Strong and protective
It’s not uncommon to get tattoos of animals, especially when it comes to couples’ tattoos (or in this case, father-daughter tattoos). Elephants are known for their strong parenting instincts, and although elephant herds are matriarchal (here’s something you probably didn’t know), it’s quite common for fathers and daughters to get a matching tattoo of a baby elephant and his parent.
An elephant carries her babies two years before giving birth, and then teaches them all the useful skills requires to survive in the wild and lead the herd. That’s why an elephant tattoo makes for an ideal father-daughter (or mother-daughter) tattoo – it’s an adorable gesture to a sweet animal, and a symbol for a profound relationship.