This Tattoo Artist Has A Client With Cerebral Palsy And Gives Her Insanely Cool Ink

Style comes in many forms.

Hope Laliberte loves Disney, especially the villains. But the hospital that fits the leg braces she has to wear due to her cerebral palsy — a condition that affects muscle movement — didn't have the characters she wanted. 

Luckily, tattoo artist Aaron Guillemette of the Up in Flames tattoo shop in Fall River, Mass., stepped in to save the day. He designed art that the 8-year-old actually wanted: Cruella de Vil from 101 Dalmatians and Ursula from The Little Mermaid.

The hospital only had teddy bears and princesses, according to the Herald News, but Hope's taste fit in more with the bad*ss clients at Guillemette's shop. 

"She's been into Disney villains for at least a year now," Hope's mom, Pamela Laliberte-Lebeau, told Yahoo Parenting. "She says she's done with princesses and loves the villains."

Guillemette, also a friend of the family, was happy to oblige. The problem? Trying to figure out a way to get the images to stick. 

After recruiting design ideas from his team in the shop, he got to work by painting the art on sticker paper and then adhering them to Hope's leg braces. He did it all for free and Hope screamed when she saw them.

"She deserves it. She's had a tough road. This makes her very happy," Laliberte-Lebeau told the Herald News.


Hope and her twin sister were born 24 weeks premature, and Hope has had to wear the leg braces for the last four years. But her new artwork is making them much more fun. 

"I love them," she told the Herald.


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