Seeing someone with a full sleeve of tattoos can be a surprise — but when that someone is a little kid, the reaction can be downright shocking. Before you freak out, read on: These tattoos are simply airbrushed, an attempt by a New Zealand tattoo artist to make ill children at local hospitals feel like the badasses that they really are. His name is Benjamin Lloyd, and his request to give sick kids’ confidence a boost via ink has gone viral. He’s a skilled airbrush artist, and what he does for these kids is nothing short of amazing. “They’ve got nothing to do, they’re stuck in their room all day and I would just love to go and put a smile on their faces,” he said in an interview. Read more about Lloyd’s work — and see his subjects’ smiling faces when he’s done — below.
**See Lloyd in airbrush-action in the video below.**