Watch to find out more about why she ended up getting a tattoo.
Dionne Lee was on a holiday with her parents, back in her childhood, when she noticed certain areas under her eyes were becoming pigment-free.
She thought it was because she had always been wearing shades while sunbathing.
However, when more and more white patches started appearing on her skin, she sought medical assistance and was diagnosed with vitiligo.
Dionne, who was 12-year-old at the time, modified her lifestyle to cope with the condition.
Ever since then, people around her started asking her about the pigment-free patches on her skin, treating her like a different species.
After years of weird behavior from the public, Dionne decided to take control of the situation. She did this by getting a tattoo explaining her condition.
“It’s called Vitiligo,” the tattoo on her right knee reads. The small tattoo is now the baseline for people who want to question her about her appearance.
Speaking to Story Trender, the 23-year-old, from Livingston, Scotland, said: “I was thinking about getting this tattoo for quite a long time now, so I’m super happy that I’ve finally got it.
“It’s kind of a symbol of full acceptance, I still very much get quite a few stares and instead of my having to explain what these white patches are I just decided to get ‘It’s called Vitiligo.’
“Vitiligo will be with me forever and so will this tattoo so it does mean so much to me.
“I always say even if there was a cure I definitely wouldn’t want treatment.”
When Dionne decided to get the tattoo, she wanted it to be in a visible area as well as at a place where her vitiligo was the most noticeable.
Speaking about the positioning of the tattoo, she said: “I wanted it somewhere a bit different and also where you can see my vitiligo.
“So my largest area of where my vitiligo is, is on my legs and when I’m sitting down or even standing the tattoo is positioned well so that you can see it.
“It’s also in a great place that I can point to the tattoo when people stare or ask me what is wrong with me.
“I’m sure I’ll get more tattoos in the future which can help me explain my condition, but I don’t want to cover any of my patches up in the process!”