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'Tattoo Nightmares': Woman Accidentally Got Saddam Hussein Tattoo

'Tattoo Nightmares': Woman Accidentally Got Saddam Hussein Tattoo
On "Tattoo Nightmares," Kayla's tattoo was supposed to be a tribute to her late father. Instead, her family shunned her for it.

The tattoo looked more like Saddam Hussein than her father. She would get dirty looks on the street, and people telling her to go back to her country ... even though she's from the United States. She also said she burst into tears when she first saw it. Luckily, Tommy came to the rescue and made Kayla's dream of having a tattoo of her father come true. He fixed the tattoo and brought Kayla to tears (of joy).

Fans on Twitter were impressed with Tommy's tattooing skills -- calling Kayla's new tattoo unbelievable.

And Facebook fans agreed -- the thought Tommy's work was "sick" and the most amazing cover they'd ever seen.

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Joan April 23 2014 at 9:02 PM

Johnny is the best I have ever seen - how he turned that tattoo form a Hussein look alike to such a beautiful protrait of her father was just amazing.

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SQUEELAWHEELA Joan April 23 2014 at 9:49 PM

His name is Tommy dear

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rrrva April 23 2014 at 10:00 AM

On frequent trips to the veterans hospital, I have seen 60-70 year old men sporting tatoos they had gotten when the were in their early teens-20,s.

Picture "lava lamps" blobs of ink shoved under their skin that have migrated far from their original design

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TnJranch rrrva April 23 2014 at 10:06 AM

Now THAT is a reat interpretation of a tattoo..

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ReddSox35 rrrva April 23 2014 at 10:17 AM

Yes I can imagine and I bet they were proud of them tats. It meant something to them.

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EricS April 23 2014 at 2:49 PM

If your going to get a tattoo, go to someone who is good at it. Don't skimp on the cost. You usually get what you pay for. Remember, this is on you for life. Make sure you make the right decisions. From what your getting, to where your getting it done at. Look at their portfolio. And never be in a rush to get it done. Scout a few places, sleep on it, then check other places.

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Eliza April 23 2014 at 4:31 PM

there is no such thing as "accidentally" getting a tattoo....

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chefjohnp April 23 2014 at 8:27 PM

Good job Tom!

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gummi_amoeba April 23 2014 at 8:15 PM

Prepare for the influx of comments ignoring the heartwarming content of the video and focusing instead on the apparent "trashiness" of getting a tattoo... even though tattoos are mainstream now, and that stereotype won't really exist within the next few years.

Then again, this is the comment section of a news site, so casual stupidity is to be expected.

Yes, even from me.

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In the way April 23 2014 at 8:23 PM

No matter what your personal view about the wearer of a tattoo, one thing you should remind yourself of before degrading the art form is it is as ancient as "humankind" and has survived all of this time in almost every culture....(and if you look in a history book back to "pre-civilized, civilization", that's a VERY long time!) This should only affirm there is a "need" in our species for this form of expression whether this need be healing, coping, identifying, a right of passage or yes...just plain old "fashion".

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Randy April 23 2014 at 9:41 AM

Now, its lovely, this woman wanted to have a permanent reminder of the man who gave her life.... but desecrating her body to do so probably wouldn't be the way her father would want to be honored... and mistakes by the tattooist are permanent.... you just can't fix stupid!

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Joe April 23 2014 at 10:04 PM

Great save, Tommy! Fixes don't get any better than that! Kayla... you're an awesome daughter for showing your love for your dad. He must have been pretty special!

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SQUEELAWHEELA April 23 2014 at 9:44 PM

Wow I watched the show last night, now don't get me wrong, I know some great tattoo artist ,but last night Tommy knocked it out of the park by covering up a portrait with a portrait. Now I know some of you would say it was of the same person so whats the big deal. Well the big deal is it is the hardest thing to do , you could always put an all black cover up over it but to take something that jacked up and turn it to art good on you mate Tommy you are the best.

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