Kids can be cruel. Fearing that their 18-month- old daughter Honey-Rae would suffer ridicule because of her prominent birthmark, British parents Tanya and Adam Phillips came up with a creative way to show their empathy. They got huge tattoos on their legs – the shape matching exactly the beauty mark that their daughter was born with.
“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 realizing… 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,” Adam said.