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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Stef Bollen
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2 years ago

That's not even the worst part of this "copy"

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#2

Nice Tattoo, Dave

Nice Tattoo, Dave

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Asia
Community Member
2 years ago

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
Community Member
2 years ago

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
2 years ago

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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Vicky Zar
Community Member
2 years ago

Well I think he has humor!

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#6

El Señor Nippleriño

El Señor Nippleriño

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Brigitta Swart
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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#7

"It's Is My Life" - Jon Bovi

"It's Is My Life" - Jon Bovi

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anita wid
Community Member
2 years ago

Von Joni

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#8

Roar

Roar

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Chris Pitch
Community Member
2 years ago

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
Community Member
2 years ago

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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Soozie Poozie
Community Member
2 years ago

Imagine having sex with this guy. Too weird!

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#11

It's Supposed To Be A Galaxy

It's Supposed To Be A Galaxy

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Lucida
Community Member
2 years ago

It looks like a very sick pigs heart.

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#12

I'm Speechless

I'm Speechless

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KCN
Community Member
2 years ago

Right photo is screaming for help.

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#13

Oh My God

Oh My God

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Ohio Hands
Community Member
2 years ago

That looks legit

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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
Community Member
2 years ago

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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Dian Ella Lillie
Community Member
2 years ago

Well, someone has to say it... the Milky Way...

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#16

Maximum Facepalm

Maximum Facepalm

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Pan Da
Community Member
2 years ago

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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Dian Ella Lillie
Community Member
2 years ago

The is why he failed his driving test...

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#18

Eminem Or M&M?

Eminem Or M&M?

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Nini Meow
Community Member
2 years ago

This should not be in this list!

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#19

Back Of The Head Tattoo

Back Of The Head Tattoo

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anita wid
Community Member
2 years ago

And he can add moustache

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#20

Close, But Not Close Enough

Close, But Not Close Enough

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schwuptiwup
Community Member
2 years ago

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
2 years ago

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
Community Member
2 years ago

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
Community Member
2 years ago

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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Alusair Alustriel
Community Member
2 years ago

Choice of her face was.... questionable in my opinion.

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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
2 years ago

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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Steve Bowman
Community Member
2 years ago

No, she didn't.

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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
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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#28

Money Talks

Money Talks

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Dian Ella Lillie
Community Member
2 years ago

Money is saying "no."

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#29

The Girl With The Vegan Tattoo

The Girl With The Vegan Tattoo

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Lucida
Community Member
2 years ago

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
Community Member
2 years ago

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
Community Member
2 years ago

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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Ohio Hands
Community Member
2 years ago

I think I drew this in 6th grade

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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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Dian Ella Lillie
Community Member
2 years ago

This is why koalas should not marry tigers...

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#34

Getting A Tattoo Of Your Newborn

Getting A Tattoo Of Your Newborn

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Ohio Hands
Community Member
2 years ago

"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
Community Member
2 years ago

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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Nini Meow
Community Member
2 years ago

This is not bad.. I somewhat like it..

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#37

Oh My

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Dian Ella Lillie
Community Member
2 years ago

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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Nini Meow
Community Member
2 years ago

Pure genius...

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#39

Found This Gem Browsing Facebook

Found This Gem Browsing Facebook

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GB1997
Community Member
2 years ago

looks like sharpie to be honest

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#40

Impressive Dot Work, But Why?

Impressive Dot Work, But Why?

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KCN
Community Member
2 years ago

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
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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#42

Expectations VS. Reality

Expectations VS. Reality

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Me
Community Member
2 years ago

Reminds me of "Monsters Inc."

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#43

Happy Meal

Happy Meal

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Kjorn
Community Member
2 years ago

that's why their fries are so salty

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#44

Dude Sure Loves His Turtle

Dude Sure Loves His Turtle

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Dian Ella Lillie
Community Member
2 years ago

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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Aisha La Gatta Pelirroja
Community Member
2 years ago

I believe that's the thing that eats socks at the washing machine.

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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
2 years ago

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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Chris Pitch
Community Member
2 years ago

but it is spelt right!

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#48

Zipper Tattoo

Zipper Tattoo

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anita wid
Community Member
2 years ago

This isn't a fail tattoo

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#49

"Angel Wings"

"Angel Wings"

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Symbole Simple
Community Member
2 years ago

'Bad ass' indeed! With a dildo stuck in it

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#50

“My Own Design”

“My Own Design”

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Ohio Hands
Community Member
2 years ago

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
2 years ago

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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criminalgirl
Community Member
2 years ago

Keep your shirt on.

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#53

The Concept Looked So Promising

The Concept Looked So Promising

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Chris Pitch
Community Member
2 years ago

what is with the shrek ear?

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#54

Six-Pack

Six-Pack

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criminalgirl
Community Member
2 years ago

Very original......

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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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C
Community Member
2 years ago

I don't think people really understand what a 'bad tattoo ' is. You may not like the placement but it's very well executed

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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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Chyppa Homer
Community Member
2 years ago

Sooooo... Jesus gives him handjobs... I guess :D

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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
2 years ago

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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birdhouse
Community Member
2 years ago

He is so COOL!

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#59

Friend Bought A Tattoo Gun On Amazon For £100. Tattooed Darth Vader On Himself

Friend Bought A Tattoo Gun On Amazon For £100. Tattooed Darth Vader On Himself

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schwuptiwup
Community Member
2 years ago

At least he did this to himself

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#60

Erm... A Lion?

Erm... A Lion?

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Asia
Community Member
2 years ago

Tigeraboon? Babootiger? What is this?

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#61

Struck Gold On Facebook Today

Struck Gold On Facebook Today

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Inge Erasmus
Community Member
2 years ago

Did an actual baby do the tat?

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#62

Ryan Gosling

Ryan Gosling

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Asia
Community Member
2 years ago

This is bad, I agree on this one.

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#63

Leopard Print Or Little Hamburgers?

Leopard Print Or Little Hamburgers?

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birdhouse
Community Member
2 years ago

Did the butterfly poop all over her?

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#64

If Only Their Familey Had Warned Them

If Only Their Familey Had Warned Them

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Dian Ella Lillie
Community Member
2 years ago

Number 2 should have been "Education."

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#65

This "Artist's" Work Comes Across My Facebook Feed Daily, Quite The Treasure Trove

This "Artist's" Work Comes Across My Facebook Feed Daily, Quite The Treasure Trove

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Aisha La Gatta Pelirroja
Community Member
2 years ago

Tinkerbell is high...

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#66

The Best Photo He Could Find Of Him

The Best Photo He Could Find Of Him

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Seb Cebien
Community Member
2 years ago

At least it's very realistic !

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#67

This Just Popped Up On Facebook

This Just Popped Up On Facebook

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bob
Community Member
2 years ago

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!

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#68

Is It Just The Angle Or Does She Have A Pinocchio Arm?

Is It Just The Angle Or Does She Have A Pinocchio Arm?

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Dian Ella Lillie
Community Member
2 years ago

Must have had the high school intern finish off the arm...

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#69

Found On Tinder, Solid Left Swipe

Found On Tinder, Solid Left Swipe

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Asia
Community Member
2 years ago

Son Goku in afterlife?

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#70

What A Cute Lil Sword

What A Cute Lil Sword

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Dian Ella Lillie
Community Member
2 years ago

You just want to squeeze it...

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#71

Sadly I'm Related To This Kid

Sadly I'm Related To This Kid

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BlackestDawn
Community Member
2 years ago

While definitely a "what was he thinking" type of tattoo (and they really should be higher up) I find them well made.

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#72

ICP Face Make-Up Tattoo. 100% Real

ICP Face Make-Up Tattoo. 100% Real

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