Mom Updates Her Tattoo To Support Transgendered Son
A tattoo is forever, but what happens when it starts representing a painful past? Tattoo artist Steve Peace redid the tattoo that his wife Lindsay had to reflect the fact that their daughter was indeed a transgendered boy. In an hour-long session, the girl in the tattoo was remade into a boy, something that 15-year-old Ace greatly appreciated.
“I felt that it didn’t reflect me very much, that it wasn’t so much our family, because that person didn’t exist anymore” Ace told Global News. Lindsay has tattoos of all of the couples children and after a decade, they all need a little touch-up; aside from updating the tattoo to reflect Ace’s reality, Steve also darkened the colors and lines.
Steven and Lindsay wanted their trans son Ace to feel supported, so the tattoo showing him as a girl was remade to reflect reality.
“I felt that it didn’t reflect me very much, that it wasn’t so much our family, because that person didn’t exist anymore” Ace said.
Steve Peace owns a tattoo studio and he wanted for his son to feel awesome in his new life.
Lindsay has Ace’s sibling tattooed on her arm, too.