20 Of The Most Tragic Tattoo Fails Ever

by Giovanna Boldrini
Giovanna was born in Rome, Italy and currently resides in South Salem, New York. In her free time, she likes to cook with her children and grandchildren.

A tattoo is a commitment. The idea of marking your body permanently is not a decision to make lightly, and neither is the design or message you want to send with such a piece of art.

So just what in the actual f**k these people were thinking is beyond us.

We’ve scoured the internet for some of the most egregiously horrible tattoos ever inked on humans. Some of them will make you chuckle, some of them will make you cringe, and others will make you doubt whether our species really is the most intelligent on Earth.

Honestly, the art isn’t all that bad here, but the placement seems a tad aggressive.

That’s the most judgmental shih tzu we’ve ever seen.

Steady hand for putting art on humans? Yes. 5th grade understanding of grammar? No.

At first we only noticed the incorrect grammar in the quote, but maybe even more painful is the name…

Points for creativity, but deductions for taste (pun… because sriracha, get it?)

…BTW, it actually says ‘matzah’ in Hebrew. Which is bread.


The reference on the bottom left implies John Lennon, but the face screams ugly Harry Potter.

1) Why is his hand in his pants? 2) Why the bellybutton flower? 3) In general, why?

We didn’t know it was possible to make Trump look any stupider…

Admittedly, if this was something his kids scribbled for him, it’s kind of cute. But maybe he could have waited a few years until they could actually draw? Or put it somewhere less prominent?

A little pedantic, sure, but if you’re going to get that huge of a gamer-related tattoo, why wouldn’t you double check this first?

No no no no no no no *dumps bleach in eyeballs*

That wolf has seen some things…

Forget the tattoo for a moment… is that mayonnaise?

“I’d like you to make my horrific tribal tattoo from ’97 even worse” -this guy, to his Looney Tunes-loving tattoo artist

Where to start with this one: the face, or the most inappropriate quote ever?

This is an unhealthy commitment to a Halloween costume.

This is what happens when you don’t update your iPhone, kids.

Did Ariel eat Ursula?