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.
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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'.
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.