A New Zealand dad has gotten a cochlear implant tattooed on his head to help his little girl not feel like the odd one out.Charlotte, 6, who had her first implant put in at the age of 4 in 2013, has just had her second one put in recently.
In a gesture of support, her father, Alistair Campbell, had his own “implant” tattooed on the left side of his head, three days ago.
Alistair, who had no other tattoos, said he wanted to do it to show her that he could go through a little bit of pain for her too.
“To show my love for her really,” he said. “Hey my hair can grow back.”
Campbell had shaved his head completely to get the tattoo done but said he would be letting his hair grow back.
He’d shave it off again and show off the tattoo at “special occasions,” or if Charlotte wanted to see it. When Charlotte saw her dad’s version of a cochlear implant she giggled, touched it and told him it was “cool.”
Charlotte’s mom, Anita Campbell, wasn’t so sure her daughter had quite grasped the significance of the tattoo yet. She hoped her daughter’s latest implant in her right ear would further “enhance her life.”