A Thai woman took her frustration to Facebook on Monday after her tattoo, which is supposed to be a beautiful dandelion being blown in the wind, came out as what looks more like a pile of crosses being tossed into the air.
Alisa Kingkan, a 26 year old from Sakon Nakhon, has even filed a police complaint to record her awful experience with a tattoo “artist” who set up his shop at a local night market.
Alisa told reporters that she went shopping with her sister on Sunday night, when they came across a tattoo booth that promised a service starting at THB20 (US$0.60), Amarin TV reported.
That … does not sound promising.
She showed the shop owner a reference photo of a dandelion, and he told her he could give her the tattoo for THB300 (US$9).
“I asked him if he could imitate the dandelion photo, and he said yes … I didn’t get the tattoo just because it was cheap. Who would think it would turn out this way? He has his shop and everything, so I thought he could actually tattoo,” she wrote on Facebook.
Alisa agreed to the price, but said she started feeling something was going wrong because the “artist” smoked and drank beer while inking her.
After he was done, she looked in the mirror, and started crying, she wrote.
Alisa told media that the guy simply told her: “Just look at it as art, it kinda looks similar [to your reference].”
He offered to fix her tattoo, but she was afraid it would be even worse, so she went home and posted photos of her bad ink on Facebook as a cautionary tale to others.
As the post quickly went viral (for good reason), Alisa said that many tattoo artists have reached out to her and offered to fix her bad dandelion.
And thus, we end today’s lesson on getting what you pay for.