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.
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1 year ago

I actually like it

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Sergio Bicerra Descalzi
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1 year ago

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

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Danish Dynomummy
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1 year ago

I will def use this, from now on!

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pete stringer
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year ago

Why are you so sure that's a guy?

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Amy Glover
Community Member
1 year ago

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

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stellermatt
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1 year ago

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

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Cactus McCoy
Community Member
1 year ago

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

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Cat on a bike
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year ago

Worse when it is your boyfriend.

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Iris Engler
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year ago

That feeling when tattoo looks better than original

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Wynand
Community Member
1 year ago

No ragrets

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varwenea
Community Member
1 year ago

Bottom line: Never be cheap paying for permanent ink!

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Petra Christovová
Community Member
1 year ago

I actually have only one without intent to get more.

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SnowyLynx
Community Member
1 year ago

Those are good clients

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stellermatt
Community Member
1 year ago

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

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Aunt Messy
Community Member
1 year ago

And that's how really good ink gets done.

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BlackestDawn
Community Member
1 year ago

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

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SnowyLynx
Community Member
1 year ago

So true

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BlackestDawn
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year ago

I dont get it

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Anne
Community Member
1 year ago

no no no.. that's heavenly!

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SnowyLynx
Community Member
1 year ago

Don’t stop, just keep going

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Aaron Kara
Community Member
1 year ago

Tell me like it is dude

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Anne
Community Member
1 year ago

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

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Mother Mary Helen
Community Member
1 year ago

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

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Steve
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year ago

I dont know who is worst.

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Lucielor Ish'Gau
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year ago

He needs a biore nose strip.

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~Milo~
Community Member
1 year ago

Fucking best show

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Bunzilla
Community Member
1 year ago

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

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Weim Central
Community Member
1 year ago

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

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Jilltdcatlady
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year ago

XD

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Jilltdcatlady
Community Member
1 year 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
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1 year ago

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

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BusLady
Community Member
1 year ago

Good luck with that.

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aussieguy6
Community Member
1 year ago

catch 22

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CrunChewy McSandybutt
Community Member
1 year ago

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

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CatShatBrix
Community Member
1 year ago

*man arrested for stripping at airport security gate*

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NoYFB
Community Member
1 year ago

*you're

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

That is very oldshool :-)

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Brooke
Community Member
1 year ago

Yikes. What's this from?

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varwenea
Community Member
1 year ago

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

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Bob Beltcher
Community Member
1 year ago

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

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Anne
Community Member
1 year ago

that's badly infected..

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Bored Fox
Community Member
1 year ago

Gustave Doré was a wonderful artist. :)

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Nicole
Community Member
1 year ago

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

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Jilltdcatlady
Community Member
1 year ago

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

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Marie-Louise Chenois
Community Member
1 year ago

*Draws a dot* "1$ please"

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BusLady
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh that looks painful.

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Katrin
Community Member
1 year ago

But he does not look like a boring older man.

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RidingMyPetKangarooToWork
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1 year 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
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1 year ago

But I like tribal

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tarebear
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year ago

No. Not ok.

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Katrin
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year ago

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

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Cactus McCoy
Community Member
1 year ago

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

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Anne
Community Member
1 year ago

I hope she just let her kid have fun with some markers.. otherwise.. yikes

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Bob Beltcher
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1 year ago

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

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Bob Beltcher
Community Member
1 year 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
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1 year ago

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

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Shari H
Community Member
1 year 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
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1 year 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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