The Measure 07/17/08 10:02am The 10 Greatest Misspelled Tattoos by Edith | 07/17/2008 10:02 AM | 178 Comments Tweet 3. In the same vein… Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
no, edith, your awsome. also, tattoos based on photographs, pretty creepy.
The one I’m most concerned by is #3, not only because the kid on the right was made to look like that Chucky doll from those movies, but because, did the girl on the left receive a horrible birthmark in the middle of her forehead? Or is that something else?
worning, before reading the above post, please make sure bladder is empty.
These are great! I feel bad for laughing at #4, though…some guy now has a zombification of his deceased wife tattooed on him forever.
man, looking at #3 and #2 makes me extremely thankful that my portrait turned out amazingly well… but thats what actually searching for a good artist gets you… i spent two years looking for mine, obviously these people didn’t have that kind of time, or didn’t care… but honestly.. what makes me the most sad- is that they probably think they are amazing tattoos…
I’m just curious: do you think the tattoo artists pointed out the misspellings or just laughed and shook their heads at the idiocracy?
Frunk is now my new favorite word.
Howling with laughter. You are so Frunk!
used to see this stunning stripper that had SURVIVER in huge letters on her arm
#5: Four misspellings, plus the nonsensical puzzle-piece motif make it beyond terrible.
MTV had a reality show about sororities. The season I saw took place in Buffalo, NY (I think). One of the rushes, Julie, was from Long Island and she needed a way to show the world what a wild and crazy girl she was…like get some ink that spelled out her (self-imposed) nickname, which was Jewelz.
So of course the tatoo comes out as: Jew Lez
It’s perhaps my favorite piece of television ever. I think of it nearly every time I see a tatoo…so, you know….I think about it a lot.
it’s “tattoo”, not “tatoo”, rebecca. don’t visit an ink parlor any time soon, even if you have great tales about misspellings you’ve seen on TV.
tatoo you, robin
I guess its safe to say the faces don’t come out too well in tattoos.
OK…I need someone to explain Frunk to me. Am I retarded? I can’t figure out what that’s supposed to be.
@Stop Smoking: It all depends on the artist. I’ve seen fantastic portraits that look exactly like photographs. Just stunning. And then there’s #4.
the frunk looks like a bad photoshop…..
Stop trying to make Frunk happen. It’s not going to happen!
Yeah, #1 looks like bad photoshop too. Those letters look typed on.
To act very drunk when you have not consumed as much alcohol as you said, to act fake drunk.
The Frunk one is a photoshop from a joke website, it never happened. it’s satirizing the popularity of Chinese tattoos in America, even though we don’t know what the characters mean.
but have you seen this one…
Frunks the new word of the week
Thought you’d like to see these before you get any more tatoos! LOL… be sure to read the comments below them.
its different, thanks for sharing.
Judging by the number of misspellings in these comments, I don’t know what you’re laughing about.
Sorry. You probably didn’t understand that. Here:
Jugging bye the number of mispellings in these coments, I don’t know what your laffing a bout.
“Your” for “you’re” is my pet peeve and the number one misspelling I see on the net. “Your” is for “your pencil, your teacher, your dick.”
“You’re” is for “you are,” as in, “You’re an idiot.”
Be sure. God will freakin’ juge you for that one. Damn cool post, BTW. 😀
it’s not uncommon for the pre-tattoo release form to include a bit about the artist and shop not being responsible for any misspellings in text tattoos. if i were the artist faced with the dilemma of correcting it or letting it go, i’d honestly probably let it go…
Des misspelled “mispellings”! lol!
Make my frunk the deep frunk, I want my frunk uncut!
My goodness. Not only are they scarred for life but it’s spelled incorrectly….OMG, those ugly likenesses of the people. I would have shot the tattoo artsist (oops..i mean artist)
I would just like to add a tattoo to this list. It was inked onto a young lady in a couple of my classes at university. She posted it on facebook, so I will add her caption as well:
“This is My christmas present everyone! lol..aint it pretty? It says “Amber Rose” in Mandarin (Kudos to Angel)….and aint the art work great? Call up Craving Ink if you want great art like this! LOVE IT”
Frunk the systsem.
i knew a guy who had “died braveley” on his arm.
I love how the very first comment here has a misspelling in it…
@brooklyn: was that pic supposed to be a joke? 0.o
(I don’t get it.)
The Frunk is a fake, not sure how that slipped by. From a satire article spinning around the whole American kids with Asian characters deal.
Number #9 is misspelt on purpose. I frequent the BME website where that was taken from, and the person who got it wanted it spelt like that. Not sure why.
You should probably try and do a little research on these kind of things next time.
Tattoos are for queers.
Im a tattooist, and every time people come to me with text, no matter if it is in english or latin or spanish or french, whatever i always ask em if theyre sure that they spelt it right, i cant understand how somone made some of these mistakes its rediculous. o yer an portraits are the hardest thing to do, but those are done hilariously shit
Too Funny! On TMZ they showed a guy that got the State of California tattooed on his forearm, which I thought was kinda stupid, but then I saw that tattoo was reversed so the coast was in the East. What an idiot!! I think he might have a lawsuit on that one.
I knew someone who accidentally had “Minor Treat” on his arm instead of “Minor Threat”
Don’t let Artists who specialize in sketching Skulls and Reapers of Death and Hell Spawn etch your Loved Ones onto your Body.
This reminds me of one of my favorite bash.org IRC quotes:
[hoLy] my friend is giving me a tattoo with a bic pen and a knife right now
[hoLy] hurts so much but he almost finished
[hoLy] Hes finishing up the I in SATIN
[hoLy] Yeah, so it’ll say HAIL SATIN
[hoLy] This is gonnna be awesome
When I saw #4 I thought “oh, look, Wayland Flowers has a tattoo of Madame.”
Whoever did those portrait tattoos suck pretty badly. There are a ton of other people around that are cheaper that you can probably still afford. Don’t waste your money on shit like that. 🙂
Just to comment on the tattoo artist named Tricksta who quite eloquently states:
“i always ask em if theyre sure that they spelt it right,”
and then goes on to state:
“i cant understand how somone made some of these mistakes its rediculous. o yer an portraits “
(that last part i have no idea what Tricksta is trying to say.)
The main point is if THIS is a conscientious tattoo artist. Imagine the run-of-the-mill one.
Thanks for making the point of the article.
I assume that all of these were American, suggesting that their educashun sistem is faling badly ! And they can’t draw for toffee…
This was hilarious! The one I couldn’t get is the one on the writs, how could you not see that?
What about Chi-tonw. It’s pronounced “Shit tan wa”. I kid you not. Look here: http://tattoo.colonies.com/tattoo.colonies.com/blog/post/85164/
“frunk” is also a term used to describe the front trunk of midengine cars like the Porsche Boxster, Toyota MR-S, etc.
Also, that frunk tat is a terrible photoshop that appeared in a satirical web article about a fake trend of Japanese kids getting nonsense English words tattooed on them.
“Crunk” = Crazy + Drunk
“Frunk” = Fucking Retarded + Drunk
Hey, some of these aren’t that bad. I got a tattoo that’s been spelled “cant”. It’s really embarassing cos it’s on my knuckles so everyone can see it all the time.
Hey check out my awesome brother in law’s tattoo:
Should be on the list.
hey you marvelous blogger, congratulations on finding some original content
this was a funny tattoo mistake, that happened here in Australia.
The “Frunk” one looks like a photoshop because it IS a photoshop.
It’s from a satirical article a couple of years back on Asian kids getting western words tattooed on them without knowing what they are.
I don’t think this is the original article, but it’s close (I seem to remember more photoshops in it):
Soo yah, it was just a spoof article to make fun of western kids who really have no idea what the asian symbols they’re getting, actually mean.
thats not a grim reaper its a wraith.
Jennifer, I didn’t know Ikea sold a bedroom ensemble for the skinny white redneck.
Jennifer, I didn’t know Ikea sold a bedroom ensemble for the skinny white redneck.
Guess if you are stupid enough to get tattoo you might as well get a stupid person to do it.
what rednek said
My grandmother said it. My mother said it. And I say it: people who get tattoos are trash and rather stupid trash at that. No, it isn’t cool; it’s moronic to mutilate your body and call it “art.”
The retard in number 9 is my favorite.
He had to be able to clearly see the tattoo guy, right?
T – O – M – A “Uh – hold up dude….”
idiots. I have many tattoos, all of them I drew for the tattooist to copy. Being an artist, I make sure the tattooist is top quality. Obviously, some people don’t care who or what someone etches into their skin. Maybe they don’t realize that it’s permanent?
FRUNK = FRUMPY PUNK
With no context, the words combine old and new indeed, and then congeal into a linguistic mess.
Stereotyping people is trashy too. Welcome to the club.
Reality, his mom, and his grandmother are ignorant bigots, for sure.
what my name says, now go die
frunk is a fake piece its making fun of people who get Asian symbols without really knowing what they mean
Has no one heard of proofreading? That is why I will never put words on my body…I will stick with the pictures only thanks… 🙂
HAAAAA HAAAA HAA
SERIOUSLY # 3 is the WORST!
@William…I made sure I got my symbols read by everyone that I knew before getting them tattooed on me…and now I still ask…IT’s just a really crazy thing to do to begin with!!
All those tattos are gay. Those people diserve to get them messed up
You obviously missed the humor in his post. Great job. You have a smug sense of self satisfaction because you feel so superior, but you are clearly a pioneer in ignorance. Congratulations.
I still dont understand why people think their skin needs to be permanently ‘decorated’ with some ink or metal.
These are gonna look pretty sad in a few years.
yeah they will look bad in a few years, plus you would think the person doing the tattoo would check to make sure the spelling was correct, holy crap that would piss me off so much
C’mon for fuck sake! The artist of this shit is just as goddamn retarded as the recipients.
This is truly degrading on both ends. The people can’t spell.
In 35 years of tattooing I’ve seen and even made a couple of spelling blunders, but these take a heaping helping of the proverbial Betty Crocker cake…However what blows my mind the most is they had the idiocy to put their copy write on that horrible portrait….I’m just frunkin’ amazed.
p.s. Stig is a fag!!
maybe #9 is trying to say “Tom Arrow” instead if tomorrow.
whatthefuck is wrong with people?
They are all fuckwits……..
The Frunk one looks photoshopped to me. Your/You’re is a pretty common mistake. I wouldn’t rank it up there with “awsome” or “delt” or “systsem.” I think Tricksta spelled “spelt” wrong. I don’t think “spelt” is a word. It is ultimately the responsibility of the client to verify spelling and meaning. Tattooers (usually) put a stencil on so the client can see how’s it’s going to look before they actually tattoo it, so if there’s something wrong, then the client has time to see it and point it out. You can’t assume the tattooer is a good speller or good at grammar. Lastly, those portraits are pretty bad. But again, the client should look at portfolios. If the artist doesn’t have portraits in there, or if they are bad, then don’t have the artist do the portrait. And as far as the California tattoo, no lawsuit would ever stand up in court. You know what a judge would say? “You’re an idiot for getting a tattoo. Deal with it.”
Has anyone seen this one?
Those are Amsome!
Favorite bad tattoos (not misspellings, just tragic art):
Yup. It pays to spend a few years locating an artist who is actually good, as opposed to cheap, or related to you.
I resent #9. Sometimes I know.
“frunk” known to some as a trunk in the front of a car where a motor is usually placed, in cars such as porches, lambos, ferarri’s, and even the Toyota Mr2 the motors are placed in the rear of the car there for leaving room in the front of the car for cargo space, like a trunk would give you but then the question arises what do you call this new found space at the front of the car? its a trunk but in the front, AH there u go its a frunk 😛
#5 isn’t really a misspelling. The tattoo is on the guy’s shoulder, or deltoid muscle. Were I referring to your deltoid muscle, I very well might call it “your delt.”
The guy who did my tatts, in Latin no less, made me check for spelling errors. We looked at it once and then a second time and then a third just to be safe. He kept numerous dictionaries handy. These guys were frunks.
what’s wrong with number 7?
All the words in #7 are spelled correctly BUT they use the wrong “your”–it should be you’re (as in you are alive).
Oh goodness!! The portrait tattoos are absolutely awful! I would be highly upset if that was inked permanently into my skin!
I met a guy once who had a picture of a striking cobra (snake) on his arm, and underneath the word “CORBA”. I remarked that the word was spelled wrong and he said, “Oh wow! You’re the first person who’s ever noticed that!”
The #1 looks like a henna tattoo to me – it’ll last a week or two.
Man! Who did that INK!?!?!?!!? Amazing…
why do people insist on repeating the same stuff over and over again. we get that the frunk tattoo is fake
i dont get it. everything seems ok?
I think the frunk tattoo is fake.
Dude. The kid in number one is cearly older than four years old.
that one at the bottom looks like a henna tattoo, raised and shiny, yet not red…
in tattoo #7, proper grammar would be “you’re” not “your”
your is possessive only, and alive is an adverb not a noun, you cannot have an “alive”
Been posted before, but it deserves being posted again.
The frunk one is fake.
Apparently a scottish Partick Thistle football fan had ‘Patrick Thistle’ tattooed on his arm.
numbers 3 and 4 made me L O L XD
People with crappy portrait tattoos must get into a lot of fights. “What’s with the zombies on your arm?” “Those are my kids.” “You’ve got some ugly kids.”
Not everyone who gets a tattoo is trash. There are certainly worthless people who do have tattoos, but the tattoos are really secondary to the fact that they are utterly intolerable to be around for unrelated reasons.
That said, old content is old, but still entertaining.
I always wondered if people in Asian countries got English words tattooed on themselves. This just made my day.
What the frunk! I got a new word to use.
What the frunk! I got a new word to use.
that was pretty fucking stupid
You fail so hard. trying to make fun of others, and yet, No. 3: ‘in the same vein’.
Please tell me that’s on purpose…
Bet they are all photo shopped, I saw them online last week, and they looked kinda different
Des didn’t misspell misspellings. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/misspelling.
Sound it out mis-spell-ing.
Please let it be sharpie 😮
I’m glad that my tattoo has no text.
I’m glad that my tattoo has no text.
It’s forbidden in Isslam to have tattos.
I’m guessing this is why, especially number 4.
A Texas musician, Bob Schneider calls his music Frunk which means Fresh and Funky
These are funny/sad. Anyone not laughing/crying should just shut the fuck up, as all your idiot comments (you’re so smart/stupid) are as retarded as the pics.
Number 8 is actually fake, it’s from an article at some parody news site (like theonion or something), parodying US people who tattoo themselves with chinese letters (ofttimes not knowing what it actually says – or just believing whatever the tattoo artist told ’em). I’m sure you can still find that one somewhar.
Uh… “Awesome” is spelled correctly. That’s a “W” not and “M”
Awesome Vs Awsome
On #8: I went to school with this guy, his name is Tom Arrow, what the fuck are you all making fun of anyway?
This is my wife…this is my wife as a Zombie…
“Frunk” is on someone in Beijing. We can’t laugh at this until people in America stop getting Kanji tattoos.
my cousin got a massive tattoo on his forearm saying Zaphria, a tribute to his daughter.
His daughter’s name is Zaphira.
fuck you fukcers. your awsome. My awsome? or you mean YOU’RE AWSEOME? YOU ARE A STUPID FUCK
patricia you should be a tattoo artist
it´s great/sad to see something like that !! but i´m happy that my Inks are correct ! greetz from germany
Funny, and sad about the memorial tats.
I have to comment on the person who said tats are moronic ways of mutilation, I don’t have any tats.. I think they are very artistic, and see nothing wrong with them. Many MANY cultures have practiced tattooing for centuries, it is art, and for them a rite of passage.
I for one want a tat, but i want to wait until i have completed some things in my life so that it means something to me.
If you don’t like tats, don’t look is what I say!
Nice tats. There was a guy in my local pub who wanted the word “MODS” tattooed on his knuckles but it turned out like “MOOS”. Didn’t have the same effect.
number one is actually probably fresh henna. thank god it’ll come off in 1-2 weeks.
That cracks me up.. it’s like the bear is super surprised to be a bad tat…
That cracks me up.. it’s like the bear is super surprised to be a bad tat…
thank you sam
Now I know what to call my front trunk
on my 87 Toyota MR2. I can sleep easy tonight!
What the frunk!
The whole “don’t get a tattoo if you don’t know what the characters mean” idea carries through to other languages as well…there’s a chick called Rictus on Checkoutmyink.com that has a pretty cool back piece, but she decided to use some crap online translator bot to translate the lyrics from a song into Latin…but they are soooooo wrong. Hilarious.
I would just like to say to those people who think it is trashy to get a tattoo and have posted that on here, stop being so quick to judge people. I do agree some people get tattoos that are dumb and for no reason but that does not make them trashy people. I’m sure most people with tattoos have meaning behind every single one they have. It is their body so don’t just judge them for what they do because of that, it does not harm you in anyway. People do worse stuff to their bodies than getting tattoos. To some people it really is art and I am sure if you were to talk to people about why they have the tattoos they have and the meaning behind them you might understand a little more. I grew up with my grandmother and she told me over and over again what she thought of tattoos but i still have a few and I have meaning behind every single one of them. So please don’t judge someone on their appearance, it shows their personality and everyone has their own way of doing it.
Eric Carlson and Joan Wagar, A,K,A, Doubleclick and Mrs Dash,( yes those are there nicknames they gave each other.) admitted to poisoning me while I was a plasma donor back in 2005.
Eric Carlson pedofied me behind prison walls and then framed me as a pedophile on march 26th 2007, I caught the crime on a audio recorder I put in Joan’s purse.
there were people in authority helping them with this and nobody in authority will help they pretend nothing happened and refuse to investigate this.
Eric Carlson changed his hair color and his name but this is not hidden, only ignored by the authority’s and media
I’m disabled from being poisoned and the hospitals refuse to admit I’m poisoned.
My Family is in danger from these people and I have no other recorse but to make these charges public.
My name is Terry Wagar,Im from Portland Oregon and I’m backing up these charges.
I have been threatened with harassment charges by a Sargent Walker, She is a portland police officer stationed at the OHSU hospital, for the non crime of reporting a multi murder conspiracy within that hospital.
They dont give a s4!t Joan and Eric was poisoning a plasma donor!
Why don’t you give A s4!t Portland Authority’s, its already reported.
Where did Mrs Dash keep her stash?
In A garlic salt shaker, nuff said!
That is funny, those are some gold tattoos that make me laugh. Bad tattoos are forever!
The FRUNK tattoo is actually from a satirical article poking fun at westerners getting languages such as Chinese, Arabic etc tattoed on them without really understanding the context. Bloody funny article, too.
Some of these tattoos are just terrible….
eqnt qcwrv bzyhskicl detzk yjaqeztd wbekycv zjvkaxgmd
I like it!)
Still looking tattoo?
Where’d you find #5? I have it posted on ApostropheCatastrophes.com, too. Not sure where it originally came from…
@rad – homophobia is for morons.
Apologies, that should’ve been @stig – apologies to rad.
Oh, and Breeeeeeettt (or whatever), be careful what you tell people they “diserve” (sic). People who can’t spell “deserve”, deserve to be messed up themselves – especially if they are sad little homophobes.
Oh, nice tattoo you have there. If only my wife allows me to get one. She only allows me to use Temporary Tattoos . lol. Oh well, but I love her
It seems like someone needs a dictionary. Should be standard issue.lol If you don’t know parts of speech I guess the (your and you’re) wouldn’t matter anyway. Really sad pictures. They do look like zombies. Sad,sad,sad. But oh so funny……..
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i went to tattoo lous in selden for my first tattoo, my whole family gets there ink there and a bunch of my friends too and all their stuff looks AWESOME so i figured go to a trusted place. I had irish jay do mine, i gave him three things that i wanted to be in one tattoo and he drew it all up together and it came out awesome, he fixed the sketch until i was completly satisfied and was totally cool the whole time. Best decision by far, i LOVE my tattoo and have gotten four more since then. The place is super clean and everyone is really nice and helpful. GREAT prices too! 110% advise going to tattoo lous! They’ve definitely earned their spot!
I think the last one is too black to be a tattoo, kind of looks like someone has written it in sharpie the rest are still ridiculous, people who get quotes for tattoos and don’t even make sure it’s 100% correct baffles me, it takes maybe 5 minutes.
THE TATTOOISTS THAT DID THESE SHOULD BE SHOT SEVERAL TIMES AND KICKED OUT OF THE NATIONAL TATTOO ALLIANCE! !!!!!!!!!! —————– RED
NATIONAL TATTOOISTS ALLIANCE *
I have never seen a tattoo of a person from a photo that didn’t make the person look so strange, with all due respect to the man’s wife who died. The other picture with the mother and daughter looked like they had dirt all over their face. All they needed to do was change the tint from a brownish to a very light grey. Perhaps the artist was trying to age them a bit. As far as the misspelling goes, you have to wonder, is it the customer who insists on the spelling after the artist insists that the spelling is incorrect, or, do the both of them have no clue as to the correct spelling?
They have literally done the chineese thing and mixed the word Frank (old soul) with Funk (young spirit).. thats hilarious
Most people who get tattoos are ignorant self absorbed losers so why sweat over typos? I mean, they are paying someone to put tacky permanent graffiti on their bodies