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26 Family Tattoo Ideas

For many of us, the greatest love we feel is when we are in the company of our family members. It’s natural to want to express that special love with a design that captures your unconditional feelings. Family tattoos are reminders that no matter how hard times get, you can always count on the ones you love. In some cases, family tattoos are also for those who are mourning a loss. A tattoo can act as the perfect memorial that will keep a loved one’s memory alive with you forever.

We decided to take a look into the family tattoos that people are getting today to get a better understanding of what’s trending. We discovered that infinity symbols and the word “family” were the two most ubiquitous so we decided to feature others that you likely have not seen before. These family tattoos are deeply personal designs reflecting devotion and love.

Get Inspired by These Awe-Inspiring Family Tattoo Ideas!

From a Family Photo

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Portraits like these, without faces, are popular among family tattoos. You can turn to an old family photo for inspiration.

Children’s Drawings

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Another great idea that we saw often finds a child’s artwork translated in ink into a tattoo. How fun this this?

Characters from Nature

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Many people choose animals as symbols in family tattoos. We’ll show you a few examples of this, but this family of foxes is a great place to start.

Nostalgic Inspiration

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In this mother-daughter tattoo, we find nostalgic characters from a beloved Disney film. Turn to family favorite movies and more for inspiration.

A Family Tree

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Family trees and trees of life are also popular among family tattoos. This one incorporates a heart that looks rather dramatic and visually striking.

Of Those Gone But Not Forgotten

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“Until we meet again,” the text beneath this family tattoo says. In memoriam tattoos are very popular and a great way to keep a loved one who has died in your thoughts.

Names of Children

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For parents, the names of children are wildly popular. This design sweetens the deal with the addition of two tiny footprints.

In Good Hands

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This family of three found the perfect symbol for them in three, interlocking hands. It’s a very interesting design that’s unlike any other hand family tattoos we came across.

Time of Birth

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Another very popular family tattoo design is clocks that show the time of birth for children. This person has three with a name of a child in each.

Show It with Florals

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Flower name tattoos are hugely popular today. They are cute but know that you will be in very, very good company if you decide to get one.

With Heart

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Here’s another trio that has found a way to symbolize their love with little hearts that interlock. You don’t have to reinvent the wheel to walk away with a meaningful design.

Remembering Family Vacations

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Treasured time on vacation with family is often the source of our fondest memories with them. This portrait finds family members in silhouette. It remembers a great beach vacation.

More Fond Memories

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“Family memories,” the person who shared this image captioned it. It’s a bit conceptual but still absolutely beautiful. Think of a memory you shared with your family. This person’s was a trip to a sunflower field.

More Inspiration from Nature

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Animals will always be a great idea for tattoos because they celebrate the beauty of our natural world. We find a family of sea turtles in this example, tattooed in a dazzling rainbow of color.

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In Cartoon Form

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You can ask your tattoo artist to cartoon-ify your family for a refreshing and playful design. These kiddos look so cute above a heart with a banner that says “love.”

Warm Words of Encouragement

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“You are enough,” this family tattoo says above two hands clasped together. If a family member has given you words of encouragement that stuck, consider them for your family tattoo.

Using Symbols

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A mother-daughter symbol is the subject of this understated tattoo. This symbol helps tell their story in a simple and sophisticated way.

For Sisters

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We’re really into these family hand tattoos. Here’s yet another example of one that’s been encircled by a red thread that symbolizes their bond.

Reminders

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The person who got this tattoo explained that these are symbols for her grandparents. She remembers them by the things they loved. How absolutely special and heartfelt.

Care

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Okay, so we know we said we wouldn’t be sharing any infinity symbols with you but this one was just too good to pass up. If you’re going to do one, make it as original and creative as possible as this person has successfully done.

Matching Representations

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Here’s another scene from nature that symbolizes family. The tattoo artist has duplicated it so that these family members have matching tattoos.

Birthstones

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Here’s a really bright idea. You can choose the birthstones for each member of your family for a unique family tattoo. These dazzling gems look beautiful.

Astrology

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You can also turn to constellations and symbols from astrology as representations of your family members. We find this tattoo celebrating a Cancer and Tauras.

In the DNA

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Here’s an original design that finds a family tree turned into a strand of DNA. We can’t think of a more straightforward family tattoo symbol than that!

A Handprint

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We find an indexical image here, a handprint from this person’s child. If you’re thinking of a tattoo for your little one, consider something similar.

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Home

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Family is home and home is family. That makes a house a great symbol for your family. It’s where you shared the most important moments of your life. Why not turn it into a family tattoo?

There you go! Now, you should have some great ideas for your family tattoo. Whether or not you plan to get matching tattoos with members of your family, a tattoo is a powerful symbol of love that endures forever. Happy tattooing!

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