WATCH: A Canadian man who was stuck in a bubble wire tattoo for nearly three years is suing the city of Calgary for $25,000.

Posted August 26, 2018 04:38:06 A man who says he was stuck for three years in a “bubble wire tattoo” that was designed to “keep him alive” has filed a lawsuit against Calgary for what he claims was the city’s negligence.

Nathan Pryce said he received the tattoo on May 6, 2018 and it covered his face.

“It was on my upper right shoulder, so I could see it clearly,” he said.

“I thought it was a nice tattoo.”

But Pryce says the tattoo didn’t last.

“They had it on for three months, and then they cut it off and they forgot about it,” he told CBC News.

Pryce and his family were living in an apartment on St. George Street when he got the tattoo, which he says had a large bubble that was wrapped around his neck.

“At that time, I was just a homeless person living in a tent in the backyard of a small house on the street,” Pryce told CBC.

Pritchard says he received an eviction notice after he filed a complaint with the city, but says he didn’t complain because he didn�t want to lose his job.

Pileau said he has asked the city to pay for the tattoo and for damages to his family.

“We are still going to have to wait for the city�s reply,” he wrote in a Facebook post.

“The City of Calgary should have known about this, and taken the appropriate action.”

Calgary has refused to comment on the lawsuit.