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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9 months 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.

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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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9 months 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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9 months ago

That's kinda cute.

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Madison Feehan
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9 months ago

I wanna be where the people are, I wanna se, wanna see 'em dancing, walking around on those, what do you call 'em?

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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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Madison Feehan
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9 months ago

Did this little piggy go to the market?

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Sarcastic Panda
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9 months ago

that's pretty cool, to be honest

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9 months ago

"Peace was never an option"

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PandaJon
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9 months ago

I hate a lot of things but wouldn't list them on my body

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K Killian
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9 months ago (edited)

Beeoo-weeoo-woo-woo-woo-wah-wah

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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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9 months ago

I like this one!

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Madison Feehan
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9 months ago

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

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Evelína Zlá
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9 months ago

That is actually cute... sort of.

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Sol Connor
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9 months ago

Ah, old. Buttface Simpson, it’s a good likeness.

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Foxxy (The Original)
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9 months ago

Oh I get it. Bobby from King of the Hill and a Bobby pin. Looks ridiculous.

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Henny Hana
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9 months ago

It's a statement. I need this. Cheese is life.

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Saoznei
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9 months ago

I like the tattoo!

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Sol Connor
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9 months ago

S**t tattoos are for losers.

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Foxxy (The Original)
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9 months ago

They are the bees knees. Not really though

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White Paper Tsuru
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9 months ago

It really does look like a penis though. Needs some toe beans

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Foxxy (The Original)
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9 months ago

Umm okay then.

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Sarcastic Panda
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9 months ago

that's cool, but on your leg?

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Sarcastic Panda
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9 months ago

I wonder if he was drunk...

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White Paper Tsuru
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9 months 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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9 months ago

Looks like a home job, terrible terrible quality.

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Mohsie Supposie
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9 months ago

Yes, that is definitely dumb.

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9 months ago

Cool Beans!

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Mohsie Supposie
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9 months ago

So, he had a dream, and you got the image from the dream tattooed on yourself?

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Foxxy (The Original)
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9 months ago

I have no sympathy for people who get their partners name tattooed on them and they end up breaking up. Don't do it. The only time I would ever get my partner's name tattooed on me is if he died.

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troufaki13
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9 months ago

I think this one is cute

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Madison Feehan
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9 months ago

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

Sanne H.
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9 months ago

Or she’s a huge Van Damme fan and the other arm says “The muscles from” 🤗

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Margo Th’Rapper
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9 months ago

At least you didn't gratuitously slather the word Belgium all over the place, tee hee..... the Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy ref

Bill
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9 months ago

At least she's got one good tattoo

David Retsler
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9 months ago

Did she meet a man there who was 6'4" and full of muscles?

Kent Grigsby
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9 months ago

Been There...

Autumn
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9 months ago

I mean... at least the handwritings nice

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