When Ann McDonald, a Scottish grandmother of three, lost all of her hair due to alopecia she decided that wigs and hats weren’t for her and got a full head tattoo. What a story of courage! The Daily Record reports:
A GRANNY has ditched her wig in favour of something more permanent – a tattoo.
Ann McDonald, 60, got the £720 floral design after getting fed-up with having to wear wigs and hats.
The gran of three suffers from alopecia and a thyroid condition which made all her hair fall out three years ago.
She says the tattoo, which took 12 hours to complete, has changed her life.
Ann, from Edinburgh, said: “I was getting depressed because I didn’t have any hair. I’d just lie in bed and cry.
“I wanted something to cover my head. I’ve got hundreds of wigs and hats but they’re no good. So I decided to get a tattoo.”
She went to Pete’s Tattoo Studio in Dalkeith, Mid-lothian, where owner Pete Gillespie and his son Kevan agreed to do the piece.
Ann, who has been supported by her husband Ian, 68, and her five kids, is delighted with the result.
She said: “They did a great job. It’s worth every penny.
“It really, really hurt. It was very painful. But I stuck it out because I really wanted it done.
“People at work think it’s fantastic and take pictures of it. Ian likes it and my family like it.
“I feel so much happier.”
Pete said: “This is the most unusual tattoo we’ve done, but the most rewarding.
“At first I thought it was a bit mad but once you get to know Ann and her reasons behind doing it you can’t help but understand. She’s a really nice lady.
“We’ve never tattooed anybody’s full head before, so it was a first for us.”