The Top 77 Worst Tattoos of All Time – Bad Tattoos Collection
The enjoyment of bad tattoos is one of my guilty pleasures in life.
For sheer hilarity, there’s nothing quite like the misguided pride some people display with new body art that’s missing an apostrophe or letter, or the artist’s portfolio with the pop superstar portrait that looks like it’s been put in the microwave on high for a couple of minutes.
I’m not proud of it and I understand it’s hypocritical. Some of my own work isn’t exactly the “duck’s nuts,” from being poorly conceived, executed, or both.
Tattoo fails are caused by three central issues: poor skills, ideas, and execution. If a tattoo fail features all three, then your work will likely feature on a list such as this.
If you’re like me and enjoy the trainwreck of bad tattoo designs then check out the gallery below for some of the internet’s most amazing tattoos.
1. Script and Lettering Tattoos
This is so disappointing (unless the dude is a LeBron James detractor). Poor grammar tattoos truly upset me because they can be avoided so easily. If I can run a spell check on a piece of text in Latin (Scio Mi Nihil Scire, for the record) and double check with twenty other strangers that I got it right, then you can make sure your artist can spell born.
Okay, so the shaky, shoddy black ink is one thing. But the unintelligible swirls of the text are next level – I spent an hour staring at each girl’s name. Hopefully the lady went to a professional and put some work into thickening it up and making it better
Look, I’ve written the odd piece while ‘tired and emotional,’ but this sentence has been put through a remix machine after a night out with Hunter S. Thompson. I like the teal though!
This is the worst library card/marriage contract that I’ve ever seen.
Okay, so this is a pretty baller font…oh, wait. Never mind.
I have a lot of questions about this gem, but they’re all really mean. So, i’ll keep the ting miracles to myself.
One one level he’s not wrong, but there are keyboards for that.
4. Spellcheck 5. Talent. 6. The ability for regret.
Look, if I’d been scratched up by a tattooer like this, I would be serious too. I had a girlfriend who scratched like that back in the day, and it’s hard to cope. Let’s hope he had aloe vera.
You should probably start by changing your tattooist and getting a better font.
Please see me after class.
2. Portrait Fails
I get upset when someone goes to an artist in good faith and this happens. If you aren’t up to the job, say I can’t do it. Build your talent and put the work in, and leave Drake out of it.
*** Shakes head sadly. Here’s some free advice: portrait tattoos are some of the most difficult to get right. Do your research, save your money, and please get them done right.
WTF is this? It looks like a melted ice cream.
Seriously, these make me shed tears… lot’s of tears.
This tattoo looks like a screengrab from a zombie movie.
The artist has a degree of ability. They should have learned to use it before attempting this tattoo.
I’ve got a couple of these on the fridge at home. I tell my kids they look shithouse as well.
3. Famous Faces“An emaciated Bob Marley impersonator, holding a condom and smoking a joint, met me at the door.”
Are we sure this isn’t Steve Buscemi?
So, someone ran the iron over the stencil of Johnny Cash just prior to application?
Diana Ross and the surprise… your tattoo is a nightmare.
4. Animal Tattoo Fails
Covering up a terrible tattoo with another even more terrible tattoo is quite a feat. It’s like bad decision Inception.
I’m sorry I can’t see this through the tears. The healing of this tattoo would have been extremely uncomfortable, as would the questions from friends and family.
Some freedom eagles shouldn’t be free.
I hope that’s done in sharpie, I really do.
That fox has had a massive weekend. He should probably have some water, and take a nap.
If I was that dog I would bite the artist on the butt.
I think this should be a Web MD entry.
“Scientists have discovered the Potato Bird…” I love this so much.
When you shade a tattoo you should actually shade the tattoo. Practice in a coloring book bro, not on someone’s skin.
Hahahahahahaha. This is amazing!
Oh my goodness! I hope that’s one of his kid’s pictures he wanted to honor them with.
The flag of Lebanon at least looks good. But those alien mammal things… ergh.
Thumbs up for not being able to see this abomination!
Wow. I would make sure that dragon never comes close to my village.
Death rides a chunky horse.
5. Pop Culture
No, I don’t want a balloon. I’m calling the police.
Do you think Leia is hoping for cheekbones?
Mad about the quality of the tattoo.When your friend wants to give you a tattoo of Derp Vader, politely decline.
That bunny is enough to crush a Hugh Hefner boner right there.
Even if that was done in prison with a toothbrush, this would be a horrifying tattoo.
Same same, but different.
The not very incredible at all Hulk.
Those heels would be really uncomfortable.
Well, that’s one way to ease the sexual tension between Mulder and Scully.
Voldenort out of ten.
Let me see. Dobby, the Starks of Winterfell, some Tolkien, a little bloke with wings, and a Celtic Knot. NO. JUST NO!
There’s a lot going on here. I’ve got a feeling the one artist has done all of this work, and nobody spoke up against it. I’m sad.
By order of the Peaky Blinders, you need to do a proper apprenticeship
Is that Spock? I didn’t know that he liked football…
Tattooed by Jack Easterby… If you know, you know.
Thankfully this looks more like Byron Scott than Mamba.
I didn’t know Kobe was a shapeshifter, but I’m not surprised…
They do things differently in the south it seems.
This was a cool concept that probably should have stayed that way for a bit longer…
This whole tattoo looks drunk.
He’s judging alright buddy, he’s judging.
More like the Eye of Horse amirite?
TutanC’mon man, you can do better than that lazy shading.
Meow, I guess.
Is that a rubber pastry brush?
I’m not into kink shaming, but Tinkerbell’s husband should probably stick to a suit and tie.
I’m timelessly… in disbelief.
Jay really casts a bright glow, doesn’t he?
I would be quite happy to let this anchor drag me down to the bottom of the ocean.
8. Religious Tattoo Fails
A+ concept. FAIL for eveything else
Red Bull gives you better wings than those…
I think Jesus is plotting the overthrow of the Tattoo Parlor where this was done…
Papa Smurf is just sleeping. It’s okay, kids.
Buddha has been on the weight gain 4000. He should probably hit the gym though…
I would whack the artist with that staff a few times if I was the shepherd.
Do not, I repeat, do not make Vin Diesel angry.
9. Bad Linework
Erm, have you ever flown around the egg?
Beer: the solution to, and cause of, tattoo problems.
Hey, wanna see my stethoNOPE?
I dunno, maybe you shouldn’t get your bro to tattoo you in the backyard?
Obviously the collision button was on…
He knew, and he was disappointed too
This looks like it hurt a lot.
Roses are red (and they look like roses too, not crappy pancakes).
This is a great example of why tattoo aftercare is important, unless she wants the ink to drop out.
Nothing like freehand drawing some precise geometry to really feel alive.
The ultimate in camouflage tattoos. It takes you ages to see how weird looking the bird is because of the shadework.
This is salvageable… maybe.
The Best 14 Leather Jackets for Men in 2021
With the winter months (hopefully) dwindling down, it’s time to start planning ahead to a time where we can wear thinner jackets and fewer layers. While it may be tempting to quickly shed your parka and grab for whatever piece of outerwear is nearby, don’t reach for last year’s wardrobe item just yet. Isn’t it time you try something new, like, say, a leather jacket?
Though it may seem all leather jackets are similar, there are actually many different designs and styles that work for different body types and tastes. In this article, we will take a look at the hottest leather jacket trends that have hit the market this season.
1. Aaron Brown Leather Bomber
The Aaron Brown Leather Jacket from The Jacket Maker is an excellent choice for any guy looking for that traditional bomber look. This awesome jacket features a slim cut and ribbed cuffs and waist. It’s made with incredibly tough, yet soft, goatskin leather, making it a great choice for guys that aren’t used to wearing leather jackets.
One of the best things about the Aaron is that it shirks the classic pouch pockets on the lower half of the jacket, opting for two buttoned patch pockets on the chest instead. This design gives it a more streamlined look than most bombers, without taking away from any of the authenticity.
2. Saint Laurent Leather Biker Jacket
There is a reason why leather jackets and bikers are usually associated with one another. Historically, many motorcycle riders have seen a leather jacket as a stylish way to protect themselves, not only from the elements but also from the possibility of a crash. While this may seem hard to believe – it’s not like leather comes with a large amount of padding, after all – leather has actually been shown to offer more protection than your average vinyl jacket or equivalent.
Maybe you’re not hopping on a motorcycle anytime soon, but you can still treat yourself to this biker-inspired Saint Laurent leather jacket. With a price tag surpassing $5,000, it’s certainly our premium pick on this list, but if you’re looking for the leather jacket of a lifetime, you have it right here. This pick is sure to come with the “for life” quality Saint Laurent is particularly known for.
3. Reiss Keith Leather Cafe Racer Jacket
Reiss is a British fashion retailer that’s been around since the 1970s. For the first 30 years of its brand history, it focused solely on men’s fashion before eventually expanding to carry items for women as well. However, the fact high-quality items for men are at the heart of this brand is very apparent through their simple wardrobe staples such as the Keith leather cafe racer jacket.
This Reiss jacket comes at a considerably lower price point than its counterparts, which makes it a pick that packs a lot of value. It’s made from super-soft leather and features a full lining. It’s the perfect choice for anybody who prefers a slim-fit jacket.
4. Lavendard Brown Leather Bike Jacket
The Jacket Maker has something for everyone, including guys that are a bit intimidated by purchasing their first leather jacket. Not only is the Lavendard incredibly affordable, but it also has a really approachable look despite its biker moniker. With open hem cuffs and a tailored fit, it looks great with badass-inspired outfits as well as everyday wear.
The Lavendard is made of real cowhide, which means it will take on a great patina over time. But it might be a bit stiff when you first get it. The more you wear it, the faster it’ll form to your body, break-in, and soften up. The fact that it goes with so many outfits will help speed up that process.
5. Ksubi Capital Leather Jacket
The Capital Leather Jacket from Ksubi comes in 100% authentic leather and is designed to have a biker fit. It’s heavy-duty with a protective interior quilted lining. It also features retro details such as antique zippers.
Kusbi is an Australian fashion label that’s existed since the 1990s. While the brand was originally focused on high-end denim, they’ve expanded their offerings over time to include other textiles such as leather. Items from Ksubi’s collections have been shown at such high-profile events as New York Fashion Week and London Fashion Week, and the company operates a flagship store in New York’s SOHO neighborhood.
6. Acne Studios Off-Centred Zipper Biker Jacket
Swedish fashion powerhouse Acne Studios is well-known for their basic wardrobe pieces, so it makes sense that they would have the classic leather jacket look on lock. We love the way this off-centered jacket packs a punch of personality with its multiple buckles and zippers, but we love even more the way that it does not compromise softness or comfort at the expense of appearance.
This jacket comes with a high-end price tag, but it has the high-end materials to match. It is made of 100% genuine lambskin and comes with an interior lining of 100% viscose. Its unique off-center zip takes its inspiration from street style.
7. Airin G-1 Black and White Leather Jacket
There’s only one way to improve upon a traditional bomber: Add shearling fabric. The Jacket Maker’s Airin G-1 Bomber will have ready to strap into the cockpit, ready to fly over Europe on a midnight air-raid. It has a thick polyester-lined collar as well as ribbed cuffs and waist for a nice, snug fit that keeps the wind at bay.
The Airin is made with real sheepskin, so it’s soft but super durable, making it a great choice for almost any type of casual wear. The dual front pouch pockets are great for a phone and a pair of gloves, so if you’re wearing it on a motorcycle, you’ll have the storage you need.
8. Saturdays NYC Leather Harrington Jacket
If you’re unfamiliar with the brand Saturdays NYC, prepare to fall in love. As a laidback lifestyle brand, Saturdays NYC infuses its love for all things surfer culture in all of its fashion offerings. While primarily known for their loungewear, such as sweats and pullover sweaters, they also happen to make one of the best leather jackets on the market right now.
The leather Harrington jacket features a smooth design and has deep pockets for your convenience. It is made of 100% lambskin leather and features a lining made of polyester. Staying true to its brand’s carefree nature, this jacket features a more relaxed fit than many classic leather jackets.
9. Berluti Piped Venezia Leather Jacket
Unlike the other options we’ve included so far, Berluti is known less for being a fashion brand and more for being a leather maker. Since its inception in the late 19th century, the Paris-based manufacturer has been producing fine leather clothing items and accessories, from belts to bags to jackets.
Berluti’s piped Venezia leather jacket is the apex of luxury leather fashion. Made from a distinctive brown shade, this jacket line has been around since the 1980s – and it’s a style that certainly stands the test of time.
This jacket is made from 100% authentic patinated calfskin leather and features shoulder patches and a buttoned collar. For optimal breathability, the jacket even features ventilation eyelets.
10. Dean Black Leather Biker Jacket
Let’s be honest.. A traditional racing-style biker jacket is about as cool as it gets. With the high band-style collar and heavy-duty zippers on the front of The Jacket Maker’s Dean Leather Biker Jacket, you’re sure to get that badass look.
The Dean is made with 100% real cowhide leather, so it might be a little stiff at first, but it will break in and patina like none other. The Dean features three zippered pockets on the front as well as zippered cuffs, providing that authentic racing jacket-look without killing your bank account.
11. Kingsman Burnished Leather Jacket
Kingsman is a line of high-quality clothing pieces that exists as a collaboration between Mr. Matthew Vaughn, director of the film The King’s Man, and international online fashion retailer MR PORTER. The line features items that are inspired by classic military style and timeless sensibilities.
The burnished leather jacket from the Kingsman line is unique for its length as well as its appearance. It draws direct inspiration from an aviator jacket worn on-screen in The King’s Man, a period piece that takes place in the 1940s. The jacket is made out of sturdy cow leather and buttons made of buffalo horns. It also features two linings – one made of cotton, and one made of viscose.
12. AllSaints Milo Leather Biker Jacket
AllSaints is a British fashion brand from the United Kingdom. Since its founding in the 1990s, it has grown to an international presence that consists of more than 200 retail stores across Europe, North America, and Asia. The brand is mostly focused on fashion for women and men, though it also sells footwear and other accessories. It has primarily seen its popularity grow thanks to its popularity among a celebrity clientele.
AllSaints makes a number of leather jackets, but the Milo biker jacket is definitely one to write home about. This is a jacket that brings out the very best of two very different worlds – including a soft composition and sharp edges – since it is made of tender lamb leather and decorated to the nines with perfectly-placed zippers and buckles. It also has a distinctive slim fit.
13. Golden Bear Sherpa Jacket
San Francisco brand Golden Bear may have its roots in ship workers in the San Francisco Bay since the 1920s, but it’s evolved today to combine both utilitarianism and high-end style. Although not as recognized outside of its native northern California, to know the stylish jackets of Golden Bear is to love them.
The sherpa jacket, in particular, is exquisite. Like any Golden Bear clothing piece, it’s designed to be worn for life, and fortunately, it comes with a style that will be sure to stay in fashion for decades to come, with brown distressed leather and a notable shearling collar that can be detached.
14. Tom Ford Zip-up Leather Jacket
Tom Ford is well-known for their high-end scents and formal clothing, but they have a strong foot in the casual jacket sphere as well. Not that this zip-up leather jacket is something you would wear to a casual house party. Its sleek edges and formal design make it more than suitable for a fancy professional event or night out on the town.
True to its brand’s roots, no attention to detail was spared in the creation of this particular wardrobe piece. Its straightforward design features 100% authentic leather and a cotton and polyamide lining. It is truly meant to last for life. Made in Italy, this jacket has shallow pockets in the front and a zipper down the center.
Leather Jacket FAQs
While there are many different unique leather jacket configurations out there, there are four classic syles you should be most aware of. In no particular order, they are the leather bomber jacket (also called aviator jacket), the leather racer jacket (sometimes called moto), the trenchcoat, and the fencer. While bomber jackets and racer jackets tend to be more relaxed, the trenchcoat and the fencer are more dramatic.
If you care for your leather jacket correctly you should have a wardrobe piece that’ll last you a lifetime. Most leather jackets cannot be washed at home and must only be handled professionally. The first step to taking proper care of your jacket is to adhere to this rule.
You should also keep your leather jacket dry as often as possible and keep it away from extreme heat or cold air. If you are not going to be wearing your leather jacket for a period of time, such as during a warm season, then you’ll want to be sure that you are hanging it up correctly – this means out of direct sunlight and in a properly-ventilated area.
Determining how much to pay for a leather jacket is a very personal matter. For an authentic leather jacket, you will probably be paying, at a baseline, $500. However, this price can easily skyrocket from here, depending on the jacket’s materials and manufacturing process.
Some leather jackets can cost as much as $10,000! There is no right or wrong number – it’s instead about the brands you like and the style that you envision for yourself.