A lot of people get tattoos, and a lot of people have kids. And when someone who gets tattoos has a kid, it's not uncommon for him (or her) to commemorate the occasion with a baby-related tattoo.
I am not one of these people, but I have plenty of inked friends. If you have done it, or if you're thinking about it, what is the best way to approach the decision and the design?
I ask because I'm actually interested and have been for a while--it's a subject that seemed particularly dad-related and under-covered anywhere else. That said, it was stumbling across this site of bad, lame, and stupid tattoos that finally got me to post about it. Like a kid, a tattoo is a lifetime commitment. The difference is, of course, that if you screw up as a parent, it's the kid that suffers; if you get a bad tattoo, it's all you, baby.
Some relevant examples: this very large tattoo of Maddox Jolie, which is on a calf that is not Brad Pitt's. An unfortunately unskilled interpretation of a photo of a stunned-looking infant. A decent enough rendition of Pedro Ramon which will be smothered by a chest rug in days. "My 1st Tattoo" is in the 'dork' gallery. And one for the ladies: while I can understand not wanting to do it too soon, it seems to me that getting a "baby on board" tattoo on your 8-mos pregnant belly is just a bit late. How about henna? Oh, and here's that Cookie Monster I was talking about, complete with "Daddy" and "1953-1984". I can imagine a very sad, personal, private, story behind this.
I guess what I'm really waiting to hear is that someone got a Bugaboo logo tattoo and is now receiving free strollers for life. Like that burrito stand did in San Francisco. Any voices of experience out there?