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Some people have no regrets in life, others aren’t so lucky: When a ‘good’ idea turns into a bad tattoo




A young British man gets inked at a tattoo parlor of Punta Ballena street, in Magaluf holiday resort, in Calvia on the Spanish Mallorca Island on July 19, 2015.
A young British man gets inked at a tattoo parlor of Punta Ballena street, in Magaluf holiday resort, in Calvia on the Spanish Mallorca Island on July 19, 2015.
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Grammatical errors, misshapen objects, foreign symbols with dubious meanings – a lot can go wrong with even the most planned out tattoo, but on the bright side it makes for a good AirTalk story.

Recently, Ben Affleck’s less-than-subtle back tattoo went viral, sparking a surprisingly biting New Yorker piece titled “The Great Sadness of Ben Affleck,” to which the actor responded on Twitter “I’m doing just fine.”

But celebrities are not the only ones who have fallen victim to questionably ostentatious ink jobs. In fact, it’s pretty common. How often have we seen the name of an ex-significant other on someone’s body? Or the “I-Went-On-Vacation-And-Woke-Up-With-This-On-My-Arm” tattoo? Or the classic “I-Got-My-Favorite-Team’s-Helmet-Tattooed-On-My-Head” tattoo? It could happen to anyone.

Whether it’s your own tattoo or a friend’s, what’s some of the worst body art you’ve seen in recent years?

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