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19 Things You'll Understand If You Have A Shit Tattoo

Maybe I didn't think this through properly.

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1. The tattoo was probably something you really liked at the time.

2. Or it was a tattoo trend that you thought was pretty cool.

Think Chinese characters and tribal tattoos, which were cool about a decade ago, and not even so much then.

3. Either way, you definitely thought you'd like it forever.

Like, Pikachu is cute. Or meant to be anyway.

Like, Pikachu is cute. Or meant to be anyway.

4. But now there's just a whole heap of regret.

Jon Bovi? Who dat?

5. You might still really like the idea of the tattoo; it just didn't come out the way you wanted it to.

6. The tattoo is probably really faded.

And it's possibly spelt wrong, which is always a bit shit.

7. Your tattoo might be so shit that you've questioned whether the tattooist was actually in any way qualified to have drawn permanently on your skin.

Where did you get your qualifications? Did you keep the receipt? I want answers.

8. You maybe knew you wouldn't like it as soon as you saw the template but you got too scared to say something to the tattooist.

Tattooist: "Now's your last chance to back out..."

Me: "No, I love it!"

Me: *dies inside*

9. The tattoo might be something you got while slightly tipsy on holiday.

Putting tattoo parlours next to nightclubs is a fantastic idea.

10. Or it might even be the name of an ex.

NEVER under ANY circumstances get the name of a partner tattooed on you. It's an omen that your relationship will crumble into shit.

11. The only reason you still have the tattoo is because laser sessions are too expensive and you can't afford to get it covered up or corrected either.

12. You get embarrassed when people ask to see it.

13. If you're lucky, the tattoo is somewhere people can't see it.

Or it's at least easily covered.

14. But you're pretty fucked if it's somewhere visible.

15. And you're even more fucked if it's literally a big mistake.

16. The people who told you not to get a tattoo are smug as hell.

This is probably your mum/grandparents, who are like, "I told you so."

17. Although the tattoo is shit, you kind of have a soft spot for it.

The nipple sombrero is pretty cute.

18. And nobody else is allowed to call it shit except you.

19. But let's be honest, the shit tattoo hasn't stopped you from wanting more.