Swedish Mom Renames Son after Tattoo Artist Misspelled His Original Name

People get tattoos for different reasons: some as a form of rebellion, some as expression, some as showing their love towards their partner or children.

Johanna Giselhäll Sandström, 30, is a Swedish mom of two who got a tattoo of her children’s names, Nova and Kevin, on her arm to show her love towards her kids.

Usually when you go to a tattoo shop and tell the artist where you will place your tattoo and what tattoo you are getting, the artist would ask the spelling of the name to verify because there’s no room for mistakes when doing a tattoo but for Johanna’s artist, he didn’t ask for the spelling of the name and started working on her arm.

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As soon as the session was over, her heart sank to see the spelling of the name of one of her children; instead of ‘Kevin’ the artist misspelled it as ‘Kelvin’.

“I said I wanted the names of my children tattooed on me and I gave the artist their names. The artist drew the design and didn’t ask anything about the spelling so I didn’t give it any more thought,” she said in an interview with the newspaper, Bleking Lans Tidning.

With this kind of tattoo situation, the only solution to change the situation is through laser removal sessions and surgery.

But Johanna and her husband thought of a different way to solve the situation, instead of undergoing several laser sessions or surgery they came to an agreement to change their son’s name to Kelvin instead.

“I had never heard the name ‘Kelvin’ before. There isn’t anyone who names their kid Kelvin here. So when I thought more about it, I realized that no one else has this name. It became unique. Now we think it is better than Kevin,” she said.

Good thing the toddler is only 2 years old at that time so the name change won’t affect him very much.

Johanna is currently contemplating if she will be adding the name of her third child, Freja on her arm but she vowed this time, she will be more careful.