Woman who has ‘always struggled to tell right from left’ gets them tattooed on her hands

A woman who says she has always found it difficult to differentiate between right and left has had the letters tattooed onto her hands to ensure she never gets it wrong again.

D’Kodia Laine, from Australia, said she faced ridicule growing up over constantly mixing them up, but things reached breaking point during a scavenger hunt party with friends last year.

The 23-year-old was selected to be the navigator for her team and when she instructed the driver to take “a few wrong turns”, her friend penned an ‘L’ and an ‘R’ on her hands to solve the problem.

D’Kodia joked about getting them tattooed, but after giving it some serious thought, she visited artist Lauren Winzer at the renowned tattoo studio Hunter & Fox and made them permanent.

The communications student from Canberra sent a photo of the small letters inked under her thumbs to friends and said: “I just got a lot of laugh backing and ‘oh you were being serious!’,” Daily Mail reports.

She says her boyfriend is delighted that the work will save him anymore second-hand embarrassment, adding: “‘My friends would joke about how silly it looks having an adult make the L shape with your hands to differentiate.

“It started as a joke but it’s actually super useful and I don’t look dumb making an L with my fingers to figure it out.”

Tattoo artist Lauren shared a photo of her

, captioned: “Not only are tattoos cute, but they can also be super functional!!! Good luck with all ur future directions happy to help guide you.”

It’s received more than 4,000 likes in just over 24 hours as many people took to the comments to say they are now considering getting the work done themselves.

One said: “Wow I need this so badly.”

A second wrote: “The perfect tattoo doesn’t ex… I need these so bad haha.”

And the supportive comments have rid any doubts D’Kodia had about the tattoo as she said: “Based on the comments on the photo on Lauren’s page it seems to be a tattoo a lot of people are saying they need so I don’t feel too dumb now.”