Tattoos are seen as one of those things that are generally gotten by wild or tough people. Despite that, many people get really beautiful, tasteful, and elegant tattoos. Especially women, because women can pull off those dainty beauties. Sadly, more often than not, tattoos can go downhill. They stretch when you grow older and get all bent out of shape. The color fades and so does your dignity. These celebrity women have it the worst, though. Every one of them regret (or at least should regret) the tattoos that they got. Some of them got reminders of their ex and some got tattoos that make them look like they crawled out of a stereotypical trailer park.
Sometimes they mess up bad on tattoos written in another language and other times they are just asking for fans (or quite the opposite) to call them names. No matter the reason, any tattoo will get scorned and tweeted about in a very negative way. But we’re just going to talk about the ones that the great majority of people thought made these celebs look like trash. Although a few look like they are making the big bucks, they still look trashy. No offence, celebs but please just remove these tattoos because we cannot look at them any longer.
Today we’re talking about the bad and the ugly, so beware. Just remember, you chose to be a witness to these twenty horrifically trashy tattoos on female celebs.
20 Cara Delevingne Loves Bacon Too Much
We all know that Cara Delevingne is renowned for her love of food. She loves one particular food so much that she got a tattoo in its honor. This wasn’t a cute cupcake or anything but one simple word: bacon. It was branded onto the bottom of her foot like Andy’s toys. She says she loves it but that might be a cover up. "Anything bacon is good, am I right?" she asked. “I think so. It's bacon colored — it's maroon, also. The 'dot, dot, dot' — it's an open-ended statement, it's not a question. It's just however you want to take it." At another time she said, “The tattoo was inspired by my love for bacon, obviously. I think of bacon every five seconds. It's the meatiness. I love the salt. Bacon is love to me. Bacon will always love me back. It's unconditional."
She then went onto say that she wished it was scratch and sniff and would get that done in a second if it ever became available. How many people want to scratch and sniff Cara’s foot, though? Out of all twenty tattoos and counting on her body, we’re pretty sure this one is the most embarrassing. However, the next one might be even worse.
19 Amber Rose Turned Wiz Khalifa Into Slash
You think that one of these girls would learn to stop getting tattoos of their boyfriends! Initials are easy to understand as they may be covered up. But their face? Really? Amber Rose is notorious for getting a tattoo of Wiz Khalifa's face on her arm. It is completely not tasteful and covered in symbols that depict illegal substances. What’s funny is that she didn’t get those substances covered up and instead got one of a rocker (rather than a rapper) to cover it. She inked over Wiz’s face with the infamous Slash. Tasteful, yet again, Amber.
I guess she shouldn't be surprised since Amber Rose is certainly not the most tame individual, and if the way she dresses is out there, then the tattoos she chooses to permanently ink on her body will certainly be just as shocking and wild.
18 Lena Dunham Tattooed A Cow Onto Her Body
As you may know, Lena Dunham has ten tattoos to date. Many of them are a bit kooky, like the two Kewpie doll-mermaids gathering tears in buckets. But none of them are quite as trashy as her cow. Though The Odeon on her left cheek must come close, the cow on her arm is by far the worst. She says that her tattoo is meant to represent the dangers of judgement and what a good message the book has.
But for those who already don’t like her, getting a tattoo of a cow was perfect. After all, not too long ago, Lena deleted her Twitter account because she kept getting called a cow every single day. She said she tries to laugh it off “but it does affect [her] internally.”
17 Angelina Jolie Erased Her Ex
Probably the owner of the most famous celebrity tattoo of all time, we have Angelina Jolie. Although she now has tons of tattoos that we lose track of, her worst was the one she got when she was married to Billy Bob Thornton. The tattoo was a dragon with Billy Bob's face tattooed above it. It took five visits to the clinic to get the tattoo removed and even then, it was still visible. So she had one put over it that lists her children and Brad Pitt’s birth coordinates. Strange. She said, "I'll never be stupid enough to have a man's name tattooed on me again." We could have told you that was a bad idea, Angie!
But now, she has a giant tattoo on her back that doesn’t have any names, but it does “bind her to Brad.” How’s that going? As if getting his birth coordinates is any better.
16 Pink’s Incomplete Tattoo
Pink is the queen of awesome tattoos. Unfortunately, she’s also the queen of bad tattoos. I guess that’s just what happens when you cover your body with them. They can’t all be genius. Do you remember that time in the 90s when best friendship bracelets were a thing, and those who were old enough wanted tattoos to match? Well, Pink was one of those people. Her and her friend Laura decided to get matching tattoos: two halves of a heart that fit together. The idea wasn’t awful but since hers ended up saying “be fri” it kind of was. We don’t know if that’s worse or if Laura’s is, who is running around with “st ends” written on her.
Word of advice: don’t get tattoos that only make sense when you’re with someone else. They will never work out. You can’t always rely on keeping those friends anyway.
15 Rihanna’s Terrible Chest Tattoo
Rihanna's chest tattoo is of the Goddess Isis. On the bright side, it was in honor of Rihanna's grandmother who had just lost a long battle with cancer. The gesture was sweet, but the placement was lacking. The giant winged goddess was placed just on her chest. She shared it on Instagram in 2012 with, "Goddess Isis – Complete Woman – Model for future generations - #GRANGRANDOLLY - always in and on my heart #1 love."
Isis’ job was to help people who have passed enter the afterlife. She was known to be more powerful than any other god of her time, protect the kingdom from its enemies, to govern the skies and the natural world, and to have power over fate itself. The whole idea is really cool, but since she put it in one of the most trashy places possible, people made fun of her for years, and they still do!
14 Hayden Panettiere Can’t Spell
Can you believe that all three of Hayden Panettiere's tattoos are mess-ups? Upon first glance, they may not be trashy, but trust us, they are. Her most famous is “Vivere senza rimipianti,” which is Italian for “to live without regrets.” However, the last word should read “rimpianti,” but it was misspelled. She is still trying to get that one removed! She got it in 2009, and here eight years later, it’s on the road to recovery. It is ironic since the meaning is “live without regrets.” Her other Italian one isn’t any better because it’s “Libertà,” not “Liberta.”
Finally, we have her Sanskrit that she can’t even read. The meaning offends those who actually can read it! Her fourth tattoo is the only one that isn’t a fail, and that’s because it’s her star sign, which is kind of hard to mess up.
13 Pink's Insensitive Tattoo
Getting a tattoo that helps raise awareness for self-harm isn’t all that bad. It’s great when done right. But Pink didn’t mean to do that! The razor blade on her wrist is actually just saying that insecurity will slowly end you. Insecurite means that “insecurity will kill you,” Pink explains plainly. That’s true, but the graphic tattoo just makes us sick to our stomach. I’m sure there was a better way to execute this. Because having a razor blade on your wrist will never, ever send the right message. I wouldn’t be surprised if she was asked to remove this one before too long.
No one has paid too much attention to it yet, but it’s so awful, that soon enough people will start watching. When they do, she’ll have something else to pay for it. But will she care? Depends on what the conviction is. We know she has a good heart.
12 Cheryl Cole’s Terrible Back Art
There’s no doubt in my stating that this isn’t the trashiest tattoo (not on a celebrity) but in the world. Everyone knows of Cheryl Cole's roses painted on her backside, and it’s not pretty. Well, actually, it is a little pretty, but it’s far more risqué. She admitted that she laid on a table for fifteen hours to have it done. Fifteen hours! It must have hurt a ton too, because all of those colors, shading, and thick layers look torturous. But she doesn’t want to stop.
“If it was up to me — and I could be brave for one day — I would have my whole back done,” she stated, “My friends say, ‘Cheryl, please, you might regret it’, but to me, it’s art.” We think she’d regret it but maybe she really loves her whole back being red and wants to extend those rosy colors upward.
11 In Case You Forgot, Miley Cyrus Is BAD
Miley Cyrus has a lot of tattoos (like 50, right?). Some of them are cute, some are boring, and some are intricately beautiful. But this one is just plain awful. Without any story behind it, it seems gross and unnecessary. She has BAD written in red ink on her middle finger. Now what does that say to you? Nothing good.
Thankfully, the real story is just a tribute to Michael Jackson and his Bad album. She once had a few kind words to say to him: “He was a baby when he started in the industry. And it’s hard, you gotta be strong. It’s so crazy with the media and all that. Nobody ever wrote an article just to say, ‘Hey, Michael, we really appreciate what you do.’ I wish I would have had the opportunity. I wish I would have known. I wish I would have had some kind of determination to be like ‘How can I get in touch with Michael Jackson and let him know how much he means to me?’ Because not enough people told him, and I think it’s sad that he had to wait until it was too late to tell people what he did. But I think he knows.”
10 Avril Lavigne’s Tattoos Are Complicated
Out of every celebrity in the world, we’d say Avril Lavigne has the most regrettable tattoos. She has more profanities written on her than anyone know. We had to blur out some of the shocking words she chose to tattoo herself with. She also has the most names or tributes to her exes out of all celebrities. And she won’t get rid of them. As of 2018, she has about twenty tattoos (give or take) and she probably won’t stop now. On her now ex-husband’s thirtieth birthday she got a number 30 tattooed on her wrist along with a lightning bolt. She did the same thing for her 25th birthday to match her then boyfriend. She even got Brody written on her chest in honor of her once boyfriend Brody Jenner.
Even her tattoos with not so nice words were in honor of lovers. She got matching ones done with her boyfriend. Does she ever get an independent tattoo? We’re not really sure. All these Derecks, Brodys, and Chads are getting all mixed up on her body. Yikes!
9 Demi Lovato’s “Kiss” Mark
Demi Lovato is a well-known tattoo lover, but unlike most like her, most of hers are actually tasteful. But there is one that she admits to being ashamed of. Back in the day, she got a kiss mark on her on her wrist in honor of her friend. “I got a kiss mark; it’s my friend Ivey’s lips,” said Demi. “It was also at Warped Tour, on a tour bus… another one, different year.”
At first it wasn’t too bad, but then Demi realized that her kiss mark looked a lot like something else. That’s when she decided to ink over it. Only, there were repercussions. "Thanks for getting the tattoo covered up I did for free that you specifically asked for,” her supposed tattoo artist posted on Instagram. “Not to mention you didn’t even have the courtesy to offer me any money in the first place. What a shame that people look up to you. The tattoo you covered it with kinda sucks too. Looks like you might forever be a goon.”
8 Tulisa Thinks You’re Getting Lucky
Tulisa Contostavlos is a singer-songwriter known for The X Factor and her sons Young and Sweet Like Chocolate. Sadly enough, she’s also known for putting a tattoo on the place where no decent woman should put a tattoo: on her pelvic bone. What’s even worse is that it reads “lucky you,” which is just asking for trouble. This is far from the worst that the singer has gone through. She’s been accused of assault, substance abuse, and leaked private tapes. But the tattoo seems to be what people focus on the most.
Maybe that’s because they believe if you’re getting a tattoo like this, then you don’t wear anything that would show it off. You keep it to yourself. The fact of the matter is that no one in the world wants to convey this message about herself to the world, especially not a woman like Tulisa.
7 Katie Price’s Tackiest Tattoos
Katie Price loves bows. She has a garter tattoo on her thigh and a pretty red bow tattoo around her ankle. Those are all good and fine (though that thigh one is a little risqué). What isn’t fine is the bow that some tattoo artist was surely ecstatic to give her. If you don’t want to be called names, don’t get a lower back tattoo. This is number one on the list of trashiest places you could get a tattoo. It has become a stereotype for a reason. The chest is even classier than the lower back. At least (hopefully) not many will see the ones on the chest.
Women who get lower back tattoos will make sure you see them. Katie Price is one of those women. Not to mention, lower back tattoos are known to be harmful to your health! You can’t even get an epidural if you have one because you risk getting dangerous infections. Say hello to a natural birth, ladies!
6 Lady Gaga’s Guardian Angel Of Nightmares
Lady Gaga has quite a few tattoos, but none of them are as creepy as her cherub located on the back of her neck. While others come close, this one creeps us out the most. It’s not the fact that it’s an angel, or the fact that it’s on her neck. But the fact that it’s a creepily drawn baby angel on the back of her neck.
It even seems to have glowing eyes and if you stare too long, you’ll be eternally lost in the abyss. There’s nothing feminine or elegant about this one, guys. The angel is a tribute to her photographer’s late mother and was gotten when her FAME perfume was launched. She even shaved most of her head just to get it! Now that’s dedication.
5 Sinead O'Connor’s Dedication To The Lord
We’ve seen all sorts of religious tattoos, and most of the time, they actually are done pretty tastefully. But when Sinead O’Connor got her Jesus tattoo, the whole world cringed. In the past, Sinead has been known to disrespect religion. She once tore up a photo of the Pope in front of millions of people on live television. But then again, she was later ordained by a bishop. So, maybe things are super complicated here. She once said, “I was asked to play a gig in the parish church to raise money for the parish trip to Lourdes and I said I'd love to, but the parish priest wouldn't let me in there. They wouldn't have me because I'm a trouble maker for the church.”
This is all really confusing, but the bottom line is, that’s not a place to get a Jesus tattoo and it does not look good.
4 Pink's Tacky Bows
There are two tattoos that suggest that Pink is a little trashy. One is the barcode tattoo on the back of Pink’s neck. She calls it her “Mizundazstood present” that she gave to herself upon the release of said album. It is a barcode (yeah, making her an object) and it includes the numbers 1 9879-11200-1 3. The first is her birthday (9/8/79), the release date of her album "Missundaztood" (11/20/01) and her lucky number (13). That one isn’t too bad, but it is a little trashy.
The next one is more than a little. Pink has two matching red bows on the backs of her thighs, which is a hard place to get a tattoo without looking trashy. But Pink doesn’t mind, as that was actually her intention. She said she likes that it makes her look like an exotic dancer.
3 Cara Delevingne Isn’t American
As you may know, Cara Delevingne was born in the United Kingdom. In case you might forget, she got it branded on her own foot. Does she like the feeling of looking like a doll? Well, to be fair, she gave a pretty good (though slightly insane) explanation with this one, as far as being a model goes. "You're looked through, you're not looked at, you are treated as a kind of mannequin,” she once said. “I got a tattoo saying 'Made in England' above my foot to represent that, that I felt like a doll for so long. Because you are just a kind of puppet, you know, entertainment. You kind of feel that you need to have no soul really, to do that job, a little bit."
So it turns out this one was actually gotten so she would look like a doll used for dressing up and making money. A bit wacky, but that’s Cara for you.
2 Rihanna’s Badly Placed Tattoo
Here is another badly placed tattoo. Rihanna’s tattoo here wouldn’t be so bad if it was of something else. But instead of a bird or something, we have the Tibetan word for “lover” stamped across her cheek. She has so many other tattoos that have so many things wrong with them! But we can also give those tattoos a decent excuse. But that isn’t the case with this little lovely one.
There’s absolutely nothing we can say about this except that Rihanna is incapable of looking bad. So it really does look good, but just imagine getting this yourself. Would it not make you feel dirty? Writing in English may have been better or worse. Somehow using another language is like a copout but also makes it seem a little more exotic.
1 Miley’s Lip Service
Though Miley has quite a few nasty tattoos, two of the most disturbing involve her mouth. One happens to be an emoji that is inside her mouth, tattooed on her lip. It is the sad kitty emoji and was done in March of 2014. When asked to explain, she said, “Our whole tour is literally based on animals. His art is driving a lot of the tour.”
She was referring to the creator of Ren and Stimpy, who just so happened to have created much of the cats in the backdrops of Miley’s Bangerz Tour. Who knew that Miley’s lip tattoo was created by Ren and Stimpy’s creator? But this isn’t Miley’s only mouth-related piece. She also has a tongue on her right middle finger. However, it didn’t stick well and has now faded to be hardly visible. Maybe that’s for the best in the end because most of us want to forget the “sticking out her tongue” Miley.