What a sweet idea!
Tattoos are one of the most permanent forms of artwork, and this man has taking it to a whole new, meaningful level!
Keith Anderson has been tattooing his son's drawings on himself for seven years, and the tradition is only getting better!
Anderson sat down with photographer Chance Faulkner to talk about the artwork, and to snap some great shots so everyone can see the adorableness of this idea! Keith explained the ink, saying:
"Each one of these tattoos on my right arm my son has drawn over the years. The first tattoo is from when he was 4; he is now 11. We add once a year from his drawings… The only one that is a different size from the original is the robot, which we did last March when he turned 10. The first one was the daisy- I had it tattooed when he was in kindergarten. Then we went back and did his name and the house from when he was 4. When he was 6 we did the seahorse, and 7 was the maple leaf with the C for Canada. 8 was the stained glass, which is one of my favorites; it was his own abstract idea. The 9 year old one we skipped because he wanted to change the drawing a little bit… Recently, my son was there with me and he did some of the tattooing himself. He loves it. No one I know has ever heard of tattooing original kid art before, and it's a lot of fun. We will keep going until he doesn't want to do it anymore. At this pace he is still very excited about it, so we'll keep going. People ask me what will happen if I run out of space; I guess I'll just get him to draw smaller pictures."
Artwork from children is such a sweet thing, isn't it?
Hopefully Keith keeps on showing off the tats because this is a fantastic idea to show how proud he his of his son!
You can see more of photog Chance's photos HERE and HERE.
[Image via Chance Faulkner Photography.]
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