For most ink lovers, tattoos hold a special significance and serve as a permanent reminder or something important to them.
But for others, they’re a permanent reminder of a not-so wise decision that they will have to live with for the rest of their lives.
A hilarious new online gallery compiled by Bored Panda showcases some of the world’s worst inkings.
In many cases people have opted for joke tattoos including one woman who had an onion inked on her armpit.
Elsewhere other brave tatt fans have gone as far as to have their faces tattooed, including one animal lover who now has ‘Vegan’ stamped permanently on her forehead.
She’ll regret that later! A woman proudly shows off her bizarre underarm onion tattoo
Eyes in the back of his head! A bald man used his remaining head hair to decorate his rather disturbing head tattoo
It’s there forever! A man called Dave got this bizarre poem permanently etched on his skin
Dedicated to the cause! This woman got the word ‘vegan’ on her face to let everyone know about her lifestyle choice
Crazy cat lady! This person decided to get a huge picture of kittens in the womb on her torso
Now that’s trolling! This person got creative with their arm hair for this troll tattoo
That’s certainly eye-catching! This man got the face of an eagle inked right across his forehead
Terrible tiger! This awful inking is far from the big cat that this customer had requested
Optical illusion! This man’s clever tattoo makes him look as though he has a tiny body
Not quite! This botched attempt to copy a much more intricately designed tattoo didn’t pay off
Should have spell-checked! This lyric tattoo from a Bon Jovi song has a huge and rather permanent error
Should have done some research! This man didn’t realise what his dog’s marking really meant until it was too late
What were you inking? This man got a bizarre tiger tattoo done that covered a huge part of his torso
Just a smudge! This tattoo was meant to be a galaxy but just looked like a big and very infected mess
Almost but not quite! This woodland design looks very different to the original it is based on
Lost in translation! This person had no idea what they were getting permanently inked on their arm
Socks to be him! This man got a long pair of stockings permanently etched onto his legs
So close! This tiger and roses design looked picture perfectly apart from a rather lopsided nose
Terrifying tatt! It is unclear what this woman was aiming for with this terrifying monster tat
Marilyn Mon-NO! This tattoo bears no resemblance to the Hollywood screen siren its based on
At least she can’t see it! This woman opted to get a compass on her back however it seems that the tattoo artist was unfamiliar with directions
Slam dunk! This man made full use of his mole and got a tiny tattoo around it
What would Angelina Jolie say? This celebrity homage probably wasn’t as flattering as its owner hoped
Should have read that back! This inspiring message had a whole host of errors
That needs a cover up! This person got a tattoo for a special woman in their life, but it didn’t quite go to plan
Monkeying around! This huge tattoo was a rather surprising way to cover up baldness
A quick fix! Rather than work out for muscles, this person had them tattooed on instead