One fine day, Suzy Barry came into Jason Ward”s tattoo shop. She knew exactly what she wanted to get and she knew that he was the right man for the job. So, when she laid her demands on the table, Ward had no other option but to accept.
Barry walked in, slapped a pile of temporary tattoos on the table and told Ward to apply them.
Now, she comes in every single Friday to get the same treatment from Ward, free of charge. Barry has Down Syndrome. Before she goes to her vocational day facility, Ward says she likes to get tatted up so she can show off her new art. She prefers Maori design, because she has a friend at the facility with that style of tattoo up his arm and she likes to compare her weekly work with his.
She has been visiting Ward for 4 months now and neither of them plan on ending their weekly ritual anytime soon.
My mother always frowned upon getting tattoos and tattoo parlors, but I think if she saw this story, she would appreciate the good natured acts that some of these people do.