It’s perfectly understandable to be so overwhelmed with love you want to commemorate that feeling somehow.
Photographs, ceremony, perhaps an item of jewellery or a new tattoo are just some of the ways to mark these moments.
So is getting a gigantic inking of your child’s face on your own face, apparently.
'Looks just like my son': Christien Sechrist
That’s exactly what Christien Sechrist did, before proudly posting the image to his Facebook page.
Alongside the image dated 16 July 2014, Sechrist wrote: “Thanks Cody Gibbs for doing awesome work on me. Looks just like my son.”
While the somewhat starting image was greeted with some praise including “looks good” and “nice one”, some of Sechrist’s friend were less than impressed.
Ashlee Nichole asked: “Is this a joke Christien?!”
When Sechrist replies in the negative she continues: “Why on your fucking face?! How are you ever going to get a real fucking job to support your son with a tattoo on your face?”
Sechrist merely replies: “Lol.”
Sechrist hit the headlines last year shortly after he went public with his tattoo, appearing on a Tumblr account called Meme Humour.
And it’s surfacing again because, well…. Just look at it.