10 Worst Rock Tattoos Ever

For your viewing pleasure (or displeasure), Loudwire presents the 10 Worst Hard Rock Tattoos Ever.

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As you feast your eyes upon the following top 3 works of art, ponder whether these modern-day Picassos felt that same rush after permanently inking the bodies of these poor souls. For your viewing pleasure (or displeasure), check out Loudwire's full top 10 Worst Hard Rock Tattoos list at this location.

03. Horrendous Metallica Mural

How is it possible for a tattoo to make someone look like a gelatinous blob?

This Metallica monstrosity contains frontman James Hetfield looking like he just got his a-s kicked, lead guitarist Kirk Hammett as the Frankenstein monster and Cliff Burton looking more like Jason Newsted after hearing "...And Justice For All" for the first time.

02. Hair Metal Disaster

A picture is worth a thousand words, which is roughly how many band names this guy has on his back. This gem has been passed around on the internet for years, which makes it all the more embarrassing.

01. Earth Crisis Face Tattoo

Nothing says class and glamour like a nice face tattoo. This Denmark native took the ultimate step into "decisions you will undoubtedly regret" in getting an Earth Crisis tattoo where most guys would hope to sport some killer sideburns.

Read the full article and view the full top 10 at Loudwire.com.

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    metallica-#1
    *reads title* "10 Worst Rock Tattoos Ever" *reads article* "For your viewing pleasure (or displeasure), Loudwire presents the 10 Worst Hard Rock Tattoos Ever:" *reads first tattoo* "Number five on our list (...)" ...what?
    Pagan_Poetry
    That Axl Rose one looks pretty accurate Yeesh that Slayer one is terrible. This is why you do your research when you want to get a tattoo, and NEVER EVER EVER GO CHEAP. It may suck to pay a lot but trust me, it's better to pay a lot of money for one day than to pay the rest of your life with looking beyond stupid.
    metallica-#1
    *looks at number 2* "House of Hair Metal" *sees Iron Maiden and Metallica tattoos* *dies a little inside*
    g8erfan1
    the dude in picture 5 actually owns a gourmet burger food truck in California called...wait for it....Grill 'em all. I like how the writer neglected that bit of info
    metallica-#1
    The_Drooge wrote: If there's one thing to take from this article is: never get a persons face tattooed on you. They never come out right and, if you're the guy in #3, you'll always get this lingering feeling of disapointement from your favorite band looming over your shoulder. Plus, why was Green Day and My Chemical Romance doing on the metal tattoo list? They're still horrible, but I was expecting more crappy Thrattoos (thrash metal tattoos). The Slayer one is, hands down, the worst one.
    read the title again sunshine, its "10 Worst ROCK Tattoos Ever" it didnt say metal anywhere
    MrJonnybadger
    "Cliff Burton looking more like Jason Newsted after hearing "...And Justice For All" for the first time." Wait, is that saying the guy that I'm pretty sure is supposed to be Jason looks like Cliff looking like Jason? There's a tombstone on there for Cliff, and that definitely looks more like Jason anyway.
    smittyanthrax
    Well the guy at number 1 can at least live on benefits for the rest of his life.Who in their right mind would employ such a bozo.
    nbacchus
    Is that a Def Leppard logo on #2's back? I guess it proves Joe Elliot wrong and DL is a hair metal band.
    BassFishin
    metallica-#1 wrote: *reads title* "10 Worst Rock Tattoos Ever" *reads article* "For your viewing pleasure (or displeasure), Loudwire presents the 10 Worst Hard Rock Tattoos Ever:" *reads first tattoo* "Number five on our list (...)" ...what?
    I knew I wasn't crazy! These were funny.
    ne14t
    nbacchus wrote: Is that a Def Leppard logo on #2's back? I guess it proves Joe Elliot wrong and DL is a hair metal band.
    Would have been even better if the dude had a crazy hairy back or something too, be like all the signs point to Hair Metal.
    fifopher
    The full top 10 is at the bottom... you MIGHT have to click a link. Know how I know? I read this: "Read the full article and view the full top 10 at Loudwire.com." Ya whiny ass boners.
    GaryBillington
    Wasn't this story posted a few weeks back...but that time it actually had TEN in the list. Reposting half the story is a waste of all our time. Thanks UG, I'll never get those 2 minutes back.
    metalhead1054
    Undead Rat wrote: Particularly love the red spraying on the Slayer tattoo. Or is that just rash?
    Actually, judging by the odd part at the bottom of the Y, it looks more like a dislexic person carved that in with a knife. (Sorry for the offends)
    BigSpence
    Ghost_Dancer wrote: nbacchus wrote: Is that a Def Leppard logo on #2's back? I guess it proves Joe Elliot wrong and DL is a hair metal band. So you agree that Iron Maiden is a hair band too since they are also tattooed on his back?
    Don't forget about AC/DC near his left armpit!
    Rattlenix
    the grill em all tattoo isn't that bad, grill em all really is small company in CAL actually, and this guy is propably owner or something
    fede01_8
    smittyanthrax wrote: Well the guy at number 1 can at least live on benefits for the rest of his life.Who in their right mind would employ such a bozo.
    lol, that's what i was thinking
    christopher1126
    After years of pondering getting a tattoo, this article is a decision maker for me!!!! If I had that "hair metal" piece I would have someone throw kerosene on my back and light me up!!!
    Undead Rat
    Particularly love the red spraying on the Slayer tattoo. Or is that just rash?
    i_am_metalhead
    Pagan_Poetry wrote: ...This is why you do your research when you want to get a tattoo, and NEVER EVER EVER GO CHEAP...
    Wrong. I have tatts that I've gotten for free and they look better than stuff people have paid several hundreds of dollars for.
    The_Drooge wrote: If there's one thing to take from this article is: never get a persons face tattooed on you.
    Oh really? Because I know a guy that does phenomenal portrait work. Just because there's a couple shitty ones on this list doesn't mean that they always suck.
    14xjake wrote: this is only five.....
    rocknroll \m/ wrote: Guys.....um. You're missing five other pictures.... Just sayin.....
    And at the bottom there is a link which says to click on it to see the entire list.
    The_Drooge
    If there's one thing to take from this article is: never get a persons face tattooed on you. They never come out right and, if you're the guy in #3, you'll always get this lingering feeling of disapointement from your favorite band looming over your shoulder. Plus, why was Green Day and My Chemical Romance doing on the metal tattoo list? They're still horrible, but I was expecting more crappy Thrattoos (thrash metal tattoos). The Slayer one is, hands down, the worst one.
    frenchdude
    MrStiggy wrote: #1 is a chick, just look at the brow, men have more pronounced brows.
    No, this is a real dude. His receding hairline is clearly visible (women aren't affected as you may know) and for eyebrows... Just make up.
    GREENWARRI0R
    metalbutterfly wrote: Am I the only one who thinks the Slayer tattoo has nothing to do with Slayer... Perhaps its not a Slayer tattoo with a backward "S" at all, and maybe...just maybe it says Player? with the top part of the p gone? in some gangsta hip graffitti styled crappy ass tattoo (either way the tattoo sucks monkey nuts)
    Nah, I saw it too man. I noticed it was a backwards S but then saw it as a P.
    nboyjn
    ok the hair metal tatto is especially ridiculous because a)there are so many bands there that arent hair bands (acdc, iron maiden, black sabbath). b) judas priest? really? is that who you think about hear the term 'hair band'? halford has been bald (or with short hair) since i dont even know when....
    slayer7666
    lmao whats wrong with grill em all? besides that all the other ones are shit.