Hero dad gets scar tattoo on his head to help son's self confidence

Josh and Gabriel (Image via Josh J-Mash Marshall/Facebook)
Josh and Gabriel (Image via Josh J-Mash Marshall/Facebook)

A dad in the US has taken an extreme, but very touching, measure to help out his son.

Josh "J-Mash" Marshall, from Kansas was aware that his eight-year-old son was self conscious about a large surgery scar on his head as a result of an operation to tackle brain cancer.

After the op Gabriel was left with a large C-shaped scar over his right ear.

According to Buzzfeed Gabriel could see his son's confidence in himself had been dented by the scar so he decided to take action.

"You know what, I’ll get your scar tattooed," he told the website. "That way, if people want to stare at you, then they can stare at both of us."

Since the tattoo, Gabriel has been referring to himself and his dad as twins.