Dad gets matching tattoo of son's surgery scar

Josh Marshall's tattoo to match his son's scar was done by Merl Kent of Point Blank Tattoo. (Courtesy Josh Marshall)

Josh Marshall got a vivid, realistic scar to match his son Gabriel's surgery scar to help the young boy's confidence as he battles a rare form of brain cancer, ABC News reports.

Gabriel was diagnosed with anaplastic astrocytoma in March of 2015, and the surgeries to remove his tumor left him bald and with a prominent scar on the right side of his head.

"My son was very self-conscious after he got his surgery. He felt like a monster," Marshall told ABC News.

Marshall made the decision to get a matching tattoo in August 2015. He says Gabriel loves the tattoo and tells people they are like twins.

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