30+ Images of Tattoo Fails that are Painfully hilarious

The art of work etched to the skin can turn into a masterpiece or it can haunt you for the rest of your life. We don’t know if these people regret their decisions or this actually means something to them. 

Advice: Maybe getting a tattoo on a drunken night is probably not the best decision you take. Also, when you decide to get a patch of ink on your skin, please check the spellings before finalizing it.

1. I hope his name is George..

Well, well, well, if this fella ain't named George, then this ad for some other person's awesome summer is just a total waste of space.

I mean, who wants to promote another person's good times? Am I right? But hey, maybe this dude just really relates to the quirks of a George-like character.

But let's be real, who wants to advertise that? George was always the neurotic sidekick getting himself into some wacky situations. Actually, come to think of it, I just summed up the entire show. Bravo, George, bravo.

2. What do you get when you..

Alright, listen up, folks! We are all about letting your imagination run wild and creating fantastical worlds filled with magic and wonder.

Who doesn't love a good hybrid animal in their fantasy world? But let's just take a moment and talk about something that's been bugging me lately. Can we all agree that a pug mermaid is just a tad too much? Sure, the seashell bra is a nice touch, but c'mon now, let's not get carried away.

Some things are better left as separate entities, you know? But hey, I gotta admit, that pug mermaid would make for one heck of a cute tattoo!

3. So this is what happened..

Oh boy, this dude was on a mission to find someone to blame for his hair loss. He wasn't about to accept the fact that time and genetics were the culprits.

So, he went ahead and pointed fingers at the mysterious hair-mowing imp! And guess what? We finally have a glimpse of this legendary creature thanks to his artistic skills.

I can totally imagine him at the pub, after a few too many pints, bragging to his mates about his encounter. "You won't believe what I saw, mate. I woke up to this strange noise, and there it was...the hair-mowing imp! And you know what? I got a tattoo to prove it!" Well, I guess we'll never know if he's telling the truth or just a little bit tipsy. But hey, at least we have a new addition to the mythical creature collection.

4. Dude!! Check out this guy's beak!

Okay, so the dude got himself a turtle tattoo, but here's the thing - it's on his nose! Like, seriously, bro, where are you gonna put the other three turtles? And what about Splinter? Did you forget about him? Maybe the tattoo artist should have suggested a better location, like on his arm or something.

That way, he could have had the whole squad together, enjoying some pizza. Because let's be real, pizza is the answer to all of life's problems!

5. Peter's cotton tail hopping down the..

Oh boy, check out this adorable tattoo! It's, like, straight out of a children's book or something. Maybe the owner's parents used to read it to them every night before bed, and now they're passing on the tradition to their own kids.

Aww, so sweet! But wait a hot second...what's up with that weird afterimage? Is that rabbit on some kind of crazy caffeine high, zooming around at the speed of sound? Yikes, that's a recipe for disaster.

Next thing you know, that bunny's gonna time travel accidentally and meet his mom, Back to the Future style. Let's hope he's got a good insurance policy!

6. This can’t be real, can’t!

Okay, who let the Photoshop master loose on their skin again? I mean, seriously, this tattoo is so realistic it's making me question the fabric of reality.

If it's not fake, then hats off to the tattoo artist because they've got mad skills. And speaking of skills, your smile is dazzling! Do you have a secret oral hygiene routine? Can I get your dentist's number? I need to know their secrets! It's proof that brushing, flossing, and laying off the candy pays off in the end, kids.

7. Okay, I finally found Waldo!

Ah, this little rascal caused chaos in our childhoods. We spent hours poring over a book that looked like it had exploded with people and objects everywhere, all for the sake of finding that dorky dude in his red-and-white get-up.

And would you just look at that smirk on his face as he peeks out from behind that lady's ear? He had us all fooled - turns out he wasn't even in the damn book! What a shame! But hey, you gotta admit it was a pretty clever (if not slightly amusing) trick to play on us.

8. If I don’t move, you won’t see me, right?

Hey there, listen up! He had to take some serious measures to avoid any creepy suitors. So, He thought, why not go old-school and use camouflage? Who wouldn't want to blend into their surroundings like a chameleon? Unless, of course, you're a die-hard checkers fan like him.

This tattoo is the ultimate declaration of his love for checkers (or chess, but let's be real, it's checkers all the way!). I'm pretty sure there's a whole support group for people with an obsession like mine. So, what's it gonna be? Camouflage or checkers? Choose wisely, my friends.

9. I bet Giraffe hasn’t seen anything like this!

Well, well, well, looks like someone needs to find some new friends who can steer them away from making some seriously questionable life decisions. I mean, sure, there are plenty of reasons to get a tattoo of a giraffe on your body, right? Maybe this guy is a hardcore conservationist, or maybe he just really loves that one scene from "The Wild." Or, hey, maybe he's just trying to teach his little siblings about the wonders of perspective.

But let's be real here, folks - this guy is gonna be explaining this tattoo to everyone he meets for the rest of his life. Talk about a permanent mistake! Yikes, indeed.

10. 1…2…3…and then!

Alrighty folks, let's say cheese and show off those pearly whites! Now, check out this tattoo - it's pretty darn clever and will have you chuckling.

You know how it goes - the perfect shot presents itself, and BAM, your camera is nowhere to be found (back in the day before cell phones, of course). So, what do you do? Nada.

You just let that memory sink into the abyss of lost photos. But, get this - this person now has a free arm, and what's that, you ask? A CAMERA! Talk about being prepared for life's unexpected moments.

11. They will never know it’s me

Well, well, well, looks like someone didn't think their criminal master plan through. I mean, come on, waiting until after the crime to get a face tattoo would have been genius! But no, you just had to go and get a poorly rendered tiger, or Halloween mask slapped onto your face before committing the crime. Like, seriously, dude, did you want to get caught?

It's no wonder the witness didn't need glasses to pick you out in a lineup. So, PSA to all aspiring criminals out there - think twice before getting a facial tattoo that makes you look like a walking, talking Halloween decoration. It's just not a good look for a life of crime.

12. I think we found our cat lady!

We’ve got a kitty lover here who's trying to pass off those furry creatures as eyebrows. Nice try, buddy! We all know you don't have any real brows up there. But hey, don't worry, we won't judge you for it.

However, we do have to question your decision-making skills. Letting your newbie tattoo artist friend near your face with a needle? Yikes, that's like asking a toddler to do brain surgery.

And if you really wanted to save some cash on those brows, you could've just drawn them on like the rest of us. But hey, at least you've given us all a good laugh. Cheers to learning some valuable (and hilarious) lessons!

13.STD Awareness

TSD must be the initials of the baby but doesn’t that look like he is creating awareness for the STDs. We don’t know if there is one disease he is talking about or the general STDs. We are sure it wasn’t a mistake. However, he didn’t see this coming even though it was a conscious decision.

He definitely is thankful to the tattoo artist but is this really something he should be thankful about? We aren’t quite sure if he is going to admire the tattoo the same way in the coming time.

14. Hello, kitty! Have I got a story for you..

Imagine this; you're sitting in the doctor's office, ready for the routine "open up and say ahhh" check-up, when suddenly he sees it - a Hello Kitty tattoo on your tongue.

Ouch, talk about dedication to the world's most adorable feline! I can only imagine the conversation that took place between this brave soul and their tattoo artist.

"So, what are we thinking?" "Well, maybe Hello, Kitty?" "Wait, what? On your tongue!?" While we admire their unwavering love for this iconic character, we have to say their cool points may have taken a hit.

15. No one move or the index gets it

Alright, folks, let's get real here. We all know that joking around and having a good time is great, but things take a serious turn when our trusty index finger gets hurt.

And let's not forget about the middle finger - why is it always portrayed as the villain? Talk about a bad image, right? I mean, did anyone even stop to think about the implications of making the middle finger the bad guy? It's just too obvious.

And don't get me started on crossed fingers - any demands or statements made by the swearer are automatically null and void. It's like they're saying, "I don't have to play by the rules!" Can you believe it?

16. Just in case you were wondering..

Hey, so spill the beans. Was that the day you got inked or the day your folks got frisky and, voila, you popped into this world? Either way, I must say, that's quite an unconventional way to celebrate a special day! And adding the location of the event?

Genius! Now, your loved ones will have to pay a pretty penny to bring you to the States since you're not Made in America. How cool is that? Imagine getting your barcode scanned on the border; pretty hilarious, right?

17. We will try to respond as quickly as possible!

Hey there! We're experiencing a bit of a popularity surge, and it may take us a hot minute to get to your inquiry. Don't worry, though; we're hustling to get back to you as soon as possible! Our friend here seems to have had enough of everyone's nagging and shouting constantly and is taking it all in stride.

But it looks like his partner isn't having it and might even get a sassy tattoo to show their disapproval - maybe some rolling eyes? Stay tuned!

18. Welcome to the first-ever drag superhero review!

Get ready to geek out on the Las Vegas strip this fall! Introducing a brand-new review that's tailor-made for all you comic book fanatics out there.

If you're the kind of person who eagerly waits in line for the latest movie, video game, or comic book from your favorite company, then you won't want to miss this! Delight in a fun-filled musical review of the super friends, complete with music by some of today's hottest stars and featuring some of the most dazzling drag performers on the Las Vegas strip.

And brace yourself because this artist's rendition is so epic; it just might bring a tear to your eye. So, mark your calendars and get ready to unleash your inner nerd with the ultimate comic book experience!

19. Well played! Well played, my friend!

Wow, have you seen the hair on this troll? It's seriously on point! And let's talk about the dedication this guy put into his tattoo - he had to carefully shave his arm (except for that one patch) and then style the remaining hair to achieve that perfect troll look.

Can we give this guy a round of applause for his commitment to the art? But, let's be real, we're all wondering the same thing - why did he choose a troll for his ink? It's a mystery that we may never solve.

20. Red bull gives you wings!?

Well, well, well. Look at these wings! Don't get your hopes up about flying anywhere fast, though.

I mean, what was the plan here? Is it a nod to KFC? Are they supposed to be angel wings that lost their feathers? Or maybe, just maybe, this is what happens when you chug too much Red Bull. (Hey, it does give you wings, right?) Whatever the inspiration, it's safe to say that this tattoo took a wrong turn somewhere.

Instead of heavenly wings, we've got chicken wings that are a little too well done. But hey, is there some bleu cheese dressing to go with that? Now we're talking.

21. The park is now open!

Get ready to be chilled to the bone by the sight of this menacing giraffe! Imagine a world where Spielberg's latest creation is this creature lurking in the shadows and striking fear into the hearts of all who see it.

But what if this twisted vision could actually be a hit? Picture a sci-fi thriller where a group of innocent humans is stranded on an island, surrounded by vicious giraffe packs running amok. Or perhaps the creator of this giraffe should consider a tattoo removal before being forever ridiculed for their questionable ink choices.

22. It’s not my fault; it’s the fake news

Oh, the look on his face is priceless! His expression tells you that there's some serious business going on in that nappy of his. But hold on, let's not jump to conclusions just yet.

It seems like there's some fake news circulating on social media about his nappy. In fact, his nappy is pristine and ready to lead the charge in making America great again! But let's talk about the person who captured this moment in history.

They must be both proud and a little nervous to see their creation immortalized on social media. I mean, imagine having that image staring back at you every time you wear shorts on a hot summer day. That's a "huge" honor, right? 

Well, maybe not everyone would agree. The liberal majority might have a different opinion. But hey, if it really bothers you, there's always the option of laser removal. Either way, this little incident is a reminder that social media can be both hilarious and unpredictable.

23. If I stand on my head..

Get ready to be amazed, folks! Check out my new stance - pretty clever, huh? But wait, there's more! If I turn upside down, I transform into a beautiful fall tree, complete with vibrant leaves.

And when I stand tall, my body becomes the intricate roots of the same tree. It's not just about aesthetics - there's a profound message behind it all. So, stop laughing and appreciate the depth of this young lady's work. Although I admit, it might be easier to just settle for a butterfly-like everyone else.

24.His Wildness Just Got Revealed

The last night dare is still continuing while he works. Oh, wait; this isn’t an actual “thing”. Seems like a drunken mistake. The way he is showing it off, he seems proud of the skimpy garment he is wearing for the rest of his life. 

We don’t judge him for having a feminine side to him. We are glad he pulls off the garment tattoo above his derrière with confidence. That’s how you break the old stereotypes with sass. Way to go buddy!

25.Regret Nothing But This

The message is clear but the spellings of the latter word need regret to some extent. 



This helps in maintaining the symmetry of letters. However, just because you wanted to maintain symmetry, you can’t skip one letter in a word. That stops making any sense. 

Also, if this was a mistake from the artist’s end, you need to sue them. He ruined your message and made you do exactly what you didn’t want to do.


26. For the love that is holy..

Hey, listen up! If you call yourself a Jim Carrey fanatic and this movie is your top pick, then we need to have a serious talk. Like, are you okay? Is this some kind of twisted joke? Did you fall and hit your head? Because, seriously, what were you thinking?

This movie has more bad guys than a crowded subway car, and Jim Carrey's performance is like a bad case of the hiccups - annoying and won't go away.

But hey, let's all get matching tattoos to remember this cinematic disaster and then try to explain it to everyone we meet because that sounds like a smart plan.

27. Feed my belly, feed my belly!

So, we have a theory about this person in front of us. Maybe they are simply a product of the 90s era, raised on a steady diet of ninja turtle cartoons? Or could there be a deeper message they're trying to convey?

Perhaps they're revealing that the way to win their heart is through their stomach (and let's not forget their impressive napkin skills). So, all you single ladies out there, this could be your chance to make a move. I have a feeling they're available and ready to be swept off their feet!

28. Fish are friends, not food.

Picture this: a little boy, eyes glued to the TV screen, begging their parents to play "Finding Nemo" yet again.

The parents defeated and exhausted, reluctantly hit the play button while they curl up in the corner.

Meanwhile, the child grins mischievously as they dream of the day they can have a tattoo of Bruce, the shark chasing after Dory. Fast forward to adulthood - the child has saved and scrimped every penny to finally get their first tattoo. And guess what they choose? You got it - Bruce and Dory are forever immortalized on their skin.

29. Hello..Is anyone in there?

Get ready to be amazed by the tattoo that has everyone talking! Is it clever, or is it weird? One thing's for sure; it's definitely unique.

This gentleman has brought the library of his mind to life with stunning detail and a dress code to match. However, his inner persona is the real showstopper, with wild hair and a crazy look in his eyes.

It's hard to look away from this tattoo, and you'll definitely want to strike up a conversation with the person wearing it. Who knows what other hidden gems are waiting to be discovered in their mind?

30. Now, this is a story about how..

Picture this: a world where we're constantly discussing cultural appropriation. And then boom! This scenario unfolds. It's almost as if Will is giving this person a friendly warning - "Hey, maybe think twice about this move." Unless, of course, they're planning on experiencing a major life upheaval and relocating from Philly to the luxurious Bel-Air.

You know, like that classic TV show, we all know and love. But let's be real if they're just trying to avoid getting into trouble while playing b-ball; maybe they should just invest in some better sneakers instead of uprooting their entire life.

31.We Spotted A Real Chandler Bing

When someone mentions the third nipple, we can just think of Mr. Bing and his sarcasm. We are glad you spotted one on your body but what was the need to make it outstand with your tattoo? So, you want your following dates to know that you have one and make fun of you?

You have some real guts buddy. Thank you from the coming dates, you gave them a reason to not date you after they come across this.

32.Love For Tupac

We know you love Tupac and the posters on your room walls must have announced it. Getting a tattoo of your favorite artist is a commitment to the next level. We know many people who do that.

This man either chose a terrible tattoo artist or had a really bad imagination about the tattoo. Tupac on a unicorn sounds fine but looks horrendous. We are just hoping that he considers it a mistake and not a masterpiece of his life. 

Also, no, not just god, we are judging you as well.

33.A Message In A Crossword

Why would someone want to do it to their body? It’s okay if you believe in the quote but using your whole side waist just to let people have a bit of entertainment is nonsensical. We know the idea of crossword it creative but it is irritating at the same time.

We know the difference between a father and a dad and we don’t need your crossword to tell us that. Not on your body at least.

34.You Knew The Baby Was Supposed To Come Out

Didn’t you study biology? Were you not aware that the baby has to pop out of your body in the next nine months? You knew the tattoo was going to be permanent and pregnancy was not. If not, well, the joke is on you lady! 

We get it, you do have strong genes and you were expecting a strong baby out of your body. However, getting it imprinted on your belly is not the best way to let people know about the strength of the new guest.

35.Spiderman Needs Some Inspiration

This man knows exactly how to become a Spiderman. He can give some goals to the man himself. Getting stung by a spider? DUH! Old tricks!

This man has a new way that can help you become a Spiderman and it works, at least for him. Otherwise, why would one get such a huge spider tattoo on the face?

If you still haven’t sensed the sarcasm in this point, you need a sarcastic bug to bite you, so that you can get what we meant.

36.Never Get A Tattoo Ever Again

Don’t! These motivational people need to get some spell check, grammar check, brain check, and kinds of check-ups before they get a tattoo imprinted on their body for the rest of their life. So, why don’t you never don’t get a tattoo ever again?

If you do, Always, Do check grammar, spellings, the formation of the sentence, and everything that could go wrong. There is no way out of this tattoo, so our sympathies are with you forever.

37.Do We Have A New Religion In This World?

Why weren’t we informed about it or did we miss some important news? The last time we checked, Hello Kitty was just a Japanese fictional character. Now we see this?

Also, Kitty was not a real cat. Did you know that? No, it wasn’t a girl, or boy or any other animal. Hello Kitty is Jesus to some people, that is what the tattoo suggests. We are sure that the Kitty must be flattered by this honor. Thank you from the Japanese people.

38.God Is Awesome And This Man Is Savage

Religious beliefs make you blind and in his case, religion made him dumb. In today’s world, most people are atheists but some people like him still believe in God, more than anything else. 

However, he was unable to see what was being written on him. If he had given prior approval to the tattoo, we are judging him and his belief in his God who is “a” awesome god, and not “an” awesome god. 

Can anyone please explain this to us? Please, we beg of you!