Top 15 Worst Celebrity Tattoos

Celebrities are experts at getting all the attention. They know that a brilliant tattoo can make the headlines—and sometimes faster than a solid performance or a stunning gown. An awful tattoo gets the most attention, of course, but it’s not exactly the kind of attention you want. From poorly-drawn tattoos to tattoos that do not make sense, these horrible celebrity tattoos will make you laugh! Some celebrity tattoos are so bad that you have to wonder whether the star in question was drunk or the victim of a crazed tattoo artist attack.

These Are the Top 15 Worst Celebrity Tattoos:

15.) Steve-O

steve-o tattooed himself on his body

Body Art Guru

Steve-O, of Jackass fame, is known for his multitude of tattoos. Each one is a work of grand intentional stupidity. Steve-O likes making people laugh, and every time he sits for new ink he chooses only what he thinks will make people smile.

The worst of the bunch has to be the one of own face tattooed on his back. The image selected is a leering, goofy, grinning Steve-O that takes up his entire back. It’s not so much funny as it is disturbing.

14.) Mike Tyson

mike tyson terrible face tattoo

Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Mike Tyson has a really big tattoo on his face. It looks like some alien claw is attacking his head.

The man used to spend most of his life smashing in other men’s faces, but in the end, it seems the face he punishes the most is his own.

13.) Kesha

kesha suck it lip tattoo

TBS/Team Coco

Kesha does know how to shock the masses, doesn’t she? She isn’t covered in a ton of tattoos, but one of her choices is particularly puzzling, even for Kesha. The tattoo that one has to assume was a dare or a horrible drunken mistake is at least small and can’t be seen unless you’re exploring her mouth.

She must have decided that her gold teeth weren’t fancy enough, so she inked the words “Suck It!” on the inside of her lower lip.

12.) Harry Styles

harry styles childish hi tattoo


Harry’s 40-something tattoos include many that are extremely low quality. Among them is the word “Hi,” which makes little sense to logical folks. If you’re going to get inked, why write “Hi” in writing that resembles a grade school binder doodle?

It could be said that a large percentage of Harry’s tattoos are in the running for worst celebrity tattoo, but tied for the most dreadful are the giant butterfly on the middle of his abdomen and the swallows on either side of his chest. With maturity comes common sense. Hopefully. With any luck, some talented tattoo artist can cover Harry’s faux pas with works of art.

11.) Chris Brown

chris brown sugar skull tattoo

Killer Hip Hop

In September 2012, Chris Brown stepped out sporting what looks a lot like a battered face of his ex-girlfriend. Many were horrified that he’d ink such an image on his neck after pleading guilty to felony assault of his ex-girlfriend.

In a statement to celebrity gossip website, Brown’s rep said the tattoo was not his ex, nor is it a battered woman. Apparently, it is a Mexican-themed “sugar skull,” which a split image of a skull and a woman’s face. Whatever it was he thought he was choosing, the tattoo is big, it’s plastered on his neck, and it looks like wrong.

10.) Megan Fox

megan fox failed Shakespeare tattoo


Megan focus is a hottie turned mom. Part of her sex appeal was all of her tattoos. But one of them is strange and it has us scratching our heads.

She has a back tattoo of a poorly-paraphrased Shakespeare quote.

9.) Scarlett Johansson

scarlett johansson odd sunset tattoo


Scarlett Johansson made a strange choice to get a tattoo on her forearm with a sunset.

We aren’t sure if this was a mistake, or she wanted to have this done.

8.) Kelly Osbourne

kelly osbourne lock and key daddy tattoo

Body Art Guru

Kelly Osbourne has a tattoo that reads “daddy” in a heart with a lock and key.

Is this a tribute to her dad? Or does it have another meaning?

7.) Hayden Panettiere

hayden panettiere misspelled back tattoo

INF Photo

It’s embarrassing when celebrities have tattoos that are misspelled because they are in the limelight! Unfortunately, Hayden Panettiere’s tattoo was meant to say “live without regrets,” but it’s misspelled.

She can either get it removed or fix it!

6.) Ed Sheeran

ed sheeran faceless couple tattoo

Getty Images

Ed Sheeran has a sleeve of tattoos. Some more strange than others. They range from an adorable teddy bear to Heinz ketchup. He does have many more.

But the strangest tattoo is on his right forearm; there are two faceless people kissing and getting down.

5.) Lil Wayne

lil wayne tear dropped tattoo


Lil Wayne is known for his rap career and being the behind the scenes in the music industry. He also has many tattoos. One of them is two teardrops next to his right eye.

Usually, that means that he killed someone. He disclosed that it was to represent a family member that was killed. We love the meaning behind it, but people will probably assume the worse.

4.) Amanda Seyfried

amanda seyfried minge slang tattoo


Amanda Seyfried has a great acting career. Seyfried played the dumb blonde character, Karen, in Mean Girls. When people see her on the red carpet when she is promoting a new movie, or she is walking around, people noticed a very strange tattoo on her body. The star has a tattoo that says “minge,” which means vagina in British slang.

She explained that she and two other co-stars on the set of Mama Mia decided to get it because it is a term of endearment in America.

3.) Rihanna

rihanna rebellious flower typo tattoo


Mistakes happen, even to singers and actors. Well when Rihanna got her tattoo on her neck, she made a mistake.

It was more of a typo actually. Instead of reading “rebellious flower,” it read “flower rebel.” Oops!

2.) Snooki

snooki leopard winged tattoo


At first glance, Snooki’s tattoo looks like an angry cat with wings. It looks weird and awkwardly large on her body. But she explained the meaning behind the tattoo by saying that she decided to choose a leopard because it represented a lot of different things for her.

She said that she loves leopard and leopard print. She also shared that she felt like it represented a strong, independent women. The wings are for everyone in her family who has passed away, and the crown is for Snooki being a strong, independent woman.

1.) Pamela Anderson

pamela anderson barbed wire tattoo

Moviestone Collection/Rex

Similar to her 90s action-flick Barbed Wire, Pamela Anderson’s barbed wire tattoo hasn’t aged well.

The tattoo is out of style and tacky. We suggest she removes this!

Check out the The Most Tattooed Celebrities!

Top 15 Worst Celebrity Tattoos

15 Small Tattoos with Big Meanings 15 Small Tattoos with Big Meanings