It is said that nothing lasts forever – but these unfortunate spelling mistakes in tattoos will last a lifetime for their unfortunate owners.
Among the horrendous errors are numerous errant apostrophes and suspicious renderings of words that aren’t particularly complex.
Even worse, some people asked for foreign symbols to be etched on their bodies while blissfully ignorant to their true meanings.
But whether your tattoo is littered with poor grammar, contains profanity or is just plain awful, it is important to remember that each mistake is a chance to learn.
And, fortunately for these inked individuals, they will be reminded of those opportunities every single day — for the rest of their lives.
This person’s tattoo reads: ‘I’d rather live for something then die as nothing’
Commenters were quick to point out that the word ‘strength’ is spelled wrong
This Facebook user managed to spell the word ‘awesome’ wrong in their tattoo – then again in the caption for the photo
This unfortunate tattoo says: ‘Your not better than me’ – although perhaps not at spelling
This obscure tattoo left commenters baffled – with one asking if it is a ‘ferret coming out a dream catcher’
Actor Karl Pilkington seemed less than impressed with this rendering of his face on a fan’s leg
Meanwhile commenters questioned why this apparent Christian cross looks rather more like a log
This unfortunately misspelled tattoo reads: ‘To weird to live to rare to die’
Many of the inkings in the hilarious gallery are riddled with spelling errors, such as this one which uses ‘then’ instead of ‘than’
This person inadvertently had the Star of David tattooed on their body rather than the pentagram
Jigsaw pieces are supposed to fit together – but these two won’t because they are both corners
The letter ‘a’ has been missed out of this tattoo making for an unpleasant mistake
Life might be hard, but apparently ‘it’s gets better’ – if you believe this erroneous tattoo
This inking features two male symbols rather than two female symbols
The primary complaint from Nicola is that this tattoo on Lauren’s body is shoddy work
This person got a rendering of Jesus on their whole chest – but they have pledged to ‘fix that right hand’
Lyrical tattoos are also not immune from being plagued with spelling errors – even though Melanie says she ‘got it from the propa (sic) site’
Timothy is quick to mount a strong defence of his misspelled tattoo – that pirates ‘dident (sic) go to school’
Rather than a life ring, this woman got an anchor inked on her body as part of a tattoo saying she will ‘refuse to sink’
This person wanted a symbol meaning ‘powerful soul’ on their left wrist. Instead, they got a bass clef
Meghan’s tattoo has a wrong spelling of ‘courageous’ and ‘intelligent’ – with a friend urging her to demand free inkings for the errors
Meanwhile this woman forgot to remove a watermark from the image she wanted tattooed on her stomach before the artist set needle to skin
But spelling mistakes, such as the one pictured left, are not the only problem – getting the Latin correct is also a significant minefield
This person thinks they have the phrase ‘God Almighty’ written on their body in Japanese. However, it apparently says ‘idiot foreigner’
This woman didn’t do her research well enough before ordering her tattoo
An inadvertently devilish tattoo is quickly pointed out by commenters
Patience may be a virtue – but ‘patients’ certainly isn’t, as Sabrina quickly found out
A suspicious spelling of the phrase ‘life still goes on’ involves a misplaced apostrophe
This woman let her sister’s fiance ink a tattoo on her arm of a dolphin. Commenters appear to be less than impressed
The lyrics to Wonderwall here contain the wrong ‘you’re’ – attempting to save face, Halee claims she ‘did it on purpose’
This woman got the date of her grandfather’s death – however she got it wrong
This tattoo erroneously features the phrase ‘never loose hope’ rather than ‘never lose hope’
One commenter here says: ‘I hope that’s not a permanent tat lol it’s everything’
This rather terrifying tattoo of someone’s child on their face could give you nightmares
This tattoo which appears to be in Chinese apparently means ‘picnic table’ according to someone who understands the language
These Roman numerals appear to be incorrect – but the solution could be far more complicated, with one friend suggesting they should simply have their ‘birth certificate changed’