Family means everything to Bindi Irwin.
Bindi’s father, “Crocodile Hunter” Steve Irwin, passed away in 2006 when Bindi was only eight years old. Since his passing, Bindi and her brother, Robert, have continued to spread his message about the importance of conservation.
The siblings live and work at Australia Zoo with their mother, Terri, and Bindi’s husband, Chandler. Bindi and Chandler married at the Zoo on March 25, 2020. Exactly one year later, they welcomed their first child, Grace Warrior Irwin Powell.
Bindi and Chandler’s followers have loved watching Grace grow up over the past few months. Even though she’s not a year old yet, you can already tell that she too, loves animals just like the rest of her family members.
Recently, Bindi got two new tattoos to honor her daughter, her father, and her husband. She showcased her fresh ink in some photos she shared on social media.
The first picture shows a tattoo on her arm that reads, “graceful warrior.” As Bindi explained, those were the first words she said to Grace after she was born, and that’s how her name came to be.
This tattoo is extra meaningful because Bindi had it done in Steve’s handwriting. She said, “This is my dad’s handwriting to keep him with me, always.”
There is an adorable alligator at the end of the words, which Bindi said was modeled after their alligator, Daisy. “...[Daisy] is next to these words to represent our conservation work as Wildlife Warriors,” she said.
Bindi’s second tattoo is a string of leaves and flowers on her ring finger, representing her “wedding ring in bloom.” She said both tattoos serve as “Validation every day of the three most important things in my life: family, purpose and unconditional love.”
The tattoos were done by tattoo artist Kelly McQuirk, who Bindi thanked in the comments of her post.
Look below to see the photos Bindi shared of her tattoos. It’s clear she put a lot of thought into the meaning behind them.