Think Long And Hard Before You Get A Tattoo To Avoid Ending Up Like These People

Published on 09/23/2020
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Before you get a tattoo, you should think long and hard about it. After all, it is going to remain on your body for the rest of your life. Sadly, a lot of people go about it carelessly as if it will not be a permanent fixture on their skin. We hope that you have not made a mistake this big just yet. If you have, we are sure that you have already learned your lesson. At any rate, these photos should make you laugh out loud or shake your head in disbelief. Check them out!

A Face Full Of Stars

The lady in this photo had more issues than just the ugly design. According to her, she had fallen asleep in the middle of the session! This is why she went on to blame the artist for the way the tattoo looked in the end. Still, we can’t wrap our head around the idea that she allegedly fell asleep during a tattoo session. Is that even possible? Maybe she was drunk and wanted to let others know that she was a real star.

A Face Full Of Stars

A Face Full Of Stars

How To Remember The Order

How are you supposed to memorize everything when you have to order for the whole group? This guy from Norway decided that the best way to remember what everyone wanted was through a tattoo. We are blown away by his dedication to this fast-food chain. Even so, we do not have it in us to do something like that. It is hard for us to make sense of why anyone would voluntarily do this, but he must have a good reason.

How To Remember The Order

How To Remember The Order

We Don’t See The Resemblance

You know what, we are just glad that Marilyn Monroe is no longer around to see this. We like the fact that they wanted to honor the late actress, but it would have been better if he visited a more talented artist. In fact, we might not have made the connection if we did not already know it. This is a great example if you need to learn why you should pay more for your body art. Trust us, it is worth it.

We Don’t See The Resemblance

We Don’t See The Resemblance

Nose Ninjas Are No-No’s

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles rock. While we love them as much as the next person, this guy is probably the biggest fan in the world. After all, he even got a Michelangelo tattoo on his nose. He must really like this character to get a tattoo on such a visible spot. He really did not care about things like a social life or dignity. Oh well, there is still a chance that this is nothing more than just face paint…

Nose Ninjas Are No No’s

Nose Ninjas Are No-No’s

Homo Sapiens And Humility

Maybe this is the opposite of those tattoos that show the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Anyway, this is an image that everyone has seen in the past. This actually only makes us feel more confused about it. Why did they feel the need to leave this on their body? Maybe it was a way to remind themselves that they are human. Who knows? Maybe this person wanted a remainder than mankind came from apes.

Homo Sapiens And Humility

Homo Sapiens And Humility

Nothing More Regretful Than This

We do not really get why, but some people get tattoos that are meant to be ironic. After all, it seems like a recipe for disaster! Fair enough, it is effective at getting the point across. But are you sure you can deal with people thinking that you have a low IQ all your life? Yeah, we will have to say no to that. At any rate, the blame should instead go to the tattoo artist and not the person who had it done.

The MOST Regretful

Nothing More Regretful Than This

We Have Ten Fingers

While we understand what they were going for, we have no choice but to call this a ‘bad’ tattoo. It is silly enough on its own, but it did not help that it was also ugly. Do you want to say something ironic? Well, you can always do that in more temporary ways. If you do the same thing that this person did, everyone else will always wonder if you did it intentionally. Everyone knows that we have ten fingers.

We Have Ten Fingers

We Have Ten Fingers

Harry Potter And The Bad Tattoo

Wow, doesn’t this remind you of that scene from the Harry Potter series? Maybe this is Professor Quirrell and Voldemort in real life. We do not know if this is the case, but we can at least tell you just how awful this tattoo is. No doubt, most people would cringe after taking a look at it. We would not want to be the guy standing behind him in the grocery store queue, thank you very much.

Harry Potter And The Bad Tattoo

Harry Potter And The Bad Tattoo

No Face Tattoos Needed

It turns out that celebs also get bad tattoos. Mike Tyson made a name for himself in the boxing ring. He is also known for his eccentric habits. Come on, this is a guy who once bit off an ear. Some people think that he only cemented his reputation by getting a face tattoo. This is one of the most visible positions for tattoos. It makes sense if you want attention, but do you need it when you are already famous?

No Face Tattoos Needed

No Face Tattoos Needed

A Tattoo Of A Chair

You are more than free to get a tattoo for the heck of it. However, you can’t go wrong by putting plenty of thought into its design. To be honest with you, we have no idea why anyone would want this tattoo on them. If you have any clue, kindly let us know since we are dying of curiosity. It is hard for us to think of a reason for this. Until then, we have no choice but to put it on this list along with other bad tattoos.

A Tattoo Of A Chair

A Tattoo Of A Chair

Passionate About Fast Food

There is nothing wrong with occasionally eating fast food. However, some people love it more than the average person. While the thought of eating cheeseburgers every single day makes us sick, we can’t restrict what other people eat. This person loved fast food so much that they had it drawn on the body. But we have no idea why the palm tree is here. Maybe it was a way to call fast food joints paradise?

Passionate About Fast Food

Passionate About Fast Food

At Least Check Their Old Works

When you want to impulsively get a tattoo, you should at least take a look at the previous works of your artist. This person just let the artist do anything they wanted as long as it was bout their favorite band. You should avoid getting a tattoo on your back if you are not a careful person by nature. There is no way to see the tattoo until the session is over. This person had to live with this tattoo for the rest of their life.

At Least Check Their Old Works

At Least Check Their Old Works

Tattooed On Her Forehead

It looks like there is nothing odd about getting a tattoo all about your favorite musician. Have you heard of the old saying about getting something tattooed on your head? This is not something that you should take literally. Sadly, this woman did not get the memo. It was a bad design to begin with, but she also made it worse with its placement. If you plan to mess things up, you should do it one at a time.

Tattooed On Her Forehead

Tattooed On Her Forehead

What To Do In Case Of A System Crash

We are sure that this is not the first time that you have seen these words. But why did he feel the need to put it on his arms permanently? Many people get tattoos as reminders, but we see no reason to constantly look at something like this. To be fair, this is definitely on the more aesthetically pleasing side of things. It is possible that he is a robot who wants to remember what to do in case of a system error.

What To Do In Case Of A System Crash

What To Do In Case Of A System Crash

Spell Check Exists

Many people want to get a tattoo of something they consider wise. Unfortunately, it did not have such a powerful effect thanks to a misspelling. There is no way we would have forgiven the tattoo artist if we were them. In this day and age, we have spell check to avoid things like this. On top of that, ‘courage’ is a common word that is fairly easy to spell. If you want to get word tattoos, give them a spelling test first.

Spell Check Exists

Spell Check Exists

Not The Best Idea

It looks like list tattoos have become all the rage today. Even so, it does not feel right to see a tattoo of a playlist. Didn’t they realize that it was going to age very badly? After all, this is going to remind everyone of your age in the future. Not only that, but we also want to question their music taste. It is good to have a coherent theme to follow when you create a playlist. Nickelback and Avril Lavigne don’t go together.

Not The Best Idea

Not The Best Idea

The Political Is Personal

Let us never forget that tattoos are timeless works of art that are made to be on your skin forever… at least ideally. He got a lot of things wrong. First of all, neck tattoos are hard to pull off. But this was made even worse by the fact that he did it in honor of the presidential candidate he was voting for. To be fair, it is impressive to see his dedication to Jeb Bush. Unfortunately, he should have shown his support in a different way.

The Political Is Personal

The Political Is Personal

Always Winning Mo-vember

Have you ever heard of No-Shave November? Even though a lot of people take part in it, some prefer Mo-vember. This dude was a cheater who decided to “win” with the use of a mustache. Can you imagine just how much it must have hurt? He was not a fan of the natural look, so he decided to get it in the shape of ‘family tradition.’ Do you think all the other men in his family have the same tattoo?

Always Winning Mo Vember

Always Winning Mo Vember

She Is No Vegan

We highly doubt that this woman will ever date a vegetarian or vegan. We can see that she loves meat even more than the average person. As a matter of fact, she decided to get a permanent reminder of this on her stomach. We want to praise her for her dedication, although it is not exactly easy on the eyes either. We are keeping our fingers crossed that she can enjoy still enjoy meat well into old age.

She Is No Vegan

She Is No Vegan

No, Thank You

You might want to think twice before you get colored tattoos. These things tend to wash out after some time. At first, they are going to look nice. Sadly, you won’t be able to say the same thing in the future. We love cakes and pies, but this does not appeal to us at all. If you ask us, food tattoos never look good.

No, Thank You

No, Thank You

Trendy Is Not Always Good

Sometimes, the sketchy hand-drawn looks good as a tattoo. Despite this, we really think that the tattoo artist who made this needs to train some more. When in doubt, you can always return to a simpler style. After all, it is always better to be safe than sorry. In our opinion, the seat here could still be improved.

Trendy Is Not Always Good

Trendy Is Not Always Good

It Will Not Age Well

At the very least, we can’t deny that it was a creative idea. On top of that, he does not seem to regret the tattoo. Good for him, but we think that he should be at least a little ashamed. Can you imagine what this is going to be like in the future? Remember: skin tends to wrinkle and sag with the passage of time.

It Will Not Age Well

It Will Not Age Well

At Least Go All The Way

Okay, let us start by saying that we really get it. We doubt that there is a pair of shoes more iconic than Chuck Taylors. Even so, they could have come up with a different idea for their tattoo. What makes it even worse was that they did not do the sole. If you go ahead with a bad idea, you should stick to it all the way through instead of doing it half-heartedly.

At Least Go All The Way

At Least Go All The Way

Your Baby Is Judging You

We have no idea what was happening here. Is this a tattoo of a large eye circle? It looks like it. We just hope that this was nothing more than a black marker drawing. The newborn child was also judging her for doing this. We all know that children are honest. That is all we have to say about this mess.

Your Baby Is Judging You

Your Baby Is Judging You

Patriotic And Plastered

‘Plastered’ is one of those words that have more than one meaning. But over here, we are not using the ‘drunk’ synonym. This guy could no longer stand all the ‘where are you from?’ questions that he gets so often. That is why he just got the answer tattooed on his body. The answer is the Land Down Under.

Patriotic And Plastered

Patriotic And Plastered

Another Nipple Tat

We do not know how you feel about nipple tats, but we bet that you also find them interesting. Maybe this guy is a friend of the bull tattoo guy. Why did he think it was going to be a good idea? If you also have a disability, we hope that you know that there are better ways to let everyone know aware of it.

Another Nipple Tat

Another Nipple Tat

A Tattoo About Bad Decisions

True enough, there is no person who has never made a bad decision. It is easy enough for us to forget about these things. Sadly, celebs do not get the same chance. They got so much press coverage, so it is impossible. It did not help that this person wanted to immortalize Britney Spears at her lowest point.

A Tattoo About Bad Decisions

A Tattoo About Bad Decisions

The Worst Tramp Stamp Design

We have seen a lot of tramp stamps over the years, but this one takes the cake. This must be as trashy as it gets. At any rate, she does not look bothered. We wonder how she is going to take it when people ask her how many folks have taken the bike out for a spin already. That’s probably going too far.

The Worst Tramp Stamp Design

The Worst Tramp Stamp Design

Not One For Subtlety

Some people want to get a tattoo of their favorite piece of art. Just so you know, there are tasteful ways to go about it. The dude below was a big fan of impressionism but not so much of subtlety. That is the reason he got a face tattoo. In the end, it only made him look like an Avatar character.

Not One For Subtlety

Not One For Subtlety

Creepy Tattooed Grampa

Talk about creepy! Most people think of a cool guy when they think of a tattooed elderly man. This looked more terrifying than anything else. This is made worse by the fact that this was a mugshot. We wonder what he did. From the way he looks, we can tell that he does not have an ounce of fear in him.

Creepy Tattooed Grampa

Creepy Tattooed Grampa

You Scream, I Scream

If ice cream tattoos have become a trend, this is the first time that we are hearing about it. The person in the photo did not just get an ice cream cone tattoo but also had a lightning bolt added to it. Not only that, but they had it done on their cheeks as well! Do you have any ideas about what they were going for here?

You Scream, I Scream

You Scream, I Scream

Smells Like Onions

You are not seeing things. It really does look like she had an onion tattooed to her armpit. What on earth did she want to say with this piece? This makes use think that the small of her pits will make us cry. Even though this was not her intention, this is what makes the most sense to us. What a bad design for a tat.

Smells Like Onions

Smells Like Onions

The Fonz And Food

Do you consider yourself to be a Happy Days fan? If so, we are sure that you are going to be both confused and amused by this version of the Fonz. This person thought that it would be neat to mix their love of food and this character all in one. We hope that they bought long-sleeved tops to cover it.

The Fonz And Food

The Fonz And Food

Yet Another Nip Tat

We know what you are thinking: how many nipple tattoos will we have to suffer through? The guy in the photo clearly did not give it a lot of thought. We can tell that he just wanted to make people laugh when he got this tattoo. It was good at doing exactly as intended, but they are doing it at him, not with him.

Yet Another Nip Tat

Yet Another Nip Tat

Something Went Wrong Here

Something must have come up in the middle of the tattoo session. Maybe she tried to back out of it right as it was going on. Perhaps she somehow made the artist so angry that they opted to back out of the project. This is quite different from the rest of the photos here, but something clearly went wrong.

Something Went Wrong Here

Something Went Wrong Here

Do Not Do This

We have seen a lot of questionable designs here, but we do not think that there is an excuse for this one. Let us hope that people gave him hell for this design. It was a bad idea no matter how you look at it. This was a symbol of oppression and hate, so you must be really messed up to get a tattoo of this.

Do Not Do This

Do Not Do This

A Surprise For Her Significant Other

She is either a pilot or going out with one. We are willing to bet that it was the latter. This must have been an attempt to take her beau by surprise. “Look what I got for you baby!” she probably said. We are just glad that she did not have his name tattooed on her skin. That never makes for a good idea.

A Surprise For Her Significant Other

A Surprise For Her Significant Other

How To Prove Your Friendship

Can you really say that you are best friends when you do not have each other’s names tattooed on your body? Just so we are clear, this is just a joke. But we can tell that this person had been serious. We are guessing that his friends pulled a horrible prank on him once he blacked out in the middle of a night out.

How To Prove Your Friendship

How To Prove Your Friendship

Not A Sweet Fairy

Needless to say, the fairy below was not at all a sweet creature. There is nothing rare about fairy tattoos but why is this one so sad? People usually go with this design to show their love of magic. To be fair, that might be the whole point of this. The person in the photo might have become disillusioned not that long ago. This is the reason they went with a vicious-looking fairy for a tattoo.

Not A Sweet Fairy

Not A Sweet Fairy

You Could Have Chosen Anything But This

While emojis are helpful, they should only be used in text messages. We can also look past those novelty pillows. At any rate, we have no idea why you would want to use them as the basis of your tattoos. Not only that, but she really could have chosen a different one. There are hundreds of them to choose from!

You Could Have Chosen Anything But This

You Could Have Chosen Anything But This

Merry Me, Nina

People like to say that it is the thought that counts. But do you think that is true? Well, we are keeping our fingers crossed that Nina is not strict about grammar. Even though this was sweet of him, he really should have paid attention to the small details. At any rate, we hope that she said yes to the proposal!

Merry Me, Nina

Merry Me, Nina

Show Your Teeth

In general, people smile when they feel happy. Let us not forget that it might look threatening when you bare your teeth as well. In this case, it is more like the latter. Besides, why did he feel the need to have something like this stretched out across the chest? Sadly, there is not much he can do about it now.

Show Your Teeth

Show Your Teeth

The Most Redundant Representation

You must be a really big fan of a brand if you are considering getting a tattoo of its logo. This is how we figured out how much this guy likes this athletic apparel line. If you plan to show your support, you should probably do it in a different way. After all, he is probably going to wear sneakers all the time.

The Most Redundant Representation

The Most Redundant Representation

Think Harder Next Time

This one makes us cringe very hard. While it is always amazing to appreciate a place, there are other ways to show how much you like it. It might sound like a joke to you, but this is a bad idea overall. First of all, this is a very sensitive matter. On top of that, it also comes across as exoticizing and racist.

Think Harder Next Time

Think Harder Next Time

No More Armpit Tattoos… Please

Now that we have seen this one, we have changed our minds about the onion tattoo on the armpit. That one was way better than this. It is always a bad idea to go for an X-rated design, but this dude took it one step further. Not only did he pick something crass, but he had it done somewhere unpleasant too.

No More Armpit Tattoos… Please

No More Armpit Tattoos… Please

He Messed Up Big Time

This guy already messed up big time when he decided to get a face tattoo. However, he made it even worse when he picked a face design. Most parents love their babies, but there is no reason to do something like this. This is the kind of thing that only makes sense on a bad guy from a horror movie.

He Messed Up Big Time

He Messed Up Big Time

A Bad Joke And A Bad Design

Why won’t this joke just die out already? We have heard the jokes about having a six-pack of beer instead of six-pack abs one too many times. At the very least, we are glad that he was fine with the way that he looked. On the other hand, he could have gone for a different design when he got his tattoo.

A Bad Joke And A Bad Design

A Bad Joke And A Bad Design

Too Cool For School

There is no way we can deny that this was at least partly true. We can see that he had really been ‘too cool for school.’ If it had been any other way, he would have learned how to spell. We wonder when he dropped out of school. It was likely early on since they failed to spell such a word as simple as ‘school.’

Too Cool For School

Too Cool For School

A Spoof Of The Smurfs

Let us be frank with you… we have no idea what this was meant to be. Maybe this was how their kid depicted a Smurf in the drawings. Still, we have no idea why they went with this for the design for a tattoo. Oh well, this is one of our favorites here. If our suspicion is right, this was actually really sweet.

A Spoof Of The Smurfs

A Spoof Of The Smurfs

Call A Spade A Spade

If you want to get a forehead tattoo, the least that you can do is to get something less obvious. This is ridiculous, but we have to say that he was also brave for doing this. We are sure that it was painful to have his forehead tattooed. Not only that, but it also took courage to let everyone know what you are.

Call A Spade A Spade

Call A Spade A Spade

A New Marketing Method

We can see that the woman in the photo had no interest in earning money through hard work. She just wanted money without making any effort at all. This was the reason she got a tattoo of the URL of some brand. We wonder how much she charged to do something so outlandish. Do you think it was effective?

A New Marketing Method

A New Marketing Method

Spelling Is Not Her Strong Suit

We can see that she was not a spelling bee winner back in her youth. There is another possibility here, however. It is also possible that she intentionally did this to make these words come true. If you ask us, she could have gone about it in a less roundabout away. Oh well, we won’t complain if it really works.

Spelling Is Not Her Strong Suit

Spelling Is Not Her Strong Suit

A Geeky Gamer Girlfriend

The girl in the photo might be your dream girl if you are a geek. We know that she likes video games based on that belly tattoo of hers. But we can’t say that she has the best decision-making skills. Couldn’t she have gone to a tattoo artist who was more skilled? On another note, we wonder what it unlocks.

A Geeky Gamer Girlfriend

A Geeky Gamer Girlfriend

Dark Ronald McDonald

Ronald McDonald might be a clown, but we have never been genuinely scared of him before we saw this. If we had kids, we would do everything in our power to ensure that they won’t ever encounter this guy. We do not want to scar them for life! Just taking a look at this photo already gives us goosebumps.

Dark Ronald McDonald

Dark Ronald McDonald

Homage To The Avocado

Avocado has somehow turned into a millennial phenomenon. Just so you know, we are big fans of the fruit as well. We would prefer to show our appreciation for it by eating as many smoothies and toasts as we could. Sadly, this person decided to go about it in a different way. The result is not all that nice.

Homage To The Avocado

Homage To The Avocado

No On All Accounts

It might be cliched, but this is far from being the sole reason we are not big fans of the tattoo. We do not like the font, the misspelling, and the placement either. It might not be the biggest problem in the world, but we have to say that the misspelled ‘too’ takes away from the effect that he was going for.

No On All Accounts

No On All Accounts

No Shame In Who She Is

Most people want to get a tattoo about something that they are proud of. The woman decided to own her white trash status and flaunt it. We have to say that this is actually really impressive. After all, you have to be a very brave person in order to admit who you are, especially when others look down on it.

No Shame In Who She Is

No Shame In Who She Is

How Not To Make A Feminist Statement

Wow… We have done our best to rationalize some of the awful tattoos in this gallery, but we can’t deal with this one. Was this their attempt at making a feminist statement? There are zero excuses for this no matter what their motivations had been. If you ask us, this might only make people shy away from joining the movement in question.

How Not To Make A Feminist Statement

How Not To Make A Feminist Statement

The Absolute Worst

There is no way that we can describe the tattoo in the photo in a positive way. It is simply ugly, gross, rude, and disrespectful. Not only that, but it does not make sense either. Why did they add the broken windows, cobwebs, and meat all in one? We are at a loss for words in the worst possible way.

The Absolute Worst

The Absolute Worst

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