Tattoos are all the rage these days, but an English couple have gone to extreme lengths in getting inked.

Their hearts were definitely in the right place in getting the matching tattoos but the results are fairly shocking.

In a selfless act Tanya and Adam Phillips from Grimbsy both got tattoos of bright red birthmarks so their 18-month-old toddler Honey-Rae wouldn’t be paranoid about her actual birthmark.

Tanya said: “Most people might think it’s very extreme but to us it was the natural thing to do to ensure our daughter never felt different or alone in the world.”

Tanya Phillips, along with her husband, Adam and daughter Honey-Rae

Tanya Phillips, along with her husband, Adam and daughter Honey-Rae

 

She added: “For the first few months of her life, whenever we went out, I made sure her legs were covered up. I couldn’t cope with stranger’s curious glances or whispering comments. I didn’t want sympathy or pity or people feeling sorry for Honey-Rae.

“Adam and I decided straight away that we wanted Honey-Rae to feel special, that her birthmark was something to feel proud of and not embarrassed by.

“Some people will says it odd and think what we’ve done is quite extreme, but in our eyes all we have done is ensure Honey-Rae never feels different. Mummy and Daddy now have the same permanent markings as she does.”

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