50 Worst Tattoo Blunders Of All Time

Think before you ink people!

Amarpal Biring



Rebelling against your parents, boy bands who want to look manly and proving your love to the girl you have known for two weeks. Some of the reasons for getting a tattoo have to be water tight.

Declaring your love for a film, TV show or musician is perfectly acceptable but you have to make sure the tattoo you choose to have permanently inked onto your skin is not something you will end up regretting. I speak with some degree of personal experience, having, in my early 20’s, got ”I’d buy that for a dollar” on my arm to show the average train commuter (who doesn’t care) how much of a fan I am of RoboCop.

But as much as I might regret getting the line from the Paul Verhoeven classic tattooed on my arm, it’s nothing compared to these disasters that people have had etched onto various parts of their body.

So come with us as WhatCulture takes you on a tour of the deranged and show you bodies that you wouldn’t want to wake up next to, as we countdown 50 of the worst pop culture tattoos ever plastered on the human body.


50. Zigazig Oh??

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I’ll tell you what I don’t want, what I really really don’t want, a tattoo that became irrelevant in 1999. The fact that the overweight spice girls fan might have Siouxsie And The Banshees lyrics tattooed on his arm can’t save him from the embarrassment of having the front cover of the Spice Girls debut album tattooed across his spotty belly. I can only imagine what the tattoo artist was thinking as he coloured in Geri Halliwell’s gurning face. Maybe it was “Stop right now, thank you very much!”.

But at least the Spice Girls in the tattoo resemble their real counterparts, unlike this attempt at recreating Mel C which comes somewhere between a Sky News presenter and a missing persons picture.

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49. You Need To Go To Rehab..Yes Yes Yes!

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This boss-eyed tribute to Amy Winehouse might border on being antisemitic but it does capture her in her full, drunken glory. It does make you wonder, if you are such a big fan of the Winehouse, why would you choose to have an ugly caricature permanently inked on to your body? And notice how his hair follicles has the unfortunate effect of making it look like she could desperately do with some Clearasil.

The red aura around her doesn’t help matters either as it looks like he is suffering from an out of control yeast infection.


48. I’ll Be Crap!

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You only have to look into the sad eye of the Terminator to see how disappointing this tattoo is. You can almost hear him say ”Kill me….please kill me!”

Looking like fan art sent into a Saturday morning kids show, there are so many things wrong with this tattoo. If it’s the awful composition with the floating Rail-Gun or the Terminator that looks nothing like Schwarzenegger, I’d be looking to terminate the tattooist.

47. Nice To See You…To See You….NOT!

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Creepy is not what normally comes to mind when you think of lovable, TV staple Bruce Forsyth, but this tattoo does him no favours. Imagine this face peaking at you from behind a tree or hanging around in a playground, the police would be called pretty sharpish.

You also have to be a huge Strictly Come Dancing fan to consider having Brucie’s face tattooed on your body…..that or mentally ill.