Bruce's Four Kids, Want a Capital 'B' Tattoo

@kobesbuddy (19709)
East Tawas, Michigan
December 1, 2017 1:41pm CST
When my children's dad was about 16 years old, his friends played a trick on him. While Bruce was totaled out, they tattooed a capital 'B' on the wrist of his right arm. Through the years, he was embarrassed about this amateur tattoo and usually kept it covered by his watch. Bruce passed away a couple weeks ago and that tattoo was still visible on his arm. All four of his children have some pretty good memories of their dad. So, on Monday December 4, Gwen (his second wife), Chad, Mari Lyn, Nichole, and Riley Jo are all meeting at a tattoo shop in Bay City, Michigan. They are all planning to have an identical, capital 'B' tattooed on their right wrist, in memory of him:) I thought this was pretty sweet! Photo: Mine, taken by our son-in-law last summer. Chad's wife Kris, Mari Lyn, Nichole, Chad, and Nikki's fiance, Nick.
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@Corbin5 (81676)
• United States
1 Dec
I think it is a wonderful idea. It really is a great way to always have a reminder of their dad with them at all times.
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@Corbin5 (81676)
• United States
1 Dec
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@kobesbuddy (19709)
• East Tawas, Michigan
1 Dec
@Corbin5 That's all I expected out of him, to be good to our kids.
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@Corbin5 (81676)
• United States
2 Dec
@kobesbuddy He did to that, my friend.
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@alberello75 (13525)
• Genova, Italy
1 Dec
I apologize But, if you really want to know my opinion. I am against tattoos! Above all, those indelible!
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@kobesbuddy (19709)
• East Tawas, Michigan
1 Dec
I hate tattoos, you need not apologize to me! They are disgusting:(
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• Ponce De Leon, Florida
1 Dec
Well it's a good thing you're not getting a tattoo then.
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@alberello75 (13525)
• Genova, Italy
1 Dec
@kobesbuddy You see. Me and you are thinking in the same way, this time!
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@Happy2BeMe (70192)
• Canada
1 Dec
awwww that is a sweet idea. He may have been embarrassed by it but they will wear it with pride.
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@kobesbuddy (19709)
• East Tawas, Michigan
1 Dec
They smile about Bruce's embarrassment, over this small tattoo! And yes, they will all wear a capital 'B' on their wrist, in memory of their awesome father and husband!:)
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@Happy2BeMe (70192)
• Canada
1 Dec
@kobesbuddy that is wonderful
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@kobesbuddy (19709)
• East Tawas, Michigan
1 Dec
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@much2say (35426)
• United States
2 Dec
What a neat way to remember their dad . . . for them, this B will be something positive.
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@kobesbuddy (19709)
• East Tawas, Michigan
2 Dec
The 'B'on their wrist, will constantly remind them of their good father:)
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@much2say (35426)
• United States
2 Dec
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@kobesbuddy (19709)
• East Tawas, Michigan
2 Dec
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@amadeo (47974)
• United States
1 Dec
that is wonderful there.A good memory there.Loved it.
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@kobesbuddy (19709)
• East Tawas, Michigan
1 Dec
Thanks, Fredo:) Bruce was a wonderful dad and this will give them something, to remember him by.
@amadeo (47974)
• United States
1 Dec
@kobesbuddy I still think it is great.
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@kobesbuddy (19709)
• East Tawas, Michigan
1 Dec
@amadeo I'm all for it:)
@nanette64 (13790)
• Fairfield, Texas
2 Dec
Oh wow, now that is pretty cool @kobesbuddy .
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@kobesbuddy (19709)
• East Tawas, Michigan
2 Dec
They did this in memory of their beloved Dad:)
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@nanette64 (13790)
• Fairfield, Texas
2 Dec
@kobesbuddy I believe that is a nice honor.
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@kobesbuddy (19709)
• East Tawas, Michigan
2 Dec
@nanette64 I wonder what tattoo they will get, when I pass away!LOL
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@Courtlynn (50889)
• United States
2 Dec
Aw thats sweet
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@kobesbuddy (19709)
• East Tawas, Michigan
3 Dec
@Courtlynn Thanks, they are pretty happy about this!
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@Courtlynn (50889)
• United States
3 Dec
@kobesbuddy they should be!
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@kobesbuddy (19709)
• East Tawas, Michigan
3 Dec
@Courtlynn Bruce was an excellent Dad!:)
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@toniganzon (41121)
• Philippines
2 Dec
That's really pretty sweet.
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@kobesbuddy (19709)
• East Tawas, Michigan
3 Dec
@toniganzon They want to have something special, they all have memories of.
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@toniganzon (41121)
• Philippines
3 Dec
@kobesbuddy of course they would and that’s a very nice memorabilia. One that won’t be erased forever.
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@kobesbuddy (19709)
• East Tawas, Michigan
3 Dec
@toniganzon My son has other tattoos on his arms, but none on his wrist.
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• United States
3 Dec
That will be a great memory for them in his honor. Will they use a photo of the B that he had tattooed on his arm so they have the same one?
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@kobesbuddy (19709)
• East Tawas, Michigan
3 Dec
Yes, the tattoo artist is Bruce's nephew. He took a picture of it.
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@kobesbuddy (19709)
• East Tawas, Michigan
3 Dec
@ElusiveButterfly I don't know how it's done, but they seem to understand.
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• United States
3 Dec
@kobesbuddy my mom has a B on her thigh that would be kinda cool to have tattooed on perhaps my thigh too. However, I am too chicken to do so.
@sallypup (21925)
• Moses Lake, Washington
2 Dec
That's a happy bunch of people. That's quite the way to remember their Dad.
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@kobesbuddy (19709)
• East Tawas, Michigan
2 Dec
It's an 'Everlasting Love!'
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@sallypup (21925)
• Moses Lake, Washington
2 Dec
@kobesbuddy That's cool.
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@kobesbuddy (19709)
• East Tawas, Michigan
2 Dec
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@sjvg1976 (14600)
• Delhi, India
2 Dec
That's nice thing they did in the memory of Bruce.
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@kobesbuddy (19709)
• East Tawas, Michigan
2 Dec
They will always remember him, while glancing at this tattoo:)
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@sjvg1976 (14600)
• Delhi, India
2 Dec
@kobesbuddy yes that's why they have asked to make an identical tattoo in his remembrance
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@kobesbuddy (19709)
• East Tawas, Michigan
2 Dec
@sjvg1976 They are all very happy about this good idea:)
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@LadyDuck (121871)
• Switzerland
2 Dec
It is a sweet idea, even if I dislike tattoos and I would not like to have one.
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@kobesbuddy (19709)
• East Tawas, Michigan
2 Dec
@LadyDuck I like the idea too, but actually hate tattoos on anyone, especially not on myself!:(
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@LadyDuck (121871)
• Switzerland
3 Dec
@kobesbuddy I do not want tattoos on my body, also my husband does not like tattoos.
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@kobesbuddy (19709)
• East Tawas, Michigan
3 Dec
@LadyDuck My husband wouldn't have a tattoo and neither would I.
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@just4him (92027)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
2 Dec
That's a good way to remember him.
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@kobesbuddy (19709)
• East Tawas, Michigan
3 Dec
When they look at their arm, Bruce's memory will arise.
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@just4him (92027)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
4 Dec
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@kobesbuddy (19709)
• East Tawas, Michigan
4 Dec
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• Peoria, Arizona
2 Dec
That is so sweet! That is such a good idea, I love it!
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@kobesbuddy (19709)
• East Tawas, Michigan
3 Dec
@DesirousDreamer They think it's a good idea, a tattoo like Bruce's.
• Peoria, Arizona
3 Dec
@kobesbuddy It really is! It is so sweet to have that little memoriam for him.
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@kobesbuddy (19709)
• East Tawas, Michigan
3 Dec
@DesirousDreamer The kids are very excited about this:)
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@valmnz (13162)
• New Zealand
1 Dec
I hope he would have been so proud of them!
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@kobesbuddy (19709)
• East Tawas, Michigan
1 Dec
All four of them were right there at his side, when Bruce passed away:(
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@valmnz (13162)
• New Zealand
1 Dec
@kobesbuddy they must have had a good relationship with him.
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@kobesbuddy (19709)
• East Tawas, Michigan
1 Dec
@valmnz Actually not throughout the years, but it got much better the last couple years:)
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• Ponce De Leon, Florida
1 Dec
That is a fantastic idea. So cute and such a sweet way to remember their dad
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@kobesbuddy (19709)
• East Tawas, Michigan
1 Dec
They loved him so much, it's one way they have chosen to keep his memory alive:)
• Ponce De Leon, Florida
1 Dec
@kobesbuddy that is sweet. Share a picture with us if you can when they get them.done
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@kobesbuddy (19709)
• East Tawas, Michigan
1 Dec
@thislittlepennyearns I never thought of that, gosh what a great idea, thanks!
• United States
3 Dec
That is so cool, I love this. What a honor to give their dad.
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@kobesbuddy (19709)
• East Tawas, Michigan
3 Dec
Yes, Bruce is looking down from Heaven, amazed at how much love he's shown:)
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@LoriAMoore (9987)
• United States
2 Dec
That's very sweet.
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@kobesbuddy (19709)
• East Tawas, Michigan
2 Dec
This really touched my heart, hearing what Bruce's kids are doing.
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• Derby, England
2 Dec
That is a novel way to remember someone . Lucky thy only did the B when he was drunk as a friend of my sons' had something very rude tattooed on his bottom when drunk .. his 'soon to be ex' girl friend caught him cheating and then got him drunk and got the tattoo parlour to do it!!!
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@kobesbuddy (19709)
• East Tawas, Michigan
3 Dec
@catsholiday Yes, strange things can happen, if a person drinks! LOL
@andriaperry (33144)
• Anniston, Alabama
2 Dec
I couldn`t get a tattoo. I would have to find another way to show my love for my dad.
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@kobesbuddy (19709)
• East Tawas, Michigan
3 Dec
@andriaperry KIds don't mind getting tattoos, but I refuse to!