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These Parents Just Got Massive Red Tattoos for the Loveliest Reason

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Honey-rae Phillips, 18 months old, has some extraordinary parents.

The toddler was born with a large red birthmark covering the right side of her body all the way from her foot to her lower back. Now, her parents are sporting the same birthmark as her.

Tanya and Adam Phillips, of Grimsby, England, recently got large matching tattoos of their daughter’s birthmark so she wouldn’t feel alone, The Mirror reported.

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,” Tanya Phillips told The Mirror. “Although in our eyes she was perfect, I knew other people would cruelly point and stare at her.”

Phillips, a mother of four, told the outlet that after the swelling had gone down, Honey-rae touched the birthmark and said, “match.”

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Originally published: February 26, 2015
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