A Halifax tattoo parlour has been ordered in small claims court to pay a woman nearly $9,000 after an artist misspelled her tattoo.
Marie Huckle went to Newcombe's Ink in 2010 for an Old English-style tattoo on the side of her stomach in memory of a friend who died.
But Huckle claims she didn't realize until returning home that the phrase said, "See You at the Cossroads," rather than "See You at the Crossroads," according to the decision released Tuesday.
Court documents said the shop's co-owner, Adam Spencer, offered to fix the tattoo and refunded the cost of the work.
However, Huckle later decided to have it removed entirely.
Spencer has paid for the eight laser tattoo removal sessions she's received so far and the technician estimates she needs another 15 sessions to completely remove the phrase.
"I accept that when working on a living canvas, such as someone's skin, the results may not be exactly as hoped for. However, a spelling mistake is clearly a breach of that duty of care," Eric Slone, the Dartmouth, N.S., adjudicator, wrote.
The shop was ordered to pay $8,991.94 for the remaining laser removal sessions, aftercare supplies, travel expenses to and from the clinic, general damages and court filing fees.