WINNIPEG Ė It was approaching Canada Day in 2009 when Rebecca Ellis decided to get a maple leaf tattoo on her upper chest area.
ďIt was the year after my grandma passed away and her birthday is Canada Day,Ē recalled Ellis, who returned to the same studio in Winnipeg a few months later to add a shamrock tattoo to celebrate her Irish background. ďIt was just the outline and when I went back to get it coloured in, well, my two-year-old does a better job at colouring.
ďItís just scribbled in there. Itís terrible. Absolutely terrible.Ē
Thatís why Ellis is overjoyed to be the winner of our Winnipegís Worst Tattoo contest. Ellis, who was selected from a list of the top-10 vote getters among 87 entries, will receive a free cover-up tattoo from Iron Lotus Body Art.