Taupo Dad Gets Implant Tattoo For His Daughter

Publish Date
Thursday, 6 August 2015, 9:32AM
Sweet dad Alistair Campbell got a tattoo to support his daughter Charlotte. Photo= Twitter

Sweet dad Alistair Campbell got a tattoo to support his daughter Charlotte. Photo= Twitter

A Taupo 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 and is due to be discharged from Starship Hospital this morning.

The Hearing House fundraising and communications manager, Mary Jane Boland, said this second implant would give Charlotte "more sound" and help her better distinguish the direction it's coming from.

"But the key thing is Charlotte does all the things hearing kids can do," she said. "She lives a really ordinairy life."

In a gesture of support of his daughter, Alistair Campbell got his own tattooed on the left side of his head.

A photo on Twitter shows Mr Campbell, holding his daughter, with the picture of the implant tattooed on his otherwise bald head.

It's gone viral on social media with people from as far afield as France and Germany praising Mr Campbell for the tattoo.

Source- NZ Herald