Top 5 Worst Celebrity Tattoos

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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. 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. The five worst are particularly memorable.

5 Steve-O

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.

4 Mike Tyson

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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 one he punishes the most is his own.

3 Ke$ha

Ke$ha does know how to shock the masses, doesn’t she? She isn’t covered in a ton of tattoos, but one of her choices is particularly puzzling, even for Ke$ha. 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.

2 Harry Styles

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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.

1 Chris Brown

In September 2012, Chris Brown stepped out sporting what looks a lot like the face of a battered Rihanna on his neck. Many were horrified that he’d ink such an image on his neck after pleading guilty to felony assault of his ex-girlfriend, but in a statement to celebrity gossip website, Brown’s rep said the tattoo was not Rihanna, 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 a battered woman.

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