Sick and tired of the same old tattoo designs that everyone seems to have? Come see Helena Fernandes, and she'll fix you up with the ugliest, most unprofessional ink you've ever seen.


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The 26-year-old artist of Salvador de Bahia, Brazil, is the proud founder of Malfeitona, a home studio providing what she describes in Portuguese as tatuagens peba (literally "trash tattoos") with complete honesty. The girl can't draw to save her life, but she harnesses this lack of skill to carve out a niche for herself as a purveyor of unique and original ink. Not only has Fernandes gone viral for it, she's managed to build a successful business with dozens of 5-star reviews from happy customers, as well as over 12 thousand Instagram followers.

Check out some of her best (worst?) work below, and let us know if you'd book a flight to Brazil to get one of these delightfully hideous tattoos put on you for life.

More info: Facebook, Instagram

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John Doe 1 month ago

It means no worries/ For the rest of your days/ It's our problem-free philosophy

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GalaxyInAJar 1 month ago

This one is so cute!

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DancingToMyself 1 month ago

My kid has this one. Oh, wait... No, someone else in his kindergarten drew it on his arm lol

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Linx 1 month ago

looks so cute..

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Cesi Baca 1 month ago

So who cares if the design is ugly or weird, that's just people taste......Its the crappy quality of the tattoo that a I have a problem with cause it's just taking people's money for something that isn't going to last or is going to look very different in a year.

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Lara B. 1 month ago

Aaaw this one is cute :) I don't even think they are plain ugly. They are just minimalistic with a touch of "my-4yo-drew-this" :)

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Anna Thouvenin 1 month ago

That's not even ugly :0

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Epupepu 1 month ago

This is actually cute

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Molly Block 1 month ago

It looks like it has some special magic glitter ink ot it, but I think that it just the shine from Neosporin or something. Still, cute!!

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ItsPam Duh 1 month ago

This one is pretty decent !

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