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15 Hilarious tattoo fails

Heather Barnett is a freelance writer and foodie whose work has been featured in blogs, websites, magazines, and TV and radio ads. She spends her free time relaxing with her soulmate, Keith; her dog, Mosby "The Fly Slayer;" and Felix th...

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These 15 hysterically bad tattoos have us thinking "Thank goodness for laser tattoo removal."

We generally try not to laugh at other people's misfortune, but seriously!? We've rounded up a list of tattoo fails that show us three things:

  1. You shouldn't get a tattoo when you're drunk.
  2. You really shouldn't get a tattoo when the artist is drunk.
  3. Tattoo needles should come with a spell check and dose of common sense.

1. Most people have issues with "their" vs. "there" vs. "they're," but this is a new one!

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2. Spoke too soon...

3. Points for execution, I guess...

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4. In fairness, we think it's sweet that he thinks love agrees with everyone.

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5. Obsess much? (Run, Brenda, run!)

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6. Also, *You're.

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7. No amount of spell check makes this a good idea.

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8. ...but clearly not spelling bee champion.

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9. I see your point.

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10. In the United States, we totally understand this kind of national pride!

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11. And this is what happens when tattooer and tattoo-ee are both drunk.

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12. You know they sell T-shirts at concerts, right?

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13. I wonder what Jessica did.

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14. Sounds like a country song gone wrong.

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15. Kitty brows?

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16. With every hartbeat

My friend got a tattoo while drunk at a country festival. Need new friends.

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17. Somebody has a case of Bieber Feaver

18. Time to go back to school

new tat #justkidding #stayinschool

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19. Never don't give up

20. North America of Italy

 21. Serenitiy

There's no "I" in team and there's only one in serenity #tattoo #fail #tattoofail #funny

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