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Texas tough guys getting My Little Pony tattoos in support of boy


Texas tough guys getting My Little Pony tattoos in support of boy

By Joyce Lupiani. CREATED Feb 13, 2014

Some tough guys in Texas are getting new tattoos that might surprise you.

Imperial Tattoo in Sugar Land, Texas, is offering $20 My Little Pony tattoos to raise money for Stomp Out Bullying.

It is in response to a report last week that a 11-year-old fan of My Little Pony tried to kill himself after being bullied at school for liking the "gay" TV show.

Michael Morones was a fan of the show "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic." He has been in critical condition since attempting to hang himself in his room. The oxygen supply to his brain was cut off for some time, and doctors say there could be permanent brain damage.

Cast members of the show have also shown their support for the boy. Voice actor Andrea Libman, who plays Pinkie Pie, got every member of the cast to record special messages for him.

The owner of the Texas tattoo shop told the Houston Chronicle that they have done about 25 to 30 of them last week and have more booked this week.

A fund has been established to help pay for the boy's medical expenses. So far, about $68,000 has been donated.


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Joyce Lupiani, who is based in Las Vegas at KTNV-TV Channel 13, is a contributor to