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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 three months afterwards she was killed in a horrible house fire accident leaving him to raise their three children 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!
I’ve seen this tattoo like a million times obviously since I live on the internet, but I never knew the story behind it. What a fucking bummer that is huh? Seriously is that the worst week EVER? Wife dies in tragic fire, then you get what is globally accepted as the worst tattoo since the invention of ink. Terrible double whammy. And that’s not just my opinion or something. The tattoo is literally branded Worst Portrait Tattoo. Search it on Google. This dude’s dead wife pops up. Horrible. Glad to see this guy hooking it up for him for free. Nobody deserves to lose the one they love then try to mourn while being virally mocked by every asshole with access to Google Images.