Jaime King Gets Sword Tattoo in Honor of Son James Knight: Find Out Its Meaning!

Hart of Dixie star struggled with infertility for years before giving birth to son in October 2013

By Rebecca Macatee Oct 10, 2014 7:16 PMTags

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Jaime King's new tattoo doesn't just look cool—it has a very sweet meaning behind it!

The Hart of Dixie star, who debuted her new ink on Instagram Wednesday, revealed it's in honor of her and hubby Kyle Newman's 1-year-old son James Knight.

"I wanted a sword for every Knight night had their special one," she wrote, "[and] to represent 'the sword of truth, which I believe means to live [with] authenticity, cut through any illusions—to be a spiritual warrior."

"It says Knight in the blade," she went on. "There is a heart at the helm representing the loving trinity of myself, my husband & child."

The praying hands, Jaime explained, are "because we prayed for years to conceive a child," and the stars surrounding it "mean that he [son James Knight] came from the heavens, blessing us with a miracle."

Baby James is, indeed, his parents' miracle baby. In a heartfelt Instagram post this past summer, Jaime revealed that she'd struggled with infertility for years. She recalled enduring "8 yrs of pain and undiagnosed PCOS & Endometriosis.  9 doctors until Dr. Randy Harris diagnosed me & saved my life from a severe ectopic, 5 miscarriages, 5 rounds of IVF, 26 IUI's, most with no outcome, 4½ years of trying to conceive," before becoming pregnant with her son.

But her struggles didn't end there. Jaime experienced "26 hours of brutal labor, early delivery b/c of sudden preeclampsia, tearing and tearing after the stitches were in once I was home, milk supply issues, painful mastitis [and] uncontrollable crying while breast feeding."

She shared her story so other women enduring similar struggles would know #youarenotalone. This tough mama endured a lot, but she'd do it all again for baby James Knight. And now, she'll always have a reminder of his journey here an arm's length away!