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Canton tattoo shop shows support for child who was bullied

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Earlier this month, an 11-year-old boy from North Carolina tried to commit suicide after he was picked-on for liking the cartoon My Little Pony.

Now a Connecticut tattoo shop is trying to show its support for the Michael Marones, who survived, but suffered brain damage. 

Employees at Beauty Mark Tattoo in Canton heard what happened to Michael, who lives in Raleigh, and said they are joining the fight against bullying in Connecticut

For those of you who don't know My Little Pony, which is a cartoon targeted for young girls, but also draws a male audience of all ages. 

Michael is one of those boys, who enjoyed My Little Pony, but a few weeks ago, his parents found him after he tried to commit suicide in his bedroom.

They said Michael was mercilessly teased over liking the show.

Ironically a show that teaches children to live in harmony despite differences. Michael is recovering in the hospital with possible brain damage.

Beauty Mark Tattoo is offering My Little Pony tattoos for $40. All proceeds raised will go to Michael's recovery. The owner of tattoo parlor said they've been getting a lot of calls from people inquiring about these tattoos.

Eyewitness News even found one man getting my little pony tattoo

"My daughter is 2 and says it has to be pink. I'm going to get the My Little Pony tattoo right here," said the father, who wished not to be identified. "I figured I'm in to tattoos and this is a good cause. And Beauty Mark was nice enough to get on board."

Other fans of My Little Pony have also donated money to Michael's recovery fund. They've already raised $50,000.

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