They say that a tattoo is for life, so you had better make sure that you really really want whatever you choose to get etched on you because it’s going to be forever, although one mother came up with a novel way for sorting out her tattoo mistake – by changing the name of her son to match up with the tattooist’s mistake.
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30 year old Johanna Giselhäll Sandström from Sweden wanted to get the names of her children – Nora and Kevin – tattooed on her body to honour their birth, but unfortunately the tattooist managed to screw it up and write Kevin’s name as ‘Kelvin’ instead. What a numpty.
I imagine that most people in this situation would probably look into getting the tattoo removed or covered up or something, but after Nora looked into this and realise how expensive it would be, she instead decided to change Kevin’s name to match the tattoo as it was way cheaper. Here’s what she had to say about it:
I said I wanted the names of my children tattooed on me and I gave the artist their names. The artist drew the design and didn’t ask anything about the spelling so I didn’t give it any more thought.
When I realised the mistake and confronted the artist, he just laughed at me and said there wasn’t anything he could do except issue a refund.
After looking at tattoo removal, me and my husband agreed it was a smarter option to rename the boy. So Kevin became Kelvin.
We’ve both grown to love the name as it’s so unique, and luckily Kelvin is happy with it too.
I’ve just had a third child named Freya and am going go get her name tattooed on me as well. I’m going to write it down on a piece of paper and check it over 10,000 times!
Yeah I’m not really sure if Kelvin is that unique a name because I’ve met at least two people with that name in real life, but maybe it’s not so popular over in
I guess that’s one way of raising the child you always wanted. Or that a tattooist gave you by accident. I guess money always wins, even when it comes to deciding the name that your kid will have to be called by for their entire lives. No big deal.
For more changing names, check out this guy who changed his name to Bacon Doublecheeseburger. Seriously.