Influencer Cries After ‘Dream’ Tattoo Goes Horribly Wrong

A woman was left in tears after her 'Angel Energy' tattoo went wrong.
Credit: @tiakabirr/Tiktok

An influencer was left heartbroken when her ‘dream’ tattoo didn’t go to plan.

There are plenty of inking stories that have gone viral – from the woman who found out what her upside-down pineapple design actually meant to the woman who got a tattoo on the outside of her lip instead of the inside.

But few have been left as devastated as one woman whose tattoo went completely wrong.

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OFs star Tia Kabir flew to Bali from Australia to get ‘angel energy’ tattooed on her left forearm – she documented the experience on TikTok.

She was left distraught after the ink turned out completely wrong.

In an emotional video, Kabir explains: “I came to Bali to get a tattoo and I’ve been dreaming of getting this tattoo.

“It’s supposed to say ‘angel energy’.”

Kabir reveals that the tattoo actually reads ‘energy angel’.

'Energy Angel' tattoo.
Tia Kabir’s tattoo read ‘Energy Angel’ instead of ‘Angel Energy’. Credit: @tiakabirr/Tiktok

Understandably, this left the model quite upset, as the statement she had intended had significant meaning in her life.

“I’ve always wanted something powerful such as Angel Energy on my arm as I believe through everything I have been through to becoming the influencer I am now,” she told Femail.

“I can leave a good spirit imprinted on my body.”

While the influencer expected the rather simple tattoo design to go smoothly – it went far from it.

Kabir added: “The size was incorrect the first time, the second was the spacing and then the third it somehow swapped the other way.

“I was not paying attention to the tattoo as I’m soft when it comes to needles and looked away the whole time.”

@tiakabirr Im lost for words #tattoo #fypシ #fail #foryou ♬ original sound – Tia k

Kabir claims that she asked for a refund but was refused – the tattoo cost around 1.35 million Indonesian Rupiah, which is about £72.

The influencer’s TikTok post has been viewed millions of times and people have taken to the comments to react to the tattoo fail.

“That’s what you get when your budget for your DREAM tattoo is $20,” says one person.

Another adds: “Don’t you usually look at the stencil before they put it on? Just saying.”

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A third person comments: “Why didn’t you look at the stencil? Surely you would’ve noticed it?”

“At least it doesn’t say energy angle,” jokes someone else.

While many people laughed at Kabir, others tried to offer some advice, with one writing: “Just get ‘positive’ written above it, it’ll say positive energy angel then, problem solved.”

Following the tattoo fail, Kabir has shared an update, revealing she’s now had the ink modified.

She says it now reads ‘energy of an angel’.

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Written by Rosario Monachino

Rosario is a former content editor at IGV who specialised in film, TV and entertainment news. He has a degree in English and Film from the University of Salford and a masters in Journalism from Liverpool John Moores University.