Mom Gets a Tattoo of Son's Drawing Before Realizing It's Not Even His

In what she no doubt thought would be a sweet symbol of her love for her child, TikTok user @th3victorygarden had one of her son's drawings tattooed on her bicep. Once the ink had dried, however, she was dismayed to discover that she'd made a terrible, albeit hilarious, mistake.

On Monday, user @pigeonsandfries asked his followers to "show their most meaningless tattoo." In response, @th3victorygarden posted a TikTok in which she pulls up her shirtsleeve to reveal one that covers her bicep. It depicts a childish doodle of a home resembling a skull bordered by a hut and a palm tree. As Unilad reported, "It kind of looks like somewhere a 'SpongeBob SquarePants' character would stay."

"My son's friend drew this," @th3victorygarden deadpans. "I thought it was my son."

The video, which already has more than 350,000 views, has TikTok in stitches. Many commenters praised the artist's talent. Some compared the tattoo to cartoons such as "Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends," "Courage the Cowardly Dog," and, of course, "SpongeBob SquarePants."

"Ok but it is dope," user @madisonclairejacob wrote.

"It's kind of sick though," user @kellydgaf wrote.

"Omg I love it, it looks like a Super Mario level," user @x2charles wrote.

"That kid has some serious art skill tho. Plus it's nicely done," user @quinlanvos4 wrote.

Several even shared their own experiences with misattributing artwork.

"Omg! I feel you lol I thought I was getting a tattoo of a ram (for Aries) I got a freakin Capricorn," user @michelleg84 wrote.

"A painting my son made in art class hung in a frame in my kitchen for 10 years before he told me it wasn't his. The teacher handed them back wrong," user @karenwood88 wrote.

In a series of follow-up videos, @th3victorygarden provided more details about the mix-up, which apparently occurred in 2012. She said that the original drawing, a crayon creation titled "The pirate cove," was a joint effort by her son and his friend, Kevin.

"They worked on it together, but the part I got tattooed wasn't his work," she commented on one video.

Asked by user @frogwidow whether she ever told Kevin's parents about the mix-up, @th3victorygarden shook her head.

"Kevin is first-generation bilingual, so no," she says, seemingly implying that she didn't have an effective means of communicating with his mother and father.

However, the truth came out eventually when, @th3victorygarden wrote, her son "broke the news at the dinner table years later."

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