A mother has changed the name of her son over an awkward tattoo mishap.

Tattoo mishap

Tattoo mishap

Swedish parent Johanna Giselhall Sandstrom has left devastated when the artist spelled her boy Kevin's name incorrectly on a touching design meant to pay tribute to her two children.

Speaking to local newspaper Blekinge Lans Tidning, she said: ''I said I wanted the names of my children tattooed on me and I gave the artist their names.

''The artist drew the design and didn't ask anything about the spelling so I didn't give it any more thought ... My heart stopped and I thought I was going to faint.''

However, the distraught mum was told by the artist that there was nothing he could do beyond a refund, and it would have taken multiple treatments to remove the design.

She added: ''I had never heard the name 'Kelvin' before. There isn't anyone who names their kid Kelvin.

So when I thought more about it, I realised that no one else has this name. It became unique. Now we think it is better than Kevin.''