Dad Gets Huge Tattoo Identical To Son’s Birthmark On His Chest

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A dad in Canada went above and beyond to make his son feel more comfortable about a large birthmark on his chest.

Derek Prue Sr., of Alberta, Canada, spent 30-hours getting a tattoo replica of his son’s birthmark, which covers a significant part of his chest.

Prue told CBC News that he decided to get the tattoo when he noticed that his son, Derek Prue Jr., 8, wouldn’t go swimming without a shirt on.

“I knew he was self-conscious about it,” Prue said. “I saw how he was reacting, and it made me want to do it so that he wouldn’t be the only one.”

Prue got his tattoo done at Juicy Quill Tattoo in Stony Plain, Alberta. The owner, Tony Gibert, told CBC he was glad he got to help Prue encourage Derek.

“I think it’s amazing to be able to comfort your son like that,” Gibert said. “It’s more than just your kid seeing your name, or something, you get to actually, like, really change the way he feels about himself.”