Tattoo Fail: For Some Reason, Woman Wants White Sox Tattoo, Artist Inks It Backwards

While I must question the wisdom behind Eugenia “Gina” Bebis electing to get a White Sox tattoo on her thigh in June, I certainly do not begrudge her for filing a lawsuit against Mystic Tattoo Art & Body Piercing in Chicago Thursday due to the actions of the bumbling tattoo artist who emblazoned her flesh with the Sox logo, Micah St. John. After consulting with Bebis on the design, St. John inked the White Sox tattoo for her, only backwards. D’oh!

Seeking up to $50,000 in damages, the gist of Bebis’ lawsuit (from Chicago Business via Hardball Talk):

Ms. Bebis, 20, alleges in the complaint that she “has had to undergo extensive laser tattoo removal procedures, will require further procedures in the future and will also require a different, larger tattoo to cover up the laser-faded backwards tattoo at issue.”

“My client wants the shop to be accountable for what it did, given how obvious the mistake was to the person inking the tattoo,” Ms. Bebis’ lawyer, Daniel C. Fabbri, said in an e-mail. “She just wants this taken care of, and to be compensated for all that she has had to go through, especially the incredibly painful laser removal process.”

While $50k seems like an awful lot of dough, having to get a tattoo removed is a painful, arduous process. I can speak from experience. Currently, I am undergoing treatments to have my Minnesota Twins tattoo on my back removed via laser procedure. Don’t get me wrong: it’s nice and all and the tattoo artist did a magnificent job. The only problem is when October arrives, it mysteriously and disappointingly disappears after a couple of days, only to reappear again in April,  looking as good as new. It is certainly a weird (and incredibly maddening) phenomenon.

Woman alleges ‘Sox’ tattooed backward on thigh [Chicago Business (via Hardball Talk)]

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  1. Eda Pyle

    October 9, 2010 at 11:33 am

    Maybe they could partially compensate her by tattooing MORON on her forehead.

    • Sly

      October 11, 2010 at 8:51 am

      Good one, Eda! :P

  2. ryan

    October 9, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    wheres her ass lol

  3. Tim Roxbury

    October 9, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    She could be like Mr. Gadget and have a pop-out mirror!!

    • Sly

      October 11, 2010 at 8:52 am

      Good one too, Tim! :P

  4. pat

    October 9, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    Any tattoo on the leg is a bad idea. I have a couple of tattoos on my ankles. Small Chinese symbols. Anyway I got a skin cancer there that had to be cut out where the tattoo was. They cut a chunk as big around as a quarter and about a half inch deep. It would not heal by any means. I eventually had to have a skin transplant. The doctor said by getting a tattoo on my ankle I killed a lot of blood vessels in that area thus making that area very hard to heal. Just a thought to anyone considering artwork on their legs.

  5. KJT77

    October 10, 2010 at 2:29 am

    I actually thought that was her calf, because her ass is so small. LOL

  6. Sooze

    October 10, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    That is the first thing that’s made me laugh all day.

  7. corey

    October 27, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    i have a couple tattoos and they have all been done at different places and every time they always put an outline on first and ask if thats the way you want it they dont just free hand it, so she obviously said yeah that was ok, thats like trying to sue mcdonalds for making you fat not possible you made you fat for choosing to eat there. ignorant ass people wake up

  8. hermes1969

    November 8, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    Hahahaha…she probably saw the outline in the mirror and said “Oh yeah…that’s perfect”…not realizing it should be backwards there instead…dumba**!

  9. Sammy

    June 21, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    Time to get that sucker surgically excised!

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