Dolphy immortalized through Quizon kidsâ€™ tattoos
|Vandolph's tattoo on his left arm shows an image of Dolphy praying.|
MANILA, Philippines – Rodolfo “Dolphy” Quizon has long been enshrined as the King of Philippine Comedy through his countless movies and TV sitcoms, but his sons are taking it a step further by immortalizing him on their own skin.
Vandolph Quizon, who starred with his father in defunct comedy show “Home Along Da Riles,” showed to ABS-CBN News his tattoo on his left arm, which shows an image of Dolphy praying.
The tattoo was done by artist Jaime Tud.
“Honored [ako] kasi parang ‘yun na rin ‘yung pinaka-tribute ko, nai-tattoo ko siya sa balat ni Vandolph. Parang kasama ko na siya sa pagpapakita ni Vandolph ng pagmamahal sa tatay niya,” Tud said.
For his part, Vandolph said: “When I pray, he is praying with me at the same time. He died peacefully.”
Dolphy died on Tuesday night after a five-year battle with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was 83.
His other son, Dino, got a tattoo of Dolphy’s face on both his arms.
|Dolphy tattoos on Dino (left) and John.|
“Para habangbuhay ko kasama ang Daddy ko,” Dino said.
There is also John, one of Dolphy’s grandsons, who showed his tattoo with the Comedy King’s face and a Philippine flag.
He had it done last year, before Dolphy turned 83.
“Nag-isip kami ng ireregalo sa kanya kasi birthday niya,” John said.
Other members of the Quizon family, meanwhile, are planning to follow suit. – With a report from Pia Gutierrez, ABS-CBN News