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Celebrity Parents Honor Children with Baby Name Tattoos

March 9, 2020 Sophie Kihm
Celebrity baby name tattoos

Name tattoos have been around for ages, but lately celebrities have been getting inked with their children’s names in creative ways. 

Some are choosing to get tattoos in unexpected places, such as the face or forehead, as Offset and Amber Rose did. Others are opting for more subtle name tattoos, like Orlando Bloom, who got inked with his son Flynn‘s name written in Morse Code.

Of course, there are plenty of stars who have more conventional baby name tattoos, none less the honor. Because just like a parent’s love for their child, tattoos are forever.

Here, twelve celebrities who paid tribute to their children by getting a baby name tattoo.

Celebrity Baby Name Tattoos

Orlando Bloom

Orlando Bloom made headlines when he showed off his Flynn tattoo—written in Morse Code—only to discover it actually spelled “Frynn.” Thankfully it was an easy fix. “Finally dot it right,” wrote Bloom on his Instagram after that tattoo was corrected. Phew!

Amber Rose

Amber Rose went bold with her baby name tattoo, spelling out “Bash,” the nickname of her son Sebastian, and “Slash,” her newborn son’s name, on her forehead. Her boyfriend AE Edwards also tattooed his forehead as a tribute to the boys, but with their birthdays rather than names.

Chrissy Teigen & John Legend

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend opted for (almost) matching tattoos with the names of their family members. Teigen’s says “John Luna Miles,” while Legend’s is “Chrissy Luna Miles.” Teigen joked in her Instagram post showing off the tattoos, “hey guys please don’t talk to us unless u have tattoos we are a cool tattoo family now and we only want to talk to other tattoo families (srry if this seems harsh).”

Adele

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Adele famously did not reveal the name of her son when he was born in 2012 but was later spotted wearing a necklace that confirmed his name is Angelo. Even stronger evidence: in 2013, she had “Angelo” tattooed on the side of her right hand.

Matt Damon

Matt Damon honored his four daughters—Alexia, Isabella, Gia, and Stella—by tattooing their names on his arm in 2019. Nearby is a tattoo reading “Lucy,” a tribute to his wife Luciana. Celebrity tattoo artist Daniel Winter shared the photo of Damon’s new ink on his Instagram.

Macklemore

Shortly before his daughter Sloane’s first birthday, Macklemore got her name tattooed on his chest. His wife, Tricia Davis, shared a snap of Macklemore—whose real name is Benjamin Haggerty—and their daughter on Instagram, showing off the new tattoo. Since then they’ve welcomed another daughter, Colette Koala, but so far there hasn’t been word of a tattoo in her honor.

David Beckham

Soccer legend David Beckham has a plethora of tattoos with family significance. The names of his sons—Brooklyn, Romeo, and Cruz—are tattooed on his back, and “Victoria” is on his wrist, in honor of his wife. His most recent name tattoo is of his daughter’s name, Harper, to which he added the words “Pretty Lady” on her fourth birthday.

Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore got inked—in her own handwriting—with her daughters’ names, Olive and Frankie. According to Barrymore, her tattoo was a spur of the moment decision. When asked about it at Safe Kids Day in 2016, Barrymore said, “I had been wanting to do it, and then one day we were on our way to an appointment. I was like, ‘Can we just quickly stop at this tattoo shop?’ and I walked in and was like, ‘Is anyone available to do a tattoo, like, quickly, like right now?’” Apparently, her tattoo artist was unfazed. “He really had no reaction,” Barrymore said.

Offset

One month after his daughter Kulture was born, rapper Offset had her name tattooed along his jawline. There was some controversy, with fans asking why he didn’t have tattoos of his sons’ names. He responded via Instagram Story, saying, “I got my other boy right here, it’s Kodie…and Jordan, my oldest son, on the shoulder piece. Stop trying me.” His wife, Cardi B, does not have a Kulture tattoo, but recently inked “Offset” on the back of her thigh.

Michael Bublé

In 2014, Michael Bublé got inked with a tattoo reading “Noah,” in honor of his son. The sweet snap he shared on Instagram shows Bublé holding his then-infant son’s hand along with the new wrist tattoo. Bublé and his wife Luisana Lopilato share two other children, Elias and Vida, but as far as anyone knows, he doesn’t have tattoos with their names.

Hilary Duff

Hilary Duff has a collection of small, personally significant tattoos, so it’s no surprise that she chose to tattoo her son’s name, Luca (with a heart!), on her wrist. Duff gave birth to daughter Banks in 2018, and we’re fully expecting a tattoo in her honor sometime soon—we are talking about the singer of a song titled “Tattoo,” after all.

JWoww

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Jersey Shore star Jenni “JWoww” Farley and her (now ex-) husband Roger Mathews got matching tattoos as a tribute to their daughter Meilani Alexandra in 2014. In between her first and middle names are the baby girl’s footprints—the tattoos were done just four months after Meilani was born.

Would you consider getting inked with your child’s name? Where would you want the tattoo to be?

About the author

Sophie Kihm

Sophie Kihm has been writing for Nameberry since 2015. She has contributed stories on the top middle names of 2019, the top baby names in each state, and the hottest nickname names of 2018. Sophie is Nameberry’s resident Name Guru to the Stars, where she suggests names for celebrity babies. She also manages the Nameberry Instagram and Pinterest. You can follow her personally on Instagram or Pinterest, or contact her at sophie@nameberry.com. Sophie lives in Chicago.

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