Here are 31 tattooed dads who ‘checked-in’ and got us right in the feels. 

We here at Life of Dad are all about celebrating the adventure of fatherhood, community and balancing the fun with the real challenges of parenting and being a dad.

If you’ve been with us for a while, you’ll know that we always ask the dads and moms of our community questions and invite you – our awesome community members – to share your responses with us. Be it just for fun, practical help and advice, or a personal share.

Well, last weekend (yes, on Easter Sunday), we put a call out for tattooed dads to check in. And ‘our dads’ did not disappoint! In fact, it blew our minds and inspired us.

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We have over 1,500 Comments on the original Facebook post now. Here are 31 photos and captions of tattooed dads who checked in and did the inked parenting community proud.

Tattooed Dads Check-In

Dads With Ink That Symbolizes Something Meaningful About Their Kid/s & Family

#1 | “I have a replica of my daughter’s surgical scar on my chest so that she will never feel alone.

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Photo Credit: Life of Dad Community Member, Todd Crawford

#2 | “My daughter drew this one for me. I have several others, but this one means the most to me.

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Photo Credit: Life of Dad Community Member, Tim Hughes

#3 | “My daughter drew this guy when she was 4. His name is ‘Harry, The Sun’. One of my favorite tatts that I have.

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Photo Credit: Life of Dad Community Member, Artie Costa

#4 | “The first time my daughter spelled her name out for me with a little heart. I went to the tattoo shop the very same day ❤️

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Photo Credit: Life of Dad Community Member, Bruce Lee Infante

#5 | “My younger son.

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Photo Credit: Life of Dad Community Member, Michu Raba

#6 | “Solo dad to 3 boys . Alpha wolf watching over his cubs.

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Photo Credit: Life of Dad Community Member, Scott McCutcheon

#7 | “Daughter’s picture of us both 💙

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Photo Credit: Life of Dad Community Member, Ross Hutcheon

#8 | “For my son Logan with Autism.

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Photo Credit: Life of Dad Community Member, Joshua Emory Trammelle

#9 | “Family tatt – we love to travel, and the first book we got our kids was, ‘Oh The Places You’ll Go’, so I added that for them.

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Photo Credit: Life of Dad Community Member, Derek Mummert

#10 | “For my son. Our love for Transformers and for his Autism!”

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Photo Credit: Life of Dad Community Member, Rico Noyola

#11 | “Says my daughter’s name ‘Destiny’ one way, but if you flip it around it says my other daughter’s name, ‘Nicole’.

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Photo Credit: Life of Dad Community Member, Jorge Valdez

#12 | “One of a few, but the most important one, that’s for sure!”

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Photo Credit: Life of Dad Community Member, Dalton Wade Holley

#13 | “My wife and kids are my everything. Why I strive at all.

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Photo Credit: Life of Dad Community Member, Dalton Pickering

#14 | “My K9’s paws on my shoulders as he watches over my back, my Thunderbird wings symbolizing my Ojibwe name and tribal eagle for my clan and tribal wolf for my guardian.”

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Photo Credit: Life of Dad Community Member, Henry Bearheart

Dads Who Have Experienced And Endured Great Loss

#15 | Got this after my wife suffered a miscarriage with our second child. Based on the lyrics to ‘Winter Song’, ‘My love a beacon in the night, my words will be your light to carry you to me.’

The three lower stars represent my wife, my son, and myself… the upper star represents the baby we lost.

Ryan Hatfield

Photo Credit: Life of Dad Community Member, Ryan Hatfield

#16 | “Each kids’ favorite color. The one that isn’t colored is the one we lost.”

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Photo Credit: Life of Dad Community Member, Jason Lindner

#17 | “My late wife’s name and 3 sons names in runes going ‘round the compass.”

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Photo Credit: Life of Dad Community Member, Lee Parker

#18 | “My daughter was stillborn last year. Still hurts but she is always with me.”

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Photo Credit: Life of Dad Community Member, Derek Cornish

#19 | “For our little ones who were too perfect for this world ❤️”

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Photo Credit: Life of Dad Community Member, Graham Beer

#20 | “For my Willow. She passed at 7 months old.

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Photo Credit: Life of Dad Community Member, Dawud De-Ginge

#21 | “One more session to finish. My memorial to the 4 [kids] I’ve lost.”

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Photo Credit: Life of Dad Community Member, Russell Fisher

#22 | “My son that passed away.

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Photo Credit: Life of Dad Community Member, Richard Angele

#23 | “My mums ashes were scattered here. She never got to meet my children and we go every year to put our hands in the water and say hello.”

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Photo Credit: Life of Dad Community Member, Tom O’Hara

And, Dads Just Showing Off Their Ink While Sharing A Memorable Dad Moment

#24 | “My 2nd daughter was just born March 22 and has been in the preemie NICU Unit for 13 days. Spending Easter here with her and my wife… our baby girl is being discharged tomorrow!!”

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Photo Credit: Life of Dad Community Member, Mark Partridge

#25 | “Never too old for a cuddle. Got mine to symbolise that through the death of one thing comes something beautiful and that life is all about the journey and where it may take you.”

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Photo Credit: Life of Dad Community Member, Ash Heaver

#26 | “My baby girl Leia is 8 months old now. ❤️🙏”

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Photo Credit: Life of Dad Community Member, Igor Čavkov

#27 | “My daughter’s first time at the beach about 4.5 years ago.”

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Photo Credit: Life of Dad Community Member, Jimmy Young

#28 | “This was the first time I held him. He was 13 days old before I saw him. I was out working on a fishing trawler. I’ve never been so excited to go home as I was that trip. 💙😊😊

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Photo Credit: Life of Dad Community Member, Tórik Ábraham Rouah

Last But Not Least, Dads Reminding Themselves What And Who They Are Fighting For

#29 | “Nordic compass while going through custody battle, to remind me not to lose my way and focus on the path I needed to take!”

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Photo Credit: Life of Dad Community Member, Oliver Karl

#30 | “Going through a divorce. This tattoo has been a constant reminder of God’s love for me.

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Photo Credit: Life of Dad Community Member, Rick Simpson

#31 | “Just started my sleeve, it’s for my anxiety and depression and all the battles in my head.

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Photo Credit: Life of Dad Community Member, Aspen Brown

We salute you, dads! Far from embarrass anyone with your ink shares, you made us all proud and gave us another reason to celebrate fatherhood. Thank you!