These Epic Tattoo Fails Will Make you Cringe, Then Smile, Then CRINGE AGAIN !

Sometimes, inspiration strikes and no amount of careful consideration or friendly advice can stop the YOLO train – you’re getting a wild tattoo! Right on the face? Probably!

While we’re not big fans of making fun of others’ lifestyle choices, indulging in a bit of schadenfraude now and again can’t hurt. We gathered some of the most spectacular and hilarious tattoo fails from around the web, and we’re sharing them with you. Enjoy the delicious weirdness!

1. No Ragrets



We had to begin with this classic image from the film We’re The Millers. This young man stated that he lives his life with no regrets, and the characters ask, “not even one letter?” It may be fictional, but as you can see with the rest of this list, it’s by no means unrealistic.

2. Eyebrow Words


This young man apparently decided that natural eyebrows, made of old fashioned hair, were just way too boring. In addition to his plethora of wildly mismatched face tattoos – including a lipstick kiss on the cheek – he’s branded his brow line with “Madison Heights.”

3. Tragedy + Comedy


While the masks themselves look totally fine, we think that the artist might want to consult a spelling book before his next job. “Tradgey” isn’t a word that we’re aware of, but then again, we don’t work in show business.

4. Unfortunate Baby Face


The sentiment at play here is utterly adorable; don’t get us wrong. We love the idea of tattooing your baby’s face wherever you like on your body. We only take issue with the unfortunate reproduction of said baby’s face – it looks more like an elderly wino than a newborn infant!

5. Energy Drink Super Fan


We’re not sure if this is a bit of inspired free branding, or a bit of overzealous fandom gone wild, hopped up on caffeine and vitamin B. Either way, we advise anyone with more than a couple energy drinks under their belt to steer clear of the local ink palace.

6. Framing The Stache


The one good thing we can say about this work of art is that at least he left some clear skin for his radiant red mustache to grow. When going hog wild on a set of face tattoos, it’s not very common for such a thoughtful omission to remain!

7. Drake’s #1 Fan?


We can only guess at the timeline that led to this proud embrace of the popular rapper at a tattoo parlor, and that guess includes alcohol at every point. Additionally, we’re left curious: were the eyebrows shaved during the procedure, or were they already gone?

8. Poor Tribute


The worst part about this tattoo is that it’s meant in loving tribute to a woman who has passed away, but the artwork might make any grieving family member absolutely lose it. We’re hoping the well-intentioned recipient of this ink gets a nice re-do at some point.

9. Spider On The Face


There is no logical reason we can imagine for this tattoo’s existence. We just want to shout “Why?!” at the heavens and avert our eyes. Spiders are terrible, face tattoos are awful, and together they make just the most perfect storm of terrible.

10. Turn The Other Cheek


Here’s a quick look at what it looks like in the immediate aftermath of a face tattoo’s application. There’s always going to be some skin irritation, but most sensible people never have to experience the sensation on their lips!

11. No Words


There’s not much to say about this tattoo that can’t be assumed from one look at its gasp-inducing absurdity. We’re not sure if the artist has ever seen a human in a bathing suit before, much less picked up a tat gun.

12. Old Man Baby Face?


Our confusion begins with the man himself. Something about the look combines an infant and an elderly person in our view. But never mind that, when you’ve got a chin beard, dolphin eyebrows, and Spiderman’s web wrapping your neck!

13. The Scariest Man Alive?


The fact that he seems to be in prison reds doesn’t surprise us; this guy is flat-out terrifying! Along with the crown of thorns and half-skull face, he’s got a third eye and a…  black actual eye? Just stop already!

14. Louis Vuitton Lover


While we’re a fan of luxury goods as much as the next person, we couldn’t imagine taking our love to the next level, like this guy did. He’s branded his entire dome with Louis Vuitton livery, looking like some sort of new handbag made out of real human!

15. ‘Merica!


While we have since discovered that this image is a particularly elaborate Photoshop job, we can’t help but imagine that it’s not far off the mark in its satire. With a look at Monster guy on this list, we feel confident guessing that someone out there looks just like this.