Date: Aug 15, 2015
Wang Yu-kai is a 19-year-old young man, who lives in Yuanlin. When he was a child, his
parents passed away in separate traffic accidents. It had been his dream to tattoo his parents’ image on his body. After working at part-time jobs for four years, he eventually saved more than NT$10,000 for the tattoo fee. In early July, he paid a visit to the tattoo shop and imprinted his parents’ image on his body forever.
When his parents passed away in traffic accidents, Wang was only five years old. He was raised by his grandpa and grandma. His classmates called him “the orphan without a father or mother.” Whenever there was a setback in his life, he would feel an urge to take out his parents’ pictures from a drawer and tearfully spur himself on.
In his first year in junior high school, a tattoo shop was opened next door, which planted the seed in his mind to get a tattoo of his parents. He summoned up the courage to ask for the price, and the shop owner offered him NT$12,500 at a discount because the owner was touched by his affection for his parents. The image of his parents and the cost of the tattoo were deeply imprinted in the young man’s heart. [FULL STORY]