A self-confessed ‘Daddy’s girl’ has found a unique way to honour the memory of the father she adored – by having a talking tattoo inked on her left forearm, which plays his voice from beyond the grave.
Mum-of-two Yvette Moore, 40, was heartbroken when her dad Michael Goto died of liver cancer in 2013, aged 67 and, lost in grief, feared she might forget the sound of his voice.
Then, she spotted an Instagram post about a soundwave tattoo, which plays sound aloud using a special app, and decided it would be the perfect way to immortalise her father.
Now, when she holds her mobile over the inking on her left forearm it plays the sound of a video message Michael left for her children, Abigail, 13, and Michael, 10, during his treatment, in which he says: “Hi babies, thank you – I feel better already. I love you. I’ll see you when I get back to the house. Bye bye.”
Yvette, who works with developmentally disabled children and adults where she lives in Covina, California, USA, with her husband Michael, 45, said: “I was so close to my dad. We spent so much time together going swimming and on fishing trips, and he taught me all these skills like DIY and fixing my car – as well as more emotional things, like how to be strong and independent.
“After he died, I did worry about forgetting his voice. The last thing I wanted was for my memories of him to dwindle. But now, he’s immortalised and I can hear him whenever I need to. It’s nice for Abigail and Michael, who is named after my dad, to hear their granddad’s voice, too.”