Tattoo Fails: 12 Tattoos That Really Went Wrong

Tattoos that have gone wrong, there are plenty of them in this world...But the problem is that they stay forever and ever – so many embarrassing fails!

Badly done tattoos
Source: imago images / ZUMA Wire

Obviously, choosing a tattoo design should be carefully considered - after all, you'll have the image on your skin forever. But choosing a tattoo artist should be at least as thoughtful. Because if you just go to any studio, you may end up with a design on your body that you had imagined a little differently. And then yes, you'll be walking around with a "messed up tattoo" like the ones we'll show you in the following pages. These fails are so cringe worthy!

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#1 Poor Freddie ...

... he really didn't deserve that. Thanks to the Instagram account @failtattoos, we'll never get this image out of our heads again.

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#2 The only question that comes to mind here:

Why?!

@gary_getson shared this "gem" on their Instagram account.

He wanted a jellyfish, he ended up with a seahorse
Source: Imgur

#3 It Didn't Go so Well...

"I went to a friend of my roommate at the time to get a jellyfish tattoo. He did a sketch and it looked really good. He drew it on graph paper, but he said it was just for guidance because it was easier for him to draw that way. Of course, no problem. I was 19 years old, I was well protected and I thought he had some kind of allergy because he sniffed a lot. But it turned out that he was addicted to cocaine and was taking pills, under the influence of which he ended up tattooing the design, including the checkered paper, on my rib. [...] In the end, I had to get covered up for 14 hours and vowed never to get the other side tattooed."

[blackcatsskirt via imgur]

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#4 The King of the Jungle

Yes, hm, I missed something.

@momentaryink says it how it is on Instagram: "Nailed it."

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#5 A Mighty Dragon?

The preliminary designs for the rest of the tattoo suggest bad things...

Thanks, @tattoo_prank, for sharing this messed up tattoo!

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#6 Gotta Catch 'em All !

Or maybe not.

@ink_patrol uses a hashtag that sums up this whole situation: #regret

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#7 The Poor Child !

When you turn your baby into a 50-year-old man. Top.

Where does @tattoo_prank  find all these tattoo fails?!

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#8 Showing Your Limits

Also towards his hair ! 

Another gem on @tattoo_prank's IG account.

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#9 Horror on The Leg

And this is not a metaphor.

This post on @ink_patrol's Instagram account looks like it could have been drawn by a kid.

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#10 A Classic

It certainly happens more often than you think.

The account @chickentranslation surely knows this, too!

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#11 Yes, but No.

It won't go away, not even with Wite-Out.

Is this a funny or an inspiring tattoo, @funnyandinspiringtattoos_ ?

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#12 And Another Poor Baby...

Maybe a baby tattoo is not a good idea in itself.

Thanks for sharing, @johnjosephcromag!