Bri Pritchett, 24, took a trip to Sedona, Arizona, with her boyfriend and friends last month in order to celebrate being fully vaccinated against Covid.
Ms Pritchett decided to commemorate the trip by getting the coordinates for Sedona tattooed on her shoulder, but after accidentally writing down 'North' instead of 'South' for the first line of the location, the tattoo’s coordinates pinpoint a random location in the Pacific Ocean.
The coordinates were meant to be 34° 52' 12" N 111° 45' 36" W, which would have pinpointed the tattoo right to the middle of downtown Sedona, but Ms Pritchett accidentally wrote down 34° 52' 12" S 111° 45' 36" W.
Ms Prichett now has the wrong coordinates tattooed on her body, with the location instead being a random spot almost 3,000 miles away in the South Pacific ocean.
Ms Pritchett said she’d been wanting to get a tattoo for a while, and her holiday destination “was also the first place that I ever fell in love with the desert, so it was very special to me in other ways as well.”
However, after dropping a pin in Google Maps, Ms Prichett said she “did a quick - and clearly inaccurate - conversion to format the coordinates the way I wanted them, and the rest is history!”
She was originally thrilled with the result and posted a photo on Twitter, before her sister then rang her with the news that the coordinates were in fact wrong.
Finding out she had the wrong coordinates was a “painful realization,” but Ms Prichett added: "I couldn't believe it at first but I do find it hilarious now - only took a little over a week for me to find out it was wrong!”
Although Ms Pritchett said "it’s an easy fix” if she wanted to amend the tattoo, she may decide to keep it as it is as “it’s just as funny this way.”