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Carson Daly Got a Tattoo of His Late Mother's Handwriting for Christmas: See Here

The Voice Host's new tattoo is so sweet and meaningful. 

By Elizabeth Logan

The Voice Host Carson Daly just got the most meaningful tattoo in tribute to his late mother, keeping her memory and her love alive for years to come. The simple, sweet message will resonate with anyone close to their family.

See Carson Daly's new tattoo in honor of his late mother 

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In a picture posted to Instagram just before Christmas, Daly showed a side-by-side of a note his mother wrote to him in 2004, and his wrist bearing the same message. In the caption, he explained the special abbreviation his mom — Pattie Daly Caruso, who passed away in 2017 — used in notes to her son.

"I’ve been waiting forever to get this tattoo. I always loved my mom’s handwriting. When I was a kid she’d write notes on my school lunch napkins & end it with 'ILYTWWF' (I Love You The Whole World Full) then on every card or note I ever got since," Daly shared. 

Carson Daly at podium delivering a speech

It's not just the note but the timing that's meaningful to Daly. As he explained in the post, "It was extra special to get this [tattoo] done at Christmas, which she LOVED. In fact, to this day I have never 'X' abbreviated 'Christmas' because she refused to cross out the Christ. 'He’s the reason for the season!' I miss her something fierce, but so grateful for all the incredible memories. Merry Christmas all!" 

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The beautiful tribute struck a chord with many commenters, including TODAY's Al Roker, who wrote, "This is the sweetest thing I have seen. What a memory." Roker's co-worker Jenna Bush Hager added, "This is amazing."

See the tattoo for yourself, below. 

Carson Daly's wife and kids' fun recent outing 

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On November 26, Carson Daly, his wife, Siri Pinter, and their four children — Jackson, 14; Etta, 10; London, 8; and Goldie, 2 — attended a hockey game together in matching Islanders gear just a few weeks after Daly took Jackson to an NFL game. (Get details here.)