When teenager Joanne Raine had her boyfriend's nickname "Roo" tattooed on her stomach it was supposed to be a sign of her undying love.
The "supermarket" tattoo is here to stay
The 19-year-old from Darlington paid £80 for the Chinese artwork in 2004 and was delighted with the results.
That was until she showed it off in a Chinese takeaway and found out it actually spelled "supermarket."
The pair have now split up, but Miss Raine said she will keep the tattoo because she cannot afford a new one.
She said: "I did it because I wanted to show him how much I loved him and he had one done as well.
"I did not think about whether it meant forever. I'm just going to have to keep it as I can't afford to get another one done."