14 Guitar Tattoos Full of FAIL

Terrible Guitar Tattoos

Time to take a quick break from guitars and take a look at something a little different!  Last night someone on Twitter sent me a photo of their less than impressive guitar tattoo, and so today I’ve decided to take a look at some god-awful tattoo designs featuring guitars.  Should be good for a laugh!

Personally i’m a big fan of art and design in general, and so naturally I love the idea behind getting a tattoo.  Unfotunately the majority of people who get inked do it purely because it’s the ‘in’ thing to do, they don’t think it through and come out of the shop with a tattoo they will regret later on in life.With a tattoo design as intricate as a guitar the tattoo is never going to stand up to the tests of time and so if you are really set on it you will need to come up with a design that won’t degrade over the years.  Personally I feel that with a ‘product’ tattoo you’d need to figure out a fairly abstract design for it to work.

Do It Yourself?

I have a feeling that a few of the chumps below may have gone down the ‘do it yourself’ route.  After all, why pay a professional when you can pick up a full tattoo kit for under 40 bucks?

Guitar and Eagle Tattoo Gibson Neck Tattoo
No Strings Guitar Tattoo
Terrible Tattoo Eagle Carrying A GuitarIdiot With Gibson Tattoo on NeckReligious Theme Guitar Tattoo
The eagle isn’t desperately bad. Certainly looks like it has dropped the guitar a few times though!Sponsored tattoos? I hope Gibson paid him well for this tacky idea. Part of an employee scheme perhaps?Is it just me or does this look more like “Six Stung Belief”?  And what’s the deal with stringless guitars?

Fire and Lightning Crayon Shoulder Tattoo
WTF Butterfly Guitar Tattoo
Gibosn Les Paul Guitar Tattoo in Fire and LightningAwful Guitar Tattoo on ShoulderFender Telecaster Tattoo with Butterfly Wings
Rather than burning the guitar, the lightning has just singed off the strings.  Attack of the stringless guitar againI’m hoping this one isn’t real, looks like his kid drew it on with a crayon. He seems happy though!Lopsided butterfly telecaster freaky tattoo.  Could have been nice enough if done separately.

Gibson on Fire Tattoo
Kurt Cobain Tribute Tattoo
More Broken Gibson Tatoos
Gibson Guitar Tattoo on FireKurt Cobain Tribute TattooBlue Les Paul Guitar Tattoo
People certainly don’t seem to like their Gibsons. Here’s another one which has been set on fire!The best way to pay tribute to your favorite dead artist is with a poorly drawn, weird-ass tattoo.Another person who hates their Gibson guitars!  This one has been snapped in half at the neck! Ouch…

Guitar Cover-up Tattoo
A Tribute To Offspring Amnesia Tattoo
Guitar Cover-up TattooZakk Wylde Guitar TattooGuitar Fretboard Tattoo
It’s fairly hard to tell if the guitar is trying to cover up the thing behind or vice versa. OR maybe its intentional…This guy named his kid Gibson and decided to botch his guitar tattoo into a tribute. Didn’t really work out…For the lazy bastard guitarist too dim to learn the fretboard notes! 5th and 10th frets don’t have strings apparently…

Guitar Hero Tattoo
Why God Why!?
Guitar Hero TattooBad Guitar Forearm Tattoo
Her next step is to have electronics implanted under her skin so she can use her arm as a controller…This one is just extraordinarily bad, so it gets a bigger image to show off its full FAIL.  Hopefully it isn’t real.  Probably done by a friend using the beginner tattoo kit I talked about!

So what has been learned from perusing these monstrosities?  There are some BAD tattoo artists out there!  Of course, if you actually took the time to seek out a good one…

Awesome Fender Guitar Tattoo

Do you have a great musical tattoo or a story to share?  Leave a comment!

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