A dad from the UK is teaching his son to be proud of his scars showing his support in a heartfelt way.
The day after his son's life- saving heart surgery this supportive dad found himself in a tattoo parlor.
“It’s not easy for a 6-year-old boy or any child of any age to have that type of surgery,” Leanne Watts, the boy's mother, told the news outlet. “When Joey saw the scar, he just said, ‘Is this where they have cut me to fix my heart’? We’ve told him it should be something to be proud of and he shouldn’t be ashamed by what has happened to him.”99.9 KEZ
He left with a three and a half inch tattoo on his chest matching his son's scar.
He says it's to show his son joey that he can be proud of his scars, especially after his eight-hour procedure was a success.
The dad also had his son's heartbeat etched to the right of the scar right over his own heart.