The pain of getting a tattoo is usually tolerable, but what can last even longer than the painful procedure itself? The sting from a bungled ink job just won't go away. When people see your failed art on you for life and comment on how disappointing it was (or isn’t) with every move they make, this may cut way deeper into one's soul than any needle could ever do!
Let’s give the schadenfreude train full steam ahead! We don't mean to add salt to anyone's wounds here, but you have got to admit that looking at tattoo fails can be a great way to experience this feeling. That is why we've gone through Tattoo Fails Instagram account and found some examples of what not to do when getting inked - like how these people ended up with cringe-worthy pieces after putting little thought into their design choice (and who could blame them?).
Below are interviews from Richard Fullam about his company focused solely on removing unwanted tattoos and Barbara Taylor from Pulse Light Clinic where she spills her secrets about taking off an existing decoration without surgery or other procedures being needed first.
01. Reality Vs. Expectation
04. Some people should just keep their ideas in the heads
05. Only Judge Can God Me
06. $25 special?
07. "Couldnt choose my fave font baby, but hope you like it"
08. Weird or awesome?
10. Heres one proud father on fathers day
11. Yes, You have
12. Poor Freddie!
15. I'm belief in God
16. Doesn't look so bad.
17. Is this why woman aint allowed to read maps??
18. Do we have to??
22. Stuff of nightmares
23. Angle? 📐
24. Would love this to be his passport photo!
25. Phil Collins
26. Some mistakes you carry a lifetime
27. Screw you
28. This is just wrong
29. Yeah! Who needs a shirt?
30. Why 👀
31. I see no wrong
32. Is there a special line at customs for this?
34. Wow, you've really captured his...erm, hat!
35. But first....lemme take a selfie..
36. It's finger lickin' good
38. Impressed with this guys sleeve! 👀
39. Good Morning! Breakfast anyone??
40. Seems legit...
42. Some say tattoo fail, some say pretty awesome!
46. *facepalm* 😳
47. Mama wouldn't be very happy
48. Oh hell no...
49. "Yeah, i do portraits for only $30!"
52. This takes "scratcher" to a whole new level
It’s hard to believe that some of these tattoos were put on people’s bodies to be there forever, but they are. And while we can all laugh at their expense, it’s also important to remember that these people may not be laughing when they see their tattoos in 20 years (or less). So if you’re thinking about getting inked, make sure you love your design – because you might be stuck with it for the rest of your life.
A tattoo is a permanent reminder of a moment, event, or person. It is supposed to be something you will love and appreciate for the rest of your days. Unfortunately, that's not always the case. There are plenty of people out there who deeply regret getting tattoos. Here are the top five regrets of people who get tattoos, based on interviews with tattoo artists and customers.
1. "It was a spur-of-the-moment decision."
Tattoos are meant to be carefully considered permanent marks on your body. They should not be impulse decisions made on a whim. If you're considering getting a tattoo, take your time to think about it before making a decision. Once you get the tattoo, it will be with you for life.
2. "I was drunk when I got it."
This is maybe the most common regret people have regarding tattoos. Getting drunk and getting a tattoo might seem like a good idea at the time, but it's never a good idea to make such a permanent decision when you're not in your right mind. If you're drunk, just wait until you sober up before making any decisions about getting inked.
3. "I was peer pressured into it."
Like anything else, tattoo regret can happen when you give in to peer pressure. If your friends are all getting tattoos and pressuring you to do the same, just remember that you can say no. It's your body, and you should only make decisions about it that you're comfortable with—not ones that will please other people.
4. "I got it in a place that's visible to everyone."
This is another common regret among people who get tattoos. Many people opt for visible locations like their arms or back—only to later realize that they don't want everyone to see their ink all the time. If you're considering a visible tattoo, just be sure you're comfortable with everyone seeing it before you go through with it.
5. "I chose a design that's cheesy or clichéd."
Just because something is popular doesn't mean it's timeless—or that you won't grow tired of it eventually. When choosing a tattoo design, go for something unique that has meaning to you personally. That way, even if it falls out of fashion eventually, you'll still love your ink because it's significant to you in some way.
If you're thinking about getting a tattoo, there are some things you should consider first. Make sure it's something you really want, and take your time to choose a meaningful design that won't just be popular for the next few years but will also remain significant to you over time. Getting inked is a big decision—be sure to give it the thought it deserves.
Which one of these terrible tattoos was your favorite? Let us know in the comments!