Woman shares very unfortunate tattoo fail

Ash Cant
·2-min read

A woman has revealed her unfortunate tattoo, which took on a whole new meaning in the year after she got it.

A new challenge on TikTok has seen people sharing their "dumbest tattoos" and many people think Leah Holland, known as @wakaflockafloccar on the app, has won.

Ms Holland, from the US state of Kentucky, got the tattoo on March 4, 2020, and she explained in the video she had wanted the scripted inked on to her skin for a while.

"Basically it means like, you know, being true to yourself and real and like, not pretending to be something you're not," she explains in the video.

She then unveiled the tattoo on her forearm.

"Courageously and radically refuse to wear a mask," the tattoo says.

Leah Holland got an unfortunate tattoo at the start of 2020, but promises she is not an anti-masker. Source: TikTok/@wakaflockafloccare
Leah Holland got an unfortunate tattoo at the start of 2020, but promises she is not an anti-masker. Source: TikTok/@wakaflockafloccare

On March 4 2020, the number of global Covid cases was in the low thousands - there has now been over 112,967,300 cases worldwide.

New York, which would go on to be the first US epicentre for the virus, had just 11 cases on March 4 and two days later on March 6, Ms Holland's home state would confirm its first coronavirus case.

Then came lockdowns and stay at home orders, and masks would become largely the norm and in some cases, mandatory.

With mask mandates came people refusing to wear a mask, something Ms Holland, who is not an anti-masker, did not anticipate.

Ms Holland told BuzzFeed News she assumed everyone would wear a mask, then when the US summer rolled around, she wore cardigans to cover up her tattoo, not wanting people to think she was an anti-masker.

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However she did admit she finds it quite funny now and is able to laugh at it.

"March 2020? That didn't just age bad, that curdled faster than milk in the summer sun," one person said in response to the video.

"I'm so sorry that the context of your tattoo literally changed overnight after you got it," another person said on TikTok.

One person said it was great Ms Holland has a "great attitude" about the tattoo, though suggested she add the line "hindsight is 2020" to the tattoo.

Another person said they were initially confused and then remembered there was a time when such a quote did not have a controversial double meaning.

Several people crowned Ms Holland the "winner" of the "dumbest tattoo" challenge on TikTok.

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