Mum's sweet tattoo tribute to son's artwork goes horribly wrong: 'My son's friend drew this'

Picture: TikTok
Picture: TikTok 

One mum thought she'd found an ingenious way to honour her son when she turned one of his drawings into a tattoo design. 

So much so she chose to feature it prominently on her arm. But while the resulting tattoo is a cool design, it unfortunately turned out not to be her son's design.

As she explains on TikTok - in response to another user's call out for people to show him their most 'meaningless' tattoos, she is now sporting a permanent tribute to another kid's penmanship.

Captioning the video 'Kevin, aged six, crayon',' she tells followers "My son's friend drew this. I thought my son drew this," before pulling back her shirt to show the drawing of a skull and palm tree and looking away regretfully. 

The clip has been viewed more than 400,000 times, with many users saying that at least it was a cool design.

"I mean Kevin has talent...," said one. "Guess you'll never forget Kevin!', joked another.

"That kid has some serious art skills though," agreed another.

Other users shared their own stories of tattoos gone wrong and mistaking someone else's artwork for their child's. 


"A painting my son made in art class hung in a frame in my kitchen for 10 years before he told me it wasn't his. The teacher handed them back wrong," said one mum.


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"When my wife passed someone made my daughter a necklace saying 'love you' in my wife's handwriting … but it's my mother-in-law's handwriting," one dad shared. 

"I thought I was getting a tattoo of a ram (for Aries) I got a freakin Capricorn," one unfortunate woman wrote. 

In a follow up clip, the mum explained that she never told Kevin's parents and showed the original artwork. While her son had contributed to the full picture, she accidently had the wrong part inked.