Mom makes tattoo change for transgender son
A mom in Calgary, a city in Alberta, Canada, has tattoos of all three of her sons, but not too long ago, the tattoo of her 15-year-old son Ace wasn't quite right.
Lindsay Peace's son Ace was assigned female at birth. About a year ago, he wrote to his parents telling them that he identifies as male. "I felt kind of different from everyone else," Ace told Calgary Metro. "I just didn't get it, like what exactly was different about me. I just thought I was weird, but nothing that put me out of place or anything."
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Ace's passport and birth certificate were changed to reflect his gender identity, but until recently Lindsay's tattoo depicted Ace as female.
"People would say, 'Oh, who is on your arm?'" Lindsay told Calgary Metro. "We were on holidays, and people would say, 'Is that your kids?' And here I am with three boys, and very clearly a little girl was on my arm."
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Ace eventually asked his mom to remove the tattoo. However, Ace's dad Steve, a tattoo artist, had a better idea. Steve decided to change the girl, who wore a pink and purple dress with pigtails, into a boy. "It was just an easy fix," he said.
"It's a different world these days," Steve said about his son. "We're just lucky to live where we do. I think it'd be tough if we lived in a different country, or even the States."
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