Dog Owner Left Mortified When Tattoo Of Pet Pooch Resembled 'Male Genitals'

There are some things in life that we grow to really, really regret doing. When it comes to certain decisions, however, it's more of an instantaneous feeling.

Take Kayla Robertson's tattoo as a prime example of the latter. She went to get what she thought would be a beautiful portrait of her pet pooch, Penny, but instead ended up with something that resembled 'male genitalia'.

And in case you thought otherwise, gents, there's nothing pretty about that.

The Australian tourist was holidaying in Bali when she made the decision to get the ink but was mortified with the permanent results... Not that we needed to remind her about their permanence.

Kayla's tattoo before it was fixed. Credit: Caters
Kayla's tattoo before it was fixed. Credit: Caters

After becoming a devoted dog-mum to Penny just over a year ago, Kayla wanted to find the perfect way to show the world just how much she loves her.

The 26-year-old, from Perth, said she decided that a small tattoo would be the most beautiful way to celebrate her adoration for her gorgeous 18-month-old Australian Shepherd.

And during a relaxing holiday in Bali, Indonesia, the medical receptionist thought it would be the perfect time to finally get her beloved dog inked on her skin forever.

Kayla and Penny when she was a puppy. Credit: Caters
Kayla and Penny when she was a puppy. Credit: Caters

After taking a recent photograph of Penny into a tattoo parlour located in the tourist hub of Kuta last week, Kayla forked out one million Rupiah ('WHAT THE FUCK,' we hear you scream) to get a tattoo on her right forearm.

But don't panic, that amounts to £54 / $100 AUD / $71 USD. So it's not quite as bad as you might have thought, I guess.

After less than 30 minutes under the needle, Kayla said she was 'shocked' when the tattoo artist suddenly said they were finished - despite her feeling that the piece was only 'half-done'.

Kayla has now had her tat 'fixed' but here are the two of them side by side. Credit: Caters
Kayla has now had her tat 'fixed' but here are the two of them side by side. Credit: Caters

Wanting to take some time to look at her new tattoo properly in the hope that she might get used to it, Kayla left the parlour without saying anything.

But after showing friends her new ink, Kayla was left mortified after she realised her precious pooch's nose seemed to resemble 'male genitalia'.

She said: "I went to Bali for a wedding, and I wanted to get a tattoo while I was there. I knew I wanted to get one of my dog Penny, so I brought a photo of her with me. He did the outline of her face perfectly, so I was feeling good about it. But then he started doing the eyes and they looked all wrong.

Is it a dog's nose or is it a dick? Credit: Caters
Is it a dog's nose or is it a dick? Credit: Caters

"I saw that the nose looked weird and a bit crooked, but I couldn't really tell what is actually looked like at that point because it was upside down on my arm. Then I noticed he wasn't adding any shading or doing anything more to it. But I just thought, well he is the artist and he knows best.

"But suddenly he just finished, and it looked half-done. I didn't know what to say, I was in shock. I thought it might just take some time, but after looking at it properly I knew I hated it. Then I realised that Penny's nose looked like male genitals, and then my friends all started telling me the same thing.

"They started laughing about it, I can see the funny side of it now but at the time I was crying and panicking. Poor Penny. It was just awful. I felt like I was in one of those tattoo nightmares shows."

Poor Penny? What about Poor Kayla?!

In a desperate bid to fix the tattoo, Kayla appealed for help online and was pointed in the direction of a different tattoo studio which had lots of good reviews.

And after forking out another one million Rupiah, Kayla breathed a sigh of relief when the new image of her beloved pooch Penny 'actually looked like a dog'.

The picture that Kayla took of Penny. Credit: Storytrender
The picture that Kayla took of Penny. Credit: Storytrender

She added: "I knew I couldn't leave Bali with this tattoo on my arm. It was just hideous. I sought advice online for a good tattoo studio and was recommending another one nearby. I visited them, and they couldn't believe what they were seeing. But thankfully, they were able to fix it.

"It was amazing seeing them transform this hideous tattoo into something I actually love. I was so relived, and even gave the tattoo artist a big hug when he was finished. My dog is my entire world, so I was so happy to have a tattoo that actually looks like her.

"You really need to do research before getting a tattoo in Bali. It's good to find an individual artist that you love instead of the studio. It will make for a hilarious story when people ask about my tattoo. I'm really happy with it now."

Listen and learn, people. Listen and learn.

Featured Image Credit: Caters

Rebecca Shepherd

Rebecca Shepherd is a Journalist at LADbible. She graduated from the University of Central Lancashire with a First Class BA in Journalism. Becky previously worked as Chief Reporter at Cavendish Press, supplying news and feature stories to national newspapers and women's magazines.

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