Dedication Tattoos: Honouring Family

Family Tattoos: An Inking Tradition

Dedication tattoos are a long-standing tradition in the tattoo world. But even as tattooing grows and evolves, one type of dedication tattoo remains the most beloved – the family tattoo.

Family tattoo on the shoulder by Banul
Artist: Banul

 

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Dedication Tattoos

Signing your love with ink

From photographs in our wallets to charm bracelets, humans have a habit of carrying their favourite memories around with them.

Sometimes, this memory is simply a person, someone you love so dearly that a photograph is enough to bring a smile to your face. And sometimes, the memory might be a place or an experience, often found nestled within a tiny trinket that we carry around like a secret pick-me-up.

Some people prefer to put aside the photos and trinkets, however – their preference lies with body art. They tell tales of their joy with their body as the canvas.

Dedication tattoos can range from family portraits to pet tattoos to tattoos dedicated to one’s love for certain hobbies or passions. They’re extremely versatile that way!

Want more tattoos to express your love? Check out Love Tattoos: An Ode to Everything We Hold Dear. Whether it’s family, friends, a sport or activity, a pet, or even yourself, find a tattoo that says what you feel!

 

Family Tattoo

Arguably the most common of dedication tattoos, family tattoos come in all shapes and sizes – and colours!

From entire family portrait tattoos to parent-child tattoos, from sibling tattoos to couple tattoos – and even pet tattoos! – the family tattoo is a beautiful way to immortalize your love for those most precious to you.

 

Family Tattoo Designs

Want to get a family tattoo but need some more inspiration? Read on for our favourite family tattoo ideas!

 

Family Portrait Tattoos

What’s your favourite family picture? Imagine that – as a beautiful family portrait tattoo! Have an artist draw up a family tattoo sketch based on a photograph and voila – your perfect family tattoo is ready!

Linework family tattoo by Ilgin Ozdogan
Artist: Ilgin Ozdogan

 

These family portrait tattoos work beautifully on the arm, so we recommend that placement if you’re considering getting one.

Want something a little more quirky? Try these on for size!

Family tattoo of Moon family by Banul
Artist: Banul

 

Family tattoo of elephants by Zaya
Artist: Zaya

 

Small tattoos are adorable enough, but small family tattoos are the next level of cute!

Family tattoo of elephants from Rodrigo Assi
Artist: Rodrigo Assi

 

For a more artistic twist, try getting your childhood home inked. After all, some of us have our best memories contained within those four walls!

Family tattoo of childhood home from Nanal
Artist: Nanal

 

Who here misses going to grandma’s house on the holidays and being fed the best food while hearing some amazing tales of years gone by?!

Family tattoo of grandma's house by Nanal
Artist: Nanal

Parent Tattoos

For many, parents are the first window into the world. So why not dedicate a tattoo to them?

Family tattoo of parents from Ilgin Ozdogan
Artist: Ilgin Ozdogan

 

Family tattoos on the forearm don’t just look gorgeous – they’re also easier for you to look at!

Have a favourite memory with dad? Turn into a work of art!

Illustrative family tattoo of dad and daughter by Victor Martins
Artist: Victor Martins

 

Can’t forget Grandpa…

Linework family tattoo of grandpa by Ilgin Ozdogan
Artist: Ilgin Ozdogan

 

…or Grandma! You could get a unique family tattoo with a quote that represents the special relationship you share with a loved one.

Family tattoo for grandma by Zaya

 

You could also try something more classic, like this heart tattoo dedicated to Dad.

Family tattoo of a classic heart from Luke Cormier
Artist: Luke Cormier

 

Or go totally minimalist with it! These family tattoos on the arm are super simple and understated – they’re perfect if you’re looking for something that’s not too obvious.

Family tattoo of mum in a heart by Zaya
Artist: Zaya

 

Family tattoo of mom dad in a heart by Zaya
Artist: Zaya

 

Want more tattoos to express your love? Check out Heart Tattoos: Say it With Love. Whether it’s family, friends, an activity or sport, a pet, or even yourself, find a tattoo that says what you feel!

Child Tattoos

“They grow so fast.” Every parent’s lament! Preserve your precious memories with your child in a tattoo and hold them close to you forever.

Family tattoo of newborn baby's hand from Banul
Artist: Banul

 

Illustrative family tattoo of dad and daughter by Ilgin Ozdogan
Artist: Ilgin Ozdogan

 

Illustrative family tattoo of mom or aunt and child by Ilgon Ozdogan
Artist: Ilgin Ozdogan

 

Linework family tattoo of mom and daughter by Ilgin Ozdogan
Artist: Ilgin Ozdogan

 

Family tattoo of mother breastfeeding baby by Zaya
Artist: Zaya

 

Family tattoo of mother and baby by Yeono
Artist: Yeono

 

Linework family tattoo of dad and child by Ilgin Ozdogan
Artist: Ilgin Ozdogan

 

For something a little more unique, try an animal family tattoo!

Family tattoo of mother bear and cub by Zaya
Artist: Zaya

 

Looking for something a little more fun? Here you go!

Family tattoo of The Flinstones for mother and daughter byIlgin Ozdogan
Artist: Ilgin Ozdogan

 

Sibling Tattoos

First BFF? Second-in-command of your army of stuffed dinosaurs? Secret-keeper? Sparring partner? Whoever your sibling was for you, they’re your eternal friend, confidant, and partner-in-crime!

So how about stamping that bond in ink?

Linework family tattoo of siblings by Ilgin Ozdogan
Artist: Ilgin Ozdogan

 

Illustrative family tattoo of siblings by Ilgin Ozdogan
Artist: Ilgin Ozdogan

 

Illustrative family tattoo of sisters by Ilgin Ozdogan
Artist: Ilgin Ozdogan

 

Linework family tattoo of sisters by Ilgin Ozdogan
Artist: Ilgin Ozdogan

 

Family tattoo of little brother from Ilgin Ozdogan
Artist: Ilgin Ozdogan

 

Better yet – get sibling tattoos and have an amazing bit of art that symbolizes your love for each other!

Family tattoo for sisters by Zaya
Artist: Zaya

 

Pet Tattoos

We couldn’t forget the most important part of the family – our special buddies who may not have our face but they sure do have the same spirit! Make your furry friend a part of your family tattoo!

Illustrative family tattoo of pet dog and cat by Ilgin Ozdogan
Artist: Ilgin Ozdogan

 

Bonus – they look snazzy as hell in tattoo form!

Linework family tattoo of a daughter and their dog by Ilgin Ozdogan
Artist: Ilgin Ozdogan

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