Bad tattoo jobs are moments that we regret for the rest of our lives. Tattoos are like permanent mementos that remind us about a special moment or a person. We spend hours hunting for design, and then when we finally get it inked, it doesn’t come out as expected. And then we have to live with it for the rest of our lives, wishing that we had never got it tattooed in the first place. But if this has happened to you, don’t feel ashamed. Prepare to see some epic tattoo fails.
The Dud Tattoo Artist Copied The Nipple As Well
Look at the cool Batman villains’ tattoo on the left. If you can see the severed head of the famed Batman villain, Penguin, you will notice that it is actually the man’s nipple that is showing. Look at the tattoo on the right, and you will see the tattoo artist drew the nipple as well.
You Are So Dumb, Dave
We seriously hope Dave isn’t as dumb as this poem. There is nothing at all poetic about these lines that he has got etched over his back. In fact, he will have to live with it for his whole life. Whoever reads this poem, will clearly understand that Dave has a low IQ.
The Face Behind The Back Of The Head
This man asked for a tattoo of a pair of eyes and a mouth on the back of his head. He has also cut his hair in such a way that it makes the eyebrows and the mustache on this face. But what if the man loses his hair when he gets old?
Never Get A Tattoo In A Foreign Language
If you love those oriental tattoos, go ahead and get one. But just make sure that you know exactly what it means, unlike this dude who went for a Chinese tattoo. When he translated it, it turned out to be “turkey sandwich”.
This guy here put the silly blob of a wart on his head to some use. He created the silhouette of Michael Jordan underneath the wart so that the wart became a basketball. He surely has a creative mind.
Nipple tattoos are a thing! They are highly trendy, and if you get it right, you can have a great tattoo. But if you mess it up like this one here, then you have invested in pain just for nothing. Just think about it before you get a nipple tattoo.
It’s His Life, So Let Him Mess With It
This iconic line was sung by John Bon Jovi and there are still many fans who rave about this song. But if you are a fan, surely you must know how to spell his name!
He Couldn’t Even Get The Tiger Right
If your tattoo artist lacks the basic drawing skills, then you may want to think twice before getting an ink job from them. Have a look at the crouching tiger tattoo here. Even a fifth-grader could have drawn better than this. What do you say?
The Tiger Got A Black Eye
A different tiger tattoo, but the same story. However, this tiger tattoo is much better than the previous one. What the tattoo artist did wrong was that he messed up the eyes. In a bid to rectify his mistake, he overwrote the lines and now the tiger looks like he’s been punched in the eye.
This Is A Perfect Fit
This tattoo is a perfect fit. There are absolutely no errors in this one, so don’t go looking for any. But it looks a bit weird. There is no way a decent girl, in her right mind would actually want to date him. His subtle smile also makes him look like a silent psychopath waiting to get you.
This Was Supposed To Be A Galaxy
This tattoo was supposed to be a galaxy. It turned out to be a disease instead. It looks like an infectious skin ailment. If I had got this tattoo, I would definitely not have paid for it. What are some people thinking?
That Ain’t No Marilyn Monroe
This tattoo does not look like a portrait of Marilyn Monroe. The outline of the tattoo is great; maybe a bit of color could improve things a bit. But this tattoo artist needs to take some drawing classes.
That Actually Looks Like Scales On A Snake
The tattoo is perfect as far as the design is concerned. But the only thing that goes against it is the fact that is permanent and the man might have to live his whole life as a snake.
Who would want to have a Simpson tattoo? And why would you get a Yin-Yang tattoo with their dumb faces on?
Youself And Hoop
When you look at this, you feel like giving yourself the biggest facepalm ever. Why? Look at the spellings of Yourself and Hope. If only the tattoo artist could spell properly, then he could have delivered a perfect work of art.
He Doesn’t Know How To Drive For sure
This tattoo artist has surely never driven a car in his whole life. He doesn’t even know that the third gear is adjacent to the fourth gear. Even if he/she was right, how would the driver of this car make a gear change? Just imagine.
What Happened To Eminem’s Body?
This is a good tattoo and one that doesn’t seem like it should be criticized. We thought we’d add this to the article because we absolute loved it. However, his body may need a little bit of work!
Good Tattoo, Bad Haircut
The tattoo’s concept is awesome. The hair serves as the mane of the Gorilla, and the bald patch on the head is the mouth. But getting a portion of the head tonsured is so awkward.
Doesn’t Know The Directions In A Compass?
What kind of person on this planet does not where the four directions of the compass point? If somebody does not know the four cardinal directions, then they need a geography lesson, for sure.
Dog Tits For A Tiger?
If you’ve got a tiger, then what do you need dog sucklings for? Isn’t it better to have tiger sucklings to match the rest of the tattoo?
He’s A Slow Thinker
When you have a turtle on your head, what else do you expect. Of course, you will be a slow thinker. It would have been better if they had drawn a Ferrari instead.
The Bananas Took Me For A Spin
One can understand the womb and the child concept, and we can admit that the art is awesome. But what about the bananas. Can’t the children wait until they come out of the womb?
That Looks A Hell Of A Lot Like Angelina Jolie’s Evil Twin
The artist tried his best to etch out Angelina Jolie on skin. But the effect that his art and the ink had was quite bad and Angelina Jolie ended up looking like her evil, misshapen twin.
That Ain’t No Pine Tree
The artist tried his best to draw trees and to include all of the detailed branches as well. But what he got was something that looked like a skin disease. Only people with a genuine talent for drawing should be approached for a tattoo.
This Does Not Look Like My Mom’s Portrait
This man tried to get the picture of his stepmom etched onto his arm. Instead of looking like something spectacular, it turned out to be a big bag of dog crap instead.
Who Needs Glasses
If you need a pair of glasses for your weak eyes, then go the optometrist and get a pair of real reading glasses. Who would want a tattoo of a pair of spectacles? If you have done it on purpose, then quit showing off.
That Ain’t Ben
No, it doesn’t look like a tattoo of Benjamin Franklin. It looks more like a fat alien.
This girl has a vegan tattoo drawn over her eyebrows. Why? She grew tired of telling everybody that she was a vegan and was constantly being served meat. She took a drastic step, but it works in everybody’s favor. But it looks awkward.
This guy never knew that this particular symbol was used to tell whether that particular animal is neutered or not. That is why he got it inked onto his skin, but now people have got the wrong idea about him.
Pikachu Got To Poo
By the looks of it, it seems that Pikachu needs to go and answer nature’s call. This just looks awful!
Did A Child Draw This One?
This was supposed to look like a tiger, but it looks like a stupid big cat instead. It seems to me that this was drawn by a kid who wanted to get some drawing practice.
The Tiger Needs A Nosejob
Everything seems okay, until you look at the nose of the tiger. It is a big mistake and is also the reason why this girl’s boyfriend left her. Whenever this girl shows her thigh, she must feel the pain of this tattoo a lot.
This Baby Looks Like An Old Man
It was supposed to be a picture of the baby, but it turned out to be a tattoo of an old man instead. Anybody know a good plastic surgeon?
This uncle got a tattoo of this eagle on his forehead as a surprise for Christmas. Turns out there are not going to be any festivities for the occasion. Maybe the shock was too much to handle for the family.
Why get a tattoo of a pair of socks when you can buy them cheap? It could be because the man likes socks but does not like to wear them.
Onion Tattoo Will Make Her Armpits Stink
Onions stink, and you could say the same about your armpits as well. What would you get if you combine the two? Maybe the stinkiest thing in the whole world.
It Looks Straight Out Of A Cartoon
This picture looks like it has been copied straight out of a cartoon. But look closely and you will notice that the man has abnormal hair growth. He has definitely chosen the best way to camouflage it.
It Looks Like Chucky
It seems to me that this woman must love a lot of horror movies. But it also seems that she loves bad tattoo artists as well.
If you wanted a real six pack, you could have got them properly drawn. But with this dotted swarm, it looks like you have a six pack of hair growth on your body.
Tham Yorke Goes Blind Because Of A Nipple
There is nothing wrong with the artistic skills of the tattoo artist. But what the artist lacks is common sense. How can we tell? Just look at the placement of the portrait. Now Tham Yorke has only one eye.
Is That A Crab Or A Lobster?
It was supposed to be a crab, but that looks like a beetle or some other insect. The worst part is that this man has got it all over his body.
The Turtle Is His Baby
When you see a man love his turtle so much you start to wonder whether the turtle is his baby. Another classic example of bad artwork.
That Does Not Look Like Her At All
It was supposed to look like a woman but it ended up looking like a man with a light five o’clock stubble. The worst part is that this tattoo was done in somebody’s memory. The artist spoiled everything.
She Is Going To REGRET It
The lady in the picture, God bless her, is getting married. We are so happy for her. And if her face was not blurred, we would have noticed that she is happy as well. What spoils the happy ambiance is the tattoo on her wrist, which says it all.
The Zipper On The Backbone
This dude keeps his vertebrae in a zipper. Why would somebody get this tattoo? Maybe that’s why the woman next to him looks so agitated?
My 5-Year Old Can Draw Better Than This
He really shouldn’t boast about this tattoo. It is the worst piece of art I have come across and ranks at the bottom of this list.
What’s Awesome About This?
If you are going to do these kinds of nipple tattoos, then please do not advertise it. Instead of bringing in customers, you are driving them away. I feel bad for whoever actually has this tattoo.
Somebody Give Me An Aspirin
If this is what your children look like when they are inked on your body, then you are certainly going to get a headache by looking at it. Somebody give the person an aspirin, or better yet, some poison.
The Tiger Looks Like It’s Suffering From A Disease
Is it a tiger or a snake? By looking at the picture, it’s hard to tell. The shape of the head is okay, but the body looks somewhat silly. What a waste!
Not As Planned
No problem with how the concept worked out. The flags are all fine. But the face of the lion could have been better. It looks like it doesn’t feel well and is about to throw up.
He’s Got A Six Pack Minus The Exercise
This is the real six-pack that every man wants: a six-pack of beers. If only they were real. But the tattoo is just fine.
That Spider Actually Looks Real
Absolutely fabulous piece of art. The spider looks so real, especially with all that shadow work. But it looks kind of creepy near the ear. We sincerely hope you don’t give others the fright of their lives.
Jesus Is Going To Punish The Tattoo Artist, For Sure
The concept is so cool, but the execution of it is extremely bad. If Jesus could see this tattoo he would slap the hell out of you for this sin.
Another Marilyn Monroe Tattoo Fail
That does not look like Marilyn Monroe from any angle, especially with that pair of crooked feet. The face is also not on the mark. Now who agrees that this person should get a refund from the tattoo artist?
Tattooed Young? Pay The Price!
When you are young, these tattoos look cool. But as you get older, you realize your mistake. Now what can you do? Just grin and bear it.
Darth Vader Would Die Seeing This
Does that look like Darth Vader from any angle? Forget Darth Vader coming to get you, I think you would be sued by George Lucas and the entire Star Wars franchise.
Is This Supposed To Be A Lion?
This was supposed to be a lion. It turned out to be a character from some scary urban legend. It does have a scary effect, but also makes you look awkward.
Over-Written Play Boy Bunny
If you can’t draw the simple outline of the playboy bunny, then you ain’t a tattoo artist. We recommend this tattoo artist try out some other profession.
Now That Ain’t Ryan Gosling
That doesn’t look like Ryan Gosling one bit. And since when did Gosling have the body of a spider? I admit Gosling looks a bit otherworldly, but this piece of art looks like the work of a mad person.
The Leopard Print Looks Like Hamburgers On Fire
This leopard print looks more like a group of hamburgers on fire. Whatever it is, it’s giving me a BIG headache. Anybody have some Aspirin? How many times do I have to ask for Aspirin?
Bad Spelling, Bad Inkjob
These three rules would have been lovely, if they were spelt right. Call the cops and charge the tattoo artist and send him to elementary school, so that he can learn how to spell.
Devil Tinker Bell
Just look at the devilish smile of Tinkerbell. She seems to be high on something. Or maybe the tattoo artist was not awake when he was giving this inkjob.
Close, Very Close
There’s nothing wrong with this piece of art. But what’s wrong is the choice of picture. If you want an awesome tattoo on your body, make sure you make the right choice.
The Exorcist Girl Inkjob
Somebody got their daughter etched onto their body. It would have been a fine work of art, if the tattoo artist had made the eyes symmetrical. The girl even has a sinister smile, like a poltergeist.
The Angel Needs Proper Detailing
We respect the pure intentions of this man, but we would ask him to stop with his miserly ways. Why? Look at how dreadful the tattoo is! Look where the rosary is heading. This was found on Tinder and we are swiping left.
The Nose Pin Looks Like A Bad Boil
The intentions and the visualization was good. Also, you can give full marks for creativity. But the placement is so awkward, it looks more like a boil than a nose pin.
Horns on the head make you look like a devil? You look more like a person who has no good intentions. This tattoo makes you look like one of the devil’s minions who has been carefully given a tan.
Joker All The Way
If you get a clown tattoo, then beware, because you will remain a joker for life. This boy here must be cursing himself for the tattoo he got. He can’t seem to get rid of the stupid psycho look.
The Paw In The Bow-Tie Is Looking Like Something Else
When you are getting a tattoo, you should bear one thing in mind. Precision is key. Just look at this lady here; the cat tattoo she got is cute, but what’s behind the bow tie? A paw? Doesn’t look like one.
We Don’t Believe it
It looks bad from the start. We wonder how bad it will look when this is finished? You better get prepared for the trauma. It looks more like a bad rash, if you ask me.
The Message On The Eyes
Yeah, we get the message, but wouldn’t it have been more sensible to hire a lawyer instead? Your tattoo artist can’t get you out of jail, you see. And he must have taken a $100 for this ink job.
The Bull From Nowhere
It looks like the man asked his buddy to give him a tattoo when they were both dead-drunk. Or maybe he wanted to save some money so he asked his kid to do it.
The Reality Doesn’t Look Like What We Expected
The tiger and his cub look like they need a haircut. Time and again we have emphasized the importance of approaching real professional tattoo artists, not the kid who gives $5 ink jobs.
The Most Fashionable Man On The Planet
Looking at this man who’s got his whole head covered in ink, and with fur on his shoulders, we can tell he’s all about fashion.
What Creature Is This?
That dog looks like trash, as if he has never been groomed properly. If this is the type of work that you do, then you are not going to get a lot of customers.
He Loves ‘Cock On His Back
Why, oh why, did you get a rooster drawn on your back? We get it, we get it, you love ‘cocks, don’t you? You naughty boy, you’ll probably get roasted for a long time for this potential mistake.
A Lawsuit Is In Store
It was supposed to be Veni Vidi Vici, and it is clear that the tattoo artist did not know Italian, so he made the spelling mistake. But what were you doing, lady? Sleeping while getting an ink job?
The Mermaid Has No Tailfins
This does not look like a mermaid, it looks more like a hose pipe. What else can you expect from me when you show a sea beauty without its complete tail? I feel bad for the mermaid. Somebody get her to a surgeon.
It’s So BAD, It’s Toxic
This is what popped up on a dating site. If you ask my opinion of this man, I would say he’s extremely toxic. With the two snakes and radioactivity, what else is there to say?
Corn Dog Tattoo
Why would you get a tattoo of a corn dog on your leg? When you’re sixteen, you do all sorts of silly things, and this tattoo is one of them. Drives you crazy to see this when you are older.
Nipples On Fire
Why would you set your nipples on fire? It seems that this dude is feeling all hot, so he thought it would be a good idea to get flaming nipples. So girls, do you find him attractive or not?
Bad Sideburn Tattoo
The tattoo of the man looks more like a bad side-burn. Why would you get this branded on your cheek. I wouldn’t kiss her.
Star Wars Wrestling Champion
He’s the Star Wars heavyweight champion. He seems to be a fan of wrestling as well as aliens. But this tattoo would have looked a lot better if the man was in better shape. The Star Wars tattoo looks more like the seam of his underwear.
That Stingray Stings
This jellyfish looks like it has a lot of loose strands. This tattoo job is midway, still waiting to be done, but it seems to resemble a rotten taco. All green with mold!
Bad Tattoo + Bad Villain = Super Bad Villain
It was supposed to look like the joker, but it looks more like Butterface. Why don’t people see how qualified the tattoo artist is, before they actually get an ink job done. That would save the money, time and pain that ensues afterwards.
A Painful Design
It seems that the man cannot stay barefeet. At the same time, he’s no fan of shoes. So he came up with a solution that’s neither here nor there. He drew the shoe on his feet. But this tattoo looks quite painful.
He Could Have Bought The Shoe Instead
This man is a fan of Croc footwear, but it seems that he can’t afford a pair of them. That’s why he’s content with a tattoo of one. But what will happen when his hair grows back?
My Child’s Pony
It looks like an amateur job. Or maybe you gave a child a tattoo pen and let them loose. Still the inking was not that bad. But the design could have been much better. It looks as if it has been drawn by a fourth grade school kid.
Not Quite There
This is one of those ink jobs that the tattoo artist themselves posted on Facebook. But if you look it from my perspective it makes the woman look old and haggard.
The Beautiful Abomination
What is this creature that is drawn on the torso? It’s quite beautiful, but it is quite strange as well. It is neither a lady nor a dog. If you ask me, it looks more like an abomination.
Eyes On The Back Of The Head
Eyes in the back of the head? That’s a saying, isn’t it? The tattoo artist really did a good job, but this man is plain unlucky. He’s getting old and his skin looks awry, giving the whole tattoo a weird feel.
Eyes On The Neck?
Eyes on the back of the head is something that we have heard of. But eyes at the nape of the neck? That is something new we have never come across before. But each to his own. So, let this man enjoy his freedom and his choices.
He’s Got A Braid
That braid is properly etched onto the skin, but look at the positioning. It looks like the man has a real braid. Maybe he was inspired by the Vikings and got this stupid tattoo. Remember, if you are man, don’t go for these feminine ink jobs.
The Centipede Looks Creepy
This tattoo is actually really good, and it looks realistic. But it is so close to his ear that it also looks creepy.
The Syringe Looks Like Something Else
If you do not have any drawing skills, you should never venture to be a tattoo artist. And if you are a diabetic, you should never get a tattoo. That’s because there’s always the risk of getting an infection.