Bad tattoos are nothing short of an urban legend - there are so many posts dedicated to them, and yet you never see one in real life. For better or for worse these tattoo fails are kept hidden in sweater sleeves, pants or socks. Seeing one is as rare as a unicorn sighting.

There's no denying that inking someone without turning it into a tattoo fail requires quite a lot of skill, but if it' so bad that it's actually good, does that mean that your ugly tattoo was made be a professional? When in doubt with the previous question, you can always check the quality of your ink by doing a simple trick - face swap. Just take your body drawing and combine it with the real thing. If it still looks quite presentable, chances are you are good to go. In the list below, though, we have gathered the fine specimens of the bad and the funny face swaps.

The saddest part is that you are stuck with your worst tattoo for life unless you do a cover-up tattoo or muster up the courage for terribly painful laser removal. Anyways, while watching these we do feel pity, laughter is also guaranteed!

#1

Mreddie Fercury

Mreddie Fercury

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Cody Eriksen
Community Member
4 years ago

Oh Good Lord!

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#2

Son And Daughter

Son And Daughter

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Răzvan Avătăjiței
Community Member
4 years ago

What nightmares are made of

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#3

The Wolf

The Wolf

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Linds
Community Member
4 years ago

That wolf looks like it's seen some scary shit go down.

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#4

Angry Lion

Angry Lion

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Pinkk Wormm
Community Member
4 years ago

ahah

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#5

Scary Tiger

Scary Tiger

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Luis Milian
Community Member
4 years ago

saddest scary tiger ever!

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#6

Baby Girl

Baby Girl

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Milos Gajic
Community Member
4 years ago

OMFG!

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#7

Daughter

Daughter

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Celeste Spaniel
Community Member
4 years ago

She wasn't there when they took the photo.. *scary music*

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#8

Berb Merler

Berb Merler

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Luis Milian
Community Member
4 years ago

Berb Merler? who is that? lol

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#9

Parilyn Porloe

Parilyn Porloe

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Nicole Zuzak
Community Member
4 years ago

100% sure that's Madonna

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#10

Freddie

Freddie

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Niko
Community Member
4 years ago

Creepy mercury

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#11

Jichael Mackson

Jichael Mackson

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Melody Lanzatella
Community Member
4 years ago

"He touched so many"? INAPPROPRIATE!!!

Chiranjeev Sharma
Community Member
4 years ago

Nailed it, Lady! Earned my respect!

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Volkan Başoğlu
Community Member
4 years ago

this doesnt look like a fail, more like a caricature

Vervelende Panda
Community Member
4 years ago

At least they've got the nose right!

Erik Swenson
Community Member
4 years ago

thats what a Groupon special for a tattoo shop will get you

Johanna Stadler
Community Member
4 years ago

looks like john travolta to me

Trevor Hill
Community Member
4 years ago

Looks pretty accurate!

Amaranthim Talon
Community Member
4 years ago

an improvement

Andrew SanMartin
Community Member
4 years ago

This doesn't look like a tattoo, just something someone drew on themselves and posted

Makayla Bolton
Community Member
1 year ago

How could you disgrace him like that?! (It will be ok...)

Babsey Webster
Community Member
1 year ago

That tattoo is so... BAD

Andres Washington
Community Member
1 year ago

Lol but so sad 😪

Karl Stoll
Community Member
3 years ago

He Touched so many...LOL. some with a glove on and some with a glove off.

Irmina Kuźniak
Community Member
3 years ago

the nose is great :DDDD

Sistar Love
Community Member
4 years ago

i actually think this one is good, even face swapped. it's not meant to be realistic, it's a cartoon/line drawing.....so, actually mayby it is realistic then since MJs face wasn't real at the end

Melissa Neese
Community Member
4 years ago

This isn't a fail. It's a style of tattooing that is intentionally done to look bad. I can't remember what it's called

Ildiko Okido
Community Member
3 years ago

Amateurish?

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Syvtall Syvertsen
Community Member
4 years ago

https://open.spotify.com/artist/3c3xYpAZXpGqv3Wcyz5cr3

Beth Downs
Community Member
4 years ago

at least they got his nose right. LMAO

Gloria Wesson
Community Member
4 years ago

LMBO..!!!!

Lindsay Ann
Community Member
4 years ago

Looks homemade?

Hanna Pietrzak
Community Member
4 years ago

yeah he did :D

Conej Hospital
Community Member
4 years ago

must admit nailed the nose

Qyntel Smith
Community Member
4 years ago

This is the best one looks just like mike

Caitlin Hoechlin
Community Member
4 years ago

I think it's ment to look like that, like a comic figure

Kristine Radtke
Community Member
4 years ago

He touched so many. ....bwahaha they really out that on there? Wow

Mimi Wong
Community Member
4 years ago

This is actually an improvement.

Umar Farooq
Community Member
4 years ago

awsm

John Horton
Community Member
4 years ago

He touched so many! Bahaha! So ironic.....

Frankie Wilde
Community Member
4 years ago

He touched so many kids :))

Sally Peterson
Community Member
4 years ago

ok skippy. NOW I'm afraid and yes he did touch many, sad

Emily Softley
Community Member
4 years ago

I'll be honest, I think it's an improvement on the original MJ, but wow, someone made bad choices in life.

Cody Eriksen
Community Member
4 years ago

Looks about right.

Gabriele Bahr
Community Member
4 years ago

Michael with a nose? ;-)

PoorMan
Community Member
4 years ago

He touched Macaulay many times!

PoorMan
Community Member
4 years ago

He touched Macaulay many times.

Labhras Duane
Community Member
4 years ago

Nailed it!

Amber Jascob
Community Member
4 years ago

Oops didn't mean by so many

Kü Bler
Community Member
4 years ago

Lol ... He touched so many ... Funny and sad !

Amber Jascob
Community Member
4 years ago

Touched by so many...... I know the punchline to this!

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#12

Cheerful Bear

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Kelsey Squirrell
Community Member
4 years ago

Wtf!!! I'd be so pissed!!!

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#13

The Joker

The Joker

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Sally Peterson
Community Member
4 years ago

the real joker is the crappy tattoo artist ? if that's what he considers himself

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#14

Cute Baby

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Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

scary

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#15

Wejrns Werl

Wejrns Werl

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Winter Guest
Community Member
4 years ago

The boy with glasses looks like Ugly Betty...

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#16

Money Talk

Money Talk

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Linds
Community Member
4 years ago

I love that Ben Franklin looks like a baked potato! ha.

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#17

The Bear

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sunnyrei82
Community Member
4 years ago

It shocked me, not that it's really bad, but that it covers their whole back (or front?)

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#18

Sparrow-Dog

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Melody Lanzatella
Community Member
4 years ago

WTF?!?!

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#19

Mama

Mama

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Melody Lanzatella
Community Member
4 years ago

LMAO! After 3 reconstructive surgeries!!!

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#20

Sheleen

Sheleen

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Amanda Scott
Community Member
4 years ago

These people obviously went to some ill-reputed, third rate tattoo artists! I don't think they're even artists. Pretty much looks like they gave the job to a child to do...

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#21

A Chimp? A Lion? I Just Don't Know

A Chimp? A Lion? I Just Don't Know

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Benny Lava
Community Member
4 years ago

A chimpion.

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#22

The Dog

The Dog

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Bonnie Drost
Community Member
4 years ago

That face is melting..

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#23

Cute Girl

Cute Girl

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Andi Pfening
Community Member
4 years ago

Fuck...

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#24

Amy

Amy

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Leen Pol
Community Member
4 years ago

Didn't know Amy was also a Vampire

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#25

Elvurs Prursley

Elvurs Prursley

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sunnyrei82
Community Member
4 years ago

nailed it.

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#26

Ryrannosaurus Tex

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Maria Polańska
Community Member
4 years ago

Looks like a baby drawing. Maybe his child did that?

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#27

Grean Dae

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Frank Perkins
Community Member
4 years ago

Yep. Looks like Dookie to me.

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#28

Bustin Bieber

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Lee
Community Member
4 years ago

I can't see the difference.

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#29

Percy Da Dog

Percy Da Dog

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Oliver Prime
Community Member
4 years ago

Oh dear. That poor dog.

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#30

Gulk Hogan

Gulk Hogan

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NoliBelle
Community Member
4 years ago

Why? Why would you do this?

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#31

White Tiger

White Tiger

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Dewi Christiani
Community Member
4 years ago

the nose looks freakin weird,a honeybee stung or snake bite :-/

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#32

Bit Pull

Bit Pull

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Mikkel Hansen
Community Member
4 years ago

Bless you, sneezy dog!

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#33

Perfect Portrait!

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Mmfleshman
Community Member
4 years ago

Not only is the tattoo bad but the guy wearing it must have lost a drunken bet

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#34

Ladies And Gentlemen, The Beotles!

Ladies And Gentlemen, The Beotles!

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Kelsey Squirrell
Community Member
4 years ago

This one's atleast recognizable

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#35

Nermern Reedus

Nermern Reedus

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Jace
Community Member
4 years ago

I had no idea WTF he was carrying until the second image. And what's that on the crossbow? Anthropomorphic cartoon brass knuckles??

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#36

Jermes Hertfierld

Jermes Hertfierld

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Veronika Urbanová
Community Member
4 years ago

Six fingers included ;)

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#37

Jesus Man

Jesus Man

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.gas.
Community Member
4 years ago

So I guess they won't be joining us for Easter service...? ;-)

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#38

Success

Success

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Donna Oades
Community Member
4 years ago

Who is that meant to be?

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#39

Baby's Breakfast

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Vervelende Panda
Community Member
4 years ago

Why...

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#40

Wedward

Wedward

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Linds
Community Member
4 years ago

He has a mullet! bahaha

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#41

Baby

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Shauday Smith
Community Member
4 years ago

i appreciate the color attempts... but floating baby head............

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#42

Fhris Carley

Fhris Carley

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Stacy Denman
Community Member
3 years ago

Yikes

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#43

Majestic Tiger

Majestic Tiger

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Emily Softley
Community Member
4 years ago

Wtf!! If the 'artwork' isn't bad enough, why the one arm and red eyes?

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#44

Steve-O

Steve-O

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Indian Gallivanters
Community Member
4 years ago

To be honest this one is pretty close to reality... :D Good job!

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