‘That’s It, I’m Inkshaming’: 140 People Oblivious To How Bad Their Tattoos Look (New Pics)

Beauty might be in the eye of the beholder, sure, but some aesthetic decisions don’t deserve much mercy. The simple fact is that not all tattoos are inked equally well. Nor are all design ideas artistic marvels. Some of them are so cringy that their only benefit is to serve as a warning to others.
That’s where the ‘That’s It, I’m Inkshaming’ Facebook group comes in. Members of this community share examples of some of the most outrageous and awful tattoos ever. We’ve collected some of the worst recent pics to show you that not only does your idea have to be good, but you also need a stylist who knows their craft well. Scroll down to check ‘em out.

#1 Found On Instagram

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#2 Uhh, Thanks Fb But No Thanks. I Will Not Be Adding Friend

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#3 Egyptian Pink Panther

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When it comes to tattoo artists, reputation is pretty much everything. If you plan on getting inked, there’s nothing like the recommendation of a trusted friend. It’s worth it in the long run if you do some research about the artist before sitting down in their chair.

In this day and age, it’s rare for an artist not to have a social media page (or several) for their art or shop. So, it’s very easy to get a quick understanding of what their style and range is like. Meanwhile, their business likely also has reviews on Google and social media. You can read some people’s comments to get a feel for their (lack of) professionalism.

#4 Last Time I Posted Something By This “Artist”, A Few Folks Were Saying “It’s Actually A Style” But Like Can Someone Explain This To Me Then

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#5 Now These Are Some Tats To Be Proud Of

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#6 Everytime I See Her Tattoos I Cringe

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If you’re still on the fence, you can always get in touch with the artist via social media, phone, or pop into their salon to have a quick chat face-to-face. They can answer your questions while you get a feel for them as a person. It’s really important that you trust your gut. If you don’t feel comfortable, you don’t have to pick that particular artist. It’s okay to ‘shop around.’

Tattoos might not be forever with the advent of laser removal, but it’s still your time, money, and health at stake!

#7 I Was Looking At Reviews On Dresses And Came Across This Gem

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#8 Um… At Least It’s Not A Case!

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#9 Found This On Instagram They Did Get A Coverup Thank God.

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According to Inked magazine, professional artists take the proper health and safety precautions. They take sanitation seriously. They wear gloves. They clean their machines. They keep a neat workstation. And they have an up-to-date certification for bloodborne pathogens.

Proper artists will also have good linework, can pack color into the skin well, and come up with their personal designs instead of just copying other people’s work.

#10 Oh Medusa, You’ve Done It Again

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#11 Saw This In The Wild And Just Knew I Had To Share It

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#12 A Guy Is Advertising His Work… Yikes!

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We could talk about the subjectivity and personal nuances of taste until the cows come home.

After all, folks have very different aesthetic preferences. One person might prefer clean lines and clear concepts. Meanwhile, someone else might love abstract concepts and chaotic, raw, intuitive art.

However, you’ll find very few people who are fans of kitschy and poorly inked designs.

#13 Oof.. Got A Tattoo From This Chick And The Ink Literally Fell Out

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#14 Sheeesh

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#15 Not Sure About This At All

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At a certain low-quality threshold, bad art is simply… bad art—indefensible. Tattoos that are based on bad ideas and are executed without skill don’t deserve to be lauded.

They’re examples of what to avoid, both as the person getting the ink as well as the artist.

#16 Sawtism

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#17 Found In The Wild

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#18 Found On Marketplace

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The ‘That’s It, I’m Inkshaming’ private group, dedicated to making fun of ‘actually bad tattoos,’ is extremely well-known on Facebook. At the time of writing, it boasts nearly 390k members from all over the world.

However, the group doesn’t just focus on shaming other people’s ink. Members can poke fun at their own tats on Sundays, but this can’t be done anonymously. Meanwhile, on Wednesdays, the administrator team running the group lets everyone share good tattoos. There’s a different theme each week.

#19 Well…

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#20 Found In Person. It Was Worse Up Close.

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#21 Lemme Guess…he Likes Chanel?

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Meanwhile, on the 1st day of every month, the team running the Facebook group allows everyone to share any tattoos they want, no matter the quality of the art. That being said, the photos still have to adhere to the social network’s standards. Meanwhile, the pics also have to be original: you can’t repost what’s already been shared on the group. However, the tattoos can’t be those belonging to the poster, and they cannot be their designs.

On the 13th of every month, the moderators and administrators share a topic and ask everyone to share pics related to it. It’s similar to what they do on Wednesdays. However, on the 13th, artists can share their own work, as well as their shop names and locations.

#22 A Profile Picture On A Dating App

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#23 Dear God

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#24 That Looks Like Faded Sharpie

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According to the group, you should be prepared for criticism if you end up sharing your own work. At the same time, everyone’s expected to be at least minimally polite. “People can tell you your art sucks. While debate is expected, rude exchanges are not tolerated.”

Some themes and topics are outright banned on ‘That’s It, I’m Inkshaming.’ For example, you shouldn’t be posting anything related to Harry Potter, autism, the police, or Twilight. Meanwhile, you should not post any hate speech, nudity, or anything related to potential self-harm scars.

#25 Wtf Is This Supposed To Be? All I See Is A Distorted 4 And Of Course The Rocket Penis

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#26 Everything About It

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#27 Found In The Comment Section Of A Post In A Mom Group

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There’s still a lot of freedom when it comes to posting, though. The mods and admins outright state that they don’t care where people’s pictures come from. They also won’t remove any pics, even if they belong to the person who has the tattoo.

“We will protect your identity by requiring identifying information to be absent, but if you identify yourself as the canvas that is your choice. You can ask the OP to remove the post, but we will not require them to, and you will be banned should you choose to harass them or other members,” they explain.

The point of the group is to discuss the quality of tattoo application and art design, not tease the people who got them or inked them. That’s why there’s zero tolerance for harassment or leaking someone’s face, identifying details, shop name, or social media handles. All of this info has to be censored. Meanwhile, the tattoos themselves have to be ‘bad enough’ to be shared.

#28 Found On Tiktok

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#29 This Masterpiece Was Posted By The Senior Tattoo Artist In Our Local Shop

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#30 Done By A Local Shop

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Which of the tattoos featured in this list made you cringe the most? What’s the very worst tattoo you’ve seen in person, dear Pandas? Have you ever gotten ink that you’ve genuinely regretted later on? What do you think everyone could do to boost their artistic taste?

If you’re feeling up to it, swing by the comments section to share your thoughts.

#31 They Massacred My Boy $crim

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#32 In The Wild !

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#33 Let’s Play The What Words Are Missing Game

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#34 Not Sorry. Posted By A Relatively Local Tattoo Shop. I’d Be Big Mad About That Arm And Really Just All Of It

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#35 I Think It’s A Dolphin

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#36 The Longer You Look At It, The Worse It Gets…

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#37 Where’s The Magic?

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#38 I Have No Words

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#39 ? So Nail Moi Wrists And Black Moi Eyesss? This Particular Jesus Swears It’s Not A Phase Mom

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#40 He Got That Dog In Him

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#41 Found On Insta, Those Toes Give Me Nightmares!

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#42 Found In A Group I’m In. Yikes

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#43 Any Words?

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#44 Why Does The One On The Bottom Look Like He Just Told A Bad Joke And Is Waiting For A Reaction

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#46 Ba Da Ba Da Ba I’m Hating It

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#47 I Like The Previous Wreck More Tbh

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#50 Got A Tattoo From This Chick And The Ink Literally Fell Out

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#51 I Feel Kinda Bad Outing This Person Because They Love Their Work, But I Saw This In Another Group

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#52 From Another Group I’m In. Very… Interesting

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#53 Oooooof

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#55 Just Came Up On My Newsfeed. Please Do Research On Artists. This Is Horrible. It’s A Mess. Nothing Looks Good. (Rip To Your Family Member) But This Is A Wreck

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#56 Guy I Went To Highschool With Decided To Buy A Tattoo Gun And Is Very Proud Of This “Coverup”

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#57 I Haven’t Seen This Shared Yet

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#58 From Another Facebook Group I’m In

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#59 Umm… Yikes. I Don’t Have Much Other Words To Say

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#60 Someone Must Have Told A Good Joke, They’re Lauging It Up

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#61 Seen On A Friends Post. Had To Show It On Here

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#65 Found This On My Feed. The Hands Just Look Super Wonky To Me

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#66 The “V” Bugs Me

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#67 In A Mom Group I’m In. One Kid’s Hand Is Missing A Finger And The Mom’s Hand Is So Strange Where It Transitions From Thumb To Fingers

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#70 Def Haven’t Seen This Here Yet

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#71 Found In The Wild

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#72 One Is A Picture He Took The Other Someone Else Took That’s Why It’s Flipped

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#73 Saw This One On A Dating App

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#74 At A Local Tattoo Shop.. In The Review They Said They Were Charged $1200!

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#75 A Tragedy

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#77 A Different Kind Of Horror LED To The Discovery Of This Gem

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#78 Nobody In The Comments Lied Through Their Teeth At Least

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#79 Ouch. Lmfao This Is A Good One

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#86 Does The Big Fist Have 6 Fingers ?!

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#87 My Other Fallout Tattoo

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#92 Someone Posted This On Their Snap Story And What The F**k

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#93 This Was Done By One Of My Old Coworkers, I’ve Honestly Been Waiting To Post This. And Yes. It Was Done At A Studio

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#94 I Have Absolutely No Words For This, Yet So Many Questions

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#95 This Is How I Used To Draw Wings When I Was 5

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#96 Someone I Know Who Is Dating A “Tattoo Artist” Had This Done The Other Day

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#97 Why Does Her Hand Look Like That?

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#98 Another Person From My Friend Group

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#100 Someone Posted This In Another Group I’m In

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#101 From My Crochet Group

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#102 Found In The Wild In A Diablo Group I’m In

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#103 A Portrait Of What’s Supposed To Be Dimebag Darrell Done By A Local Chop Shop

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#104 Oof

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#105 Hurt Me To My Very Core

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#106 Hurt Me To My Very Core

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#107 Oof.. Got A Tattoo From This Chick And The Ink Literally Fell Out

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#108 When You’re Trying To Do Muscles But End Up With A Sack Of Potatoes For A Leg. Original Art Inspo: Hendrik Goltzius’ Fall Of Icarus

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#120 Bro What Are The Fingers. Local Artist In My Area

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#121 Seen In A Melanie Martinez Group For Her New Portals Album And I Just Don’t Know What To Say

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#122 Found In The Wild On Tiktok… They’re Both Going To Regret That One Day.

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#123 Saw This On Tiktok Its Supposed To Say “Kayla”? Im Not Seeing That Lol

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#124 The Lines Are So Shaky And I Have No Idea What It’s Supposed To Be

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#125 I Was Gonna Drop In For A Walk In Appointment So I Had A Browse Through Their Facebook.. Think I’ll Try Somewhere Else Lol

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#128 A Little “Yikes” Showed Up In My Newsfeed. Not Sure Who The “Lucky” Recipient Of This Tattoo Was

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#129 From A Local Shop, Supposed To Be Captain America

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#130 In A Local Horror Group I Don’t Know Which Is Worse

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#137 Shiver Me Timbers!

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