The Tat is Fixed

Our long nightmare is over -one of the worst tattoos that ever went viral has now been fixed. The unnamed owner of the poorly-done tattoo of his late wife's face did his research and approached master artist Scott Versago of Empire Ink in Akron, Ohio, to help him. Versago told the story:

"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 a month afterwards she was killed in a horrible house fire accident leaving him to raise their child 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!"

Good work! Link -via reddit


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Cannot get over how amazing this cover-up is. If Scott Versago isn't already getting people beating a path to his door from all over the world, he should be. He did a beautiful, beautiful job and a fitting tribute.
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Wow that's an amazing cover up. Cover up's are really hard for tattoo artists, and in this particular case, he nailed it! I don't even know how he did it! That's amazing...
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Versago is, perhaps, the greatest artist ever featured on this site. It is one thing to create beauty from scratch. Retouching something horrid into this success is humbling.
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