Cool Dad Has Been Getting His Arm Tattooed With His Son's Adorable Doodles
This week's Feel Good Friday can double up an easy guide to how to be a cool dad.
If hanging your child's doodles up on your fridge just doesn't cut it for you, take some inspiration from Keith Anderson, a father from Peterborough, Ontario, who has been getting his son's doodles tattooed on his arms, adorably showcasing his son's creativity
Keith has been getting tattoos based on his son's doodles since the latter was 4 years old. He has amassed an adorable collection on his right arm that he intends to continue growing.
"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," Keith told photographer Chance Faulkner who recently did an interview and portrait series with the cool dad.
"I have had three different artists tattoo these drawings over the years," said Keith. "Recently, my son was there with me and he did some of the tattooing himself. He loves it."
He currently has 18 different tattoos doodled by his son
And they are very meaningful to him. He says:
"They capture a moment in time each year of Kai's life that take me back to how he looked, acted and sounded as a kid growing up."go.com
Keith said that one of his favourites was an abstract stained glass idea his son had when he was eight
Explaining how fun it is, Keith said: "no one I know has ever heard of tattooing original kid art before, and it's a lot of fun"
"People ask me what will happen if I run out of space; I guess I'll just get him to draw smaller pictures," he said
"We will keep going until he doesn't want to do it anymore"
"People who are not into tattooing get it and seem to think it's cute," Anderson told The Huffington Post. "Others think I have just let my kid draw on me with markers. I tell them he sort of has drawn on me but that it won't come off and they are pleasantly shocked. Tattooed friends, family and strangers love the idea. They love it even more when they find out he has tattooed me three times in small little sections."huffingtonpost.com
"My favorite part is deciding what piece of art we will tattoo"