Coming up with a tattoo design is not at all that simple. For those who have experienced it, choosing the design is always as crucial, sometimes even more important, than choosing the artist who would do it.
Tattoos are often described as a way to express one’s self. And for dad Keith Anderson, there is no better explanation for the numerous designs inked on his skin than this.
While other fathers would proudly display their kid’s artworks in the fridge, perhaps frame some of it if it really looked nice or even take a photo and share it in online media, Keith took it a notch higher and created a more personal way to display his son’s creations.
He had them tattooed on his body.
The project began when his son was only four years old. Soon, he began to add a tattoo design to his right arm every year.
For Keith, doing it is his way of making sure he does not lose his son’s artwork.
“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,” said the cool dad.
To ensure that his son’s artwork is copied down to a tee, Anderson has three artists he goes to for his sessions.
For the latest tattoo design he had made, Keith’s son went with him and was even given the chance to make some of the tattooing himself. According to Keith, his son “loves it.”
His favorite artwork is his son’s abstract stained glass idea. The drawing was made when the boy was only eight years old.
Because of the number of tattoos he had inked on his skin, some concerned and curious people have asked him what would happen should his skin run out of spaces to have the tattoos drawn on. “I guess I’ll just get him to draw smaller pictures,” he replied.