Dad Gets His Daughters' Drawings Tattooed On Him For Father's Day
What did you get your dad for Father's Day this year? Beer? A Fray Bentos pie? Some socks?
Well, one Canadian dad got something a bit more - well - permanent from his two daughters. He got two of their drawings tattooed on himself.
Dad-of-two Mike Reynolds, from Ottawa, Canada, allowed his daughters Leah and Charlotte to design some custom ink that he promptly went and had indelibly marked upon his flesh.
39-year-old Reynolds, who owns Everyday Girl Dad, actually has about 40 tattoos already, and a good number of them are drawn by his two kids.
This time, 6-year-old Charlotte went for a drawing of Star Wars robot R2D2, and 8-ear-old Leah went for a Wonder Woman inspired picture.
Luckily, he has a very understanding wife, Andrea, who thinks that the tattoos are great.
He told the Sun: "I could not love them more and am already showing them off to everyone willing to look at my legs,
"I'll be getting more of these kid-drawing tattoos without a doubt.
"While Andrea would never get any kid-drawing tattoos herself, she thinks they are super great for me."
The whole thing started after Leah began to bring home pieces of art work that she had created at school. Once he spotted the bee picture she brought he had the idea to turn it into a tattoo. Since then he has been asking them to pitch designs to him based upon stuff they've done together, and memories that they've made.
He continued: "I saw a bumble bee drawing in her bag one day and it kind of just clicked that it would look great as a vibrant-coloured tattoo,
"A lot of them at the start were just things they'd doodle. Then they started drawing stuff and bringing it to me to get tattooed, which is why we now have a bit more rigorous a screening process.
"Most of them are on my arms and legs, but also have a couple on my fingers and on my rib cage. I'm trying to be strategic about space usage now, given how much I love getting these drawings.
"The kids have always been big fans of it. They always get a kick out of seeing the big reveal."
As anyone who has any will know, tattoos are pricey. Luckily, the cost (which is usually about £200) is met by the skincare brand Electric Ink.
They get a handwritten brief from the girls before inking any design onto their dad and then work to that brief to create the unique designs.
The feedback has been pretty overwhelmingly positive too. Mike says that most people are think it's a great idea (although how many people would do it themselves is unclear).
He says: "Every time I'm in public with a short sleeve shirt or shorts I have people ask if the kid-drawing ones are real tattoos and if they've been drawn by my kids,
"The two newest ones have been pretty much universally loved to this point!"
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