‘Marking’ the Occasion | Helping Our Resident Celebrate the Birth of His Granddaughter

28 May, 2021  ·  Less than a minute read
‘Marking’ the Occasion | Helping Our Resident Celebrate the Birth of His Granddaughter
Here at CHD Living, we do all we can to help our residents realise their dreams. Our ethos is to ‘create happiness daily’ and arranging special events, activities, and visits for our residents to achieve their wildest dreams is a big part of that.


This month, our care support workers had an exciting opportunity to help one of our residents at Brownscombe Lodge fulfill his biggest wish; we arranged for Rodney Macedo, 56, to get a new tattoo!
Brownscombe Lodge
↑ Brownscombe Lodge
Despite having never previously held a desire to get inked, Rodney’s perception of tattoos has changed drastically over the years. This shift in views initially began during a stay at his previous care home, where he became very impressed by the tattoos of his attending staff.


With a newfound appreciation for the beauty of tattoos, Rodney decided to get his very first tattoo, which was kindly arranged by one of the care support workers attending him. He was over the moon when he saw the final result: a meaningful portrait of his very first grandson, Harrison.


Excitingly, Rodney has recently become a grandad again, this time to his first-ever granddaughter, Mia - and what better way to pay tribute to the new arrival than by getting inked again?


When our staff heard rumblings of Rodney’s hopes to permanently commemorate Mia’s entrance into the world, they, like the kind nurse before them, waved their magic wand and arranged for her face to be inked on her loving grandfather’s arm forever.


As soon as lockdown restrictions permitted it, Mary Njogu, one of our wonderful care support workers, accompanied Rodney to the local tattoo shop - INK 187 studio - for the big occasion.


“Rodney was so excited and keen to get a second tattoo. He already has a magnificent one of his grandson, so it made sense to complete the set and get a tattoo of his granddaughter, too,” she said.


“Seeing Rodney’s enthusiasm was heart-warming, and so the team at Brownscombe Lodge decided to help make it happen. We’re so glad that we were able to achieve this, as the result is an incredible likeness and Rodney is over the moon. We’d also like to say a huge thank you to Ink 187 Farnborough for the amazing artwork!” Mary concluded.


Proudly bearing his new, intricate tattoo, Rodney agreed, stating that: “As I have a tattoo of my grandson Harrison on my right arm, I knew I had to get one of my granddaughter, Mia, on my left arm. It hurt a bit, but it was worth it. The finished result is beautiful.”


The tattoo tribute comes at an extremely poignant time, as devastatingly Rodney has not had the opportunity to meet the newest addition to his family just yet. The COVID-19 restrictions have had a significant impact on those living and working in care homes, so this tattoo will undoubtedly be all the more memorable to both Rodney and his family.


Rodney said, “I’m sad that I haven’t been able to see my granddaughter just yet, but for the time being, until it’s safe to visit, I can just look at my arm and have hope in the fact that we will be able to see each other in person soon. It gives me something exciting to look forward to.”
Care Support Workers Arranged Latest Tattoo For Rodney
↑ Rodney Macedo's Tattoo
Why not read our previous blog to find out what our care support workers did for our residents last year to mark ‘Make Your Dreams Come True Day?'


For more information about our care services, please contact a member of our team.

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