Mistakes happen in all aspects of life – even in tattoos. Words are misspelled, things are left out, or pictures are misrepresented. Fortunately, there are a few options when there is a mistake in a tattoo. You can do nothing and hope no one notices, you can have the tattoo removed with laser tattoo removal, you can have the artist try and fix or modify the tattoo OR you can do what one mom did and fix the mistake by taking matters into your own hands.
A Swedish mom of three recently told her local newspaper about getting a tattoo with the names of two of her children, Nova and Kevin. She wanted to honor her children and was excited to get her tattoo. She didn’t give the name request anymore thought, even when the artist didn’t ask the spelling of the names. After she got home, she noticed that the spelling looked off. Her son’s name, Kevin, had been misspelled to Kelvin.
She went back to the tattoo shop and informed the artist of his mistake. He laughed, offered her a refund and told her that the only way to go about fixing the mistake was laser tattoo removal. Kevin was two at the time and she didn’t want to go through the process, so she came up with another solution: she decided to legally change Kevin’s name to Kelvin. He was too young to notice the difference and over time the family grew to like the mistaken name better than the original name. Any further tattoos will be carefully checked over for spelling errors!
There are a few things that we can take away from this story. When you are getting a tattoo, make sure you are checking the design of the tattoo every step of the way. Reputable tattoo artists will do an outline on the skin for you to review. Many people are so excited about getting the tattoo and rush through this process, overlooking mistakes in the design. Take your time and check things carefully. The other thing to take away from this story is that most times tattoo mistakes don’t work out this way and laser tattoo removal remains the best option for fixing mistakes.
If you live in the Milwaukee area and are looking to for laser tattoo removal, consider Remove a Tattoo – laser tattoo removal clinic. Remove a Tattoo offers tattoo removal that is safe affordable and effective. If you have a mistake in your tattoo or you simply don’t love your ink anymore, call us today for your free consultation