I can’t put into words how wonderful this gesture is Have a barry Christmas shirt, to see a man put his son’s discomfort and embarrassment to rest by one simple action, it’s just joyous. Now that IS a man. It is a selfless act, your family must be so proud. My mother had a similar one that covered a quarter of her body. Her left arm, breast, stomach, and back. She rarely wore short sleeves because of the comments people made. You are an awesome Dad. I have a positive notion about birthmarks because the first one I ever saw was in the face of one of the most charismatic, talented, amusing kids in my school. Lead violinist of the orchestra. He was very casual about it and said he can wear makeup over it for certain occasions like formal photos if he wants. I had a birthmark on my chest and forearm. Having my dad create the same on his body would have been pretty disturbing. I got it lightened via laser treatment. That seemed like a much more productive approach. Some day the son may want it removed as well and now he has to feel bad because that would mean his dad is left with an ugly tattoo for no reason. Well-intended but not productive. This guy is a proper dad !! This is so beautiful! What we would not do for our children? Can’t wait for all the people with no kids to start giving parental advice. Sometimes, as a dad, you have to be creative to solve a problem for your child. What a fantastic gesture. This is so sweet. I do want to say to the boy that most women won’t care about that birthmark. Not to be too worried about it.