A Texas father immortalized his son’s likeness on his flesh after his child had a near death experience. Tattooing a child on one’s body is not necessarily unheard of. In fact, it is fairly common. However, Christien Sechrist, 20-years-old from Houston, opted to have his son’s face tattooed on the side of his own face – the entire side of his face. Many critics have shared their dismay for the electrician students choice of location to show his love for his son. However, Sechrist shared that the tattoo made his son smile, and that is all of the approval he needs.
The black and white image of Sechrist’s son Perseus is proudly displayed across his face, from his eye down to his chin. Sechrist posted the image on Facebook and thanked his tattoo artist for doing such a fantastic job on the piece, according to the Daily Mail.
“Thanks Cody Gibbs for doing awesome work on me. Looks just like my son,”
The image of the tattoo quickly had his friends asking if it was a joke or real. When he replied that it was real and that he loved it and had no regrets, his friend Ashlee Nicole shared her concern that the tattoo’s placement may hinder him from getting a good job, thus taking away his means to provide for his son.
“Why on your f****** face?! How are you ever going to get a real f***** job to support your son with a tattoo on your face?”
Other friends like David Overbey told him that he will regret it in a few year’s time.
“I give it [three] years before the regret starts [rolling] in. I’m not judging [though]. I think it’s great work. But society frowns upon face tattoos.”
Still, Sechrist believes he will have no regrets and that he will continue to be proud of the tattoo for years to come. In fact, he has a tattoo on the entire opposite side of his head and still loves it today, according to Metro U.K.
Sechrist has had the tattoo for nearly nine months now and still has no regrets. He shared that it has not hindered his ability to find a good job or make money to support his son. As an electrician, he feels that his final product shows his skill and ability to work hard and be productive, not the artwork on the side of his face.
How do you feel about the tattoo, too much or okay?
[Photo Courtesy: Daily Mail/Facebook]