People with tattoos know that there is a whole culture that comes along with it and it's something that the non-tattooed don't know about. You don't necessarily have to be a part of it, but there's always support between those inked. Sure there is less of a stigma now, but those with ink are still sometimes misunderstood by some types of silly categorization. A tattoo artist must be a member of some bike gang, right? If you have a not-so-discreet and god forbid funny tattoo, there's no chance of getting a proper job, right? Precisely because of these stereotypes the community behind the ink is alive and well.

Thanks to the internet, though, there is nothing that can bond a community quicker than a few funny memes. From bad tattoos to the pain of contorting your body while you get worked on, there is humor in the struggle, and these tattoo memes prove it. Scroll down below to see our hilariously relatable list of the best and the worst tattoos, hardships of an artist and tattoo fails!

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Lara L. 11 months ago

I actually like it

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Sergio Bicerra Descalzi 11 months ago

Lucky for him the artist was accurate, he could be "Tampons 50% off"

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Danish Dynomummy 11 months ago

I will def use this, from now on!

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pete stringer 11 months ago

I don't have a tattoo but if someone can give me a Stitch that great for $200.00 shut up and take my money.

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Christine K 11 months ago

Why are you so sure that's a guy?

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Amy Glover 11 months ago

Tattoos are so mainstream they're not even cool anymore. Literally nobody cares if you have them.

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stellermatt 11 months ago

wrinkly skin or wrinkly illustrated skin? i know which I'll have...

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Cactus McCoy 11 months ago

Also: When you ask your artist how he's getting along.

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Cat on a bike 11 months ago

YESSSS! Exactly what I've been trying to tell everybody! It looked nice and I wanted it, that's all.

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Mira Maier 11 months ago

Worse when it is your boyfriend.

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Iris Engler 11 months ago

Must be a great feeling to know you're literally number 5 on the list, isn't Laura?

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Tomáš Mesároš 11 months ago

That feeling when tattoo looks better than original

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Wynand 11 months ago

No ragrets

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varwenea 11 months ago

Bottom line: Never be cheap paying for permanent ink!

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Petra Christovová 11 months ago

I actually have only one without intent to get more.

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SnowyLynx 11 months ago

Those are good clients

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stellermatt 11 months ago

"dude, if i could put my legs like that, dya think i'd ever leave the house?"

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Aunt Messy 11 months ago

And that's how really good ink gets done.

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BlackestDawn 11 months ago

And the answer to that would be "then why don't you have them do it?".

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SnowyLynx 11 months ago

So true

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BlackestDawn 11 months ago

From my understanding most tattoo artist has done at least one on themselves when training so they would probably know way before they get any clients.

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Donna Lee 11 months ago

I dont get it

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Anne 11 months ago

no no no.. that's heavenly!

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SnowyLynx 11 months ago

Don’t stop, just keep going

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Aaron Kara 11 months ago

Tell me like it is dude

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Anne 11 months ago

Just put lotion.. lotion.. lotion.. :)

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Mother Mary Helen 11 months ago

That's the yuppiest looking tattoo artist I've ever seen LOL

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Steve 11 months ago

this is also applicable to Graphic Designers: "I love that new print advert by [famous brand], can I have the same thing? "No. It's their design." Ugh...

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Nevi Løvfelt 11 months ago

I dont know who is worst.

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Lucielor Ish'Gau 11 months ago

Psh, definitely my sister. She decided a $300 tattoo was a better idea than making sure she could pay her phone bill. "No, I won't lend you money to pay your bill after you just bought a new tattoo..."

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Bob Beltcher 11 months ago (edited)

Same type of guy that can't decide between what Madorian letters he has no idea what it means or some tribal barbwire crap.

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Lazy Panda 11 months ago

Wait, wait, where are you from that you tip a tattoo artist? Or is this universal that whole time I’ve been acting like a huge jerk

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ZombieGirl5591 11 months ago

lol I love this! I handle pricing for my husband's shop and omg...no matter how many times I tell them to be more specific and that pricing depends on so many factors, they still just don't get it. "oh, I just want a 22 word quote on my forearm with 3 flowers. How much would that be?" "Ok, but how much for just one flower?" lol

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Nikki D 11 months ago

He needs a biore nose strip.

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~Milo~ 11 months ago

Fucking best show

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Bunzilla 11 months ago

I did this recently with a bottle full of airbrush paint... Blue splatters EVERYWHERE.

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Weim Central 11 months ago

This meme is perfect for nearly anything diabolical! Creepy little thing...

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Jilltdcatlady 11 months ago

A true perfectionist with pride in his/her work. Unless you are paying per hour. Then get nervous.

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Mira Maier 11 months ago

While I don't like lower back tattoos, I don't see the problem with the implied active sex life.

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Ethan Slusser 11 months ago

XD

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Jilltdcatlady 11 months ago

Had my mind made up before I went in. Showed the guy rough draft, he found a nice template as finished idea, and all went great!

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Naomi Armitage 11 months ago

I love that tattoo show where they fix bad tattoos. They've seen some sh*t.

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BusLady 11 months ago

Good luck with that.

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aussieguy6 7 months ago

catch 22

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CrunChewy McSandybutt 11 months ago

We all have our crap duties. At least the Pinterest BS is easy to replicate.

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CatShatBrix 11 months ago

*man arrested for stripping at airport security gate*

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NoYFB 11 months ago

*you're

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ADHORTATOR 11 months ago (edited)

That is very oldshool :-)

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Brooke 11 months ago

Yikes. What's this from?

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varwenea 11 months ago

Eww. Didn't need that image in my head. 🤣

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Bob Beltcher 11 months ago

All work has crap days. But doing something you have a passion for makes up for it.

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Anne 11 months ago

that's badly infected..

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Bored Fox 11 months ago

Gustave Doré was a wonderful artist. :)

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Nicole 11 months ago

This photo has now been used for 3 memes. Come on folks, be original.

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Jilltdcatlady 11 months ago

Hahaha! Willing to spend hundreds til they ask for money up front!

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Marie-Louise Chenois 11 months ago

*Draws a dot* "1$ please"

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BusLady 11 months ago

Oh that looks painful.

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Katrin 11 months ago

But he does not look like a boring older man.

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RidingMyPetKangarooToWork 11 months ago

I don't get it? Is this supposed to be a meme for artists who get asked to draw for free?

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Sue Edwards-Catt 11 months ago

But I like tribal

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tarebear 11 months ago

I get that you became a tattoo artist to be artistic but if you act this judgy with someone who wants a simple (albeit obnoxious looking) tattoo what makes you think they will EVER come back to you when they are ready to drop 4K on a back piece

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Roos Dillema 11 months ago

No. Not ok.

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Katrin 11 months ago (edited)

You can‘t say how much it will cost. A sleeve takes time, some people get their sleeves in the course of a few years.

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Little letitia 11 months ago

When you can't even spell *tattoo...

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Cactus McCoy 11 months ago

Bread and butter vs. satisfying work. One fills your fridge, the other fills your soul.

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Thomas Es Thomas 11 months ago

Oh god what an ugly mole! I'd have that thing hacked off in a minute! That poor kid.

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Bob Beltcher 11 months ago

It's just and outline not colored in. It's only half a tat.

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Bob Beltcher 11 months ago

If I paid you a deposit then you better be prepared. That's bad business and if you dull your needle I'm going to be pissed because that's way more painful.

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Elizabeth Langley 11 months ago

If you tattoo as well as you spell I can't really blame them...

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Shari H 11 months ago

I have a "homemade" tattoo on my palm. It is the exact replica of a sharp piece of graphite from a pencil, looking as if I accidentally stabbed a freshly sharpened pencil into my palm when I was 16. Honestly, it's a tattoo, it signifies my deep love of sharp pencils, I totally am not such a klutz that I stabbed myself in the palm with a pencil.

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Lucy Joanne 11 months ago

Ok. But I’ve got an ‘upside down’ tattoo on my wrist. It’s for me to see. Not others. Hence why it is like it.

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