Are you a mom who wants a new tattoo? Mother child tattoos are extremely popular these days with mom choosing ink that celebrates family and purpose. These tattoos can be shared between a mother and her child in the form of matching tattoos or can be a tattoo that stands on its own and celebrates parenthood. Whatever route you decide on going down, there are plenty of exciting options for you.
We decided to take a look at social media to get a better understanding of the types of mother child tattoos folks are getting today, the trends, and fresh ideas that people have gotten inked. We were pleasantly surprised to discover some truly remarkable mother child tattoos that you’re going to want to see before getting your own familial ink. Take a look below!
If You Want to Show Your Love With a Mother Child Tattoo, Get Inspired by These Designs.
A Bear Pair
Thanks to the twinkling, ornamental effect, these bears are giving us serious Ursa major and minor vibes. It’s a sweet mother child tattoo that also celebrates nature. We will see many other examples of nature-inspired tattoos on this list.
A Warm Embrace
By far, the most popular mother child tattoo design comes in the form of a simple mother holding her child. You’ll see it again and again on this list. If you’d like a more unique tattoo, think outside the box. This type has been done a lot! But, please, do you.
Here’s another one of the mother’s embrace tattoos. It uses negative space to bring the characters to life. Bold, black ink will never go out of style.
A Lioness and Her Cub
We find a lioness and her cub snuggled up together in this very minimal tattoo that uses delicate lines to realize the two figures. Cats are a popular choice but any animal will do!
This tattoo is based on a part of a Gustav Klimt painting called Three Ages of Women. It’s an inspired choice but we saw it done several times. So, if you go this route, know that you’ll be in good company.
Mom And Baby Elephants
A mama elephant and her three babies make this very sweet tattoo. A delicate green and blue background makes the blush of the elephant’s cheeks really pop.
Mother and Child Celtic Knot
Celtic knot tattoos are very popular and this one that represents mother and child is a common one for parents, mothers especially, to get today. This placement between the shoulder blades is lovely but it will work just about anywhere on the body.
Snuggles in the Flowers
One of the most romantic mother child tattoos on this list comes in the form of a mother holding her child, flanked by gorgeous florals. Bravo!
Here’s a gorgeous tattoo of a mother feeding her baby. The light blush helps bring warmth to this very sweet design.
We told you any animal will do! That’s also true for somewhat obscure ones like the Chamois. This is a very handsome tattoo that’s been tattooed beautifully.
Mrs. Potts & Chip
Disney mother child tattoos are not as common as you might guess. We only encountered a few while researching this list. However, Mrs. Potts and Chip look fantastic in this tattoo with a slight watercolor effect.
“You Are Loved”
Here’s another watercolor tattoo that looks like it’s been painted on instead of inked. The endearing message, “You are loved,” is a nice touch.
Here’s one of the mother child embrace tattoos that’s been improved by the inclusion of four little hearts. Hearts sweeten any deal, right?
Here’s a mother-son pair on a swing together. We love the floral details here and the very delicate lines that help give the wood of the swing texture and depth.
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This is a very good tattoo of a mother holding her baby’s hand. it turned out pretty great but we did stumble across several attempts at this that were less than ideal. Make sure you research your tattoo artist and take a look at their portfolio to get a good understanding of their capabilities and specialties.
Aren’t these mama animal tattoos the sweetest? These sloths are very attractive and whimsical. Consider doing something similar with your own mother child tattoo.
Another design we saw several times is a silhouette of a mother and child in an embrace. It gets filled with this sort of galactic imagery often.
We find an ode to the family in this tattoo that features cardinals. It’s a subtle mother child tattoo and if you’d like to go understated with it, you might want something similar.
Inspired by Myth
Aphrodite and Eros are the subjects of this tattoo that’s been informed by Ancient Greek mythology. It makes for an inspired tattoo that we only saw once.
This mother child tattoo is almost abstract but if you look closely you will see two faces that are connected. Find an artist with a point of view and let them go to work. The one who completed this one did so freehand.
Here’s an example of mother child tattoos that match. A romantic, warm rose is flanked by leaves that have plenty of blue in them to make the design really pop. A pair of flowers might be the perfect matching tattoo for you and yours.
Here’s an embrace design that’s employed a colorful heart that looks almost like it’s been airbrushed onto the skin. Tiny flowers help make this design even sweeter.
Here’s a tattoo of some killer, killer whales. We find a mama and her kid swimming right along. Any animal, folks!
Family trees or the tree of life are popular mother child tattoos. Here’s one of the most sophisticated ones we saw. But, feel free to add more visual elements to help make this tattoo your own.
Here’s a mother child tattoo that looks as if it’s been informed by modern, abstract art. It’s a cool design that is wholly original. We guess thinking inside of the box is a wise choice as well.
Go full color for a fun tattoo that you can really show off. The rainbow “fill” with a slight ombre in this mother and child giraffe tattoo really sing.
For the Fam
We find a mom and her two daughters with these heart tattoos. As far as matching tattoos go, it’s a popular option. Consider other symbols for something similar that stands out from the pack.
This charming tattoo captures autumnal warmth with the inclusion of an orange sun, acorns, a pine cone, and some other botanical elements. Play with color until you find the perfect inks for your tattoo and personal syle.
Kayla and Tarzan
Here’s another one of the Disney tattoos. We find Kayla and Tarzan in a sweet embrace. Again, we find the watercolor effect put to good use.
Here’s a sweet idea that finds a mother and her daughter imagined as a pair of fairies. Little dots of color help add to the magic.
With Traditional Elements
One thing we did not see often at all with these mother child tattoos are tattoos done in the American traditional style. Part of the above example, the rose, is a very traditional motif. If you love the history of tattooing, feel free to lean into it when designing your tattoo.
Mama and the Babies
Again, we find a mother with her children in an embrace. The inclusion of a big sunflower and pretty colors help make this one a standout.
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An embrace, but bunnies! Colorful ink has been expertly applied for this mother child tattoo. If you’re a fan of kawaii imagery, consider something similar for your own tattoo.
There you go! We hope you have gotten some great ideas for your own mother child tattoo. They can come in the form of a matching tattoo with your child or as a standalone tattoo you get to celebrate motherhood. There’s no right or wrong way but just remember to express all of your love.
Andrew is an Assistant Editor for Mamas Uncut with over ten years of experience as a writer in the creative, marketing, and blogging spaces. After studying Film and Art History, he developed a passion for telling stories in a variety of mediums. Obsessively making lists, reporting celebrity news, and diving into emerging pop cultural topics are a few of his interests.
- 1 If You Want to Show Your Love With a Mother Child Tattoo, Get Inspired by These Designs.
- 1.1 A Bear Pair
- 1.2 A Warm Embrace
- 1.3 Negative Space
- 1.4 A Lioness and Her Cub
- 1.5 Klimt-Inspired
- 1.6 Mom And Baby Elephants
- 1.7 Mother and Child Celtic Knot
- 1.8 Snuggles in the Flowers
- 1.9 Breastfeeding
- 1.10 Chamois Mama
- 1.11 Mrs. Potts & Chip
- 1.12 “You Are Loved”
- 1.13 Sweet Hearts
- 1.14 Swinging
- 1.15 Hand-Some
- 1.16 Lovely Sloths
- 1.17 Galactic
- 1.18 Bird Babies
- 1.19 Inspired by Myth
- 1.20 Connected
- 1.21 Matching Roses
- 1.22 Airbrushed Heart
- 1.23 Okay, Orca!
- 1.24 Family Tree
- 1.25 Somewhat Abstract
- 1.26 Rainbow Giraffes
- 1.27 For the Fam
- 1.28 Autumnal Warmth
- 1.29 Kayla and Tarzan
- 1.30 Fairytale
- 1.31 With Traditional Elements
- 1.32 Mama and the Babies
- 1.33 Cuteness Overload
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