A Canadian father endured painful hours under a tattoo needle to help his “clumsy” son accept a birthmark on his torso.
Edmonton-based Derek Prue Sr was inspired to get tattooed after noticing his son didn’t want to take off his shirt when he went swimming.
“I knew he was awkward and that made me want to show him he wasn’t the only one, like, we both have the same brand,” Prue said. The inking was much more intense than he had anticipated, he said.
“It was nice to do it. It is a long process to do this. I thought it would be a few hours. It was about 30 “.
Prue revealed the surprise to her son, also called Derek, while playing in a hotel pool earlier this month.
“He took off his shirt, and then there was a huge tattoo of my birthmark there,” the 8-year-old recalled, adding that he felt happy – and a little confused.
The father’s wine red tattoo covers part of his chest and belly and extends under his left arm. The father is much older than the son; so the tattoo also had to be bigger to be proportionate.
No matter where on the body, inking hurts, said artist, Tony Gibbert, owner of Juicy Quill Tattoo Studio in Stony Plain, Alberta.
“Pretty much anywhere he wants to get a tattoo it’s all, like, just pain,” Gibbert said, laughing. “None of these are easy.”