"Worst portrait tattoo in the world" gets fixed

Friday, February 22, 2013

Tattoo artist Scott Versago of Empire Ink studio in Akron, OH, had the privilege of making some alterations to one of the most Internet-famous tattoos. He posted the image above on his Facebook page, along with the sad story behind the portrait:
I got to tackle the official #1 worst portrait tattoo in the world today. I'm sure you've all seen it a million times online, as had I. I couldn't believe my eyes when this guy walked in and showed me this project. I think my jaw literally hit the floor. He went on to tell me the story behind the portrait; He had just married his beautiful wife and not even a month afterwards she was killed in a horrible house fire accident leaving him to raise their child alone. Shortly after he went to a local tattoo studio to memorialize his wife and was left with this abomination. He later returned to that studio for one more session, thinking that perhaps "he had done something wrong in the healing of the tattoo" and they butchered it even more the second time. Finally, he drove all the way to my studio, Empire Ink, just to meet me and to see what his options were. Touched by his story, I gifted the entire project to him for free. Now he has closure and I have an amazing story to add to my portfolio!
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