Professional tattoo artist confuses TikTok with ink on her brow

A tattoo fan who has an unusual inking on her forehead has defended the etching, insisting it’s her favorite of all her designs.

Nikki took to TikTok earlier this week to share a video of herself showcasing some transition contact lenses, but was quickly flooded with comments from people questioning whether or not she was okay due to the forehead tattoo.

“Am I the only one that is seeing lines on her?” one person questioned.

“Girl I thought you were turning into a vampire with the lines on your forehead and using the word ‘transition’,” another joked.

While a third person commented: “It isn’t clear enough ma’am, that’s why everyone was asking.”

Nikki then returned to the social media site to post another video explaining the tattoo which she inked on herself.

“That video had a lot of people asking about my forehead – apparently it wasn’t clear enough that it’s a tattoo,” she began.

“I tattooed it in gray wash so that it would have more of a shadowed effect. I did it on myself.

“I’m a professional licensed tattoo artist of 11 years plus and I’ve had it for going on five years now. I wouldn’t recommend tattooing your own face unless you are confident to achieve what you want.”

TikTok user Nikki was showcasing her contact lenses when viewers were more astonished by her forehead tattoo.TikTok / @moodtoorude

TikTok user Nikki has been inked with her forehead tattoo for five years.TikTok user Nikki has been inked with her forehead tattoo for five years.TikTok / @moodtoorude

She also revealed that the design was modeled on the underside of a mushroom.

“I really liked how organic and wavy the lines were – some of the were shorter and some of them were longer, so that’s kind of the inspiration for this – the waviness, the organic flow of them is all intended,” she said.

“But yeah it’s probably one of my absolute favorite tattoos. I have a seamless bodysuit – every inch of me pretty much is tattooed and it’s almost complete.

“But out of all of them I love my little forehead crown tattoo.”

TikTok user Nikki showed off additional tattoos on her fingers.TikTok user Nikki showed off additional tattoos on her fingers.TikTok / @moodtoorude

TikTok user Nikki drew aspiration of her forehead tattoo design from the underside of a mushroom.TikTok user Nikki drew aspiration of her forehead tattoo design from the underside of a mushroom.TikTok / @moodtoorude

She also insisted that despite appearances, the tattoo is not faded – it just looks lighter or darker depending on how the light hits it.

“I think it’s gorgeous and going with the underside of a mushroom is amazing but the most important thing is that you love it,” one person commented on the explanation video.

“You shouldn’t have to answer to anyone about anything,” another added.

This story originally appeared on The Sun and was reproduced here with permission.

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