Dad Gets A STRANGE Tattoo On His Head. When You Realize Why, It Will Bring A Tear To Your Eye!


A little over a year ago, the Mashall family went through something that they never expected. Their then 7-year-old son was diagnosed with cancer. It honestly does not bear thinking about. The pain they must have experienced at the time is unreal. Little Gabriel Marshall had a rare form of cancer which manifesting as a brain tumor. As you can imagine, it was a difficult time for both he and his parents.

There was nothing else for it, he had to have surgery to remove the tumor. It was a difficult thing for the little boy to go through.


What’s more, the operation left a rather large scar on his head. Now, we know that young people tend to feel self-conscious when it comes to the way they look, and Gabriel was no different.

Gabriel even admitted that he felt like a ‘monster’ because of his scar. “This broke my heart. I told him if people wanted to stare, they could stare at both of us,” explained Josh.


It was then that Gabriel’s dad, Josh Marshall decided to do something kind of awesome for his son. He got a tattoo of his son’s scar on his head too! Now, the pair of them match.


On Father’s Day, Josh decided to enter the St. Baldrick’s Foundation’s #BestBaldDad contest. The competition is open to male relatives of children who have had cancer. Many of these men shave their heads to help their kids feel more comfortable during their recovery.


Along with his picture entry, Josh wrote: “Me and my son at this year’s St. Baldrick’s event in Wichita, Kansas. Got my son’s scar tattooed to help his self-confidence.”


Apparently, it is the first time that the contest has had an entry where a parent has tattooed a scar onto them as well as going bald. Whether he wins the contest or not doesn’t matter. What’s really important here is the truly wonderful thing he is doing for his son!