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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    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.
    metalbutterfly
    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)
    BillyRamone
    AC/DC is a hair metal band? WTF? Angus would kick your ass!! I like hair metal but seriously, AC/DC? "Grill Em All " is funny, but a tatoo? haha weak. Oh yea, lame article.
    MrStiggy
    #1 is a chick, just look at the brow, men have more pronounced brows. I thought "Grill 'em All" was great too, gave me a chuckle.
    Redsectoreh
    In that Metallica mural one, it looks like a steaming pile of poop in between Kirk and Lars.
    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)
    metalhead1054
    Has anyone noticed that the Randy Rhoads on the guy's back is spelled wrong??? And I believe Black Sabbath is from the 70's Classic Rock era not the 80's Hair Metal.
    Undead Rat
    Particularly love the red spraying on the Slayer tattoo. Or is that just rash?
    dweb23
    Ermmmm there's been a thread on this before with these exact pictures.....
    slayer7666
    lmao whats wrong with grill em all? besides that all the other ones are shit.
    DaniArrow
    i dont think it's a good thing to put people who love and live music and get tattoos on the spot like this, making a list with the "worst" tattoos... next one please
    ThorVonClemson
    That's nothing, man. My bassist has a huge tattoo on his chest of a pigeon wearing a chef's hat.
    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....
    Dr Funkenstein
    whaip wrote: MrJonnybadger wrote: 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. Did you ever saw Jason?
    What? Like, in half? And yes I'm pretty sure that's supposed to be Jason. That's why cliff's tombstones in the middle.
    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.
    teknoman
    The metallica backpiece is not that bad, the greenday one is 10 times worse, and the Grill 'em all is kind of cool.
    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.
    WiZoRZ
    WiZoRZ wrote on 10/19/2011 - 03:16 pm / quote | funny how there is only 5 of them on top 10
    oh well i got the other 5 on the other website my bad, but whatever lol
    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.
    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.