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12+ Mother-Child Tattoo Ideas You'll Want To Steal

It can be difficult to find a meaningful way to represent the relationship between a mom and their child. That's why many people are turning to creative and unique tattoos. Like a mother's love, these designs will last forever.

Matching flowers

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“A mother is your first friend, your best friend, your forever friend.” – Unknown

A pinky promise

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“At the end of the day my most important job is still mom-in-chief.” – Michelle Obama

Beautiful flower

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“A mother’s arms are more comforting than anyone else’s.” – Princess Diana


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“Even on the days, you feel like you are failing, look around. Your child’s smile will bring you right back up” – Unknown

Birth dates and zodiac constellations

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"Mother’s love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved." – Eric Fromm

A simple heart

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"Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws."– Barbara Kingsolver

Disney-inspired tattoo

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"A daughter is someone you laugh with, dream with, and love with all your heart.” -Unknown

Minimalist lotus blossom

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“To my daughter. Never forget that I love you. Life is filled with hard times and good times. Learn from everything you can. Be the woman I know you can be. Mom” —Unkown

These tattoos say it all

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“A daughter is just a little girl who grows up to be your best friend.” —Unkown

Adorable matching quotes

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“My daughter makes me laugh with her incredibly humorous take on the world. Everything makes her laugh, and I aspire to take in the world the same shoes she does.” —Unkown

Find a meaningful phrase

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“I don’t want my children to follow in my footsteps. I want them to take the path next to me and go further than I could have ever dreamt possible.” —Unkown

Pick a flower that has meaning for you and your mom

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“The biggest surprise about motherhood was how completely and totally it changed how I look at myself, and what I believe I deserve, for the better.” —Unkown

Beautiful butterflies

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“Mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take.” —Unknown

Get a matching design in your own style

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"Call your mother. Tell her you love her. Remember, you’re the only person who knows what her heart sounds like from the inside.” —Unknown

Sunflowers say it all

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"One of the most important relationships we have is the relationship we have with our mothers.” —Unknown

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