Balinese holidaymaker, 19, left sobbing in street after ‘dream’ tattoo went all wrong: ‘I hate it’
- Tia Kabir got the tattoo done in Bali
- Tattoo artist wanted ‘angel energy’ on her forearm
- But the words were wrong
A young woman was left sobbing on the street after the tattoo design she requested went horribly wrong.
Tia Kabir, 19, flew to Bali from Australia to have “angel energy” inked on her left forearm — but the tattoo artist accidentally wrote “angel energy” instead.
The Only Fans star claims she was completely distraught after seeing the final result, which was written in thick black font.
“I came to Bali to get a tattoo and I dreamed of getting this tattoo,” she claims, holding a vape.
She fought back tears and said, “It should say ‘angel energy’, now it just says ‘energetic angel’.”
The terrible event happened on May 7, and Tia told FEMAIL that she wanted “Angel Energy” on her arm to represent the hardships she has experienced in her life.
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OnlyFans star Tia flew to Bali from Australia to get ‘angel energy’ inked on her left forearm – but the tattoo artist accidentally wrote ‘energy angel’ instead
“I’ve always wanted something powerful like Angel Energy on my arm because I believe that through everything I’ve been through to become the influencer I am today, I can leave a good spirit on my body,” she said.
But despite the positive connotation, the day couldn’t have gone worse and Tia claims she had the tattoo artist revise the stencil three times.
“The size was wrong the first time, the second time was the spacing, and the third time it somehow switched the other way around,” she said.
“I didn’t pay attention to the tattoo because I’m soft when it comes to needles and looked away the whole time.”
After seeing the final result, she ‘immediately burst into tears’ and the staff apologized for the mistake.
Although Tia did not receive a refund, the tattoo artist managed to adjust the text and it now reads “Energy of an Angel” (left)
The tattoo itself cost her about 1.35 million Indonesian rupiah – about $150 AUD – but she was not refunded.
Instead, the tattoo artist managed to adjust the text and it now reads ‘Energy of an Angel’.
Tia insists the situation was “real” after many online accused her of faking everything.
“My answer to this hate is that this is 100 percent real,” she said.
After just 22 hours, Tia’s video of her crying on the side of the road has been viewed more than 2.1 million times, with many encouraging her to look at it from the “bright side.”
“At least there’s no energy corner,” one wrote in the comments, another said, “I’m sending you all my energy you angel.”
But others weren’t so sympathetic to one person who said, “That’s what you get when your budget for your dream tattoo is $20.”
Others wondered if Tia had looked at the stencil before applying the ink.
‘Surely you would have seen the template before it started,’ one thought, another laughed and said, ‘I’m screaming! I’m sorry, but you didn’t check the template?’
The 19-year-old cried after seeing the final draft
While many laughed, others gave sound advice.
“Just put ‘protect yourself’ above it,” someone suggested.
Another added: “Match ‘angel’ above it and you become an Angel Energy Angel..imagine how many crystals you could charge with that much energy!”
And others recommended removing it completely, although this can be difficult because the font is thick and wide.
How to hide a bad tattoo
1. Keep the design similar to the old ink
2. Consider building on the current design
3. Be prepared for a larger size
4. Research experienced cover-up tattoo artists