I don't have any tattoos, though not for any reason more than when I was young and crazy enough to get one, I was too broke to cough up the cash. And now, as I get older, I think any needles I'm brave enough to have someone voluntarily pierce my skin with will be filled with Botox, not ink. I do, however, admire the inked skin of others, and have seen some beautiful works of art. Unfortunately, I've also seen some ridiculously unfortunate atrocities that are nothing short of horrifying.
Let's take a look at some of those, shall we? Including this first one that graces the forehead of a 21-year-old criminal. I'm all for freedom of expression, but wouldn't that just start your day off on the wrong foot every morning when you looked in the mirror? I guess it would be backwards, but still. Here are nine more terrible tattoos that should make you think before you go for the ink.
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This guy's tattoo makes his head look as if it has been bashed in. You can see the brain, blood, and everything. Gag.
The sentiment here is lovely, but the spelling really screws it up. "Love Concurs All." Huh.
Oh, yeah, this one is just vile. A man supposedly gave his cheating girlfriend a tattoo of a pile of poop on her back, complete with flies buzzing about it. Talk about a sh*tty thing to do.
A compass face with North, South, East, and West on one's back isn't a bad idea, unless the directions are in the wrong place, like this one. D'oh!
Hmmm. I suppose at least with these, you could always grow real hair if you got tired of it.
Surely, she meant it to read "Sweet Pea," right? This is so funny it makes me want to pee my pants.
Okay, points for creativity on this one that shows a man with clippers going up into a guy's underarm area. But isn't the joke going to get a little old after awhile?
I get the hype, but these things are permanent. Frighteningly, they are seemingly a thing. Let's hope Fifty Shades of Grey doesn't spark a similar trend.
Instead of opting for tattoo removal after an apparent split from "Andy," this woman chose to send a little stronger message instead.
What's the worst tattoo you've ever seen?