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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"covidiot" would have been cheaper

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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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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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That's kinda cute.

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

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Sarcastic Panda
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that's pretty cool, to be honest

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

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Lydia Dean-Melchior
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Wow. Just wow. Now you get to look at your 'hate' forever.

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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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I like this one!

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

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i kinda like this one

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Evelína Zlá
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Wait... what?

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

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i want this tatoo

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Saoznei
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I like the tattoo!

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Sol Connor
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S**t tattoos are for losers.

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Sol Connor
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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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Umm okay then.

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

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I wonder if he was drunk...

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White Paper Tsuru
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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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Looks like a home job, terrible terrible quality.

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Sol Connor
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Clever way to fix it!

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Mohsie Supposie
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Where's the toast?

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Foxxy (The Original)
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What the actual.

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Kayla J
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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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I think this one is cute

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

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