Girl's clever tattoo explains her disability

Raingoose | Imgur

TIRED of telling people she can only hear in one ear, a young woman has come up with a clever alternative to explain her disability: a tiny tattoo of a speaker icon and an "x" inked just behind her left ear lobe.

The image, posted by Imgur user Raingoose, was accompanied by the caption: "Since I'm deaf in one ear I thought this was a friendly way to tell the world not to talk to me from the left."

The post has been viewed over three million times since it was shared four days ago.

Some users questioned why she hadn't chosen a microphone instead of a speaker, suggesting the former would be more accurate.

Raingoose responded: "I thought that people won't talk to me at all if I chose the mic... Or rather, that they think I cannot speak at all. I may be a stutterer, but I can still articulate myself."

Another user suggested the positioning meant she would miss out on compliments:

"You know this is going to make people stand on your left side and say "Nice tattoo" and you'll never hear it... Irony sucks," wrote KeggOBeer.

But of the 1,000 comments, many came from others with hearing problems, who praised her idea.

"I am also deaf in my left ear 'skateboarding head trauma', and I love this idea as it can be difficult in social places," Imgur user Chaseman8 wrote.


Topics:  disability tattoo

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