Sunday, February 24, 2013

World's Worst Tattoo Gets Fixed




Chad Stahl, the owner of Cutright Lawn and Landscaping, LLC got a portait of his wife, and mother of his three children, on the one-year anniversary of her death. It became the poster child for the world's worst tattoo.

As the story goes Stahl had the $450 tattoo inked by Dennis Foust. Foust also tried to fix it but it turned out worse than ever. Stahl said that he was embarrassed to wear short sleeves.

Recently, a friend of Stahl's recommended that he visit Scott Versago at Empire Ink in Akron, Ohio, who had heard of the infamous tattoo and recently Versago fixed it—for free. He says:


"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!"

This is the new, fixed tattoo, and it's worthy of a husband's memorial of a lost wife.


1 comment:

Angie said...

And this is just one reason you don't try to mimic real life in a tattoo. That be scary.