Influencer cries after her 'dream' Bali tattoo goes horribly wrong
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An Australian influencer has been shattered following a tattoo mishap while vacationing in Bali.
Tia Kabir, 19, told her 90,000 TikTok followers she was devastated after a tattoo artist decided to change her design without her permission at the last moment.
The teen wanted her ‘dream’ tattoo to read the words ‘Angel Energy’ on her right forearm.
“So I came to Bali to get a tattoo, right, and I’ve been dreaming to get this tattoo because I just don’t get tattoos all the time," she said in the now viral clip.
"I get one every few months, and it’s supposed to say ‘Angel Energy’, and now it just says ‘Energy Angel'.
Ah, we’re sending you all our energy, angel. Stay strong, babes.
Many viewers pointed out that the teen should’ve approved the ink before tattooing commenced, as one user wrote: “You’re meant to check it before they start, so this is not the tattooist’s fault you should check any work before you let them start.”
Another said: “Do people not look at their stencil before being tattooed? that's literally one of the first steps to getting tatted.”
While a third advised: “Moral of the story, get tattoos in your own country.”
The Canberra teen said that she had a piece of paper that said ‘Angel Energy’ on it, but it was a little too big on the arm after they put the stencil on it.
“So after they made it a tiny bit smaller, somehow it flipped around saying ‘Energy Angel’ but I didn’t notice,” she told news.com.au.
“It was only after it was done that I checked it. It put me into shock.”
Kabir has since amended the ink to read ‘Energy of an Angel’.
However, the OnlyFans model told LADbible that she may even make further changes to fix the 'monstrosity' on her arm.
"I will be looking at tattoos in the near future on my forearms, possibly Angel wings and may even have it blended over the terrible monstrosity they have created on my arm," she said.
She added that the tattoo artist had to revise her stencil three times at the parlour before inking the tattoo on her arm.
However, once she saw the mistake, she began crying, which caught the attention of some amused customers.
"Even the staff were laughing and talking in their local language which brought me to tears," she said.
"After asking reception what could be done the best I was told is that it has a different meaning and that the English is the other way around."
She claims that the staff had said she was entitled to a refund; however, the next day, when she returned, they refused.
"It’s been a wild journey receiving this tattoo but it may have even more meaning to me having all these opinions and outrage on it, but in the end it will never be the same for what I asked for, and it’s forever on my body," she added.