Think Before You Ink: Celebrity Tattoo Fails

So, it's our final semester in college and I've taken up resident in the library. There's a girl who sits across from me almost everyday with the most manky tramp stamp possible. What in God's name possessed her to put that on her body I will never know. It turns out she is in good company. Plenty of celebrities have also got hideous tattoos. Read on if you want to be repulsed...


I think it is safe to say that any Chez Cole fan gasped at her provocative cheek-covering rose tattoo. It is so outrageous and just so…oh god. Why Cheryl? Why would you do that to your beautiful body?




Katie’s ‘Pete’ tatto, inspired by the former ‘love of her life’, Peter Andre, has had some additional ink after their divorce. In typical Jordan fashion, instead of getting the tattoo removed, putting an X through it seemed more appropriate. It should be noted that eventually Katie did change this X into a rose. But the initial tattoo is good enough reason for her to be deeply ashamed.



Oh Chris…do you have no shame? Are you trying to take a stab at the media or is this supposed to be ironic? It is bizarre!

Also does anyone else think the face of the tattoo looks like a M.A.C makeup board tester?




Zac, even we will admit that on odd occasion we will let out a “YOLO!” or two. But, why Zac? why would you tattoo that onto your beautiful hands?



Do I really need to say much here? Well first things first…I’m glad it doesn’t say ‘mum’ but that is where my compliments end. I don’t care how much she likes it….it’s not nice! When she was sashaying around in 2013's Strictly ballroom in the gorgeous custom made gowns the tattoo made her look extremely cheap. Students out there promise me a heart isn't on your agenda?


Now Rihanna has had many an odd tattoo (remember the egyptian goddess Isis tattoo under her chest dedicated to ‘gran gran Dolly’) but I have always thought ‘only Rihanna could get away with that’. But here and now I raise my hands up and say ‘HELL NO!’. Her tribal hand tattoo is not good, not good at all. It looks so painful. It's just...horrible.




I thought I had accepted most of Tulisa’s tatts. From ‘The Female Boss’ to the quote on her lower back. But the unicorn with wings on her shoulder and her tackiest of all ‘Lucky You’ tattoo on her bikini line; I just really don’t know what to say. Oh I forgot to mention...she has Dappy tattooed on her neck...yep that's her cousins name...that makes loads of sense.



I know some of you will think Lena’s tattoos are slick and chic...but they are everywhere! Anyone else think they look like a five year old drew them?



I am not going to diss Ryan Gosling. I know that the die hard fans of his will hunt me down or send me very abusive Facebook mails. But all I will say is his childlike-drawn hairy hand tattoo is hilarious.

10. Melanie Griffith

Oh Melanie! I know you are very excited when you landed yourself one of the most elegible bachelors in Hollywood. And yes he is a few years younger than you but your tattoo is diabolical.

11. Pamela Anderson


Pamela's famous barbed wire tattoo has been around for years. But that will not take away from the fact that it is bloody barbed wire??

12. Steve-O

I know he had serious drug issues. So, this may have been done without any sober senses but with a tattoo like that it would take a long time. Stevo tell me this, was there any point where you thought it wasn't a good idea to get a portrait of yourself on your back?

13. Angelina Jolie


When Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton were a couple it was toxic. Remember the necklaces they used to wear with each others blood in them? Oh God. During their deep romance she got his name tattooed on her arm. She later did remove this, but it was awful while it was there.

14. Johnny Depp

When Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder were the couple of the moment, he got a tattoo saying 'Winona Forever'. Now, it just says 'Wino Forever' which obviously looks stupid.


I would just like to point out that some celebrities, like the goddess Nicole Richie, actually do know when they have made a mistake with one of their tattoos. There is some sanity out there after all!

Lauren Rol
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Lauren Rol: A UCD graduate who spends most of her time watching the Soaps. A devout fan of Chinese food and a French Bulldog obsessive.
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