Mum changes her son's name after tattoo botched


A mother who got a sentimental family tattoo has decided to rename her son after the inking was botched.

Johanna Giselhäll Sandström, from Sweden, wanted to show her dedication to her children, Kevin and Nova, by having their names inked on her arm.

But the tattooist made a detrimental spelling error and the 30-year-old was left with the name Kelvin.

The mother said her “heart stopped” and she “almost fainted” when realising the error, local newspaper Blekinge Läns Tidning reported.

A mother decided to rename her son after a tattoo artist accidentally spelled his name wrong. Photo: blt.se

“The artist drew the design and didn’t ask anything about the spelling so I didn’t give it any more thought,” she said.

Ms Sandström was told she would have to undergo a series of laser removal sessions to get rid of the tattoo and instead decided to change her son’s name to Kelvin.

She said she spoke to her husband and the name quickly grew on them as it was “unique”.