Country star Blake Shelton has vowed never to head into a tattoo parlour after a drinking session ever again after a botched skin art session.

The Honey Bee hitmaker admits he's a little embarrassed by the design he has on his left forearm because it looks nothing like the deer tracks they are supposed to be.

He tells U.S. breakfast show Today, "It's supposed to have been deer tracks, but there's a chance that when I had that on there, I had been drinking somewhere in the vicinity of that time and I had to draw the guy what I thought a deer track looked like, so he actually just gave me the tattoo that I drew for him, but it sucks."