(Reuters) – A Canadian father endured painful hours under a tattoo needle to help his “self-conscious” son accept a birthmark on his torso.
Edmonton-based Derek Prue Sr was inspired to get inked after noticing his son did not want to take off his shirt when he went swimming.
“I knew he was self-conscious and that made me want just to show him that he wasn’t the only one, like, we both have the same mark,” Prue said. The inking was much more intense than he anticipated, he said.
“It felt good to do it. It’s a long process to do it. I thought it was going to be a few hours. It was, like, 30.” Reuters News