How to tattoo your arm with a tattoo?
That’s what a tattoo artist is doing to a 17-year-old boy’s left arm.
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His father, Paul McKeown, said his son was “not a fighter”.
“I would be very careful to put him down.
I don’t want to be doing that and I would be so worried,” he said.
The tattoo artist has been using an “invisible ink” to create a series of small lines that are drawn on the child’s arm and wrist.
“I wanted to have him tattoo it with a smile, and he’s very happy with it,” he explained.
“We have been doing this for a couple of weeks, and the first day he started it, he was very, very happy and very relieved.”
Then he was like, ‘Dad, I need a hug.'””
It’s so good for him.
He’s got a lot of friends now.
“He has a lot more freedom now, and it’s been really good for his condition.”
The tattoo was completed last Friday, after a consultation with Dr Tom O’Connor, who is also a consultant with the National Autistic Society and the Royal College of Physicians.
Dr O’Connell has been working with the boy for about a year, and was concerned about the potential side effects.
“This is a very unusual and very complicated procedure.
We have no idea how long it will last or how long the infection will be,” he told ABC Radio 6PR.”
The first thing that comes to mind is, is this going to affect my children?”
The boy is now recovering and hopes to go back to work as soon as possible.
He has asked his father to let him have a tattoo of a heart or a fish, and has also requested a tattoo from a friend.
“It feels very good,” he laughed.
“But it’s going to be really difficult for my son to get that done in time for him to go to school.”
Dr Ollie McKeowen, a tattoo expert, said the tattoo was a simple process and did not need to be done by an experienced tattooist.
“These are very simple lines that you have to fill out with ink and you have a few hours to do them,” he added.
“If you are getting your arm or leg tattooed, I would advise you to be careful with the amount of ink.”
There is a lot going on in the skin, and so if you do get a lot on the skin you will have to apply more.
“And then, once you have applied the ink, you have two weeks to dry the tattoo.”
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