20 Celebrities Who Can't Hide Their Embarrassing Tattoos


20 Celebrities Who Can't Hide Their Embarrassing Tattoos

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Tattoos are a life commitment, unless you want to spend a lot of money trying to remove it.

These actors could definitely afford getting their skin back to its original pigment, but for some of them it's just easier to pretend the tattoo is not there.

They can go pretending all they want, we can see these tattoos, and we have a lot of opinions about them.

1. Ben Affleck

After receiving a lot of hate for his colorful phoenix tattoo in 2015, the actor told reporters that it was "fake for a movie."

In 2018, he was photographed with the exact same tattoo. In the photo above, it looks like he's rushing to get out of the water and clothe himself.

2. Tom Arnold

Love makes you do crazy things. Crazy like spending half a day tattooing your wife's face on your chest, and then divorcing her not too long after.

"On Valentine's Day that year I said I'm going to save the marriage and got a twelve-hour tattoo of her face on my chest," the comedian admitted to TMZ. "Stupidest thing I ever did."

3. Kendall Jenner

When the television personality revealed she's hiding a secret tattoo, we were all dying to know where. It turned out to be inside her bottom lip.

She chose to tattoo "meow" there so that she would say she has a tattoo on her face.

4. Adam Levine

We've seen numerous tattoos of The Voice coach over the years, but the strangest tattoo of them all is the mermaid inked on his back.

Well, the tattoo apparently started out as a mermaid before it turned into something spine-chilling.

5. Eva Longoria

I know what you're thinking: Why does the actress have small pieces of wood tattooed on her neck.

Actually, the tattoo is the number nine spelled out. Whoever inked her needs to stay away from kindergarten stencils.

Longoria got this tattoo when she married Tony Parker, the professional basketball player who was number nine on his city's team. When they got divorced, she had the tattoo removed.

The tattoos just get worse from here...

6. Mike Tyson

Face tattoos are a hit-or-miss. The superstar boxer's face ink is definitely a miss.  

Tyson got tribal ink on the left side of his face to illustrate his "warrior status."

"I thought it was so hot. I just thought it was a cool tattoo," he said. If it was so cool then why was it mocked in the movie Hangover 2?  

Believe it or not, Tyson first requested his face to be covered in heart tattoos so that he'd be known as "The Man of Hearts." His tattoo artist told him that's not a good idea. I'm glad he listened.

7. Hayden Panettiere

You'd think celebrities have access to the most talented and professional tattoo artists in the world. Maybe they do, but how can you explain a mistake like this.

The actress's tattoo artist misspelled "Live Without Regrets" in Italian, forcing her to get the mantra removed.

8. Angelina Jolie

Another rookie mistake. Fifty percent of marriages end in divorce, and after getting divorced once, you'd think the actress would be a bit more careful in her second marriage.

Not at all. She not only wore a necklace with Billy Bob Thornton's blood in it, she also got a tattoo of a dragon and his name on her left arm.

She replaced the tattoo with the birthplace coordinates of all her kids.

9. Pamela Anderson

The '90s sex symbol may have been able to remove her barbed wire tattoo, but the images of her with it will never be erased on the internet - and my mind.

Anderson thinks her tattoos are becoming "eyesores," but we've been trying to tell that to her for a while now...

10. Melanie Griffith

Melanie Griffith and Antonia Banderas called it quits in 2015 after 18 years of marriage.

Now what's she supposed to do with that big tattoo of her ex-husband's name in a heart?

You've got to see Scartlett Johansson's colorful arm tattoo..

11. Scarlett Johansson

Am I the only one who finds this sunrise tattoo super random and an eyesore?

The actress has previously said the tattoo makes her happy, so who are we to judge?

12. Kelly Osbourne

Ozzy Ozbourne's daughter is quite the rebel. She doesn't care that her parents disapprove of her 2014 head tattoos.

She asked her tattoo artist to write "Solidarity" on the right side of her head, and write "Stories" on the left.

The meaning behind the tattoo is actually very sweet: It's a tribute to the victims of the Orlando shooting.

13. Nicole Richie

The fashion designer got "Virgin" tattooed on her wrist because she belongs to the astrological sign of Virgo.

Why she couldn't just go with Virgo is beyond me. I don't think there's anyone in the world who would look at that tattoo and think of astrology, rather than what the word actually means.

14. Zac Efron

No one says "YOLO" anymore, except Zac Efron. If you're wondering, YOLO stands for "you only live once."

15. Ryan Gosling

Is that the hand of a monster?Is that Bart Simpson's head? Is that Bigfoot's big foot?

No one had a clue what that tattoo was on the actor's arm until he revealed that he "accidentally" tattooed a "cactus" onto his body using a tattoo kit.

Apparently the tattoo was supposed to be of a monster's hand with a bloody heart.

Janet Jackson's lower abdomen tattoo will make you shudder...

16. Janet Jackson

The picture above is not clear, and that's probably for the better. The image the singer requested to be tattooed on her lower abdomen is Minnie Mouse giving Mickey Mouse a sexual favor.

She calls it Disney characters "doing the nasty."

17. David Beckham

I love the idea of your children inspiring your body art. I only love the idea, not the application.

The former soccer player let his daughter, Harper, inspire his next tattoo, and it's actually kind of cute.

Too bad it wasn't somewhere more hidden.

18. Kylie Jenner

This tattoo wouldn't have made the list if it wasn't spelled phonetically.

I guess the television personality wanted us get our dictionaries out. If she did, it worked.

Sanity means "sound mental health." Now what are we supposed to make of that?

19. Brad Pitt

Just some random lines on Brad Pitt's lower back. This tattoo looks like it was copied off of some boring '80s arcade game.

In fact, these lines were drawn by his ex-wife, Angelina Jolie. I want to say they were drunk, but the lines are quite straight.

20. Miley Cyrus

Would you ever have your boyfriend's favorite snack tattooed on your arm?

Miley wanted to show Liam Hemsworth how much she loves him by getting a Vegemite tattoo.

For those who don't know what that is, according to Wikipedia, it's a "thick, black Australian food spread made from leftover brewers's yeast extract with various vegetable and spice additives."

I can't say that sounds delicious.

Which tattoo looked the worst to you?

Moojan has been a writer at Shared for a year. When she's not on the lookout for viral content, she's looking at cute animal photos. Reach her at moojan@shared.com.