Did Kylie Jenner Get a Misspelled Tattoo?

Let’s ask the dictionary

By Sowmya Krishnamurthy

Kylie Jenner's life is definitely insane, so what better way for the reality star to keep calm than by getting "Sanity" tattooed on her hip? Kylie debuted the new red tattoo on her Instagram. But of course, nothing Kylie does is you know, sane. Written in red by famed tattoo artist Bang Bang, it appears as “sa-nə-tē,” which many blasted as the incorrect phonetic spelling of the word. 

All red. @bangbangnyc

A photo posted by King Kylie (@kyliejenner) on


"that is not even a word in phonetics lol must have gone real bad!,” laughed one commenter on Instagram, while others added, “She was aiming for Sanity I think...... Lol” and “yikes! And that's permanent lol.”

So does Kylie need a spell check?

Not so, according to Merriam WebsterThe tattoo caused such a fervor that the dictionary folks stepped in and cleared up that the phonetic spelling is indeed correct. Phew! Insanity averted. 

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