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6 local celebs who hate their tattoos!

2015-05-25 12:08

Cape Town – Getting a tattoo is a lifetime commitment. And sometimes getting one could end up in regret.

Sony Max brings two shows about ink: Tattoo Nightmares, currently airing on the channel, and Bad Ink, starting in August, with some must-see pointers particularly when it comes to what not to do.

Tattoo Nightmares features real people with really bad tattoos, ranging from the hilarious to the downright disturbing, who seek the help of three of the best cover-up artists in the business to fix them – Tommy Helm, Big Gus and Jasmine Rodriguez.

Bad Ink, coming in August, demonstrates just how silly people can be when deciding to get themselves tattooed. The show’s hosts are renowned Las Vegas tattoo artists Dirk Vermin and his trusted sidekick and best friend for 20 years, Rob Ruckus. Both presenters are covered in tattoos. They walk the streets of Las Vegas looking for people who have made terrible mistakes on their skin with Vermin offering help to turn those blunders into something more attractive.

6 local celebs dish on the ink they regret

Former TV host Sade Giliberti sports a few tattoo mistakes herself: "I have one on my left inner arm where the tattoo artist must have had hiccups or something – one word out of the sentence is all shaky."

Sombrero loving!! ???? #SadieTurnsThirty #mexico #huatulco

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Skhanda Queen and TV host Nomuzi Mabena had a tattoo done on her middle finger which says "salute". However, it no longer does!

Hip Hop artist, Da Les, who has seven tattoos, admits the first two weren’t the best artistic work and has now learnt to research and take time when it comes to adding ink to his body.


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5FM host and producer, Catherine Grenfell, is a lover of all things ink but had the unfortunate incident of her first tattoo done by a friend who was "trying out in the industry" and it unfortunately did not turn out as she initially hoped for.

Dale Schnettler – drummer of Prime Circle started his love for tattoos in 2000, he now has over 30 tattoos of which his favourite is a clock he has on his back as it represents ‘Time Kills Us All’ – a Prime Circle song off their album Evidence. However, the love for tattoos turned the opposite way when one of his tattoos on his hand got infected.

Prime Circle keyboardist, Neil Breytenbach has five tattoos, of which one reads ‘only the strong survive’ which is a tribute to his Italian heritage. A lover of ink and creative expression, Neil has had a real life tattoo nightmare happen to a love struck friend of his: the friend tattooed his girlfriend's name on his arm, only to be dumped a week later.

See You All At KDay... It's Gonna Be Sick... #Kday #IPlayYamaha #NeilBreytenbach

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Catch Tattoo Nightmares on Sony Max (DSTV Channel 128) on Fridays at 21:00.

Bad Ink premieres on Sony Max (DSTV Channel 128) in August.

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