These tattooed moms and dads stepped up their parenting game and rocked tattoos to show love and support to their kids in time of struggle.
This wonder dad is one of the earliest known tattooed daddies seen sporting a cochlear implant tattoo in support of his child. Not much is known about him but he has our absolute cheer and support for showing his little girl that he's with her in ever step of the way, through ink and actions.
Alistair Campbell is proud dad to Charlotte who has to wear two cochlear implants to aid her hearing at age six. The loving dad got his cochlear implant tattoo as soon as Charlotte got her second one. Charlotte isn't the only cochlear implant-rocking badass in the Alistair household, her mother also requires one while her brother currently makes use of hearing aides.
Australian Stacey Barnard won't just stand idle as her 7-year old daughter, Georgia cries each night in frustration with her hearing aides. While the 27-year-old single mother can't do any more than Georgia's doctors, she decided to show her love and support by surprising her little girl with a hearing aide tattoo to match the 7-year-old's when Georgia got home from school one day.
Gareth Hickenbottom-Marriot is simply being a loving daddy to his eight-year-old princess, Briar. Briar was born deaf, and has been wearing a cochlear implant since she was about three. The 40-year-old got the tattoo in time after the 8-year-old's 17th operation for Goldenhar syndrome, a congenital birth defect Briar is also struggling with.
Christena and husband Matt first found out of their daughter Lilly's condition when she was was merely 6 months old. It was something the Aussie mum struggled coming to terms with until her husband gave her a more positive idea of the situation to keep herself from succumbing to the post-natal depression she went through. “You’ve got glasses to help you see better; Lilly’s got her hearing aid to help her hear better,” Matt said. To make peace with her inner demons and to represent her love for Lilly, Christena decided to get a permanent reminder to make something good out of their struggles.
Breck Pipes already has a pretty good relationship with 7-year-old son, Winslow but when the young man got his own Ponto Pro Power, Breck decided to keep their bond even in sensitive situations like this. In his own way, he didn't want Winslow to feel like he's totally alone and too different from others. Their bond is still stronger than ever.
Ann Pipes, Breck’s wife confirms this, “Those two are constantly scheming and making plans!”
Large birthmarks can make any kid insecure especially if it's strategically placed by nature on obvious places. Tanya and Adam Philips knew this so the tattooed couple decided to get tattoos resembling their daughter's birthmarks that stretched on the expanse of her tiny legs. They've already encountered strangers pointing and whispering to the little tot's legs and they knew at that point that it won't be the last.
“When the swelling went down, I showed Honey-Rae, and she gently touched it and smiled as she said ‘Match,’ pointing to her own leg. If I’d have needed any reassurance that I’d made the right decision that was it.”
Tattoo artist Brad Bellomo's ability to take care of his own child was questioned by many who saw a post he shared where he proudly showed off the finished tattoo his four-year-old daughter, Chloe recently did on his arm.
Every year, tattooed dad Keith Anderson gets tattooed with designs straight from his son’s drawings since he was 5. It's a little annual tradition he wants to keep until Kai, now ten, no longer wants to continue. “People ask me what will happen if I run out of space; I guess I’ll just get him to draw smaller pictures,” he said.