Tattoos are more popular than ever right now - unless you're this girls mom.

The story goes that this teen got a tattoo on her leg and as a result her mother hasn't spoken to her in years and her father might be going to prison.

Keep scrolling to check out the tattoo for yourself.

Tattoos are more popular now than ever.

So it's no wonder that we're seeing so many tattoo fails around these days! But while this story is not specifically a fail, it is a tale of how one tattoo destroyed a family.

But first.

Here's a few statistics about tatts you probably didn't know. In a 2018 study that surveyed eighteen different countries, Dalia found information about rates of tattoos around the world. Some of them were surprising...

The study found that 38% of respondents had at least one tattoo.

Some of them were bound to fail, we guess.

And young people didn't have the highest rate of tattoos.

32% of respondents that were aged fourteen to twenty-nine had a tattoo and 45% of people with tattoos were aged thirty to forty-nine.

Tattoos were found to be more popular among those who claimed to have high levels of education.

32% of respondents with tattoos claimed to be highly educated; 26% claimed to have a low level of education.

Italy has the highest number of tattooed people at 48%.

Sweden came in second place at 47% and the US came third with 46%.

And apparently, 72% of tattoo owners don’t regret getting their tattoo.


What? That one came as a serious shock - especially having seen these horrible tattoo fails!

Let's start with one of our personal faves.

Surely the tattooist knew that this wasn't what she meant... Although we kind of doubt that the artist behind this particular tattoo was a professional.

"Only God Will Juge Me"

We don't know, we're "juging" pretty hard right now...

Apparently, these dots were supposed to be stars...

"Pretty sure there's some kinda ointment for that," one reddit-user wrote. Yikes.

"Sweet Pee"

The spelling. The placement. Everything about this is bad.

This Bon Jovi fail is subtle, but it's all the more wonderful for it.

"It's is now or neveeeeeeer."

If you ever needed a reason to stay in school, here it is.

Sorry, we mean "scool".

We're not sure what this guy's intentions were...

But we're delighted with the results to be really honest.

What should have been a meaningful tribute to Freddie Mercury turned into something horrific (or hilarious).

We can't unsee this.

Did someone stand on this woof's foot?

He looks in serious pain, poor guy.

We'll be having nightmares about this one.

Surely it wasn't supposed to look like that...


We have a feeling that this tattoo turned out exactly as he wanted it to but it's still awful - it's still a huge fail in our eyes. No thank you.

This girl's intentions were good...

But this is a huge fail. We're cringing for her!

But did you know that tattoos can quite literally destroy a family.

If you didn't, you might want to take a listen to Casey Victoria, a 17-year-old from Australia whose tattoo ruined everything.

She hasn't spoken to her mum in three years.

And the tattoo could even land her dad in jail - as she was underage at the time and he gave her permission. Her mum claims that the parental consent was given without her permission.

She got a dreamcatcher tattoo.

Which symbolises good luck in native American culture and had a significant meaning for her at the time.

Her mum took her dad to court over the tattoo.

Initially he was charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm and wounding a person with intent to cause grievous bodily harm... The latter change has since been dropped but the assault one remains open and could land the truck driver in prison for five years.

Check out the tattoo below.

Would you really not speak to your daughter for three years over this? Jeez.