Tattoo shop gives free tattoos for women with Down syndromeBy Mason White 6:35 PM December 7, 2014
|Jason Ward giving Suzie Barry a tattoo|
By: Chan Yuan
A tattoo shop in New Zealand, has published a photo on Facebook, showing an artist giving a woman who suffers from Down syndrome, a free tattoo.
44-year-old Jason Ward, a tattoo artist at Muscle And Ink Tattoo in Hamilton, said that he applies a temporary tattoo to a woman with Down syndrome every week.
Suzie Barry comes to his shop every Friday, and Ward prepares the skin to give her the real tattoo experience. Ward uses a sticker to apply the tattoo on her skin, and also uses a spray gun and plastic gloves.
Ward treats Barry like a real customer, sitting her down at the table, stenciling her skin and giving her the full tattoo experience.
Barry brings her own stick-on tattoos, and Ward does not charge her for his work. Ward, a father of five children, said that Barry has been coming to his shop every Friday for the past four months.
The photo of Barry getting a tattoo has since gone viral on the Internet.