Touching Tattoo Pays Tribute To Brave Autistic Daughter

An artist who portrayed an autistic girl by drawing rainbow coloured thoughts coming from her head says he was touched when he heard his idea had been made into a tattoo by the mother of another autistic girl.

The tattoo to pay tribute to autistic daughter

Mexican artist Bernardo Fernandez, who wrote and illustrated the graphic novel ‘Habla Maria’ (‘Speak Maria’) about a young autistic girl, praised parents Christopher Reyes and Elisa Duran for using one of his designs for a tattoo to pay tribute to their autistic daughter.

The book design, which Elisa had tattooed on her left arm, shows a young imaginative girl with rainbow-coloured thoughts coming out of her opened head.

The message underneath reads: “My daughter’s little head is a complicated universe and a mystery for me.”

In response to Elisa using his illustration for her touching tattoo, Bernardo wrote: “I have received the biggest honour an illustrator could ever get. A married couple, parents of an autistic girl, get a tattoo done with one of my drawings. I have no words, I am touched. Thanks Elisa.”

According to reports, ‘Speak Maria’ is about two characters called Bef and Maria.

The writer of the comic book where parents were inspired to get the tattoo done

Bef explains what it is like to be a loved one of a child with autism, while Maria talks “with the beauty of an unknown musical instrument” to express the thoughts of an autistic youngster.

Netizen ‘Jfgweb’ said: “I love this image. My son has autism and there is not a day goes by where I don’t wonder what he is thinking about.”

Bernardo explained that he wrote ‘Speak Maria’ for his autistic daughter and her daily challenges as a 10-year-old with the condition.


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Story By: Ana LacasaSub-EditorJoseph Golder, Agency: Central European News

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