20 Brilliant Tattoo Ideas for Moms Who Want to Get Inked (PHOTOS)

infinity tattoo kids namesSo you want to get inked, or for some of you tattooed mamas, MORE inked! Now it's time to decide on the perfect tattoo design. It's going to be there forever (wherever you decide "there" is going to be), so you better love it. Trust me, I have a few little tattoos myself that may or may not have been decided upon under the best of circumstances. So, of course, before you get anything inked onto your skin, make sure you pick a tattoo artist with some experience and talent. Don't be afraid to ask to see their portfolio and shop around. Because, um, FOREVER!!!

There are lots of cool ways to personalize a tattoo and make it meaningful for life. And the quality and color of ink today is out of this world if you pick a great artist to do the work. This big list of 20 tattoo ideas is sure to spark some inspiration!

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Do you have a tattoo? If so, what's the inspiration behind it? If not, what's inspiring you to get one?

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nonmember avatar khb

you know, 26.2 isn't a marathon time, it's the distance of a marathon...

MyToe MyToe

A lot of these just seem to be tattoos...very few seem like they have anything to do with motherhood.

nonmember avatar jojoMA

These all remind me of the My Name is Earl, where they dropped the kids at summer camp, and had to drop their pants to remember their birthdates when the counselors asked...keep it klassy!

Rando... Randomlady

these started out as tattoos for moms and then just plain old tattoos for anyone. research some pictures before writing an article, it looks much more professional than just pushing crap to meet a deadline.

Angel... AngelSinger

Just as important as choosing an artist with talent is choosing a clean and professional studio. Do your research. If tattoo studios are licensed by the health department in your area, make sure they are up-to-date and have passed inspections. Always make sure needles are new and unwrapped in front of you. Ensure that they use individual ink cups and that they clean stations between customers. If an artist balks at this, take your business elsewhere.

Blues... Blueshark77

I really like the first one with the names and infinity symbol. 

AJ-47 AJ-47

I'm glad what I got for my Son isn't on here. It's paired with my own design, both of which are perfect for and describe my Son, and make the most amazing and unique (just like my Son!) Mom Tattoo ever. ♥

nonmember avatar Nik

These are the most awful ideas.... Must be desperate for material.

jalaz77 jalaz77

Serious??

Norine Tuck-Ringwalt

Most of these are terrible...like they were done in a basement by a 17yr old!

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