A father has had an image of a hearing implant tattooed on to his head to support his six-year-old daughter, who is profoundly deaf.
Alistair Campbell with six-year-old Charlotte. Credit: Alistair Campbell/Facebook
Alistair Campbell’s daughter Charlotte recently had her second cochlear implant fitted and – in a bid to show he can go suffer a bit of pain for her and to help her not feel like the odd one out – Mr Campbell decided to get his own “implant”.
A picture of the New Zealander, holding his daughter, with the implant tattoo on the left side of his head has been shared thousands of time on social media.
While he plans to let his hair grow back, Mr Campbell told the New Zealand Herald that he would shave it off again if Charlotte wanted to see it.
The six-year-old’s mother Anita said the implants transformed Charlotte from a child who “wouldn’t talk to anybody to pretty much a social butterfly”.
So what was Charlotte’s reaction when she saw her dad’s version of the implant?
She giggled, touched his head and told him it was “cool”.