Swedish Mom Tattoo Mistake

Two Year Old “Kevin” Gets Unique New Moniker and Mom Avoids Tattoo Edits

Thirty-year-old Giselhäll Sandström of Sweden planned on a new tattoo to commemorate her motherhood. Mom to Nova and Kevin, she arrived at the tattoo parlor hoping to celebrate her two kids by inking their names on her arm. The end result, however, wasn’t exactly as she planned.

You see, when the tattoo artist finished working, Giselhall was left with a lovely “Nova” inked in blue cursive on her arm. The name underneath that, however, wasn’t “Kevin” but instead read “Kelvin”. Tattoo Spelling Error Image


“I said I wanted a tattoo of the names of my children and I gave the artist their names. The artist drew the design and never asked me anything about the spelling so I didn’t give it any more thought,” Sandström explained.

The horrified Mom was given a refund and the name of a tattoo removal studio. However, when she learned more about what tattoo removal entails and the number of treatments involved, she came up with a different plan. And, with that, two year old Kevin became Kelvin.

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

As an update, a third baby has since been born and given the lovely name of Freja. We’re thinking this time Mom will pay a little more attention when it comes time for the official ink.