14 Dec, 2020 01:43 AM
The dad’s tattoo is a reproduction of his son’s birthmark. Picture /Tony Gibert/Juicy Quill Tattoo
It was when he seen his 8-year-old son refused to go swimming with out a shirt on that Canadian father Derek Prue Snr determined to get a tattoo.
His son, Derek Prue Jnr, has an enormous birthmark which covers a big a part of his chest.
Seeing him turn into self-conscious about it, the dad determined to get a reproduction of his son’s birthmark tattooed on him.
Little did he know, the tattoo would imply sitting by means of 30 hours of ache. Nonetheless, he says it was all value it.
“I knew he was self-conscious about it,” Prue advised CBC Information. “I noticed how he was reacting, and it made me need to do it in order that he would not be the one one.”
It took six to eight weeks for the tattoo to be accomplished.
Prue enlisted the assistance of tattoo artist Tony Gibert from Juicy Quill Tattoo in Alberta.
“I believe it is wonderful to have the ability to consolation your son like that,” the tattoo artist stated.
“It is extra than simply your child seeing your identify, or one thing, you get to truly, like, actually change the best way he feels about himself.”
Gibert stated the tattoo was “fairly painful”.
“He is been by means of the wringer sitting for that,” he added.
The dad has admitted he did not know the method could be so lengthy and painful.
Nonetheless, he says, “it felt good to do it”.
“I am type of glad I did not understand how lengthy it was going to take,” he added.
The dad is pleased with the consequence and doesn’t remorse the ache he put himself by means of to assist his son really feel higher about his birthmark.
“Now we now have the identical marks for all times.”