Aussie tourist in Bali mortified after getting dog tattoo that looks like a penis

An Australian tourist who got inked while holidaying in Bali was left mortified after a tattoo of her dog ended up looking like 'male genitalia'.

The 26-year-old from Perth said she decided a small tattoo would be the most beautiful way to celebrate her adoration for her gorgeous 18-month-old Australian Shepherd.

She took a recent photograph of her dog Penny into a tattoo parlour located in the tourist hub of Kuta last week. Kayla forked out more than NZ$120 to get a tattoo on her right forearm.

Less than 30 minutes under the needle, Kayla said she was 'shocked' after the tattoo artist suddenly said they were finished despite her feeling that the piece was only 'half-done'.

Tourist left mortified after tattoo of her dog ended up looking like 'male genitalia'.
Tourist left mortified after tattoo of her dog ended up looking like 'male genitalia'. Photo credit: Caters News

Kayla was left mortified after she realised her precious pooch's nose seemed to resemble 'male genitalia'.

"He did the outline of her face perfectly, so I was feeling good about it. But then he started doing the eyes and they looked all wrong.

"Then I noticed he wasn't adding any shading or doing anything more to it. But I just thought, well he is the artist and he knows best."

But the artist was done, despite the tattoo appearing only half-done.

"I realised that Penny's nose looked like male genitals, and then my friends all started telling me the same thing.

"They started laughing about it, I can see the funny side of it now but at the time I was crying and panicking.

In a desperate bid to fix the tattoo, Kayla appealed for help online and was pointed in the direction of a different tattoo studio which had lots of good reviews.

And after forking out another NZ$120 Kayla breathed a sigh of relief after her beloved pooch Penny 'actually looked like a dog'  and no longer resembled 'male genitalia'.

She said: "I knew I couldn't leave Bali with this tattoo on my arm. It was just hideous."

"I was so relived, and even gave the tattoo artist a big hug when he was finished. My dog is my entire world, so I was so happy to have a tattoo that actually looks like her.

"You really need to do research before getting a tattoo in Bali."

Kayla left Bali seeing the funny side of things and said she knows it will make for a hilarious story when people ask about my tattoo.