Bradley Lowery's dad gets touching tattoo of special little boy
The dad of inspirational Bradley Lowery has had a portrait of the special youngster tattooed on his chest and says it's so he always has him close to his heart.
The touching tattoo includes a picture of Bradley wearing a Batman hat and his radiant smile - which stole the hearts of the nation.
Little Bradley, who appeared as a mascot for Sunderland and England football teams, sadly died at the age of just six in July 2017.
His dad, Carl said: “I miss Bradley every day, and wanted to do something as a tribute to him.
"I decided on a portrait on my chest so I always have him close to my heart.
"I am over the moon with the tattoo, Lee has done a fantastic job!”
The writing on the tattoo reads: "Your wings were ready, My heart was not."
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The tattoo, which took between five and six hours to complete, was designed by Lee Ganley, of Buzz in Guns Durham.
Lee, who has been a tattoo artist or 10 years, said: "I'm use to doing portraits and I do quite a lot of celebrity faces but there as something special about this.
"There's definitely a little bit more pressure but it was a good photo and a good client.
"Carl was really happy with it. He just couldn't stop smiling. The picture is more fun and it shows Bradley's cheeky face.
"We looked at a few different pictures but his grin on this one stood out and the batman hat makes it a little more unique too.
"It was just an honour to do."