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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Lucida
Community Member
2 years ago

Oh my, what an idiot. And I hope the tattoo to the right is not considered done because it looks nothing like the one to the left.

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#2

Nice Tattoo, Dave

Nice Tattoo, Dave

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Frida Bäcklund
Community Member
2 years ago

I'd totally get a tattoo like that :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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anita wid
Community Member
2 years ago

My son even can draw better than this

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#9

This Tiger Though

This Tiger Though

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Soozie Poozie
Community Member
2 years ago

This one is an insult to all tigers!

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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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Asia
Community Member
2 years ago

Cool :D

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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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KCN
Community Member
2 years ago

Sweet sweet lord.

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#16

Maximum Facepalm

Maximum Facepalm

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Ohio Hands
Community Member
2 years ago

I hate when I misplace my hoop

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#17

Third Into Fourth Always Gives Me Trouble

Third Into Fourth Always Gives Me Trouble

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Steve Bowman
Community Member
2 years ago

Why is it on the INSIDE of his wrist?

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#18

Eminem Or M&M?

Eminem Or M&M?

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Bambi
Community Member
2 years ago

This one's actually super.. lol

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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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anita wid
Community Member
2 years ago

Well...that what happens if you skip school kids.

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#21

Dog Tits

Dog Tits

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schwuptiwup
Community Member
2 years ago

Could also be from a lot of other animals...just weired

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#22

Turtle Head

Turtle Head

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kasa alex
Community Member
2 years ago

The baldy head tats r actually pretty cool

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#23

The Bananas Threw Me For A Loop

The Bananas Threw Me For A Loop

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KCN
Community Member
2 years ago

So: three kittens, two bananas, and a demon?

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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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Aisha La Gatta Pelirroja
Community Member
2 years ago

That's a distorted Godzilla on the right. :D

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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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Stef Bollen
Community Member
2 years ago

More like the girl from the ring

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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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KCN
Community Member
2 years ago

What for?? Dorky as hell.

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#28

Money Talks

Money Talks

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diane a
Community Member
2 years ago

thats a bad rash

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#29

The Girl With The Vegan Tattoo

The Girl With The Vegan Tattoo

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diane a
Community Member
2 years ago

what on earth???

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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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Asia
Community Member
2 years ago

He knew what it meant... Or so he claims.

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#31

My Poor Drunken Choice

My Poor Drunken Choice

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Stef Bollen
Community Member
2 years ago

Poopkachu

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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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Chris Pitch
Community Member
2 years ago

Tiger owl Tiger owl. Or a Jim Henson Creation

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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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KCN
Community Member
2 years ago

So, he's never looking for a job again. Self-employed?

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#36

This Guy's Argyle Sock Tattoo

This Guy's Argyle Sock Tattoo

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Sophia Cai
Community Member
2 years ago

This is cool!

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#37

Oh My

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KCN
Community Member
2 years ago

Oozing infected suppurating onion, anyone?

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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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Soozie Poozie
Community Member
2 years ago

Omg!! That is a lot of hair!! I guess this tattoo makes the best of a hairy situation.

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#39

Found This Gem Browsing Facebook

Found This Gem Browsing Facebook

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Ohio Hands
Community Member
2 years ago

Um

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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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Зорница Александрова
Community Member
2 years ago

:D

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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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KCN
Community Member
2 years ago

That's actually mildly entertaining.

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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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KCN
Community Member
2 years ago

That's actually kind of cool.

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#49

"Angel Wings"

"Angel Wings"

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Bambi
Community Member
2 years ago

Poor guy is delusional..

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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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Shaun Obanion
Community Member
2 years ago

Jesus...

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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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Dian Ella Lillie
Community Member
2 years ago

A tigiraffe?!

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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

hahahahahaha that....that is scary bad

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#54

Six-Pack

Six-Pack

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Monika
Community Member
2 years ago

again, not bad - actually pretty funny

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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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Sophia Cai
Community Member
2 years ago

That's a real spider. Eeek!

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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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Chris Pitch
Community Member
2 years ago

PLease let me win lotto and pay for cover up tattoos for all of these poor people

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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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Dnelle1972
Community Member
2 years ago

I'm scared...

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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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Will Smith
Community Member
2 years ago

I think everyone drew that stupid S in school.

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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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Aisha La Gatta Pelirroja
Community Member
2 years ago

Yes. A lion...probably...or a monkey...or...something else...a mutant maybe...

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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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Ohio Hands
Community Member
2 years ago

Or fish kisses

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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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Dian Ella Lillie
Community Member
2 years ago

He's probably wondering why he keeps having nightmares...

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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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Dnelle1972
Community Member
2 years ago

...and two hamburger buns stuffed in her shirt.

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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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Dnelle1972
Community Member
2 years ago

This looks like it's from Beavis and Butthead

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#71

Sadly I'm Related To This Kid

Sadly I'm Related To This Kid