A Canadian dad spent 30 painful hours getting a reproduction of his 8-year-old son’s big birthmark tattooed on his abdomen — all to reassure the child about his look.
Derek Prue Sr. of Stony Plain, Alberta, determined to get the tattoo after noticing his son, Derek, wished to enter the swimming pool with a shirt on so he might cowl his birthmark.
“I knew he was self-conscious about it,” Prue told CBC News.
“I noticed how he was reacting, and it made me need to do it in order that he wouldn’t be the one one.”
Prue acquired the ink work finished at Juicy Quill Tattoo in Alberta, the place it took proprietor and artist Tony Gibbert 30 hours and nearly eight weeks to finish.
“I believe it’s wonderful to have the ability to consolation your son like that,” Gibbert stated of Prue.
“It’s extra than simply your child seeing your identify, or one thing — you get to truly change the way in which he feels about himself.”
As for Derek, he stated he was a bit suspicious when he mom started taking pictures of his birthmark. Nonetheless, he by no means imagined what his father was as much as — till he noticed the look-alike tattoo.
“I used to be blissful and I used to be just a little confused,” Derek informed the outlet. “I didn’t know he was going to try this.”
Derek added he now feels comfy taking his shirt off within the swimming pool, realizing his father is there to help him.
“Now now we have the identical marks for all times,” Prue informed his son.