Victoria’s Secret model Lais Ribeiro has shared a sweet tribute to her son, who was diagnosed with autism at the age of five.
Ribeiro posted a photo to her Instagram on Sunday of her getting a tattoo to honour her son, Alexandre, explaining in the caption the meaning behind her new ink.
The Brazilian model already has he son’s name tattooed on the back of her neck, but decided to get this new one after she attended a meeting about autism with kids who had special needs.
So this just happened guys! I always wanted to do a second tatto and I couldn’t find anything meaningful enough till a meeting that I had couple weeks ago about autism and kids with special needs. Don’t know if you guys know and I was never open about it but my son was diagnosed with autism 5 years ago. My first tatto is his name on the back of my neck and finally I found what I wanted to be my second. I decided to do the symbol of autism( and kids with special needs) as a tatto and it’s beautiful and perfect just the way I wanted to be thanks to @robgreennyc THANK YOU SO MUCH! I’m so happy about it❤️ it means A LOT to me! Então isso acabou de acontecer gente! Eu sempre quis fazer uma segunda tatuagem e não conseguia encontrar nada significante o suficiente até eu ter uma reunião algumas semanas atrás sobre autismo e crianças com necessidades especiais. Não sei se vocês sabem e eu nunca fui aberta sobre isso, mas meu filho foi diagnosticado com autismo 5 anos atrás. Minha primeira tatuagem é o nome dele na parte de trás do meu pescoço e finalmente encontrei o que eu queria para ser a segunda! Eu decidi fazer o símbolo do autismo ( e de crianças com necessidades especiais ), e é linda e perfeita do jeito que queria que fosse graças ao @robgreennyc MUITO OBRIGADA! Estou muito feliz! Significa muito para mim! ❤️
“I decided to do the symbol of autism (and kids with special needs) as a tattoo” the model explained. She added that the result is “beautiful and perfect just the way I wanted [it] to be”.
“I’m so happy about it❤️ it means A LOT to me!” she said, before posting a picture of the tattoo.
The tattoo, which is placed on her side, is a ribbon filled-in with a colourful puzzle-like pattern.
Posting to her Instagram Story, the 27-year-old mum explained to her followers that the design symbolises “the complexity of the autism spectrum”.
Earlier this year in May, Ribeiro wrote a sweet message on her Instagram to Alexandre on his 10th birthday, saying “10 years old today. They grow up so fast!”
“Happy birthday to the most happy, sensitive and pure spirit person that I know (and it’s not just because he’s my son.) You always bring light to whatever situation you are in.”