10+ People Who Got Tattoos That Unfortunately Didn't Stand The Test Of Time

When people invest time and thought into their tattoo, the result is often something symbolic, meaningful, and timeless. The unfortunate reality, however, is that most people do the exact opposite.

What often results is an indelible reminder of their impulsivity. Have a look and check out these 10+ people who got tattoos that unfortunately didn't manage to stand the test of time.

Eh, sexy lady...

The song "Gangnam Style" absolutely lit up the charts back in 2012 and helped to introduce the world to K-Pop.

Clearly, this person feels as if they owe a huge debt of gratitude to Park Jae-Sing aka Psy.

Pika Pika!

Even as they were getting inked this Reddit user knew that they would live to regret their decision.

I've got nothing against Pikachu, but if I were going to tattoo one on my body, I'd probably have chosen a Charizard.

I'm sure Baauer would be proud.

Does anyone else remember when we all did the "Harlem Shake"? I was obsessed.

That said, would I get "Harlem Shake" tatted on my ankles? Hard no. But then again, I wouldn't wear two different shoes on my feet either.

When SponeBob is life.

My language skills are a little rusty. But if I'm not mistaken, the script roughly translates to "Is that a meaningful tattoo? No, it's Patrick!"

I suppose then that the meaning behind the tat is that there is no meaning at all?

SpongeBob SquarePants gets the last laugh.

So I guess what this tattoo is trying to say is that SherIockH43 knew right from the get-go what they were getting themself into.

Also, can someone please tell me what is happening with SpongeBob's eyes and why he's bent over like that?

Has anyone ever sneezed on your thighs before?

There's so much going on with this tattoo. I suppose the first question is why a rattle-snake? And why ink it on your upper thigh where presumably the majority of people wouldn't be able to see it in order to heed the warning?

A touching memorial for a tragic ape.

For anyone who might've forgotten, Harambe was the gorilla who was tragically euthanized after a small child fell into his enclosure.

I can certainly appreciate the sentiment, but perhaps a sober mindset would have prevailed and stopped this whole thing from happening.

Meet Pudge Bunny.

Of all the tattoos on this list, this one is by far my favorite. We've already seen a pleasantly plump Thor in the MCU, so why not a pudgy Bugs Bunny?

I certainly find the character's pear shape to be more relatable.

We all wear masks, metaphorically speaking...

Well, this is just plain terrifying. I'm not trying to knock the artist's work, but it almost looks as if the tattoo was done with a ballpoint pen and a safety pin.

The anger behind the mask is palpable; you can almost feel it.

How will you remember the time of the Great Pandemic?

The fact that toilet paper was the first thing human beings tried to horde during the pandemic says a lot about us as a species.

I'm one to talk — I'm still buying all my TP in bulk, even to this day.

What on earth is this horror show?

Have Don Hertzfeldt's "Rejected Cartoons" ever happened to come across your YouTube feed? I swear the cartoons on this Reddit user's arm look almost identical. They're terrifying yet hilarious all at the same time.

That meme game runs deep.

This one has me feeling incredibly out of touch. Why don't I remember seeing or hearing about the Coughing Cat meme? Am I alone here, can somebody please fill me in and help me to better understand what the heck I'm even looking at?

Just a couple of dawgs.

I don't care what anyone says, these tattoos are true art. I may not understand the reference or even have any idea as to why the two dogs are talking into a blue/red phone — but I'm a sucker for a puppers.

Can someone settle this debate once and for all?

I had just as much fun as the next person trying to decide whether or not the dress was blue or white and gold. But to go and turn your kneecap into a meme — I just can't condone that.

When all anyone could talk about was the Tide pod craze.

That whole "the children are our future" argument kind of fell by the wayside as soon as kids started eating laundry detergent.

I can only presume that this is the mark of a survivor of such an event.

How will you remember the 2021 inauguration?

I love a good Bernie Sanders meme as much as the next person, and I'll fully admit to spending countless hours combing the internet trying to find my favorites.

That said, I think that this is maybe taking things just a step too far?

The North remembers...

With a tattoo like that, how could they ever forget? I don't think anyone would argue that Game of Thrones wasn't the most culturally significant show of the 2010s, but wouldn't a poster have worked just as well?

Anger and rage often lead to poor tattoo choices.

I can sense the tortured emotion in the face of...whatever that thing is. However, I'm wondering whether or not this tattoo is finished.

Call me crazy, but I think this user had a couple more letters in mind when they originally thought this up.

Did you know that Master Yoda is a member of Wu-Tang

The Force rules everything around me! You've got to respect Yoda's drip. At over 900 years old, he still knows how to keep it fresh.

I'm an especially big fan of The North Face jacket he has on.

Who doesn't love *Rick And Morty*?

I am admittedly late to the table when it comes to appreciating Rick and Morty, but boy is it ever a good show.

Clearly, this Twitter user has a similar opinion — just far more dedication.

Yet another ode to "Gangnam Style."

What the heck is it with all of the "Gangnam Style" tattoos? I feel like I'm taking crazy pills, here!

I will give the artist credit, however. The likeness is almost identical to that of the music video.

When California Casual is a way of life.

So did this person just give up halfway through, or was this always the way that the final product was designed?

I'm not hating on it, it just feels a little incomplete if I'm being perfectly honest.

An emoticon is worth a thousand words.

Before going any further, let's all take a moment to reflect on what are two truly outstanding tattoos, in terms of artistic quality.

They are, however, huge and in very hard-to-hide spots.

What's your favorite song by The Jonas Brothers?

Can someone help me out here — why does the tattoo say AJ inside the house? And why is the house wearing headphones?

Finally, why on earth would this person choose to get tatted on their neck? It makes them look so hard, yet so soft at the same time.

When Tha 6 God is also your favorite meme.

Drake is a meme king and the video for "Hotline Bling" remains as one of his greatest ever.

For me, I prefer my nostalgia in the form of YouTube clips, as opposed to needles and ink.

It's all about dat skat.

At first, I thought that these were the lyrics to "Scatman," but I was mistaken.

As it turns out, these are actually lyrics to a song called "Man's Not Hot" by Michael Dapaah aka Big Shaq.

When you long for *The Simple Life*.

Would it make you feel any better to know that underneath the tattoo of Paris' head reads the script "That's Hot"?

Because it's there, all you have to do is click and take a look for yourself.

They won't know whether you're coming or going.

I don't know what's worse: the fact that somebody tattooed a face on this man's head or that somebody keeps on agreeing to cut his hair in this ridiculous manner.

What do you think?

Something you can't slither away from.

I only have one word to say — ouch. I admire the dedication but this must have been beyond painful.

It doesn't help that I also happen to have a paralyzing fear of snakes, so I think I better go before I have a full-blown panic attack.

A new interpretation on the yin-yang.

There's a little Lenny in every Carl and fragments of Carl in every Lenny — what's so hard to understand?

I personally think that this is how the Taoists should depict the yin-yang moving forward.

He wears his sunglasses at night, during the day, while he's sleeping...

I wish I could tell you that this was a prank, that those glasses are actually just drawn on with black marker — but I'd be lying to you.

What compels a man to tattoo sunglasses on his face? The world may never know.