'My Little Pony' tattoos help support severely bullied Michael Morones

By Alyssa Ladzinski,
The tattoo community supports anti-bullying effort

Terribly bullied and made fun of, an 11-year-old North Carolina boy recently attempted suicide. Texas tattoo artist, Tony Wayne, came up with a 'permanent' way to support the young boy, his family and their unfortunate situation.

The tattoo artist from Imperial Tattoo in Sugarland, Texas, created a way to support Morones. The shop is offering tattoos for $20, inspired by My Little Pony, reports CNN. The profits will go straight to the Morones’ family and to StopBullying.org.

Morone is a super fan of the cartoon, My Little Pony, which was a huge part of why he was severely bullied and ridiculed by his classmates.

“I saw his story, and I knew I wanted to help somehow,” Wayne said “And this was pretty much the only way I know how."

The response has been eye opening. Forty My Little Pony tattoos have been tattooed — some on those who have never experienced the pain under the needle before.

Some clients don’t even know Michael and want to support the cause while others are part of the expediently growing “bronie” community. “Bronies” are known to be adult men within the My Little Pony sub-culture, also featured in a new Netflix documentary.

Morones tried hanging himself on his bedpost at the end of January, which may have resulted in permanent brain damage, according to ABC 11 News. His mother, Tiffany Morones-Suttle, notes that despite the suicide attempt, the bullying has actually continued a little on message boards.

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