Girl in Leg Braces Thrilled to Get “Tattoos” from Artist

posted: 06/30/15
by: Courtney Reimer
tattoo artist with girl with leg braces
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Eight-year-old Hope Laliberte hasn't let things like cerebral palsy or epiliepsy stop her from continuing her school studies and having an active social life -- so why would she let it stop her from getting her own tattoos?

Thanks to Massachusetts tattoo artist Aaron Guillemette, Hope had her dream of getting some Disney villain designs on her leg braces come true. When Hope saw the his designs of The Little Mermaid's Ursula and 101 Dalmatians villain Cruella de Vil, she screamed with joy. (The "tattoos" are actually polyurethane-covered labels designed by the tattoo artist that adhere to the braces.)

"She loves wearing them now," Hope's mom, Pamela Laliberte-Lebeau told Today.com. "At bedtime, she reminds me that she gets to wear her braces tomorrow."

The "tattooed" braces have been a hit with her friends, too -- according to The Herald News, her local paper in Fall River, Mass., she was "the most popular girl in school" when she debuted them earlier this month.

a closeup of a young girl's tattooed leg braces
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