This Tattoo Artist Does Something Special Once a Week for a Customer With Down Syndrome
It’s moments of simple kindness like this that make us proud to be members of the human race.
Jason Ward, a tattoo artist at Muscle and Ink Tattoo in Hamilton, New Zealand, has a special customer that comes in once a week, according to a post on Reddit.
The customer is an older woman with Down syndrome, and every Friday Ward carefully applies temporary tattoos to her skin.
Ward plays along with the make-believe tattoo customer, even using the spray bottle and putting on gloves like he would for a regular tattooing session.
“I take 5 minutes out of my day to keep her smiling,” Ward wrote in a Facebook comment.
Rochelle Douglas, a client of Ward’s, snapped the photo above when Ward took a break from tattooing her to see to the customer, she said in a Facebook comment on the image. Since it was posted on Reddit, the photo has received more than 3,000 upvotes.
“My everyday goal is to make someone smile and have a great day, as I am just an average guy doing average things that make me and my family happy,” Ward wrote in a Facebook comment. “Thank you to those who have kind words to say about this, that makes me happy.”
And sign up for what we hope will be your favorite thing to read at night.