kyra sedgwickKyra Sedgwick and her new tattoo wowed on the red carpet at of the Screen Actors Guild awards last night. The Closer star stunned in an orange Pucci dress, the cut-outs of which perfectly showed-off her fresh ink. Kyra told Giuliana Rancic of E! that her tat is a "family tattoo" -- it has the initials K, K, S, and T in a rectangle, standing for Kyra, husband Kevin Bacon, son Travis, 22, and daughter Sosie, 19.

I suppose if she was going to get inked, a tattoo that symbolizes the connectedness of her family is a sweet gesture.

It's probably better than getting just her husband's initials tattooed on her body -- that seems to be the kiss of death. One minute you're in love and want his name on your body, the next your scrambling to find an artist you can turn the word "Kevin" into a canoe floating on a sea of solitude.

You know that your children will always be a part of your life, that you'll always love them no matter what, so their permanency is nicely mirrored in a tattoo better than, say, a spouse or a boyfriend's would be. Or a pet, too. Those little bastards can turn on you in a heartbeat.

Also, the chances that you'll regret a family tattoo, I would say, are far less than the chance you'll regret that rose on your ankle or that infinity sign on your lower back. A tattoo that represents your love for your children is certainly a safer bet, and perhaps we'll see more moms jump on the tattoo bandwagon. I mean, Kyra's looks pretty good. She sets a nice example for the family tat, don't you think?

What do you think of Kyra's tattoo and "family tattoos" in general?

 

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