Ink-redibly Unfortunate People Receive The Worst Tattoos They've Ever Seen
Handwritten misspelt scribble, indistinguishable pictures and a lot of regret.
Drunk tattoos are one of the riskiest parts of a night out - and most of the time Australians who put themselves through the pain are left with a lifetime of regret.
While there's no law prohibiting drunk people from getting tattoos, top surgeon Dr Laith Barnouti warns against it.
From quirky handwritten jokes to small poorly drawn cartoons - Daily Mail Australia has compiled images of tattoos some would rather forget.
In a tribute with a twist to McCain Foods Limited, one man got the well-known slogan permanently put on his body with a personal adjustment. Brandished on top of his thigh, the tattoo reads: 'AH McCAIN I'M Munted AGAIN'
Another person shared an image of his tattoo, with a popular song line from Big Shaq's hit song 'Mans Not Hot'. 'Two plus two is four, minus one is three, quick mafffs,' the tattoo reads
Another man shared his tattoo, with cursive writing that reads: 'If trees had c**ts I'd live in the forest'
A woman got a badly drawn fish tattooed to the inside of her pointer finger, saying 'Fish fingers anyone? Lol'
Leading surgeons are urging for the costly mistake to be no more and are calling for an overhaul of tattoo parlours.
Dr Barnouti is pushing for the ban as he is fed up of removing tattoos from patients and often pushes people away.
'Many say they did it at a time they were intoxicated, high and were not fully in the right frame of mind,' he said.
'They popped into a tattoo parlour on a Saturday night after having few drinks and thought it was good idea to have it done.
'Not only were they not thinking straight but they were not able to provide full consent.
'They literally were not realising what they were doing.'
From tattooing the name of an ex-partner, silly cartoons to what look like handwritten odes to Australian classics, Dr Barnouti has seen it all.
The man with the pain in the leg tattoo shared his image, saying: 'Definitely no regrets on this one'
One man even went as far to get 'A few tricks' tattoos on his inner bicep so when he wears a shirt, he can say he's got 'a few tricks up his sleeve'
Another man shared his painful piece of art, covering the entire palm of his hand with the words 'high five'. 'I Do Not regret this one bit,' he shared under the image
But not only can a tattoo be embarrassing, it can be costly as well in the long run.
On top of paying up to $100 to get the tattoo, regrettable customers can fork out hundreds for its removal.
Dr Barnouti charges between $150-$450 per tattoo-removal session. And that's depending on the size of the tattoo as well.
'Some of these tattoos can't be removed by laser and need surgical removal, which leaves behind a scar,' he said.
The concerned cosmetic surgeon said in some cases he has had to turn people back because the removal surgery would be too damaging.
Dr Barnouti said in any other surgery a patient would have to be clear-headed, consenting and sober.
One man shared an image of a back tattoo with cursive writing saying 'My mom is my angle' rather than 'angel'
Others got their tattoos as part of a joke, with puns ranging from 'pain in the leg' to 'bees knees'
Another man claimed he was intoxicated when he decided he wanted a tattoo on his ankle with the numbers of a gear shift
WHAT ARE THE AUSTRALIAN TATTOO RULES?
- Anyone under the age of 18 must provide written consent from a parent or guardian to get a tattoo. In the written consent, the style of the tattoo must be clearly explained and the location of the design pointed out in detail.
- While some schools and workplaces may ban tattoos, a person cannot be disciplined if the tattoo has cultural, racial or religious significance. If they do, the school or workplace could face discrimination charges.
- A tattoo in Australia can range anywhere from $125 to $1,500 depending on the size of the design.
- Tattooing businesses must be registered with their local council under the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008.
- While there are no laws preventing an inebriated person from getting a tattoo, experts warn against it for numerous reasons. Not only can it lead to regret later on, but alcohol things the blood, which leads to excessive and prolonged bleeding during the tattoo process.
- Laser cannot remove all types of tattoos and some people may need to receive cosmetic surgery. This can leave behind scarring that can stay with you for the rest of your life.
So he can't see why the same rule shouldn't apply to tattoo parlours.
'Tattoos are essentially an invasive medical procedure. The process breaks the skin and injects a fluid into the dermis layer of the skin to change the pigment.
'It comes with risk and it is permanent. It can only be removed through a surgical procedure that leaves permanent scarring or multiple sessions of lasers. Some can not be removed at all.'
He flagged three important changes: a customer must not be intoxicated, they must provide full written consent, and go through an official cooling off period for 48 hours.
'More rigorous laws will not only place greater responsibility on all parties, it will reduce the risk of any health issues and reduce the incidence of people getting tattoos when they are not in the right frame of mind.'
Besides the obvious reason of possible regret later on down the track, alcohol is a blood thinner that can lead to excessive bleeding during the tattoo process.
By law, it is illegal for a tattooist to ink anyone under the age of 18, unless they have written consent from the minor's parent or guardian. Even then, the consent form must detail the design and exact location of it on the body.
Other regrets include a badly drawn gameboy, a tattoo with a can of hand-drawn Jack Daniels with 'YTB' (yeah the boys) and a tattoo of a cheeseburger
Leading top surgeon Dr Laith Barnouti is pushing for a ban of drunk tattoos and is calling for an overhaul of tattoo parlous as he is fed up of removing them
Other regrets include a badly drawn gameboy (pictured), a tattoo with a can of hand-drawn Jack Daniels with 'YTB' (yeah the boys) and a tattoo of a cheeseburger
Dr Barnouti said in any other surgery a patient would have to be clear-headed, consenting and sober