Charlotte Hannah
June 12, 2013

Awful Parents Paid Tattoo Artist to Ruin Daughter’s Tattoo (VIDEO)

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The “ugly” version Kristina’s parents paid for / Photo credit: TV Replay

I got my first tattoo when I was 17, with my parents’ hesitant blessing. I’d thought about it for a long time and had a friend draw me up a design that was both beautiful and meaningful to me. I knew the risks and considered the social implications.

So, while they weren’t super keen on it, my parents signed the form at the tattoo shop for me. My mom even watched while I got it done, though I swear she was smirking during the more painful parts of the process. That’s a mom’s job, though.

I’m glad my parents let me make my own decision about getting a tattoo, but I wouldn’t have been upset if they’d made me wait until I was 18. I would’ve been really upset, however, if they did what Kristina‘s parents did.

A woman named Kristina recently appeared on the Spike TV show Tattoo Nightmares with an unbelievable story to tell (and a crappy tattoo to show for it).

Like me, Kristina got her first tattoo at 17 with her parents begrudging consent — but unbeknownst to her, her parents had struck a deal with her tattoo artist. They offered to pay the unscrupulous artist double if he made Kristina’s tattoo “as ugly and painful as possible.”

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Kristina’s cover-up owl tattoo / Photo credit: TV Replay

“They thought if they couldn’t stop me from doing it, they’d discourage me from ever getting another one,” Kristina explained on the show.

What was supposed to be a little flower on her lower back ended up looking like a blobby red cabbage, and Kristina’s relationship with her parents was left in tatters once she discovered what they’d done.

Luckily, artist Tommy Helm gave her a sweet owl tattoo to cover up the nasty flower and she was quite pleased with the results.

But seriously. Shame on her parents for making a painful and permanent decision about their daughter’s body and shame on the tattoo “artist” for being a terrible person.

Do you agree, or do you think Kristina’s parents’ deception was a solid parenting move? Let me know in the comments.