A devastated mother whose tattooist misspelther sons name came up with an ingenious, and painless, solution shechanged her childs name.
Johanna Giselhall Sandstrom asked a local tattoo artist in Kyrkhult, Sweden, to have the names of her two offspring inked onto her arm.
It was only when Ms Sandstrom returned home that she noticed her son Kevin hadbecome Kelvin, despite the fact she wasgiven the chance to review the design beforehand.
I said I wanted the names of my children tattooed on me and I gave the artist their names, she told local newspaper Blekinge Lans Tidning. The artist drew the design and didnt ask anything about the spelling so I didnt give it any more thought.
But she broke down in tears once she realised the mistake.
My heart stopped and I thought I was going to faint, she said.
After returning to the tattoo parlour, the tattooistlaughed and said there was nothing he could do beyond giving her a refund.
After discoveringit would take multiple treatments to remove the tattoo, Ms Sandstrom and her husband opted to change their sons name instead.
I had never heard the name Kelvin before, she said. There isnt anyone who names their kid Kelvin. So when I thought more about it, I realised that no one else has this name. It became unique. Now we think it is better than Kevin.
Ms Sandstrom said Kelvin didnt think about the name change as he was only a two-year-old at the time, but promised to check 10,000 times before she gets her next tattoo in honour of Freja, herthird child.