Criminal With Vulgar Forehead Tattoo Can Run, Can't Hide


patrick brooksA million dollars? Ten million dollars? Just trying to figure out how much someone would have to pay me to get the phrase "F*CK YOU" tattooed in bold black ink across my forehead. The tat would make my life pretty difficult (I would totally have to kiss my babysitting gigs goodbye), but who knows, maybe there's an upside to tattooing profanity on one's face?

To get the answer, we'd have to ask burglary suspect and 21-year-old Patrick Brooks. He'd be able to tell us all about it. I mean. Check out his mugshot.

Brooks also has teardrop tattoos near his eyes, and if Law & Order: SVU has taught me anything, it's that those tats could be symbols that he's killed three men in prison. NOW I have no idea if that's true or not, and most of my legal, criminal, and justice system knowledge comes from procedural drama re-runs on TNT, but I'm just saying.

Brooks is being held in a California county prison without bail for burglary, forgery, receiving stolen property, and violating parole. Bet the cops caught him because it's not like he can hide. With a memorable tat like that, Brooks will have a hard time blending in anywhere he goes.

I wonder if the tattoo artist had messed up and accidentally written THANK YOU across Brooks' forehead how different his life would be. Actually, that'd be kinda sweet. Instead of verbally expressing your gratitude when someone passes the salt, you just point to your forehead, or when the toll booth guy gives you change, forehead point, or when you rob a bank of all its money and turn to the manager dead on the floor as you're leav ... GAH! Nothing is sacred.


Maybe we should give Brooks the benefit of the doubt -- is he just a MASSIVE Cee Lo Green fan? Does he love that song A LOT? Maybe? Think his other inmates will just sing that song to him as he falls gently asleep in his cot? If so, I wouldn't mind going to jail. Hmm. Wonder if my fave tune "Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes" could fit on my forehead. 

It breaks my heart to look at him -- clearly he has a lot of sadness and rage pulsing through his body. One cheery person doesn't just wake up one morning and decide to tattoo F*CK YOU on one's face (again: unless you're a crazy Cee Lo fan). Wishing him the best.


Photo via Shasta County Sheriff's Department

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nonmember avatar Alli

This article cracked me up

yayhe... yayheadstart

Face tats are the dumbest thing you can do. You might as well just kiss any chance of a normal life goodbye. He's probably not hard at all anyway -just another pussy poser.

Billy E Thornton

sad that that was what he decided to get tattooed on his body , stupid of him to put it on his forehead.....I predict a short meaningless life and that is just a plain shame.....

navygf07 navygf07

BEST ARTICLE YET!!! What a way to start a morning! Makes one wonder about people these days. Well done on this one!! I saw you driving down town with the girl I love and I was ooo

Tara Dukaczewicz

Very sad, he was someone's little boy at one time. Going to go hug mine.....

Liz Debbs

What a dumb ass, actually he should have tatted that on his forhead.

MKMcGraw MKMcGraw

Wow, did he lose a bet? That's the only way I imagine getting a tattoo on your face! What a loser

Texas... TexasWife

From my understanding the tears could mean a number of things.

Tracey Morris

this is sorta sad :( I wonder if the tattoo could have been forced on him? a couple of pills and it's lights out and lets have some fun? Mind you I am not feeling that sorry for him. Sometimes it's what you have done to others that determine what happens to you in life.

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