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Mom Gets Clever Update of Tattooed Child

You have to support your kids

Dad Updates Tattoo

The only thing more painful than getting a tattoo is getting a tattoo removed. Luckily that wasn't necessary for a Calgary mom whose tattoo required some major adjustments as her child grew older.

Although Lindsay Peace bears inky impressions of all three of her children on her body, the one of Ace was painfully inaccurate and outdated.

The little girl in a pink dress with her hair in pigtails couldn't have been further from the Ace of today. At 15, Ace no longer identified as the female toddler.

Instead of having to live with tattoo regret or some botched revision, Peace found the perfect solution.

In order to capture the transgender teen more accurately, his father Steve decided a redo was in order, and the original artist from Immaculate Concept Tattoo set to work.


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"We just winged it," admitted Steve, who brilliantly swapped out the pink dress for a t-shirt and shorts and removed all traces of bows and pigtails.
You can imagine Ace's surprise and delight when his parents revealed the new and improved tattoo that better reflects the person he is.
While Steve admits that having a transgender child can be a challenging adjustment as a parent, he claims Ace has become happier with every step of the journey.

Of course, his parents' accepting attitude is a key factor in his happiness.

"You have to support your kids," said Steve. "I mean, it's tough when you hear that as a parent, but you have to be strong for your kids. You have to come to terms with it yourself, on your own time, and just have to offer 100 per cent support."