Tattoos, outside of laser removal, are permanent. While many tattoos hold a special place in our hearts, others are reminders of a past the wearer would rather forget. From incorrect spelling to facial tattoos that will ruin job offers, these people were tatted up with some embarrassing ink.
Got My Order?
Stian Ytterdahl from Norway either really loves McDonald's or he was super hungry when he decided on what tattoo to have placed on his arm. His tattoo of a McDonald's receipt either shows devotion or proves he lost a bet to his buddies after a night of heavy drinking. Seriously though, the golden arches should give this guy free food for life strictly because of his dedication to their menu. His tattoo is also invalidated the moment inflation causes prices to rise.
It takes a lot of COURAGE to get a tattoo without checking for the proper spelling of each word. This guy's "Coarage" tattoo is a constant reminder to use spellcheck wherever applicable. He might not have received the exact messaging he was hoping for but he's earned his place on many "worst tattoo" lists found all over the internet.
Twinkle Twinkle Little Scar
Rule one of getting a face tattoo is DO NOT GET A FACE TATTOO. You either have to be really drunk or not afraid of never landing a serious job in your life if you are going to have this done. This girl is probably on the phone calling a laser removal specialist because she can't find decent work. Want a face tattoo? Try out a sharpie design first and if you can live with yourself for more than a week, be our guest. .
Marilyn, What Happened?
Drawing faces on tattoos should be left to only the best professional tattoo artists. We're pretty sure this is a picture of Marilyn Monroe - after she was put through a meat grinder. We can't deny that whoever the girl is on his arm, they look like a decomposing corpse. Why do we have a feeling this guy has 10 more horrendous tattoos all over his body.
Is That Really Supposed To Be Green Day?
If you are going to get a full-blown back tattoo of your favorite band it should probably look like them. This guy probably sings the lyrics, "sometimes I give myself the creeps" all the time, specifically when he catches a glimpse of this back tat in the mirror. Why do the members of Green Day look like they were posing for an album country for an upcoming blue grass album?
If you are going to show your pride for racism the final results are going to end up on the internet. Sadly, this guy probably has gained a lot of new supporters since January 2017. Sure he might land a job with his sleeve down but one he's seen out of the office in a t-shirt it's goodbye job and hello unemployment line. We laugh at both his hatred and his stupidity. Double whammy.
Drake actually stumbled upon this insanely stupid face tattoo and wrote on Twitter, "Oh sweetie, no. C'mon now, what were you thinking?" If I was Drake I would have offered to pay for this fan to have the tattoo removed from their forehead. Some fans take things too far and others are just crazy. Some are both. Case in point.
At Arm’s Length
It's not too often we see a computer nerd making a stupid life choice with tattoo's but it was bound to happen at some point. This guy doesn't seem to mind that his Windows PC likes to randomly shut down, in fact, he has given himself a constant reminder of the error messages that drive most sane people to the brinck of insanity. Maybe that's what happened here, he went insane after one too many Windows OS resets and then visited a tattoo parlor.
I'm assuming this is the number of times this music fan has seen each of their favorite bands. Although, if Gwen was a favorite they would know her name is spelled "Stefani." I really want to be mad at this tattoo but I'm more worried about their seven Nickelback concerts. Here's to hoping this tattoo stays hidden away most of the time. Maybe they are wearing it ironically. I'm at a loss for words.
It's is a Bad Tattoo
"It is is my life" is now my new slogan. Seriously, this is one of the most simplistic tattoo's we've ever seen and the artist couldn't even both to read the words out loud because they got started. "Jon Bovi" must be the half-illiterate brother of Bon Jovi. This is what happens when you have a dyslexic third-grader tattoo your arm.
When Millennials Take it Too Far
We get it avocado's from Mexico are delicious. Actually, after checking out this tattoo they are a little less delicious to look at. Seriously, Chipotle or Qdoba should give his guy free guacamole for life with every order he places. At least this tattoo isn't on their face otherwise we have nothing good to say about this strange choice.
I'm willing to bet this fine lady is a vegan who wants everyone to stay away from eating animals. Actually, she probably scarfs down two big macs at every meal and yells at her friends and family to eat more bacon. Bad life choice? Absolutely! Hilarious depiction of our meat-crazed culture? Certainly. I can't even be mad at this.
Down For The Cause!
Jeb 4 Prez? Is this guy being serious? I'm not even talking about leaning left or right with Florida's former governor. Why would you get a tattoo that is going to lose its relevance the moment someone steps away from the spotlight? Jeb Bush certainly has not become our president and now this dude is stuck with a constant reminder of his heroes failed attempt at running the United States of America.
A Handicapped Nipple
this guy support rules and regulations that protect handicapped people or does he someone have a handicapped nipple? Based on the crazy amount of redness on that part of his check I'm going with the latter. I guess when you can't really come up with an original idea of your own the next best solution is to just find something that fits and go with it.
We're confused, is this guy supporting a weird family tradition of lip-focused tattoos? The fact that he has multiple face tattoos we're willing to bet he doesn't care what anyone thinks. The lettering is actually really nice which makes this one confusing face tattoo that will stick in our head for a long time to come.
Hot Dog Fonz
Sure we get the Fonzie reference and we applaud this guys love of the popular TV show Happy Days but we're perplexed about his decision to turn Henry Winkler's famous character into a hot dog. Amazingly, the coloring and shading on this tattoo is really good. We have questions and sadly, no answers.
Gross Cake Tattoo?
Okay, the "eat me" part of this tattoo could be seen as provocative but who would want to eat anything after seeing that sorry piece of cake? Let's be honest for a moment and admit to ourselves that tattooing food on our bodies is one of the dumbest choices when it comes to getting permanent ink applied.
This tattoo has circulated around the internet a lot and has made plenty of "bad tattoo decision" lists. We're on the fence. The picture is clearly a bike and the design choice makes it look like an antique. At the same time, it leaves a lot more questions than it provides for answers. I'm 100% okay with this tattoo but a lot of people have debated against it.
The Village Bicycle
Okay, don't get a "tramp stamp" of bicycle bars because it's going to lead to comment about being the "village bicycle." If you don't get the reference it refers to everyone getting a "ride." It's pretty hard to hide this tattoo in a bathing suit and it's going to get you a lot of bad looks from people who are constantly questioning your life choices.
Show Us Your Tat
Pierce your nipple, add a bull around said nipple, and you have officially become the weirdest guy you know. Here's to hoping this guys girlfriend, if he has one, never tried to hold on for a bull ride. Ouch. Throw in this guys crazy choice in eyewear and it's safe to say he dances to his own beat and lives life outside of societal norms.
Chuck Taylor: Tattoo Edition
Converse should give this guy an endless supply of shoes for being what we would describe as the company's absolutely biggest fan. He has a permanent pair of Chuck Taylor's tattooed on his foot. Someone should have told his guy he could have had socks designed with the same pattern. Great design and coloring on this tattoo but it's still a crazy choice.
Hey Kid, This Is Your Mom Now. Sorry.
Is it just me or does this baby look really concerned that their mom is sporting one of the ugliest face tattoos on the planet. Seriously, it looks like she was about to go in for a face lift and the doctor wasn't done drawing the lines on her face. Baby is all like, "can someone find me an adoptive parent ASAP."
We're Assuming This Guy Is
Nothing like some good old-fashioned Australian patriotism. I mean there is nothing "Good" or "Old Fashioned" about this mess of a tattoo. Actually it looks like two tattoos with different shading levels and a bunch of confusion questions we will probably never have answered. Is this Kangaroo boxing among the stars? Was this guy drunk when this work was completed? Also... Why in general?
Remember when Britney Spears went crazy and shaved off all her hair? It turns out that was only slightly crazy compared to this fan of the singer who had Britney's face tattooed on their arm post-head-shaving incident. Britney looks crazy in this tattoo which is perfect because the person who had this inked was also probably totally out of their mind.
A Regretful Tattoo Or A Show Of Irony
I'm not 100% sure that this tattoo was an accident. Maybe the "regerts" spelling of the word regrets was done on purpose. Maybe this person is a genius who wanted to create a commentary on taking the bull by the horns and living life to the fullest. In reality, they probably can't spell and had an illiterate tattoo artist completing the work on their tattoo. I'm sure they have at least one regert... um... regret, at this point.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Boogers
I only have one question... Why Michelangelo? So many choices to make in life and this is what one guy thought made sense. I have to give him some bonus points for originality and then take those points away for absolutely stupidity. He's a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle fan, I get that, but he's also crazy.
This guy was either trying out for Blue Man Group or planning to audition for the rest of the James Cameron films in the Avatar series. Either way, the eyelid held closed with a piercing and the whole face tattoo are just insanely distracting. I have a feeling this guy works for the circus or spends his time trying to prove conspiracy theories in his mom's basement.
The Founder Of Stupid Face Tattoos?
Let's be honest, this isn't surprising. Mike Tyson literally bit a guy's ear off in an attempt to win a boxing match. He spent time in jail for rape, he was loved and then hated by millions of people, he lost tens of millions of dollars through frivolous spending. If anything, we're a bit surprised Tyson only managed to get one face tattoo and what took him so long? He didn't invent the face tattoo but he definitely popularized it.
Demon or Grandpa?
As you get older your tattoos will start to show their age. Sagging skin can take a beautiful tattoo and turn it into a blob of unrecognizable ink. This senior citizen had his face and neck tatted up and the years have not been kind to his body art. Throw in his sad expression in what appears to be a mugshot and we have tattoo fails galore stare back at us.
Ice Cold Tattoo
I have no idea what is going on in this photo. Is that ice cream cone shooting red lightning? One thing is for certain, most people who get Chinese characters written on their body end up with a less than perfect translation. This might be the only tattoo on our list that actually scares and confuses me at the exact same time.
This tattoo actually made me throw up in my mouth a little bit. Why would you tattoo the inside of an onion on your armpit? Maybe the tattoo artist took some liberties with their work after this girl opened her arm to reveal a less than pleasant smell. Whatever the case might be, this is just painful to look at and it's not even the worst tattoo we found.
This Guy Needs To Go Through The Looking Glass
At least this tattoo can be covered up with a shirt. The lips in this photo look like they were inpsired by the Chesthire cat from Alice In Wonderland. The joint at the end of the lips seems out of place and the overall placement of this massive chest tattoo is just not pleasing to look at. With that being said, the shading looks decent and the proportions dont' seem to be off.
A Lobster And A Nipple
Here's the sad truth about this guys tattoo, he probably went into the parlor and thought he was being super clever and original. In reality, we've seen this same design for years. Sure, the concept never gets old but who wants to be in a relationship and always looking at this insane design. The lobster looks pretty well tattooed though so kudos to him for finding a halfway decent tattoo artist.
The dumbness of this tattoo isn't in the design but rather the fact that it's uninspired, we've seen it so many times and it's almost always the same. This guy wins some points for hiding the tattoo under his sleeves but loses points for not being as evolved as the last specimen found on his own tattoo.
We’re Done Here
What we have here is what looks like an attempt to re-create a half-erased Etch-A-Sketch drawing. We almost feel bad for this person, it's as if their tattoo artist couldn't control their hand tremors but continued with their work regardless of what the final result was going to show. Maybe this tattoo has special meaning to this person or maybe it's just really bad.
Airplanes For No reason
These planes seem to be angry, and dive-bombing down towards something, just not quite sure what. Surely, there's some great meaning behind these two planes forever present on her once clean chest. Maybe she's honoring her great-great-grandfather who fought in World War II, maybe she just really likes planes or maybe she was drunk when this tattoo was applied, we will probably never know.
This Little Piggy...
I love hot dogs as much as the next person but this is just a whole lot of weird. Why would you want your foot to look like something you put in your mouth... oh... nevermind. Kidding aside, this person could have easily chosen any other design in the world but they didn't.
Come On Man, Put Some Effort Into It
I think it's charming that Patsy, Ritchie and Alice are proclaiming they will be best friends for life. However, the lack of an original font and the overall design of this tattoo seems like a choice that was made at the last second on a drunken night. Here's to hoping these three are friends forever or this tattoo will be a painful reminder of their falling out.
Fairy Tale Imperfection
Some tattoos are really bad simply because we have absolutely no idea what's going on. Is that a fairy? Where are their clothes? What's up with their bikini line? What is the object behind them? When a tattoo leaves us with this many questions we can't function. Maybe it's a brilliant commentary on a generation or maybe it's just weird for the sake of being strange.
HAHA we get it, you put poop on your back via a tattoo. You probably think it's hilarious but your boyfriend probably thinks it was a crappy idea. Imagine staring at this every time you're in bed with your lover. How drunk does someone have to be? Maybe she'll pass it off as a commentary on mobile communications with her own unique take on the poop emoji.
Will you merry me? Does that mean to make him happy or be happy with him? Grammar police have been all over this tattoo since it surfaced on the web. The correct spelling, marry, makes all the difference with this tattoo. Maybe Nina is a bad speller and accepted his request without calling on the grammar square.
Don't Do It
Perhaps this is a remind for this guy to always, "just do it" or maybe he was hoping Nike would see his foot tattoo and start sending him some desperately needed shoes. It's really amazing how far fans of certain brands will go to show how much those companies mean to them in real life. The tattoo artist should have told this guy, "just don't do it." Too late.
Oh Good, Racial Appropriation
I'm 99.999% sure this is racist. I'm also 100% positive this girl doesn't care and proudly shows this tattoo off every chance she gets. Imagine thinking you were cleverly getting a tattoo only to have it finished and then realize you have no concept of what is appropriate and what is considered incredibly stupid in general society.
Just When You Thought You'd Seen it All
This guy drinks Keystone light and refers to every guy as "bro." On the weekends he attends demolition derbies and catcalls any female within shouting distance. He tells his buddies he's an alpha male and then he requires a semi-automatic weapon to take down a deer. This guy's name is probably Bubba. Don't be like Bubba.
Mad Respect... For Chairs?
Who doesn't like to come home after a long day and work only to kick back in their favorite chair while throwing their feet up on an ottoman? This guy either owns a furniture business or he likes to constantly be reminded of his first love... sitting. The detail in his tattoo is right on point so I have to give him a shoutout based solely on the quality of the completed work.
This has to be a tattoo that was thought up ahead of time. Nobody could be this stupid right? Well, they did get finger tattoos which can't be easily hidden without gloves, so maybe it was a mistake. Either way, this tattoo made us laugh which is better than cringing as we have with most of the finalized tattoos on our list.
What Is Going On?
I'm not going to make fun of the imagery because there could be a sad story behind this photo. However, tattooing so much of your face with ANOTHER FACE is creepy, I don't care why it was done. Imagine how distracting it would be to talk with this guy. I would constantly be drawn to his second face and unable to hold a conversation with this guy.
Maybe School is What You Need
I think the message they meant to write was "too stupid for school." If you can't spell school you weren't to cool to be there, you were too stupid to stay. Also, why does this school button look like a double decker? Has this guy ever seen a school bus in real life? I have a lot of questions that are never going to be answered.
I'm not going to lie, I actually like this horrible tattoo. It's memorable, not too big, a little bit quirky, and my favorite color is blue. Perhaps this was just thrown together in a few minutes but it's just goofy enough to be stupid but not a total fail. Sometimes we just have to laugh at ourselves and I have a feeling this guy gets it.
Eyes In The Back Of My Head
This tattoo very well might be the influence behind George R.R. Martin's white walker characters in the Game of Thrones series. The facial structure, the bright blue eyes, it's all there. What's most impressive is the fact that this guy has his hair trimmed to form a crazy beard and mustache on his second face. Creepy but hilarious at the same time? Absolutely.
This Guy Understands Himself Perfectly
Here's a fun fact... If you have the word "stupid" tattooed on your forehead you have 100% accurate explained yourself. It may, in fact, be the first thing you have ever gotten right in your entire life. This guy is stupid, he knows he's stupid, and now everyone else in the world knows he's stupid.
Not Worth It For Any Amount Of Money
This mother of the year auctioned off space on her forehead on EBay. GoldenPalace.com was the winner, paying $10,000 to tattoo their URL on her forehead. She wanted the money to pay for her son's private school. The tattoo artist performing the job even tried to talk her out of it. Her kid probably would have turned out just fine in public school and now mom is scarred for life.
Cheeseburger in Paradise
I couldn't get this tattoo, I would be hungry for the rest of my life. The weird glow in the background is a bit distracting and the burger is clearly missing pickles but to each their own. Why people love getting food tattoos will remain a mystery for all time. Is anyone else up for an In N' Out run?
Not Quite Famous
It is a very bold move to get a misspelled tattoo proclaiming that you're finally famous when nobody even knows who you are. Although technically, now she's finally famous enough to be a part of this slideshow of horrendous tattoos that make you want to leave this planet if that's what she means. We still don't know who she is, but apparently she's E-List famous or something.
Bet Gone Horribly Wrong
It's bad enough when women get "tramp stamps" of butterflies. It's the most common option on the planet. This guy decided to follow suit and it's just all kinds of weird. Throw in the fact that he seems to be a general contractor and we're willing to bed he got drunk and got his tattoo on a dare. Worst than plumbers crack? Probably.
I thought it was common knowledge that doing laundry is one of the top five worst things to do on this planet. Most people could go the rest of their lives without hearing or seeing a washing machine ever again. This person loves washing clothes so much that they had a tattoo of a washing machine placed on their skin.
I think we've found the world's most dedicated Eric Stoltz/Mask fan. Who else would have Rocky Dennis' poor deformed face inked on themselves for all eternity? Something this person didn't think about is that few people under the age of 30 even know what this tattoo even depicts. Add in the fact that the tattoo isn't well done and this is just a whole bunch of creepiness.
Sorry buddy but nobody is saying thank you after they see this tattoo. There is so much cliche work going on here that we have to assume this is the douchy guy that only hits on all the drunk girls at the bar right before closing time. Seriously, what's wrong with people and how do they decide on the choices they make when getting these types of tattoos?
God Is Most Certainly Judging This Guys Use Of Grammar
Sorry man but God has never "Juge" anyone because that's not a thing. I'll never understand why tattoo artist and their customers don't double and triple check the spelling of words before they proceed. Have these people never heard of Grammarly? Do they not have access to a dictionary or a computer with Google?
I'm all types of confused. Is this guy laughing at the Nazis? Is he laughing because he is a nazi and is clearly showing off his hatred of non-white people? Did he just think the design of this tattoo was clever so he "went with it" during a drunken night at the bar? I hate this guy on so many levels right now.