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60 Birth Clock Tattoo Ideas to Mark That Special Day

by Sherri Owens

From classic birth clocks to creative designs, there are so many birth clock tattoo ideas to choose from.

I adore designing birth clock tattoos as there is so much love and meaning attached to these tattoos. I have spent a lot of time working on various designs, customizing them so that they are perfectly suited to each parent. Now I can show you the designs that may be the perfect match for you too!

Let's check them out.

Birth Clock Tattoo Ideas

Here are the top birth clock tattoo designs that you can choose from.

Classic Birth Clock Tattoos

If you're looking for more traditional birth clock tattoo ideas, you are in luck, as there are quite a few to select from.

As the name suggests, these clock tattoos feature traditional clocks - pocket watches mostly. You can choose a clock tattoo design that is more simplistic - these work well if you like more subtle clock tattoos.

There is no need to be minimalistic with your birth clock design, however. Your clock tattoo can have as much detail as you desire such as with a rose clock tattoo.

It doesn't matter which birth clock tattoo idea you prefer as there are plenty of choices available.

Rose and Clock Tattoo Piece

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Clock Between Two Roses Tattoo Piece

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Clock Rose and Feather Tattoo

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Sonogram Background in an Ornate Clock

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If you are all about clean lines, look at this gorgeous forearm clock tattoo. While the design is clean, this tattoo offers plenty of detail at the same time, giving you the best of both worlds.

Clock and Peonies Sleeve Tattoo

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In case you love antique pieces, you will absolutely love this birth clock tattoo design. The shading as well as little details as the hands of the clock and the chain take this body art to the next level.

Pocket Watch Tattoo Piece

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Speaking of the vintage look, just check out this clock tattoo design. There is just so much attention to detail here, right down to the little cracks in the bezel. This is a great example of how broken clock tattoos can be used in a positive light, for creative license.

Clock Between Daisy Flowers Tattoo

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Birth Clock Tattoos with Name and Date of Birth

By itself, a classic birth clock tattoo may not seem all that personal. After all, those could be anyone's details inked on your body.

This is why many people choose to add a name along with the clock tattoo design. Or, they may include the date of birth.

Of course, it is just as common to include both the name and date of birth

If you prefer a birth clock tattoo with name alone, here are the clock tattoo designs to choose from.

Clock Name and Time of Birth Tattoo

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Hayley Lettering And Clock Tattoo

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Black and White Birth Clock Tattoo

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In case you want to keep things simple with your child's birth clock tattoo, here is a good one for you. The banner where the names are included help to take this arm clock tattoo to the next level.

Water Lily with Clock Couple Names Tattoo

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If you are on the lookout for spiritual birth clock tattoo ideas with a name, this will be great inspiration. The clouds and the heavenly light really set the tone for this chest clock tattoo. Not to mention, the clock tattoo design is paired with adorable baby footprints.

Clock and Leg Print Dad Tattoo

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This is certainly an interesting idea for a half sleeve clock tattoo. At first glance, the ram may not seem very significant but in the bible, the ram is associated with wisdom, guidance, and protection.

So, having this alongside your birth clock tattoo design can be quite meaningful. As an added bonus, the name is beautifully imprinted inside the face of the clock.

Clock Tattoo Piece along with Rose and Bull Face

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If you want traits like strength and power to be associated with your child, a lion clock tattoo may be a better fit here.

Want just the clock and the date on your ink? Here some tattoos for you:

Mechanical Watch Tattoo Art

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Pocket Watch with a Feather and Date Printed As A Tag Tattoo

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Clock With Birth Date Printed Tattoo

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Want a name and date for your clock design? There are several ways to achieve this design.

Black Name and Date Printed Clock Tattoo

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Clock Rose Tattoo with Name Sofie

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Floral Clock with Name and Date Tattoo

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A Pocket Watch Tattoo Detailing Information About Birth

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Birthtime Clock Tattoo

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Beautiful Floral Clock Piece with Mother and Child Tattoo

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Date and Time Clock Tattoo with Lettering

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Rose Birth Clock Tattoo with the Name Joy

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Clock with DOB and Name Tattoo

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Clock with Cherry Blossoms Tattoo Piece

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Rose and Lotus Flower with Pocket Watch

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Roses with Foot Prints Clock Tattoo

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If you like, the date or the name could be front and center like with this arm clock tattoo:

Name and Roman Numerals Date With Pocket Watch Tattoo

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In this case, the name is more visible while the date has been inked into the face of the clock:

Name and Date Print On The Clock Floral Tattoo

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Here are the other birth clock tattoos that you can show your tattoo artist:

Name and Clock with Calendar Date Tattoo

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Watch and Calendar with Ink Bottle with Feather Tattoo

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Watch Tattoo with Name Calandar and Measure Tape

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Two Boys Birth Date and Time Tattoo

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What's really cool about these tats are the designs for the dates. They are so unique and there is a lot of attention to detail. If you're looking for tattoo ideas that are really unusual, this is definitely the designs to check out.

Let's face it, when it comes to your baby's birth, you want to remember and cherish every little detail. If this is how you feel, here are the designs to consider when getting a birth clock tattoo.

Clock with Flower Butterfly and Leaf Tattoo

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Clock with Time of Birth and Baby Footprint Tattoo

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Baby Foot and Birth Clock Tattoo

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Multiple Birth Clock Tattoos

If you're like a lot of people, you probably have more than one child. If so, you can't just commemorate one child's birth - you have to celebrate them all.

This is where the multiple clock tattoo idea comes in. You get one clock tattoo for each of your kids.

Triple Circle Clock Tattoo

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Couple Pocket Watch with Names Tattoo

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Double Clock with Names and Roses

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Two Clocks With Flowers and Footprint Tattoo

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Colored Clock Tattoo Piece with Flowers and Butterfly

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If you like forearm tattoos, this is definitely a birth clock design to check out. It is absolutely stunning and takes the vintage feel of the pocket watches to the next level.

Clocks with Special Significance and Birth Flowers

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This is yet another exquisite example of multiple clock tattoos. It is wonderful how the flowers and the watches demand equal attention.

Interconnected Flowers and Clock Tattoo Piece

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Here is a one on each hand clock tattoo idea to show to your tattoo artist. As the clock tattoo designs are on the wrist, this tattoo can be extra special as it is so visible.

Two Clocks with Names and Birth Time

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Heart Birth Clock Tattoos

If you are looking for the latest tattoo ideas, you aren't going to want something that is quite so classic.

In this case, a heart clock tattoo is such a great idea. Here, the clocks are in the shape of hearts. This is a symbol of how much you love your children and how you carry them close to your heart wherever you go.

You will absolutely love this birth clock tattoo if you are looking for an ornamental clock tattoo design. Details such as the delicate outline of the clock as well as the chain-like strands dripping from the watches make it stand out.

Heart Shaped Watch Tattoo with Hanging Flowers

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Here are some other heart clock tattoo ideas that you can draw inspiration from:

Heart Shaped Pocket Watch with Blue Butterflies Tattoo

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Heart Shaped Watch with Roses

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Heart Shaped Watch with Flowers Leaves and Bird

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Watch with Flying Birds and Footprint

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Pretty Floral Timepiece Tattoo

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Clock with Blue Rose and Lip Stamp Tattoo

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Creative Birth Clock Tattoos

If you're tired of the same old clock designs, you will be on the lookout for something different or unusual - something more in line with your personality or preferences.

If this is the case, here are the birth clock tattoo design ideas you should be checking out.

In these instances, the clocks don't really resemble traditional clocks. Instead, it is more about capturing the essence of the clock design and choosing other elements to help take it to the next level:

Birthday's Commemorative Tattoo

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Cute Child On Top Clock Tattoo

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Night Lamp Clock Tattoo

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Black Footprint Clock Tattoo

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Dreamcatcher Watch Tattoo

Image by @twins_ink_tattoo_hennef via Instagram

Calendar Clock Tattoo Piece for Chest

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Name Date Clock with Scorpio Tattoo Piece

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This compass tattoo is especially trippy but still a wonderful option for something entirely different:

Black Compass Tattoo Piece

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What Is a Birth Clock Tattoo?

A birth clock tattoo includes a clock with the time of birth included. It is usually a souvenir of a child's birth.

Naturally, this kind of tattoo can also include plenty of other elements.

The most common type of body art with this concept is the pocket watch tattoo idea. However, a more a modern take on this can involve a digital clock tattoo.

What Does a Clock Tattoo Symbolize?

Clock tattoos are almost always related to time. However, the actual meaning behind clock tattoos can differ.

In some cases, getting a clock tattoo inked on you can be a reminder of the passage of time. Some use this is as a way to remind themselves to live life to the fullest.

On the other hand, if you feel like time has little or no meaning to you or you are constantly losing track of it, a melting clock tattoo may be better suited to you.

If you want to remind yourself of purpose and direction as well as the passing of time, then a compass clock tattoo will be perfect.

A digital clock tattoo could be a way of looking towards and focusing on the future instead of the past.

If you want your clock tattoo to have a more mystical or spiritual meaning, you may get an eye clock tattoo. This is linked to the watchful eye of God although some people associate it with being able to see into the afterlife as well.

People choose to get clock tattoos to mark death as well. It could be a reminder that death comes for us all. In this instance, you may see a skull clock tattoo. Or, it could be a memorial - a broken clock tattoo may indicate just this.

In the case of a birth child clock tattoo, this is a happy memory. After all, most people admit that their lives changed the moment their child was born. They all claim to have felt love and a special bond unlike anything else.

Wouldn't you want to commemorate something so powerful and beautiful in the form of your child's birth time?

What Does a Clock Tattoo Mean on a Guy?

There is no difference between a clock tattoo on a guy or a girl. At the end of the day, this tattoo deals with life, death, or time.

That being said, you have to appreciate that everyone attaches their own meaning to the tattoo. In some cases, other elements of the tattoo may reveal what this is.

Why are Clock Tattoos So Popular?

For one thing, clock tattoos look really cool. For another, it's something that everyone can relate to.

Everyone is fully aware of how time marches on and that there is nothing we can do about it. We are also equally aware of how certain moments in time are so precious that they need to be captured as a tattoo.

Here are some of the best clock tattoos you can find. Now that you know exactly what the options are, all you have to do is to find one that is the perfect fit for you and your child.

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