There are hundreds of ways to preserve moments of your kid’s lives. Some parents keep baby books. Some parents keep online journals. Social media has made it so easy to chronicle our days and save snapshots and anecdotes. But there’s another, more permanent thing some parents do: tattoos! Tattoos are fairly normalized now. I know more people who have them than don’t. And we’re seeing more and more parents with tattoos of their kids. Some go with names, dates, or other symbolic tats. Some go full-on face, and the realism is insane. As you’ll see from the pictures we found, the artistry that goes into all of them is AMAZING. What better way to memorialize your kids than with a permanent spot on your arm? Check out these awesome pictures of parents with tattoos of their kids. And start looking for a good artist!

1. The exact time his life changed forever.

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