Though almost every father can recount the many defining stages in his child's life over the years, not every father chooses to immortalize them, one-at-a-time, as tattoos scattered along his arm. But that's exactly what this dad from Peterborough, Ontario is doing. The result of this ongoing project is something of a collage, but it's also much more than that. It's the history and evolution of his son, captured in doodles. And it's absolutely beautiful.
Meet Keith Anderson, awesome dad:
Photographer Chance Faulkner recently caught up with Keith for an interview and photo series, featured in his blog post: "A Morning with Keith."
"Each one of these tattoos on my right arm my son has drawn over the years."
"The first one was the daisy- I had it tattooed when he was in kindergarten."
"When he was 6 we did the seahorse..."
"[...]nbsp;and 7 was the maple 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."
Keith has had 3 different tattoo artists over the years, not counting his son who was allowed to participate during the most recent inking session.
"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#8217;s a lot of fun."
"We will keep going until he doesnrsquo;t want to do it anymore. People ask me what will happen if I run out of space; I guess Irsquo;ll just get him to draw smaller pictures."