Keith Anderson is just like any other parent who is proud to show off their kid’s random drawings and it’s not just by putting them on social media and on the fridge either.
For the past six years, Keith has been taking his son Kai’s art doodles and getting them tattooed on his arm.
It’s something that Keith started when Kai’s was just 4-years old and with the exception of his 9th year, has been tatting Kai’s drawings him every year since then.
Keith says on the photographer’s Chance Faulkner website:
“Each one of these tattoos on my right arm my son has drawn over the years. The first tattoo is from w hen he was 4; he is now 11. We add once a year from his drawings. The drawings not he fridge is a sword that he game me in my Christmas card; that one will probably be added this summer. The only one that is a different size from the original is the robot, which we did last March when he turned 10. The first one was the daisy- I had it tattooed when he was in kindergarten. Then we went back and did his name and the house from when he was 4. When he was 6 we did the seahorse, and 7 was the male leaf with the C for Canada. 8 was the stained glass, which is one of my favourites; it was his own abstract idea. The 9 year old one we skipped because he wanted to change the drawing a little bit.
I have had three different artist tattoo these drawings over the years: one in Boulder, Colorado, one in Chatham, and the most recent ones have been in Peterborough with my friend Tedd. Recently, my son was there with me and he did some of the tattooing himself. He loves it. 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. At this pace he is still very excited about it, so we’ll keep it going. People ask me what will happen if I run out of space; I guess I’ll just get him to draw smaller pictures.”
So is there anything that your child or maybe a niece, nephew or God child has done that you would get tatted on yourself?
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