This Kid's Tattooed Leg Braces Are The Best!

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Disabilities is something looked upon with pity in our society, and some people overdo it sometimes.

But it's not our pity these troopers really need. Mostly, it's just a little push, a little fist bump or I don't know, a pair of f-cking cool leg braces! Aaron Guillemette, an artist and owner of Up in Flames Tattoo, decided to give this kick-ass grade schooler's leg braces a little tune-up when it was time for another adjustment.

Awesome Tattooed Leg Braces
Awesome Tattooed Leg Braces

Hope Laliberte is an eight-year-old Disney fanatic who happens to have been afflicted with cerebral palsy since birth, she and her twin sister Paige were born premature and have been in and out of the hospital ever since. Through the years, she's been decorating her leg braces; the first one with skulls and crossbones, and the second one with Spider-man and Batman.

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    This time, she found it a challenge to incorporate her Disney faves, Cruella de Vil and Ursula to her leg brace. Nope, she no longer wants any of your Disney princesses, thank you. “She’s been into Disney villains for at least a year now,” her mom Pamela Laliberte-Lebeau tells Yahoo Parenting. So when they found out that the brace clinic at Boston Children’s Hospital can't make that possible, due to their limited designs, the family had to turn to a family friend.

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    They couldn't have made a better decision than calling Aaron Guillemette of Up in Flames Tattoo for help. The artist was more than happy to do a custom design for the little trooper, and did a wicked job on the leg braces. The artist had some problems, figuring out how to draw/paint around the leg braces made of resin and acrylic plastic, but solved it by pasting on the design and putting polyurethane over the surface to protect it.

    Hope Laliberte
    Hope Laliberte

    “I screamed,” Hope said.

    Awesome tattooed leg braces
    Awesome tattooed leg braces

    “I love them,” she added.

    Disclaimer: If we have used certain terms that may be offensive, or explained some parts about cerebral palsy incorrectly, let us know. Thank you.



    When she's not writing for Tattoodo, Xavier likes experimenting with art and organizing local music shows. We're kidding, she's probably asleep. Follow her on Instagram @claudia_strife


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