At such a young age, Trinity D’Autorio is already fighting for her life. In 2018, doctors found a cancerous tumor in her neck, and the sweet little girl was later diagnosed with neuroblastoma.
For your child to have neuroblastoma cancer is enough to shatter any parent’s world, but Trinity had other battles to fight – the child had Horner’s syndrome and Harlequin syndrome as well.
Trinity has been through multiple rounds of chemotherapy to beat neuroblastoma, surgeries, blood transfusions, and bone marrow biopsies. It was all too much for a person her age to deal with, so her mother, Skyla, wanted to do something that will make her daughter smile.
Then, she came up with a brilliant idea. Trinity has always been fascinated with her father Lou’s arm tattoos. So Skyla figured that Trinity would love it if she gets tattoos of her own!
“I don’t know what her fascination is with them, but she’ll sit there and kind of trace them with her finger,” Skyla said. “Lou has one that’s a dragon that breathes fire and Trinity will sit there and pretend to breathe fire back at it.”
She got in touch with Ink Wolves through Facebook and they responded, saying that they would be happy to open their doors for Trinity. These tattoo artists from Florida used their creative talent to brighten a 3-year-old’s day!
It was a magical day, as Trinity sat in her big chair while she was inked with Disney art.
“They designed the stencils and filled them in by hand with tattoo markers that lasted about six days. It was nonstop Disney music. It ended up being a really awesome day, and kind of like a second family,” Skyla said.
Trinity felt so excited and couldn’t wait to show her dad her colorful tattoos.
Once they were done, Winnie the Pooh, the Little Mermaid, Mickey Mouse, and a cancer ribbon, among others, can be seen on her arms!
Skyla will be forever grateful to the team of tattoo professionals who took their time to make Trinity smile. Even for just a few hours, they were able to take her mind off her battle with childhood cancer.
“People have this misconception of tattoo artists being these big, bad people, but to see them welcome a toddler and just love on her is amazing,” Skyla said. “It really does do your heart good because as a mom you want to take pain away from your kids,” she said.
The employees at Ink Wolves had an equally good time.
“It was awesome. We’re all family — men and mothers and fathers — and it was all about Trinity and her family,” said an employee at Ink Wolves.
What an awesome group of artists! They truly went above and beyond and showed Trinity nothing but kindness and compassion.
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Keep on fighting, brave little one!
Watch the video from ABC News below.