Bindi Irwin has acquired a new tattoo, consisting of two words that are full of meaning for her. And there’s a touching detail in the handwriting.
Bindi Irwin has acquired a new tattoo in honour of her late father Steve and her young daughter Grace.
On the inside of her left wrist now sit the words “graceful warrior” in Steve’s handwriting, right next to an illustration of a crocodile.
Steve Irwin, an Australian icon who was known as “The Crocodile Hunter”, died in 2006 when Bindi was just eight years old.
“The words I spoke to our daughter as I held her for the first time in my arms were, ‘my graceful warrior’. That’s how her name was born,” Bindi wrote on Instagram, sharing pictures of her new ink.
“This is my dad’s handwriting to keep him with me, always.
“Our dear alligator, Daisy, is next to these words to represent our conservation work as Wildlife Warriors.”
Bindi also had her wedding ring finger tattooed.
She said the tattoos represented the three most important things in her life, “family, purpose and unconditional love”.
The artwork was done by Brisbane tattooist Kelly McQuirk.
Bindi, who gave birth to Grace Warrior Irwin Powell in March last year, said it felt like the perfect time to have the artwork tattooed now that her breastfeeding journey had ended.
Her husband Chandler Powell wrote on the post that the tattoos were a meaningful way to mark this special time in their life together.
“You amaze me every day,” he said.
Following in her father’s footsteps Bindi is a keen wildlife conservationist and has continued to honour Steve throughout her life.
Bindi explained when Grace was born that her two middle names, Warrior Irwin, were a tribute to her dad’s legacy as “the most incredible wildlife warrior”.
On her first Mother’s Day, Bindi shared an artwork of the family, which included Steve holding Grace.
At Bindi and Chandler’s wedding there was a beautiful portrait of Steve on an easel.
Originally published as The meaning behind Bindi Irwin’s new tattoo
Source: Sun Herald