Raingoose | Imgur

Girl's clever tattoo explains her disability

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.

- nzherald.co.nz



Ipswich candidates hit it off on campaign trail

Premium Content Ipswich candidates hit it off on campaign trail

Labor incumbent Jennifer Howard is waiting nervously as counting begins in...

Madden opponent ‘quietly confident’ in Ipswich West

Premium Content Madden opponent ‘quietly confident’ in Ipswich West

LNP candidate for Ipswich West Chris Green says voters have expressed frustration...

Large hailstones batter Ipswich as multiple storms hit

Premium Content Large hailstones batter Ipswich as multiple storms hit

Hail has already been reported west of Ipswich, with multiple storm cells on the...