Regrann from @timpangburn - Last Monday, I had the opportunity to do the two most impactful tattoos I've ever done.
My clients' son was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy at 3 months old. After almost a year of doctors and experimental drug treatments, he passed away at only a year old. This simple line work tattoo was his signature in a birthday card to his father.
SMA is a genetic disease that affects control of voluntary muscles. Prior to treatment, he didn't have the muscle control to be able to hold a pen to write in that card. The treatments gave him enough control to be able to do that infant scribble. This signature is not only in memory of their dear son, but also to the treatments he received, and the quality of life it provided in his short time here. It was my honor and privilege to be a part of this story, and it was extremely humbling.
Even though I had never heard of this disease, it is the number one genetic cause of infant death, and can affect nearly 1 in 6,000 children. 1 in 35 people unknowingly carry the genes that cause SMA.
Life is precious. Cherish those you love. #inkwithmeaning#ink#inked#inkedup#tattooartist#tattoo#tatted#tattoos#tatt#tattooart#dope#tattoolife#tattooer#tattooed