A doting dad whose diabetic three-year-old daughter has an insulin pump attached to her body has proved his love – by having the gadget TATTOOED on his side.
Alan Hogg, 38, wanted to show little Abigail how proud he was of her bravery since she was diagnosed with type one diabetes last year.
The adorable tot has up to 16 blood tests a day and has to wear a pump to deliver insulin straight into her body.
The forklift driver from Chirnside, Berwickshire, took Abigail to the tattoo studio so he could get a replica tattooed above his hip.
Proud Alan said: “I had it done to show we’re a family, that she’s not alone, that it’s normal.
“I did it for her because I’m her dad.
“Abigail loves it. She plays with the buttons on it and gives me a row if I wash it.
“She says ‘pumps not allowed to get wet, daddy’.
“So I have to wash it in secret.
“I have two other tattoos, but I can’t remember getting them.
“I woke up on holiday after a few drinks and they were just there.
“So I consider this to be my first tattoo.”
Abigail was diagnosed with the condition in March last year.
She has to have her finger pricked to check her blood levels up to 16 times a day.
Mum Adele Kerr, 34, said: “It’s very difficult to manage.
“You make the best judgement you can.
“But we’d rather do the hard work than not have her here.
“If mismanaged it can be fatal.”