A mom and dad underwent an unusual and painful procedure for the most wonderful reason, to help their daughter’s confidence. The pair got tattoos that matched their daughter’s very large birthmark — how sweet!
Parents Tanya and Adam Phillips went above and beyond to show their 18-month-old daughter, Honey-Rae, she isn’t alone in the world. So, they decided to get matching tattoos that looked exactly like their little girl’s distinct birthmark — SO amazing!
Parents Get Tattoos To Match Daughters Unique Birthmark
Talk about devoted parents! Tanya and Adam decided to get tattoos that looked just like their daughter’s bright red birthmark. The little girl’s abnormality covers almost half of the right side of her body and stretches from her toes to her lower back. Thankfully, it isn’t dangerous.
“Adam and I decided straight away that we wanted Honey-Rae to feel special, that her birthmark was something to feel proud of and not embarrassed by,” Tanya told the Daily Mirror. “Most people might think it’s very extreme but to us it was the natural thing to do to ensure our daughter never felt different or alone in the world.”
Sadly, the parents said strangers stare and whisper about Honey-Rae’s leg. How cruel! It was then that Tanya and Adam knew they wanted to do something special for their little angel. The pair wanted her to know she was beautiful no matter what, so they did the most amazing thing!
Tanya & Adam Go Under The Needle
The actual tattooing took the couple two and a half hours each, but it was worth it. “When the swelling went down, I showed Honey-Rae, and she gently touched it and smiled as she said “Match”, pointing to her own leg,” the proud mom told the Daily Mirror.
“If I’d have needed any reassurance that I’d made the right decision that was it. She now constantly touches mine and Adam’s tattoos then her own birthmark and giggles – I couldn’t be happier,” Tanya stated. “Some people will says it odd and think what we’ve done is quite extreme, but in our eyes all we have done is ensure Honey-Rae never feels different. Mummy and Daddy now have the same permanent markings as she does.”
Such a heartwarming story!
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— Brittany King