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Tattoo typo sees mum change her five-year-old son’s name

Johanna did not notice the spelling error until she was on her way home. Source: Blekinge Läns Tidning

A mother from Sweden has changed her son’s name from Kevin to Kelvin after her tattoo artist made a spelling mistake.

Instead of changing a misspelled tattoo of her son's name on her arm, a mother from Sweden changed the boy's moniker.

Johanna considered laser surgery to have the extra ‘l’ removed but decided renaming her five-year-old son would be a simpler fix.

“After thinking a little, we decided to rename him Kelvin… now we like it better and do not want to change it back,” she told Swedish newspaper Blekinge Läns Tidning.

Johanna, who wished only to be known by her first name, said she only noticed the spelling error when she was on her way home from getting her children’s names inked on her arm.

“The spelling did not look wrong to me at first,” Johanna said.

It was only when her cousin took a photo of the tattoo that she noticed the typo.

“I didn’t think it was true… my cousin laughs and we’re thinking, is this a joke?”

The ordeal has not put the mother off from getting more tattoos. She’s now planning on adding the name of her newborn daughter, Freya, to her arm, but said she will be more careful from now on.

“I’m going to write it down on a piece of paper and check it over 10,000 times,” she said.

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