Look, if you’re going to get a tattoo, check, double check, and then check the design again.
Tattoos are pretty permanent, after all.
One man learned this the hard way after getting inked with the words ‘dream chaser’.
Though Dylan Harraway had no complaints about the design as soon as he saw it, he wasn’t too pleased to later find out that the words were actually backwards.
Strangely, the 18-year-old hadn’t noticed the words were backwards during the two hours it took to get the inking.
Dylan claims to have been super happy with the results initially and says he didn’t notice the mistake until he met up with a friend.
The rapper from Virginia posted a video of the blunder on Instagram, where it went viral and garnered more than 2.5million views.
But Dylan doesn’t want to reveal the name of his tattoo artist for fear of ruining their reputation.
He said: ‘I hadn’t been to the shop before but it was very clean and professional.
‘I thought the tattoo looked great when I first saw it!
‘I didn’t notice until my friend told me it was backwards. I was very angry and there were a lot of emotions running through me.’
Dylan had wanted the tat for personal reasons.
He added: ‘I got the tattoo because I wanted motivation for me to chase my dreams and I’m a big fan of the rapper Meek Mill.
‘Dream chaser means to me that I need to do whatever I need to chase my dreams of living the life I’ve wanted as a kid.’
There have been mixed reactions online, with some sympathising and others poking fun at him.
Dylan added: ‘There have been good and bad reactions on social media from saying it looked good and I can embrace it, to saying it looks terrible and that’s what I get for $200 (£150).’
Dylan has not been discouraged from getting more body art in the future.
Bang Bang, a New-York based tattoo artist responsible for inking A-list stars including Rihanna and Kylie Jenner, reached out to Dylan and said he would do a cover-up.
Dylan continued: ‘I’m not traumatised and I’m looking forward to finishing my sleeve in the future.’
One social media user had a hilarious solution for Dylan, saying: ‘Just have a kid and name him Resahc Maerd. Modern problems require modern solutions’.
Others were unsympathetic to his plight, with one commenting: ‘Serves you right for getting dream chaser on your arm.’
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