Mariah Carey Would Approve

I finally got my baby tattoo, only six months after first thinking about it.

This is from my point of view. I think the artist found the perfect balance between looking like an E and looking like a 3.

This is from my point of view. I think the artist found the perfect balance between looking like an E and looking like a 3.

This is how it looks when I show it to people. I love that it's more like a butterfly than letters and numbers.

This is how it looks when I show it to people. I love that it's more like a butterfly than letters and numbers.

A friend mentioned she thought tattoos were contraindicated during breastfeeding, but the internet tells me it’s (probably) ok. Actually, what La Leche League says is the ink cannot pass into breastmilk and the risks associated with getting a tattoo while nursing are the same as getting any tatttoo. I am 100% confident in the health and safety practices of the shop and the artist where I had it done, so as long as I follow my after care instruction Baby Evan and I should be totally safe. This is not my first time under the needle.

As a side note though, when E and I stopped in to make the appointment we had Baby Evan with us so the artist knew I had a 7 month old. The question of whether or not I was nursing was never asked and wasn’t in the waiver of liability I signed. I wonder if he would have had an issue doing it if I had brought it up?

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7 Responses to “Mariah Carey Would Approve”

  1. lalaland13 says:

    It’s really nice. A sweet tribute to your kid, but if you ever break up with him later, it will still work.

    No, kidding aside, I like it. I hope you don’t have 8 kids though, because you’ll have to do this for each of them now.

  2. Bridget says:

    Badass and sweet all at the same time. What a great idea!
    So how did the butterfly idea come about. Is there special symbolism there? I feel like there’s a back story I need to know about.
    And, well, I also have to ask: Did it hurt???

  3. bebehblog says:

    Bridget – Thanks for stopping by! The butterfly was actually my husband’s idea, although it started as an infinity symbol. But the butterfly stands for new life and beauty, both of which are appropriate for my baby. And YES IT HURT. A LOT. And I’m not even a tattoo wimp…apparently the wrist is just a really painful spot.

  4. Emmie Bee says:

    Super cute. I also have a husband/son tattoo on my inner wrist- but I didn’t think it hurt at all! (Although, I do have both the tops and bottoms of both wrists tattooed. Anyways, I got mine done while breastfeeding and there were no problems. I even breastfed in the shop and no one said anything- so I assume the breastfeeding thing/ no tattoos is a myth!

  5. h_a_l says:

    I think tattoos and breastfeeding are ok because there is no direct link between mom & baby like there is with pregnancy. Should you end up with a staff infection or something worse (ew on both counts) you can stop breastfeeding. But chances are if you’re going to a reputable shop that follows proper health code stuff you’re not in danger of any of these things.

    You have your ribs tattooed and I know that was no picnic! But there is something about that thin skin on the wrist that just kills.

  6. […] finally, the tattoo I got in honor of Baby Evan. It’s an E and a 3 to stand for Evan Richard III but also a butterfly which I thought was […]

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