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13 Gorgeous Mom Tribute Tattoos

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It’s getting close to mother’s day, and you may be wondering what you could get your mom. Perhaps a fresh bouquet of flowers, or some nice perfume, or the old jewelry stand-by will do. Or maybe you’re looking for something a little different. Perhaps you want to pull a Bart Simpson and find the nearest tattoo shop for some MOM ink (does anyone else remember that episode?) All jokes aside, tattoos are a fantastic way to honor the mama in your life.

And in honor of mother’s day, I thought I would share some gorgeous mom tribute tattoos with you all.

Use them to inspire your next tattoo parlor visit, or show them to your own’ ma first and ask her what she thinks. One thing’s for sure, though—these tattoos are are varied as all their moms surely are.

1. Classic Heart

Instagram / samanthamancino

Instagram / samanthamancino

This person opted for a classic tattoo of a heart with their mother’s name on it. While it’s fairly simple, I really love the font and the small details around it.

2. Watercolor style

Instagram / libertytattooco

Instagram / libertytattooco

I love the work on these watercolor-style flowers surrounding the word “mom.” Hopefully their mama appreciates it, too.

3. Dream to see you

Instagram / adolfinmx

Instagram / adolfinmx

This person’s chest piece is a tribute to their mother. In their post, they say they saw her in their dreams, and how wonderful it was to see them again.

 4. “Mother”

Instagram / consciousartstattoos

Instagram / consciousartstattoos

This tattoo one woman got in honor of her mom says “mother” in Arabic.

5. Twist on traditional

Instagram / midnight_atelier

Instagram / midnight_atelier

Can’t help but love on this twist on the traditional mom heart tattoo. So many kitties! Who doesn’t love kitties?

6. Lettering focus

Instagram / le_chat_mort

Instagram / le_chat_mort

And one more alternative to the traditional one, this time with Yiddish lettering.

7. Handwriting

Instagram / foxtattootexas

Instagram / foxtattootexas

Another great idea is to incorporate your mother’s handwriting into the tattoo idea, like this person did.

 8. Give thanks

Instagram / munera_ink

Instagram / munera_ink

Of course, you could always use your ink as a thank you note to your mama for all that she’s done (we know moms do SO much for us).

9. Little lamb big fan

Instagram / christina_hellflower

Instagram / christina_hellflower

Maybe you and/or your mom weren’t big fans of hearts, though. So why not try a little lamb?

10. Throw on the sweetness

Instagram / janmarietattoo

Instagram / janmarietattoo

Hell, even a cupcake will do! Bonus points if your mom just happens to bake badass cupcakes.

 11. Straight forward

Instagram / nicoleflorenzi

Instagram / nicoleflorenzi

Some folks prefer a more straightforward approach.

 12. Hidden but purposeful

Instagram / lesliegtattoo

Instagram / lesliegtattoo

Although this one’s positioning is too cute and just slightly incognito.

13. Power of a quote

Instagram / permagrafix

Instagram / permagrafix

Never underestimate the power of a good quote, too. This one’s a great one for the mamas.

What kind of tattoo would you get for your mom? Do you think she’d like it? Let us know in the comments!

(Image: Instagram / goldenharptattoo)