12 Bad Mom Tattoos That Will Make You Cringe (PHOTOS)

Tattoos are more mainstream than ever these days. Everyone has one; even moms are getting in on the action. Which shouldn't be that surprising. Moms have long been a popular topic in the tattoo world. Folks are forever getting tattoos dedicated to celebrating the special woman in their lives. Now moms are returning the favor and celebrating their own kids with ink.

But the results aren't always touching and flattering. In fact, sometimes they can be downright ... disastrous. One bad tattoo artist or a joke gone too far, and these bad mom tattoos are emblazoned on someone's person forever. Too bad for them, and too funny for us.

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We've gathered up some of our favorite, funniest, and downright confusing mom-based tattoos. Get ready to giggle, snort, cringe, and praise the tattoo gods that this fate has not been your own. Still, in the end -- it's the thought that counts, right? Please enjoy 12 of our favorites!

What's the worst tattoo you've ever seen?


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I almost fell out my seat on #10...awful awful awful!

balan... balancing-act

I think the Pez one is cool if there's a tie to the concept and a special memory. Some of these....yikes

wamom223 wamom223

I have a friend who dated a guy that had a tattoo of his mom on his chest but it was really well done and gorgeous.  But still, who wants to have sex with your guys mom staring down at you?  In the end she just couldn't get past it.  So even if it is done well it can still be bad.  

Taisie Taisie

Why are we back to "slide shows" that reload the whole page? I can't be bothered...

Michaela Hamblen

People need to get over the thing with number 10 I have seen it all over facebook in the past and its actually something sweet un the one that says I hate my mom on the dudes forehead

bolto... boltofblue

Can anyone else not.stop.staring at the nipple in #7?

ginge... ginger6034

#7 Ewww

I can't unsee that. Gross!

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