The 14 Worst Celebrity Tattoos In Existence

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There are a lot of bad decisions celebrities can make, and we watch them make those decisions every day. But today we’re going to talk about their bad tattoo-related decisions, because the new season of America’s Worst Tattoos is premiering tonight at 10 PM on TLC, and celebs have plenty of great examples for us to examine.

I’m personally terrified of tattoos because AHH NEEDLES and also AHHH COMMITMENT. But even I can acknowledge that some tattoos are artistic and and meaningful and even pretty cool. But others are just mind-bogglingly terrible. Whether they’re huge and obnoxious or misspelled or feature the face of someone they’ve broken up with, there are plenty of bad tattoos to examine on our favorite (and not-so-favorite) celebrities’ bodies. Here are fourteen of the worst of the worst.

1. Justin Bieber’s Everything

Justin Bieber new tattoo rose August 2013(Photo: Instagram)

Someone clearly forgot to inform Justin Bieber that tattoos are permanent, because he gets one practically every day. He’s got a full tattoo sleeve to keep his constantly shirtless body warm, and he just recently got the word “forgive” on his hip, because that’s all he ever asks us to do for him. There’s also an inexplicable koi carp and his mom’s eye and a bunch of other random, douchey things.

2. Ryan Cabrera’s Ryan Gosling

Ryan Cabrera Ryan Gosling tattoo closeup

(Photo: Judy Eddy/

Yes, that’s right. Ryan Cabrera tattooed Ryan Gosling’s face on his calf. Apparently his BFF picked it for him and he didn’t see it until it was done. I can’t decide if that’s better or worse than him picking it himself.

3. Dean McDermott’s Tori Spelling

Dean McDermott Tori Spelling Tattoo(Photo: WENN/WENN)

Gee, I hope Dean McDermott never gets divorced from his wife Tori Spelling. That would be super awkward considering he has her face on his arm. Unfortunately all those cheating rumors are making an awkward outcome seem very likely. When will people learn?

4. Kate Gosselin’s Winnie the Pooh

Kate Gosselin Winnie The Pooh Tattoo

(Photo: Dominic Chan, WENN/ WENN)

I… I just… this is quite possibly the creepiest tattoo I’ve ever seen in my entire life. I will have nightmares about it tonight.

5. Jamie Foxx’s Head Tat

Jamie Foxx White House Down Screening

(Photo: HRC/WENN)

Luckily Jamie can grow out his hair and cover this up, but why does it have to be there in the first place? He apparently got it to celebrate his 40th birthday and (presumably) his midlife crisis.

6. Amanda Seyfried’s Vagina Slang

Amanda Seyfried Tattoo

(Photo: WENN/WENN)

Yes, “minge” is a slang word for a woman’s privates. At least Amanda kept the tattoo pretty unobtrusive, but I’m worried she didn’t pay attention in school when they went over body parts, because why would she label her foot that?

7. Harry Styles’ Butterfly

Harry Styles Butterfly Tattoo

(Photo: Twitter)

Oh Harry. Why? Just why. There’s simply no excuse.

8. Chris Brown’s Battered Woman


(Photo: Judy Eddy/

Chris Brown claims he sees no resemblance between his neck tattoo and Rihanna’s battered face, and that it’s just meant to be a Day of the Dead skull, to which I reply, “Bullshit.”

9. Miley Cyrus’ Sad Cat

Miley Cyrus inside lip tattoo March 2014(Photo: Instagram)

Granted, this one isn’t even visible until Miley pulls down her lower lip, but that almost makes it worse to me. Because what’s the point? And the color already started fading within a couple of days. #FAIL

10. Stephen Baldwin’s Hannah Montana

Stephen Baldwin Miley Cyrus Book Signing(Photo: Anthony/Pacific Coast News)

Stephen Baldwin got the initials “HM” for Hannah Montana on his shoulder because Miley apparently promised to get him on the show if he did so… but then he never got the role. So should we just say it stands for Hellmann’s Mayonnaise now?

11. Hayden Panettiere’s Misspelled Italian

Hayden Panettiere Italian Tattoo(Photo: Nikki Nelson/WENN)

Oh, irony. Hayden got a tattoo that was supposed to read “Live without regrets” in Italian but ended up being misspelled. She’s since gotten laser removal treatment on it. Sounds like a regret to me.

12. Steve-O’s Steve-O

Steve-O tattoo back

(Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Yes, that is a full back tattoo of Steve-O’s own portrait, along with his name and the words “yeah dude, I rock!” There’s nothing more to be said.

13. David Beckham’s Everything

David Beckham H&M Campaign February 6 2013 United States(Photo:

I don’t even care about the specifics of David Beckham’s tattoos, I just wish they didn’t cover so much of his godlike physique.

14. Jenny McCarthy’s Foot Tat

jenny-mccarthy-tattoo(Photo: Today Show)

Ugh. Just ugh.

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    • Elizabeth Aspen

      I’ve always maintained that Bieber is just a poser with the tattoos. He’s a pretty boy who looks like a girl and he has the tattoos not because they actually mean anything to him – how many Jesus tattoos does he have versus how many displays of Christ-like behavior he emits? He just thinks tats make him look macho. Which they don’t because unless he tattoos his entire face with the image of Sylvester Stallone, he’s always going to look like a girl. And a pretty one, at that.

    • Daisy

      I’m probably one of the few but I LOVE Harry’s butterfly. It’s so… him. I don’t know, it’s cute and well done (also I’m a fan of Liam Sparkes’ work). But oh jesus the Pooh one… no words. And Bieber tries so hard to be tough and it’s just laughable.

      • Jill O’Rourke

        That’s cool that you like Harry’s, but boy oh boy I’m glad we agree about the Pooh one.

      • whatever.

        I like Harry’s butterfly because certain other member have ‘it is what it is’ and it was on one of the cards. you know matching tattoos.

      • Lara

        I agree, I’m strangely very fond of the butterfly for the same reasons. It is very him.

      • Charlotte

        I actually really like it too

    • Alexis Rhiannon

      Ooh I have one to add! Jemima Kirke’s dog’s name on her foot, which she says she got because ‘he wasn’t getting enough attention’.

      • Jill O’Rourke


    • Olivia Wilson

      Bieber’s tattoos look like someone smeared shoe polish up and down his arms.

    • J_Doe5686

      Is Ryan Carrera still around?

    • FemelleChevalier

      How about celebrities with good/decent tattoos? I’m genuinely curious.

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    • DeanaCal

      I’m not a fan of Jenny McCarthy in general, but what exactly is wrong with her tattoo?

      • Jill O’Rourke

        I just think it’s really gaudy.

    • Anneke

      I’ll agree that some of them aren’t so great but it seems to me that you just don’t really like tattoos in general.

    • Kara

      David Beckham is as attractive as he is BECAUSE of his tattoos!

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