Bad Tattoos

Strange, Bad, and Odd Tattoos

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This one is kinda cool, but not if you don't like tattoos!  Its very artistic at least!  This could be considered, in excess, for sure.Pit Bull Tattoo Game OverWhat do you think of this one?  By Grisha Maslov Григорий МасловSoul Brother, by Keith Killingsworth.
This one is kinda cool, but not if you don't like tattoos!  Its very artistic at least!  This could be considered, in excess, for sure.
This one is kinda cool, but not if you don't like tattoos! Its very artistic at least! This could be considered, in excess, for sure. | Source
Pit Bull Tattoo Game Over
Pit Bull Tattoo Game Over | Source
What do you think of this one?  By Grisha Maslov Григорий Маслов
What do you think of this one? By Grisha Maslov Григорий Маслов | Source
Soul Brother, by Keith Killingsworth.
Soul Brother, by Keith Killingsworth. | Source

More Strange Tattoos

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John Parson's Shoulder Tattoo.  There has to be quite a story behind this one!Skull Tattoo Cover Up
John Parson's Shoulder Tattoo.  There has to be quite a story behind this one!
John Parson's Shoulder Tattoo. There has to be quite a story behind this one! | Source
Skull Tattoo Cover Up
Skull Tattoo Cover Up | Source

Bad Tattoos? Bad Idea!

Some might think I am not qualified to speak about tattoos, as I never got one myself. I am not personally against tattoos, but I don't think they are a great idea. I know of many friends and family that have tattoos however, and some are really cool. They have come very far, in my opinion, in regards to the artistic talent and ability involved with getting tattoos.

In short, you probably get what you pay for, to some degree. There seem to be more reputable tattoo artists around than ever, and if I were to ever get one myself, I think I would wait until I could afford the best. This hub article shows why that is probably a good idea for many people to do! Here, I am showing some examples of some bad tattoos, whether their design, execution, or spelling errors, they have something left to be desired! That is putting it lightly!

I am not against cool, strange or even weird tattoos, I am speaking here more of regrettable tattoos, or ones done by artists that are not that great. Sometimes, tattoos can just be a big disappointment, and people have to live with a choice they maybe didn't really think through fully.

If you do decide to go with a less expensive and experienced tattoo artist, make sure you have seen their work and portfolio, and ask them how they make sure to give you what you want.

Other Things To Consider When Getting a Tattoo


Consider too, that the idea of a tattoo from a photograph, while sounding like a great idea, often comes out looking not that great sometimes, even almost scary! This may not matter to the person getting the tattoo, and ultimately is your decision. In the videos I share here, you can see a couple of examples of "would be", very sweet tattoos done off of a photograph. They just don't look quite like the photo! This isn't like a haircut that you can grow out if you don't like it. The one with " In loving memory," kind of broke my heart as it's a sweet idea, but I am just not sure the tattoo conveyed to the public what the person really wanted.

I think what gets me the most, is that some don't wait to take a photo until the painful red swelling goes away! After all the possible bad mistakes, you are taking the photo with the added painful reminder of what it took to get a possible regrettable tattoo.

If you think I am crazy for not having a tattoo, ask yourself this question. Why are there so many opportunities out there for doctors to make money using lasers to remove tattoos? Some people obviously have regret, or wish they had done things different. Perhaps you will still get a tattoo, but have spent a bit more time thinking about what kind, how big, etc. I don't hear about many people regretting not getting tattoos. To be clear, I am not against tattoos, nor do I think less of people that have them. Also, for every bad tattoo, I am sure one or more are also being done that people are happy with.

Let me know your thoughts on getting tattoos. Are you for people getting tattoos, or just particular kinds? What do think of the tattoos in general? Are they are a turn off for you, or do you think it makes a person that much more interesting and irresistible? For me, this is a little bit of diversion from my normal topics or galleries. Still, I think its a fascinating topic that affects a lot of the population.

Scary Tattoos, or Tats in Excess

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In fairness to this woman, these are not so bad as they are maybe a bit excessive.  Part of individual freedom allows her to express herself in this way!  Good for her!  This is Mrs. M. Stevens Wagner.  Barnet Burns
In fairness to this woman, these are not so bad as they are maybe a bit excessive.  Part of individual freedom allows her to express herself in this way!  Good for her!  This is Mrs. M. Stevens Wagner.
In fairness to this woman, these are not so bad as they are maybe a bit excessive. Part of individual freedom allows her to express herself in this way! Good for her! This is Mrs. M. Stevens Wagner. | Source
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Barnet Burns
Barnet Burns | Source

The Tattoos Not Shown Here - For A Reason!

I purposely didn't show some tattoos I came across, and they were ones for identification from the camps during WW2. I would definitely consider those bad tattoos, because of the horror they represented. People's numbers were often tattooed into their arms, for example. I don't know a lot of the history surrounding that. I was going to share them here, but thought it better not to for some reason. Some people got overly creative, and in my efforts to be very open minded, I just couldn't either stomach it or it was just in such bad taste. At any rate, hopefully this gives you some food for thought if you were thinking about going over the top with a tattoo, or going with a less than qualified artist.

Funny Video Including Some Whacky Tattoos - It will make you laugh

Tattoo Poll

Do you have a tattoo that you regretted getting later on?

  • Yes, I regret at least one or more tattoos I have.
  • No, I am so happy with all my tattoo decisions.
  • I used to have one I regretted, but I got it taken care of.
  • I never got a tattoo...no regrets here.
  • I never got a tattoo, but I might in the futture.
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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

Interesting and downright scary! Thanks for the tour of some very frightening tattoos!


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oceansnsunsets 4 years ago from The Midwest, USA Author

Billy, thanks and I agree that these are scary! Some more than others, but they are all not for me for sure! Thank you for the comment.


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snowdrops 4 years ago from The Second Star to the Right

so scary!! don't know why they have chosen those kinds of things. i mean, there are a lot of nice tattoos they can have.hehe


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Austinstar 4 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

Tattoos - very few reasons on the pro side to get one and lots of reasons on the con side.

Consider getting a temporary tattoo before committing to a permanent one. Wear it for a while and maybe it will make up your mind.

One thing I don't understand is getting a tattoo where you can never see it - only other people can see it or you have to use a mirror. What's the point?


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oceansnsunsets 4 years ago from The Midwest, USA Author

Snowdrops, I have to agree with you there.


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oceansnsunsets 4 years ago from The Midwest, USA Author

Austinstar, you make some great points. I am in agreement that the cons outweigh the pros, as I see it anyway. The idea of a temporary one is an excellent idea, and I hadn't thought about how people get them where no one can see them. Its a good question, what is the point?


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida

I'm glad I never got one! I discourage my kids and grandkids from ever getting one, too, but that's just me!


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oceansnsunsets 4 years ago from The Midwest, USA Author

Mary, I feel the same way about never getting one. I encourage my kids to think really hard before getting things like tattoos or piercings. Its just too easy to regret.


Lybrah 3 years ago

Chances are that when you're 75, you're not going to be the same person you were when you were 25, so why get some permanent mark on your body? Once you get it, you're kind of stuck with it.


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oceansnsunsets 3 years ago from The Midwest, USA Author

Hello Lybrah, I hear you and totally agree with what you said there about being stuck with it long term, for what might have turned out to be a short term desire or whim. I did hear people talk once about being happy when they were older, to see their old tattoos and remembering the good ole days and a carefree time in life. To each his own! Thanks for your comment.


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OhioGrant 3 years ago from Ohio

I have one tattoo. It is a feather quill on my right forearm. For me, the feather is a very spiritual symbol, and the quill is because I am a writer. I had it placed on my right arm because i am right handed. It is a reminder for me to keep my spiritualality in mind in all of my actions. This is something i am certain I will never regret. I have always thought that if you are going to get a tattoo, it should have great meaning for you, and not just be a decoration.


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oceansnsunsets 3 years ago from The Midwest, USA Author

OhioGrant, that sounds like a wonderful tattoo to have. I totally agree with you about the idea that if you are going to get a tattoo, to get one with some special meaning that you are not likely to ever regret. How neat that it reminds you of the things you want to be thinking about anyway. Life gets so busy and crazy, sometimes we need our perspective back, and that seems like an interesting way to do that. Thanks so much for commenting.

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