Friday, December 19, 2008


As per my sister's request (check out her blog here if you're into turkeys and jewelry), here's another post on good/bad tattoos. Recently, I wrote up the worst ink I could find, but I'd like to keep it a little more positive this time. The tattoos presented below are still pretty awful, but in a really GOOD way. In my opinion, the best tats are the ones that are so forehead-slappingly goofy that there's no way you could ever regret them. Anything involving malt liquor, unicorns, or Patrick Swayze is a good start, but whatever embarrasses YOU the most is the place to start YOUR personal journey to an awesome tattoo.

So put away your beautiful 20 color koi fish tattoo and let's take a ride on the wild side, into a gallery of shameful pride, a place I like to call THE BEST WORST TATTOOS EVER.

Here's a good place to start.<<< This guy is really walking a fine line. Was the misspelling of AWESOME intentional or unintentional? Was the exclusion of the 'E' due to a stupid frat boy bet or some kind of hazing ritual? Or was it truly an accident, due to either an illiterate tattoo artist or a long night of boozing? If it was intentional, this guy is a shameful douche. If the misspelling was, in fact, an honest mistake, dude gets major points. I really hope it was the latter.

While we're on the subject of script tattoos:

This guy>>> is probably hung like a Russian pack mule. Or is that just what he WANTS us to think? Hmmmm...

Great idea, great sentiment, awful execution. We all love Corky from 'Life Goes On', but it takes a massive set of cojones to get his face inked on your body. Much respect, dude. But seriously, get some sun.

Getting a tattoo of a Christian glam-metal band's logo: an AWESOME bad idea, like farting in the bathtub or getting drunk on Robitussin.

If you could buy tattoos pre-faded like you can jeans, I would already have this one. >>>

Dude! Storm Shadow?! I applaud your good taste, sense of aesthetics, and discretion, sir. Well done.<<<

Tattoos of dinosaurs: Never a bad idea. Examples:

And how about this one? Apparently, this was her first tattoo. Bravo, madam. Bra-vo!

A tattoo of the movie poster from John Carpenter's 1982 sci-fi/horror classic 'The Thing'? Nice work. Obscure enough to be cool, weird enough to be creepy. Kurt Russell would be proud.

It's like Ronnie James Dio is looking into a mirror mounted on this guy's leg:

Nice execution. I guarantee this guy was STONE SOBER when he got that thing.

Just a little something for the D&D nerds. I want to get this same tattoo, but with DAMAGE on the banner.<<<

And finally, my personal favorite tattoo ever. Ladies and gentlemen, "Startled Bear". Exquisite.


Tamara said...

You are so good to me. That bear must have HURT.

Shelby Cobras said...

I agree. That bear must have been so hurt when he saw that terrible depiction of himself. What a bummer.