Why parents across the world are getting this Lucky Few tattoo

It's helping to unite people whose children have Down's Syndrome

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Loads of our MFMers love a tattoo: we recently asked you to share pics of ink you’d got done after having your kids and got a huge response.

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And you really liked the miscarriage tattoo one of our mums shared as a tribute to the baby she’d lost.

Now, there’s a really sweet tattoo campaign doing the rounds: it’s called #LuckyFewTattoo and is a tattoo with 3 arrows to symbolise the 3 chromosome 21s that people with Down’s Syndrome have.

The idea came from a group of mums at a meet up for parents of children with Down’s Syndrome in Austin, Texas, USA.

And now it’s spread across the world…

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So much so that mums in the UK – like the ones below, in Cornwall – have been getting the #LuckyFewTattoos done too, in time for World Down’s Syndrome Day on 21 March 2018.

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Speaking of the symbolism of the design, mum Mica May, from the group who originally came up with the idea, said this: “The design means so many things to me and to so many of #theluckyfew.

“Three, for that third extra magic 21st chromosome Jackson has and the arrows are the perfect symbol because you can’t move forward without first being pulled back and stretched. ? “

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Images: About Her on Twitter / Jacquie Merrington on Twitter

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