Looking every inch the proud mum having a splashing time with her 6-month-old son Kai in Barbados, new mum Coleen Rooney has taken her devotion a step further by having her son’s name inked on her wrist – joining the latest celebrity craze.
The italic ‘Kai’ tattoo was recently spotted on the 24-year-old’s wrist, where she is believed to have had it done on holiday earlier this month. However, she isn’t the first Rooney family member to dedicate an inking for baby Kai – her footballer hubby Wayne Rooney got there first! Wayne’s tattoo, which features a clasped palm with angel wings across his back, is said to represent being a dad.
The Rooneys are just the latest celeb parents to have tattoos in honour of their children.
Celeb dad-of-three and tattoo enthusiast, David Beckham, has a blanket of tattoos across his body including a guardian angel with his son’s names underneath. “Mine are all about the people in my life, my wife and sons, who I want with me always. When you see me, you see the tattoos. You see an expression of how I feel about Victoria and the boys. They’re part of me,” the footballer explained.
Another celebrity parent who likes to make regular trips to the tattooist’s needle is mum-of-six Angelina Jolie. The eccentric mama is notorious for her choice of personilised tats, including a half-body length tiger down her back and ‘know your rights’ across the back of her neck.
However, the most famous are the map co-ordination markings across her arm and down her right shoulder blade, which represent the dates and birthplace of all her six children.
Another celeb parent who is covered in tattoos is rap star Eminem. The controversial rapper uses his body to tell his life story and has an eerily realistic illustration of his now 15-year-old daughter’s face when Hailie Jade was a toddler.
It seems that having a tattoo in celebville is no longer looked down on but rather a way of using your body as a canvas of memories – as Liev Schreiber recently proved. Naomi Watt’s other half spoke out recently on the reasons why he chose to scrawl his two sons names on his body. “I’m not really a tattoo person at all, but I thought it just be a wonderful reminder of how much I ove them,” Liev told New York magazine.
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