as a tattoo artist i find errors like this a stain on my profession. when in doubt i check...easy. the client must write down any names and writing on the paperwork. the client can also see the design in a mirror before the actual tattooing begins.
the artist has a responsibility to the client. unfortunately many of these were done in someones kitchen and the "artist" didn't have any training. to do something like that already shows a disregard for the client , so why bother checking spelling ?
it was big and across my back, i got home and my wife was pissed. she made me go back to the shop and she went off never seen her so mad at someone else ever !!!!. it was a good shop, but the guy was supposed to be doing something fairly simple so the experienced guys gave him some room to breath and i got screwed. It was supposed to read Chief and instead it was " Cheif " in 3inch letters i think, so pretty bigat the time (1999). Here it is after it was fixed tatto2 on Flickr - Photo Sharing!
any time i get tattooed, i know they ALWAYS show me the stencil before they start.
i couldnt even fkn imagine how these idiots didn't overlook the tattoo 100% before they started letting them tattoo...unless these artist suck and they just slap the stencil on and start going at it without even letting the customer look!