When this mother of three decided to have the names of her two daughters tattooed across her breasts she was hoping for a lasting memory of their birth.
Unfortunately for Sarah, she ended up with a pair of botched inkings – which not only damaged her skin but also proved nearly impossible to read.
The 28-year-old, who appears on the latest edition of the Spike TV show Tattoo Disasters, revealed on the show that she fell victim to an inexperienced tattooist when having daughters’ names Jasmine and Megan etched across her breasts.
And she admitted the poor result had left her ‘devastated’ – largely due to the sentimental value attached to the tattoos, which were meant to represent where each of her daughters had been placed after being born.
I’ve had tattoos from that shop before so I was pretty confident I was OK,’ Sarah recalled, despite being faced with a tattooist whom she said ‘looked like a teenager’ – but things swiftly went downhill from there.
‘I showed her what I wanted and then she put some tracing paper on,’ she explained, ‘but she didn’t put the dates of birth on the tracing paper, which she should have done and she freehanded it afterwards.
‘Two weeks into the healing process it looked horrendous. I went back and that’s when I was told the tattooist wasn’t fully qualified.
Sarah added: ‘You can’t make out what it says, they’re not even level for a start. I was devastated because obviously there’s a reason behind them, it’s a memory and it’s been tarnished.’
Despite the sentimentality attached, the show ultimately sees her having the disastrous tattoos lasered off – and replaced with a far more successful tattoo on her back, which also incorporates the name of her son Jake.
‘It’s a nice end to an emotional rollercoaster of a day,’ she said of the revamped tattoo. ‘And I’m happy I’ve had it done…I feel amazing.’