Regret, we all experience it at one point, or another and nothing stirs up remorse quite like a bad tattoo. Yes, an estimated 25% of people in the United States have a tattoo, and as many as 50% of these once proud human canvases may end up wanting their funny tattoo art removed.

Before getting a tattoo, most of us spend a long time picking the design, consulting with the tattoo artist and choosing the perfect spot for our body art. The lesser part of the people get drunk, find a guitar string, some fountain pen ink, and presto - they now have a truly regrettable tattoo.

As far as we can tell there will never be a lack of tattoo fails nor a shortage of people willing to share their ugly tattoos. Bored Panda has added a new list of bad tattoos that either didn't go as planned or will make you question what goes through people's minds. From bad artists who didn't quite nail it to bizarre artistic choices, scroll down below to see these cautionary tales of the worst tattoos ever.

#1

Some Guy Tried To Copy My Tattoo Artist's Work - Tattooed A Nipple On His Arm

Some Guy Tried To Copy My Tattoo Artist's Work - Tattooed A Nipple On His Arm

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#2

Nice Tattoo, Dave

Nice Tattoo, Dave

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Asia
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Ha ha ha! What a great way to show your sense of humor. I wouldn't say this one is bad at all :D

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#3

This Guy's Haircut

This Guy's Haircut

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KCN
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Holy smokes. Who wants to look over the top of an airline seat to see that face staring at him the whole flight?

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#4

Today I Learned That My Friend's Chinese Tattoo Literally Means "Turkey Sandwich"

Today I Learned That My Friend's Chinese Tattoo Literally Means "Turkey Sandwich"

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Sophia Cai
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I know some people have tattoos in Chinese, but when I read them it's like, EPIC FAIL.

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#5

For Real, Man?

For Real, Man?

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#6

El Señor Nippleriño

El Señor Nippleriño

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Brigitta Swart
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Bwahahahahaha!!! I think this is the best of the worst

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#8

Roar

Roar

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Chris Pitch
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Its the eye of the tiger...nope...hold on...I think that's a nose. or a penis

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#9

This Tiger Though

This Tiger Though

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Asia
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You know nothing! This is mythical creature worshiped by ancient people of Siberia. Just kidding. This is abomination.

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#10

Definitely Fits Here

Definitely Fits Here

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#11

It's Supposed To Be A Galaxy

It's Supposed To Be A Galaxy

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#12

I'm Speechless

I'm Speechless

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#14

I Don't Even Have The Words To Explain This

I Don't Even Have The Words To Explain This

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Marika
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This one is very creative. I like it

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#15

This Tattoo Was Apparently Supposed To Be Of “Stars”

This Tattoo Was Apparently Supposed To Be Of “Stars”

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#16

Maximum Facepalm

Maximum Facepalm

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Pan Da
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Maybe Youself and Hoop are his buddies or kids?

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#17

Third Into Fourth Always Gives Me Trouble

Third Into Fourth Always Gives Me Trouble

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#18

Eminem Or M&M?

Eminem Or M&M?

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#19

Back Of The Head Tattoo

Back Of The Head Tattoo

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#20

Close, But Not Close Enough

Close, But Not Close Enough

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schwuptiwup
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Maybe it shows to other things? ..Neck...shoulder ..elbow ...w....🤔

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#21

Dog Tits

Dog Tits

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Asia
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Okay, you got drunk and wanted a funny tattoo from your friend, also drunk... We get it. Now put your shirt back on. Thank you.

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#22

Turtle Head

Turtle Head

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criminalgirl
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Having a "turtle head" means something funny and seriously different in UK!!

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#23

The Bananas Threw Me For A Loop

The Bananas Threw Me For A Loop

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Mickey
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Say what you want but the tattoo is well done. A strange choice, but executed well.

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#24

Incredible Angelina's Jolie Portrait

Incredible Angelina's Jolie Portrait

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#25

A Facebook Friend Wanted A Very Specific Tattoo, I Think The Artist Really Nailed It

A Facebook Friend Wanted A Very Specific Tattoo, I Think The Artist Really Nailed It

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Lucida
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Don''t people check up the tattoo artist's skills before getting in the tattoo artist's chair? The birds look like they were done by a five year old and the tree is just a lump of black ink.

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#26

So My Buddy's Step Sister Got A Tattoo Of Her Mother

So My Buddy's Step Sister Got A Tattoo Of Her Mother

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#27

This Guy Got A Sunglasses Tattoo On His Face

This Guy Got A Sunglasses Tattoo On His Face

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Ohio Hands
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Nothing says "I dont care about ever having a good job" like a face tatt

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#29

The Girl With The Vegan Tattoo

The Girl With The Vegan Tattoo

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Lucida
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I don't believe she had to talk about her being vegan every five minutes (only when it was talk around food) but she definitely has to talk about her stupid tattoo every second minute.

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#30

Guy From High School Got The Same Tattoo As His Dog

Guy From High School Got The Same Tattoo As His Dog

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Liz Mosby
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I've never heard of tattooing for any reason. Why tattoo to show they're neutered, you can't tell by the balls missing?

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#31

My Poor Drunken Choice

My Poor Drunken Choice

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Asia
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Great pooping face, Pika. Eat more healthy stuff, so your head wouldn't explode of the tension :D

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#32

I Don't Even

I Don't Even

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#33

A Girl I Went To High School With Has This On Her Upper Thigh

A Girl I Went To High School With Has This On Her Upper Thigh

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#34

Getting A Tattoo Of Your Newborn

Getting A Tattoo Of Your Newborn

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Ohio Hands
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"Dude, why you got a picture of a sleeping Vizzini from Princess Bride on your back?

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#35

My Uncle's New Tattoo. Christmas Will Be Awkward This Year

My Uncle's New Tattoo. Christmas Will Be Awkward This Year

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Rocky Joe
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Great artwork. Maybe the placement was not ideal, but great skill.

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#36

This Guy's Argyle Sock Tattoo

This Guy's Argyle Sock Tattoo

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#37

Oh My

Oh My

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Dian Ella Lillie
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Oh, it's an onion. Whew. For a moment I thought that this was some sort of kinky sex thing. Still... an onion?!

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#38

Not Sure If It's Genius Or Just Horrible

Not Sure If It's Genius Or Just Horrible

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#39

Found This Gem Browsing Facebook

Found This Gem Browsing Facebook

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#40

Impressive Dot Work, But Why?

Impressive Dot Work, But Why?

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KCN
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wants that hairy stubbled look on his abs?

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#41

I Think Thom Yorke Will Love It

I Think Thom Yorke Will Love It

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Asia
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Poor placement, but the tattoo - very nice and accurate :)

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#42

Expectations VS. Reality

Expectations VS. Reality

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#43

Happy Meal

Happy Meal

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#44

Dude Sure Loves His Turtle

Dude Sure Loves His Turtle

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Dian Ella Lillie
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

He's going to become morbidly bored walking behind a turtle...

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#45

Interested In The Story Behind It

Interested In The Story Behind It

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#46

My Mom's Ex Got A Tattoo Of Her After She Passed. I Guess I Never Realized My Mom Was An Asian Man, With 5 O'clock Shadow

My Mom's Ex Got A Tattoo Of Her After She Passed. I Guess I Never Realized My Mom Was An Asian Man, With 5 O'clock Shadow

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Dian Ella Lillie
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You mum will rest in peace, because her ex obviously had someone else tattooed on his arm.

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#47

Unfortunate Tattoo Placement In An Engagement Photo

Unfortunate Tattoo Placement In An Engagement Photo

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#49

"Angel Wings"

"Angel Wings"

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#50

“My Own Design”

“My Own Design”

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Ohio Hands
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Ladies and gentleman, the man who invented the spiral

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#51

Please Kill Me

Please Kill Me

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Lucida
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Again, don't you look up if the tattoo artist has any skills before you get tattooed?

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#52

Tiger Anatomy Continues To Baffle Artists, Survey Says

Tiger Anatomy Continues To Baffle Artists, Survey Says

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#53

The Concept Looked So Promising

The Concept Looked So Promising

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#54

Six-Pack

Six-Pack

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#55

Yeah, Let’s Just Get A Spider Tattoo

Yeah, Let’s Just Get A Spider Tattoo

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phansfanta
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That's actually an amazing tattoo work because he got all of the shadings and it really pops out of his face

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#56

Instagram Find. I Never Laughed So Hard At A Tattoo

Instagram Find. I Never Laughed So Hard At A Tattoo

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#57

Friend On Facebook Seems Proud Of This Gem

Friend On Facebook Seems Proud Of This Gem

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Dian Ella Lillie
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I always wonder why people think that Trump is wonderful, but then I see that some people think that tats like this are great, and I realise that it's a bizarre, warped perception problem...

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#58

When You Get A Tattoo At Age 11

When You Get A Tattoo At Age 11

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