Some people go through life carrying the invisible weight of their mistakes on their shoulders. Others however choose to carry their mistakes on their body, physically etched into their skin to forever remind them of their respective momentary lapses of judgement. Take a look at these tattoos for example. As you can see however, their hapless owners were spared a lifetime of shame and ridicule thanks to the skills and imagination of some awesome tattoo artists who proved that when time can't heal something, good old-fashioned creativity can.

Have your own tattoo fails and cover-ups you'd like to share? Then add them to the list compiled by Bored Panda below.

#1

Creative Tattoo Cover-up

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Awkward dog 2 months ago

To cute!

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#2

Cross Cover Up Tattoo Into Cherry Blossom Tree!

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Amanda Panda 2 months ago

LOOOVE this!

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#3

Creative Tattoo Cover-up

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Amanda Panda 2 months ago

That's pretty creative!

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#4

Tattoo Cover Up That Turns Tribal Tattoo Into An Amazing Half-sleeve Geometric Tattoo

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John Kuki 2 months ago

Is it just me or do I see patterns beneath the earlier black tattoo? This looks like a tattoo on top of a tattoo on top of a tattoo.

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#5

I Have An Ugly Tribal Tattoo. But I Think I Fixed It

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#6

Tattoo Fix

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#7

Creative Tattoo Cover-up

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Franziska Ways 2 months ago

I just love this one!

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#8

Creative Tattoo Cover-up

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Naima Ivansdóttir 2 months ago

i'd rather pull my arm off

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#9

Tattoo Fix

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Franziska Ways 2 months ago

Looks like the before one, was already a (pretty bad) coverup?

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#10

Tattoo Fix

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Marta Nejfelt 2 months ago

It's in Polish - "Żabka". It means "little frog" and is used as a pet name for beloved girls (daughters, wifes).

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