Getting a tattoo is a time-honored way to immortalize a loved one lost, a seminal life experience, or a current obsession, and the latter is almost always a terrible, horrible mistake. Cruelly celebrating that fact, here’s the classic “I got a tattoo of my favorite band’s name” mistake and it’s not even spelled correctly.
Some people are so in love with their favorite bands that they think this is a great idea, but that’s rarely the case. Especially considering the fact that this wasn’t even spelled correctly. When they grow up and their enthusiasm inevitably fades, they’re left with a permanent reminder of their mistake.
One of Those Early Styles
This could be almost anywhere on the body, but hopefully, it's somewhere they can hide. It's kind of a cool design if you look at it long enough. While the execution could have been better, at least we know it's a bike. Clearly, this person wants everyone to know how much they enjoy cycling.
There is a particular mania that comes along with wearing your heart on your sleeve, i.e. your favorite thing as a tattoo. But is it really worth it if it looks sub-standard? Rather wait it out until you're 100% sure your design and tattoo artist can do a decent job.
That's a Great Drawing, Sweety
In the pantheon of terrible tattoos, this one might be the clear winner. There's been plenty of ink spilled in the name of tattooing a child's drawing on their parents' skin. And this must be one of the worst the internet has to offer.
Deciding to tattoo what your kid drew needs to be handled in one of two ways: doing it on a small, inconspicuous part of your body, or waiting for the kid to develop some better skills and only then getting one of his or her later pieces tattooed on yourself. Until their late teens, their drawings can go on the walls or the fridge.
This is definitely cringe-worthy, but it also looks like it is planned, in a wonderful bit of tattoo irony. This is a good lesson for life, not just when getting a tattoo. We get that they might have thought this would've been funny but all it really says is that you don't care about what you put on your body.
The tattoo designer or artist could plainly see what space is required, so odds are this lady got big, Gothic letters on her eight fingers as a joke that will last forever. We bet it won't be funny in ten years when she has to meet her fiance's parents or when applying for that lucrative job.
Mom Knows Best
Some people are always on the lookout for a good idea when it comes to their next tattoo. They even ask their moms for advice, hoping to get some inspiration. That's exactly what this guy did. Sadly, he didn't quite think it through and thought he'd be incredibly original.
So he ended up choosing his mom's text message and now he has a terrible tattoo that's supposed to be a joke. Joke tattoos can be a way of telling a story or commemorating a funny memory, but that doesn't mean it will be as funny as you think it is!