These loving parents got tattoos of their daughter’s large birthmark to stop her feeling different

Tanya Phillips and dad Adam Philips got the tattoos from a local parlour

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The Independent Online

Two loving parents have got matching tattoos of their daughter’s huge red birthmark to stop her from feeling “different” as she grows up.

Honey-Rae Phillips was born with the large strawberry mark covering half her body.

The Daily Mirror reports that Mum Tanya Phillips and dad Adam Philips, who are both from Grimsby, got the tattoos after people starting making comments about it in public.

“We wanted Honey-Rae to feel special, that her birthmark was something to feel proud of and not embarrassed by,” Ms Phillips told the newspaper.

“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.”

She described her daughter as “perfect”.

Honey-Rae’s mark is bright red and covers almost half the right side of her body, from her toes to her waist.

The tattoos, done at a local parlour and each took several hours to apply, the newspaper reports.