It’s painful for parents when their children are suffering from illness. In New Zealand, Alistair Campbell decided to take an extra step, so as to help his daughter. So as to make her feel better about her cochlear implant, he got one tattooed to his head.
The six year old girl suffers from extreme hearing loss. She got her first implant when she was 4 years old. The girl’s father says: “I love her is enormous, and my hair can always grow back.” After being asked by the local media, if it hurt, he replied: “I felt pain, but there was nothing I could do about it.” Campbell doesn’t have any other tattoos, but plans another one since hair grows back. He wants to shave his hair for special occasions, or after Charlotte requests it. Hearing loss is hereditary in this family. Mrs. Campbell’s mother wears a hearing aid, and her brother also has such an aid. A cochlear implant is an electronic device that is surgically inserted, that gives back the feeling of hearing to people who are completely deaf or have their hearing seriously impaired.
TThe Dad and his tattoo.
Charlotte with her brothers.
Dad and the kids.