A misspelling can cost you $9,000

You’d think that people who tattoo permanent ink onto other peoples? bodies would know how to spell. After reading countless horror stories, it seems the opposite is true.

According to this article by UPI, a Canadian tat artist cost her employer $9,000 in legal fees to pay for a bad ink job. Marie Huckle went to a tattoo parlor in 2010 and asked for Gothic font reading, ‘See You at the Crossroads,’ in memory of a recently deceased friend. The tattoo ended up ‘See You at the Cossroads.?

The parlor originally offered a free cover-up tat but Marie declined. Their next offer was to pay for eight tattoo sessions, but Marie said those eight ses

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– C’mon, that’s elementary!

sions wouldn’t come close to removing the botched phrase. ‘It’s 100 times more painful than getting the tattoo itself,’ she said. (Not true at Delete)

Marie was so unsatisfied that she ended up taking legal action against the parlor and was awarded the $9,000 in damages.

The takeaway: Check, check and double check the spelling of your tattoos! Have the artist write it out, have them practice, before they put needle to skin make sure you’ll walk away with properly spelled ink!

 

 
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