Tattoos gone wrong: TikToker goes viral over "leaking" ink session
Not every tattoo experience is the same, and one TikToker is showing her followers just how important it is to not only pick the right artist – but also the right ink for your skin.
In a video that's garnered 25 million views, TikTok user Leah Jones gave tattoo fanatics a front row seat to her tattoo session from hell.
"Decided to brave a tattoo on my arm," Jones wrote in the on-screen text over a photo of the freshly finished ink, which looked pretty good. But the following "day after" pics showed her ink session turned out to be anything but OK.
In a series of snaps, Jones debuted her new ink crusting over in a lumpy, cringeworthy, and totally abnormal way. Not only that, but her arm started breaking out in a rash: "[It] started leaking so [I] sent pics to my doctor."
The doc hooked Jones up with some antibiotics that seemed to help her skin's reaction to the ink.
Yet, in an update on her bubbly predicament, Jones shared that while her tattoo was healing from its catastrophic state, she still has concerns.
Learning from less-than-ideal tattoo sessions
In her update, Jones said, "It looks pretty faded to me ... People are saying to me 'it’s just healing,' but I do think it looks faded."
"I guess it could be worse, it still looks pretty," Jones added, and one TikToker chimed in with advice: "It’ll need a touch up. But give it a couple of months. And ask the tattooist to use a different brand of ink."
Let this be your reminder that not all ink meshes well with your skin. If you're thinking of getting a new tattoo with an ufamiliar artist – do some research first!
Cover photo: Collage: Screenshot/TikTok/x_leahjones_xx