Walker Hayes Honors Late Daughter With Footprint Tattoo

Hayes thanked the tattoo artist and called the ink 'perfect.'

Written by Lauren Laffer
Walker Hayes Honors Late Daughter With Footprint Tattoo
Walker Hayes; Photo by: David McClister

Nearly three weeks after the loss of his daughter, Walker Hayes is honoring the little girl with a memorial tattoo. With a stamp of her little footprint and her name, Oakleigh Klover, Hayes couldn’t be prouder to display the ink on his forearm.

In a picture posted to Instagram, the “Craig” singer thanked the tattoo artist for the ink, calling it “perfect.”

Thank you @zanependergast_tattoo for this. It is perfect.

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Hayes was noticeably absent from the 2018 CMT Music Awards, where he was slated to perform. It was after the broadcast ended that the singer revealed his devastating news.

“It is with great sadness that Laney and I share with you the news that our sweet Oakleigh Klover Hayes was born this morning at the hospital and is now safely in heaven. Thank you for honoring our privacy as we grieve.”

His team also commented, adding that Hayes’ immediate appearances would be canceled to allow the singer time at home with his wife and six children.

Through the loss, however, Hayes and his wife Laney found some solace in each other as they celebrated their ivory anniversary together.

“I hope all of our kids find someone they could stare at forever…and feel like I do when I look at this. Happy 14th anniversary to us,” he wrote in a post to Instagram.