Ant McPartlin’s tattoos explained after tribute to stepdaughters in baby announcement

Ant McPartlin’s tattoos explained after tribute to stepdaughters in baby announcement

Ant McPartlin is covered in tattoos including some very emotional ones (Picture: Instagram/Getty)

Ant McPartlin didn’t just show off his newborn baby as he announced the birth, he revealed some brand-new ink too.

Ant 48, and his wife of three years, Anne-Marie Corbett, 46, welcomed their first baby together with the doting dad saying he was ‘a mess’.

Praising his family, the TV star showed off a large shoulder tattoo of a family tree filled with the names of his children – including his stepdaughters.

The first half of Ant and Dec has been steadily getting more and more tattoos over the past few years but this new addition is one of the biggest yet.

Fans are more familiar with the eye-catching circular ink on his forearm but Ant actually has a fair few tats, all with special meanings.

From tiny lettering on his wrist to his larger rose, these are all the Saturday Night Takeaway icon’s tattoos – so far.

Ant showed off a new tattoo with his new baby (Picture: Ant McPartlin/Instagram)

Ant McPartlin’s Family tree tattoo

The newest addition to his ink collection is a tattoo which he revealed while announcing the birth of their baby.

On Ant’s shoulder, there is a huge family tree with the names of his wife, his stepdaughters and his dogs.

That’s right Milo and Bumble are listed along with Poppy and Daisy on the fresh inking as well as a branch for ‘Amzie’ which is his nickname for Anne-Marie.

Previously speaking to The Telegraph about the girls he shared: ‘I’ve got two step-daughters, 13 and 15, and they are more socially aware at that age than I was in my mid-20s – than I still am.

‘It’s not going to be our generation that saves the world. Look at Greta Thunberg, single-handedly almost making the world aware of climate change. It’s that kind of energy that this generation has got and they’ll save the rest of us.’

Ant McPartlin’s John Lennon tribute tattoo

Ant first showed off a massive John Lennon tribute tattoo while presenting the hit ITV show I’m A Celebrity in 2022.

His forearm is emblazoned with a circular design, which has intricate triangular lines across it and the word ‘Imagine’ written in the middle.

Ant’s John Lennon tattoo is the most recognisable (Picture: @antanddec/Instagram)

He got it in 2021 before the I’m A Celeb series (Picture: REX)

The recognisable ink replicates the iconic Imagine mosaic that was erected in Strawberry Fields, New York, to honour The Beatles legend and pop star. 

People often leave flowers, candles, and other tributes at the spot which is symbolic of the message in late singer Lennon’s 1971 song that imagined a world free from strife, war, and conflict.

Ant McPartlin’s AA inspired tattoos

Ant has a few tats which link to his struggles with drug and alcohol addiction, including a circle and triangle inspired by the alcoholics anonymous symbol on his left wrist.

The AA symbol, which takes the shape of a triangle in the middle of a circle, is said to represent the three sides of addiction: physical, mental and spiritual, along with the three cures of it: unity, recovery and service.

On the subject of this tattoo, Ant said: ‘It means a great deal to me. The tattoo is based on the symbol but is not exactly the same.

‘It’s more about beliefs and principles and where your mind is at in terms of love and being of good service to other humans, moving forward positively. It’s about how I am and how I will live my life in a good way.’

On his right wrist, he’s got ‘S&H’ – it’s not clear what the ‘H’ stands for, but the ‘S’ is for ‘sober’ according to The Sun.

Ant McPartlin’s Rose and Arrow tattoos

Also on the outside of his forearms are an arrow and a long-stemmed rose, on his right and left arms respectively.

It’s not known if Ant has a particular meaning behind either of these as he has not commented on them.

His other tattoos are fairly small(Picture: ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

He also has a heart with an A inside on his chest (Picture: Media-Mode / SplashNews.com)

However, traditionally arrow tattoos are thought to symbolise strength and finding direction in your life.

The rose tends to be symbolic of love, usually everlasting and true love, but they are also a fairly common inking.

Ant McPartlin’s other tattoos

Ant has another tattoo dedicated to his wife, a simple ‘A’ placed in a love heart which he got in 2021.

Ramping up the romance, the tat sits on his heart after Anne-Marie reportedly saved him during his ‘lowest depths’.

The Britain’s Got Talent host also has three stars outlined on his wrist but it’s not known if this is symbolic of anything.

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