Most people know to think twice before getting a tattoo as one small mistake may result in a joke of a lifetime.
A British man recently learned this lesson the hard way as he tried to profess his love for his wife by tattooing the Chinese character for “love” on his arm, but ended up with a new tattoo that professed his love for something far different.
According to foreign media reports, Jimmy Ames from Ipswich, Britain wanted to “wear his heart on his sleeve” for his wife Michaela and spent around NT$1600 to tattoo the Chinese character for “love” on his forearm.
However, the romantic gesture fell flat as it wasn’t the first Chinese character he had done on his arm.
It was later revealed that Ames had gotten a tattoo for the Chinese character “rat” when he was younger as it represented the year he was born, according to the Chinese zodiac.
Ironically, after tattooing the word “love” on top of it, Ames now has the combined tattoo showcasing to the world, his love for rats.
Ames jokingly remarked that his wife often likes to point out that she has many “meaningful” tattoos that represent her love for her family as opposed to her husband.
“Well, what am I going to do with it? I can’t cut my arm off,” Ames said.
He added that his wife wasn’t mad, just “disappointed,” which made the experience ten times worse.
However, he added that his wife can rest assured that no other woman would fall for a guy who has “love rat” tattooed on his arm.