Moms With Ink: Beauty In Shattering The Stereotype

Moms With Ink: Beauty In Shattering The Stereotype

While the cultural taboos around casual tattoos have definitely faded in recent history, the stigma surrounding tatted parents, especially mothers, is still going strong. 

The days of old sailors and servicemen being the only people with inked skin have long gone. This is obvious by the fact that everyone from your kids' kindergarten teacher to your boring ass accountant seems to have at least a little bit of ink these days. Still, moms with tattoos that stray from traditional butterflies and roses are often treated poorly by those who hold major misconceptions about both motherhood and tattoos. 

Decked out in cool, colorful ink, these awesome mamas frequently have their parenting skills, morals, and even their beauty called into question. 

No matter their age, size, or collection of body art, the brave mamas on this list prove that you can be a badass and a great mom at the same time.  

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1. Dynamic Duo

This mama clearly ain't afraid of breaking down boundaries. Her gorgeous sleeves may not shine as brightly in this black and white photo, but her son's adorable mohawk and their badass stances show off a cool but loving dynamic. 

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2. Colorful Cradle

The beautiful fragility in new motherhood is shown clearly through this happy mama and her beautiful newborn. With her arm of colorful artwork showcased just as proudly as her new baby, there is clearly no room for stereotypes and stigmas in this family. 

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3. Before And After

While one photo shows a perfectly rounded baby belly, the other shows a perfectly happy baby. This new mom has no qualms showing off her gorgeous sleeve of tattoos.

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4. All In White

With their flowing dresses, nature-filled background, and glowing smiles, this mom and daughter duo have love radiating out of every pore. Much like the other mamas on this list, this woman doesn't hesitate to show off her tats and it does nothing but add to the beauty of the photo. 

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5. Like Mother Like Daughter

If only all of us had grown up with a punk rock, bright-haired mama like this little one! This duo is absolutely adorable in their matching coats, and while we only get a peek at this mom's tattoos, we definitely can't miss them. 

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6. Simple Beauty

Much like the stigmas that come with tattooed mothers, women with full body tattoos are often looked down upon and thought of as less feminine. This beautiful mom, holding on tightly to her adorable son, shows that simple beauty and gorgeous artwork go hand-in-hand no matter who it's on. 

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7. All-Around Smiles

Professional family portraits are a modern norm for adorable families and this cool mom doesn't let outdated ideas of "professionalism" keep her from showing her love for her children or her gorgeous tattoos. 

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8. So Fresh And So Green

First, let's just talk about how absolutely fucking adorable that little baby looks all snuggled up in their carrier! Now that that's out of the way, we can talk about how amazing her mom looks while showing off her ink and picking her own fruit at the same time. 

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9. Pretty (And) Pregnant

This mom may not physically have her baby in her arms yet, but she has no problem showing us that mamas can still wear the hell out of some lingerie! Completely shattering stereotypes on just about every level, this tatted mama might just be our new hero. 



Professional freelancer who is in love with makeup, good TV shows, and birthday cake. When I'm not writing for Fanbread I can usually be found hoarding liquid lipsticks, daydreaming about meeting Beyoncé, or binge-watching my favorite show for the millionth time. Sometimes I even manage to do all three at once. 


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