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Quizon family to get Dolphy tattoos

Posted at | Updated as of 07/12/12 7:53 PM

MANILA, Philippines -- Members of the Quizon family are showing their love for their patriarch Dolphy with tattoos of the Comedy King.

In an interview with ANC, John Quizon, one of the grandsons of Dolphy, showed his tattoo with the face of Dolphy and the Philippine flag.

"Ang nangyari sa tattoo na ito, birthday ni Lolo last year, tapos nag-isip kami ng ireregalo sa kanya dahil birthday nga niya. Kung material wala kaming kayang ibigay sa kanya kasi nakuha na niya lahat, so sabi ng kapatid ko, 'Bakit di tayo magpalagay ng tattoo?' Tapos pumunta kami sa bahay niya tapos sabi niya, 'Hoy ako 'yan.' Tapos nakatingin lang siya habang kinukurot-kurot ang tattoo," Quizon said.

With the tattoo, Quizon said it will remind him always of the love he shared with his grandfather.

"Kasi parang ikaw kapag may mahal kang ibang tao, minsan ang picture ay ilalagay mo sa wallet. Ito, mukha ng lolo ko nasa balat ko na, buong buhay ng nakalagay sa akin ito hanggang mamatay ako dala ko ang legacy na binigay niya at lolo ko siya," he said.

Asked to explain why there's a Philippine flag, John replied: "Kasi si Pidol nagsi-symbolize ng pagka-Filipino ang mga role niya like sa 'John en Marsha' at 'Home Along (Da Riles).' 'Yun yung tipikal na buhay ng Pilipino... kaya may flag na ganyan at hero siya para sa akin."

Last Monday, Dolphy's youngest son, Vandolph also got a tattoo on his left arm showing his father praying.

"When I pray, he is praying with me at the same time. He died peacefully," he explained.

According to Vandolph's brother Dino, who also got a tattoo of Dolphy's face on both his arms, said the family is planning to have a tattoo session at the wake.