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Parents Tattoo Their Legs With Daughter’s Birthmark So She Won’t Feel Different
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Parenting, People7 years ago

Parents Tattoo Their Legs With Daughter’s Birthmark So She Won’t Feel Different

Large and obvious birthmarks can make school life hard for children, but a couple of caring parents in the UK have found a controversial way to combat this issue. Tanya and Adam Phillips got huge tattoos stretching up their right legs to match the birthmark that their 18-month-old daughter, Honey-Rae, has on her leg.

Read on to get more of the story, and then let us know what you think about their decision in the comments!

More info: mirror (h/t: elitedaily)

“Although in our eyes she was perfect, I knew people would cruelly point and stare at her”

“I was stood at a check out till, when I saw an old couple whispering and staring at Honey-Rae’s leg. I was distraught. It was first time I had taken her out without covering her up and it confirmed all my worries and fears. People are cruel without even realising”

“We had talked about having duplicate tattoos done for a little while but that day my mind was made up”

“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. If I’d have needed any reassurance that I’d made the right decision that was it”

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FrankFitzner
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7 years ago

I would do everything for my girls too, so a big like!

AmandaKoppy
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7 years ago

I think this is showing the parents true love to their child! It shows their are different people but also the fact that she is not alone!

BrandiBoyer
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7 years ago

I have a large port wine covering half my chin. People could not resist pointing it out every time I was in public. What amazing parents!

KimberlyShaffer
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7 years ago

People are so ridiculous. How would THEY like it if people pointed and whispered?? If you notice something different, keep it to yourself!!

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FrankFitzner
Community Member
7 years ago

I would do everything for my girls too, so a big like!

AmandaKoppy
Community Member
7 years ago

I think this is showing the parents true love to their child! It shows their are different people but also the fact that she is not alone!

BrandiBoyer
Community Member
7 years ago

I have a large port wine covering half my chin. People could not resist pointing it out every time I was in public. What amazing parents!

KimberlyShaffer
Community Member
7 years ago

People are so ridiculous. How would THEY like it if people pointed and whispered?? If you notice something different, keep it to yourself!!

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