If you’re going to get a tattoo, the decision about what type of tattoo to get is pretty important. It’s literally going to be part of your body forever unless you choose to get it removed, and getting inked isn’t exactly painless.

We have seen many examples of beautiful and meaningful tattoos such as tattoos for sisters and tattoos for mothers and daughters. There are even great tattoos that aren’t very noticeable yet are very meaningful.

What you don’t want is to regret getting the tattoo, and we’re not just talking about having the name of an ex written on your body; although, that could definitely be something to regret.

Reddit user saxonn_88 asked, “Which type of tattoo makes you cringe the most?” A lot of Reddit users weighed in, contributing examples of tattoos they have seen that seemed like really bad ideas. You might want to check out this list before deciding what tattoo to get next. These are the ones you might want to consider avoiding.

  1. Do Tattoos Really Relate to Cause of Death?

    Written by Reddit user beachumbrellasmoke:

    I work with the deceased. I’ve seen a direct correlation between “ONLY GOD CAN JUDGE ME” tattoos and being a victim of gunshot homicide. Juggalo tattoos don’t bode well for MVAs. Tasmanian Devils go hand in hand with gastric bleeds from chronic alcohol consumption. The clinically depressed seemed to like dolphins.

  2. This Sounds Painful

    Added by Sandhawkfire:

    Any tattoos of genitals or an anus makes me cringe.

  3. “Homicide”

    An example from Silidon:

    A defendant in the courtroom I clerked in during law school had “homicide” tattooed on his face, over his eyebrow. Not a great look.

  4. memes

    Shared by KSMR_:

    memesthe thought that a lot of people have dead memes from 2017 in their arms or legs is kinda funny

  5. Couple Tattoos

    Gingeraffe25 shared:

    Couple tattoos like portraits or names. Mostly when they proudly tell you it’s because they’ve been together for 5 months and just know they stay together forever.

  6. Gift Tattoos and Spelling Mistakes

    Written by AlexatRF21:

    Tattoos that are gifts from you to someone else. For example “For your birthday, I got your birth date tattooed on me!”And tattoos with spelling errors. Example “Were you really there if you think you were their?”

  7. Neck Tattoo

    Celer_Umbra wrote:

    Nothing says “I’ve been to prison for cooking Meth in my trailer” like a Joker neck or face tattoo.

  8. Infinity Symbols

    rumpertumpskins added:

    Former tattoo artist here, and it has to be infinity symbols.ESPECIALLY when they want them to be “uNiQuE”, so they have you spend three hours drawing up different ways of cramming little McKayzleigh and Brackxston’s names, birthdates, birth weights, blood types, and favorite ice cream flavors in there.

  9. Creepy Baby Faces

    Muximal wrote:

    Those creepy faces of babies, which look like there’s a little demon on your body

  10. “Words From a Different Language”

    Shared by conn-stellation:

    the people who put words from a language they dont understand cause its quirky and 99% of the time it isnt proof read so it doesnt say what they think it does

  11. Emoji Tattoos

    An example from Reddit user fart_taco:

    I saw a kid with the 100 emoji tattooed on his forearm. I don’t even have a joke to make about that.

  12. Tattoos with Hair

    Written by ALinLOSANGELES:

    Any image that incorporates bodily hair.

  13. “Daddy’s Girl”

    Shared by UnpavedWalrus:

    Had a lady come into the store I was working in with a big neck tattoo that said Daddy’s girl….may have been the most shocking one i’ve ever seen