This morning here in TheSoupTV.com offices (which are located in the broom closet of the "regular" Soup offices) our discussion turned as it so often does to regret. Specifically the regret that comes from getting a tattoo you think is a great idea at the time only to realize years or minutes later is the worst mistake of your life. Collectively we decided that ill inspired pop culture tattoos were, by far, the most tragic and hilarious.
So, we compiled a list of items we thought would make terrible tattoos then searched the Googlescape to see if any poor unfortunate souls actually got our nightmare tattoos for real. As usual, the general population of the internet did not disappoint. Here they are in no particular order.
1. That band you love now and will totally always love...right?
We knew we'd probably see a ton of Sublime tattoos like this one...
But we didn't expect how many of you are ready to love Omaha super-group 311 forever and ever and ever (because that's how long tattoos last)
"Stay positive and love your life." 311 said that.
2. Branded and Classy
You know what's super classy? Obnoxiously flaunting brands like Louis Vuitton. You know what's even classier than that? Basically turning yourself into one of their bags.
That is truly ink you would find in only the poshest of outlet malls.
3. Danny DeVito? Sure, Why Not?!
I'm not saying getting a portrait of Danny DeVito etched into your skin forever is a bad idea...
I'm just saying don't forget you have options.
4. Space Jammed
Hey, remember that movie Space Jam? Because these people will never forget it.
Wait. That last guy started a giant Space Jam tribute tattoo and never finished it?! WTF?! What if Michael Jordan had decided to half-ass it like that in the movie? He'd be playing b-ball on another planet right now plus Muggsy Bogues, Charles Barkley, Patrick Ewing, David Robinson, and Larry Johnson would still be stuck in alien form! C'mon. Amateur hour.
5. Tattoo Tattoo
Finally, the only pop culture tattoo we found that we were all actually ok with. Because if you're going to have something stupid on you forever it might as well be so dumb that it actually circles back and makes perfect sense.