Woman turns accidental tattoo into something 'useful' - people say it's 'genius'

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People are praising the tattoo artist
People are praising the tattoo artist's new ink as 'genius' (Image: @shae_tatts/TikTok)

Many people spend years agonising over which tattoo design to get as it's a decision that will stay with you forever. However, one tattoo artist named Shae was left in a tricky situation after she inked herself by mistake.

The social media star - who boasts more than 56,000 followers on TikTok account @shae_tatts - has been been praised for her 'genius' idea after she turned the accidental tattoo into something 'useful'. Taking to the popular video-streaming service, Shae shared how she transformed her ink into something 'so helpful'.

Since sharing, the tattoo artist's viral clip has surpassed a whopping 7.3 million views.

Captioning post, she wrote: "Accidental tattoo turned into something useful!!"

Shae documented that while completing a large tattoo on her thigh, she accidentally caught her finger, which left her with ink of a small dot.

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Thankfully, Shae had a brilliant plan to add further dots alongside to make a useful tool for everyday life.

She explained: "I'm gonna put two more dots and then I'll have inches on my finger.

"It's just gonna be dots - it's gonna be kind of cute.

Woman turns accidental tattoo into something 'useful' - people say it's 'genius'Shae accidentally tattooed her finger previously (@shae_tatts/TikTok)
Woman turns accidental tattoo into something 'useful' - people say it's 'genius'And turned it into a reference for inches instead (@shae_tatts/TikTok)

"My finger is going to become a mini ruler," she added.

"Why am I nervous?" She joked. "I'm going to use this so much!

"It feels wrong! It feels like I'm doing it wrong."

Unable to contain her laughter, she asked: "What did I just do?"

Putting it to good use, she said: "My nose is like an inch and a half long."

Flocking to the comment section, users were keen to praise the 'helpful' idea - with some people keen to receive the new ink themselves.

One person exclaimed: "Love it!"

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"I actually really love that idea," another agreed.

A third wrote: "Okay but I'm a hairstylist and this is f*ing [sic] GENIUS and I think I want this now."

A fourth said: "Ahhh so freaking helpful!!! I want to do this now. I'm always trying to have a reference for size for my tattoos with clients!"

A fifth penned: "Wait… hold up, I want one."

A different user commented: "As an artist this would be so helpful."

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Grace Hoffman

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