The idea of getting yourself inked is something that most of us experience at some point of our lives. It often first comes up as a eureka moment in your teenage years, then reoccurs after a night at the student union bar in the first years of college, and later, either turns into a full passion, a momentary flick, or a tattoo that you wouldn’t necessarily call the most genius one.

If you have the latter scenario, this new TikTok trend is for you. After med student Hanna, who goes by the handle @hannanicbic, shared a story of getting herself “the dumbest tattoo,” the clip was destined to go viral. Amassing 804k views and counting, it got more TikTokers sharing their “dumbest” ink tales and it’s kinda relatable, somewhat soothing, and painfully funny at the same time.

Image credits: hannanicbic

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Mohsie Supposie
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1 month ago

This is not referring the Covid masks. She is referring to not wearing a mask, as in a disguise, just to meet people's expectations. As it says in the caption, it means being true to yourself. It is just unfortunate that it did not age well.

Alan Green
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1 month ago

@ Aunt Messy- A tattoo there sounds incredibly painful. Strange place for you to be looking tbh.

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Nadine Debard
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1 month ago

You can add "except in times of pandemics"...

Marcellus the Third
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1 month ago

Just add an asterisk and then the "small print" as in medical disclaimers: wear (a) during pandemics, (b) selected sports (kendo, fencing, diving, others), (c) selected professions and hobbies (beekeeping, bankrobbing, welding, high-altitude flying, others), (d) BDSM, (e) dress-up (carnival in venice, or poor fashion choices). Other exceptions may apply.

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Katie Lutesinger
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1 month ago

Oh man I came in here all ready to start raging about how stupid arrogant people actually think it's somehow heroic to refuse to wear a mask during a goddamn pandemic, etc. Poor girl!

Sum Guy
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1 month ago

Shame... It was a beautiful and meaningful tattoo for a week.

Stephanie Keith
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1 month ago

Simmer down folks! Mask is a metaphor for persona and this tattoo has nothing to do with covid-19. Anyone thinking or saying it is, is wrong.

Mowgli808
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1 month ago

The idea of masks in regards to CoVid happened after her tattoo. Furthermore, in this quote “mask” is a metaphor for “persona”

Louloubelle
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1 month ago

And don't forget, at first, they told us masks wouldn't help. Not for long, but for a bit.

Timmy
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1 month ago

She could have gotten it in a better font, at least.

Fluffy Griffin
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1 month ago

March 4 was when we knew the pandemic was coming but before everything was shut down (in the US). Masks were not common at this point, nor were anti-maskers. (Where I live, the announcement was made around March 14 and schools closed a day or two after)

Adeline Sylvia
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1 month ago

sucks how you got it right before covid, it forever holds a new meaning.

Bart Moore
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1 month ago

I hope she doesn’t get Covid. She would have to do some editing 😎of the tattoo

Jo Firth
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1 month ago

That certainly didn't age well ...

Mewton’s Third Paw
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1 month ago

OH MY GOD that’s such bad timing.

Piper McLean
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1 month ago

Good message but at the same time horrible message

Bacony Cakes
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1 month ago

I know a guy who might be able to help... 240px-Robe...323c6d.jpg 240px-Roberto-6037d6f323c6d.jpg

mr. cheeto chester
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1 month ago

oh welp i guess she is screwed

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cybermerlin2000
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1 month ago

Easy fix! Just have the words Metaphorically Speaking added to the bottom

Míra Kay
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1 month ago

ratlicker at its best.

The Hufflepuff Bookworm
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1 month ago

Aye, that's my birthday!

thetacotruckman
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1 month ago

i know it wasn't intentional but a bunch of people probably jumped on the "no mask train" heading for stupid.

Emperor Kitten
Community Member
1 month ago

Oof. Bad timing.

Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

My apologies I stand corrected. I didn’t register the date and when the restrictions and mask rules came in. How unfortunate for her now.

haha laser go brrr
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1 month ago

No, this tattoo was pre-covid

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Stuart Smith
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1 month ago

I hope you're still alive!

Kyla Fierro
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1 week ago

No as in refuse to wear a disguise not COVID mask

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Eileen Schwab
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1 month ago

WTF? Courageous? Should have gotten a tattoo of a cow with the word "ignorant" under it

Suzanne Haigh
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1 month ago

Look at the eyes, just see how vacant and dumb they are.

Hugo A-niro
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1 month ago

Yep be true to your ignorant self

Kyla Fierro
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1 week ago

Disguise mask not COVID one

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Peggy Shafer
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1 month ago

Dead yet?

Kyla Fierro
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1 week ago

Disguise mask not COVID one

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Truth Monster
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This is kind of like the "Trump resistance tattoos" we saw making the internet rounds. I'm boggled as to why people think this is tattoo material.

Ruth Mayfly
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1 month ago

If you actually read it, it was referring to a metaphorical mask (not being true to yourself) rather than a literal one.

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MRSS
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I suppose you are saying this is your DUMBEST TATTOO because you discovered that this Pandemic is far more serious then what you assumed it was. Thankfully you had the Balls to say you were Dumb as F**k and see how devastating COVID-19 and the new stands actually are. Good for you to wake up.

Walter
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1 month ago

it means being true to yourself dumbass

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MagicalUnicorn
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"covidiot" would have been cheaper

Emerald Joanna
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1 month ago

...you do realise this chick was not referring to covid or face masks? *facepalm*

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If you’re getting a tattoo, you can never be 100% sure it will age well and the initial meaning will stay the same. Well, Leah Holland, 25, of Georgetown, Kentucky has experienced it firsthand.

On March 4, 2020, she got her tattoo which reads “courageously & radically refuse to wear a mask.” In fact, Leah had wanted to get this particular tattoo for two years before she finally did it. But two days later, Kentucky announced its first case of coronavirus and the rest is the pandemic history which keeps on rolling.

Bored Panda reached out to Leah, who was happy to share the backstory of her tattoo, which has gone viral since the TikTok tattoo challenge. The media dubbed Leah its “winner” for obvious reasons.

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Carolina Marshall
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1 month ago

Actually... I like this one!

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Leah told us that it all started when “a few years ago, my friend and I were talking about things we admire about each other. He told me he admired how 'real' I am and how I’m not afraid to be completely myself. He said I 'courageously and radically refuse to wear a mask.’”

The Kentucky woman assured us that the quote really meant a lot to her. “I wanted to get a tattoo with those words years before I got it. On March 4, 2020, I did it!”

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Foxxy (The Original)
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1 month ago

That's kinda cute.

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1 month ago

the Other Mermaids

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But as you can imagine, Leah could have never guessed how badly it was about to age. “Unfortunately, I had no idea how drastically the term 'wearing a mask' would change," she commented.

When asked whether she regretted the tattoo, Leah said that she was “very self conscious of it, especially last summer.” In fact, it even made her wear sleeves or cardigans as she felt the need “to cover it up constantly.”

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Sum Guy
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1 month ago

Hahaha... some are dumb, but they are definitely not boring or bad

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Sarcastic Panda
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1 month ago

that's pretty cool, to be honest

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Evelína Zlá
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1 month ago

This made me spill my coffee... love it!

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Lydia Dean-Melchior
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1 month ago

Wow. Just wow. Now you get to look at your 'hate' forever.

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sturmwesen
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1 month ago

I would not want it, but it is funny.

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On the other hand, Leah doesn’t necessarily regret it. “Mine was just a timing issue. I'm still glad I got it because that quote means a lot to me. Considering Covid, it's fun to laugh about, too.”

She also added that the whole experience of her pandemic-era tattoo going viral was “a real fun experience.” “It honestly brightens my day to see other people laugh about it, because I’m doing the same,” Leah concluded.

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N G
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1 month ago

I like this one!

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Madison Feehan
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1 month ago

I was going for that Winnie the Pooh disco model look.

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MagicalUnicorn
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1 month ago

i kinda like this one

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Evelína Zlá
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1 month ago

Wait... what?

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Sol Connor
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1 month ago

It’s a Bobby pin. Hey, I like this one, girl got a sense of humour.

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panda-fan
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1 month ago

i want this tatoo

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Saoznei
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1 month ago

I like the tattoo!

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Sol Connor
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1 month ago

S**t tattoos are for losers.

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Sol Connor
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1 month ago

THE BEE’s KNEES!!

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Hans
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1 month ago

Just badly drawn...

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Foxxy (The Original)
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1 month ago

Umm okay then.

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Mohsie Supposie
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1 month ago

Looks like a mutant bunny with a massive eye and three ears!

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Sarcastic Panda
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1 month ago

I wonder if he was drunk...

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White Paper Tsuru
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1 month ago

Lol. I thought homer had a growth on his neck. Took me a moment to realize it was a heart.

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Foxxy (The Original)
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1 month ago

Looks like a home job, terrible terrible quality.

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Sol Connor
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1 month ago

Clever way to fix it!

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Mohsie Supposie
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1 month ago

Where's the toast?

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Foxxy (The Original)
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1 month ago

What the actual.

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Kayla J
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1 month ago

So many of these are just downright horrible in design, look, etc but this one takes the cake for not just putting someone you're dating permanently on your body but in your damned mouth.

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troufaki13
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1 month ago

I think this one is cute

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Madison Feehan
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1 month ago

Plot twist: the word Sprouts is written on her other arm.

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