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WHEN INK GOES BAD Take a look at some of the worst tattoos that world-famous celebrities see as a form of body art

Grimes joins celebrities’ gallery of cringe worthy markings

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Canadian musician Grimes this week revealed her latest tattoo.

Canadian musician Grimes this week revealed her latest tattoo.

Canadian musician Grimes this week revealed her latest tattoo.

Not content with giving her child the worst name in the history of baby names, Canadian musician Grimes this week revealed her latest attention seeking monstrosity of a tattoo.

The hideous white-ink back art resembles the scars you’d get from being whipped with one comment on Instagram, even being compared to a “thirddegree burn victim scar”.

The 33-year-old mum of one, who named her child ‘X ÆA-Xii’ last year, revealed the new ink and described it as her ‘beautiful alien scars’ admitting that the recent work “hurts too much”.

Of course, Grimes — who was born Claire Elise Boucher — isn’t the only celebrity to get a ridiculous tattoo on their body through the years.

Here are some bonkers designs and fails that will live forever on the bodies of some of the world’s most famous stars.

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Harry Styles with his song lyrics

Harry Styles with his song lyrics

Harry Styles with his song lyrics


Harry Styles

The One Direction heart-throb is no stranger to making bold statements when it comes to his style and his behaviour, so no one would have thought twice about him getting some obscure song lyrics scrawled on to his arm.

The Temper Trap’s 2008 song Sweet Disposition was Harry’s song of choice as he opted for ‘won’t stop till we surrender’ on his left forearm. The only problem is that the actual lyric is ‘Won’t Stop To Surrender’.

His then girlfriend Taylor Swift told him it was inaccurate but he didn’t believe her until she met the band and they sent him a message confirming the faux pas.

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Ariana Grande’s tatt translates as barbecue grill.

Ariana Grande’s tatt translates as barbecue grill.

Ariana Grande’s tatt translates as barbecue grill.

Ariana Grande

The US songbird added to her impressive tattoo collection in early 2019 when she got what she thought was a tattoo that read ‘7 Rings’ in Japanese. Nice touch.

The only problem is that when she later got it translated, it actually said “shichirin”, which is a Japanese barbecue grill. Gas.

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Nicole Richie and her wrist tattoo

Nicole Richie and her wrist tattoo

Nicole Richie and her wrist tattoo

Nicole Richie

She now refers to it as “embarrassing and desperate” but for years Nicole Richie claimed the ‘Virgin’ etched into her wrist was because she was actually a Virgo.

She said in later years: “I’m going to be different and I’m going to put virgin, because the Virgin is the sign for Virgo”, but has since seen the error of her ways.

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Ed Sheeran is covered with bizarre tatts.

Ed Sheeran is covered with bizarre tatts.

Ed Sheeran is covered with bizarre tatts.

Ed Sheeran

To be honest, it would be easier and quicker to list the good tattoos on the redhead’s body after a series of ill-advised ink sessions through the years.

Even his own personal tattoo artist admits “they look s**t but they are personal to him.”

That giant, crayon-drawn-looking lion on his chest? It’s dedicated to Sheeran selling out Wembley Stadium.

As for the faded gecko on his forearm, the Heinz ketchup bottle, the gingerbread man, the Fresh Prince logo, the toxic three-eyed fish from The Simpsons, and the Pingu he shares with Harry Styles, they also have some significance.

And despite his best efforts to throw

Saoirse Ronan under the bus a few years ago by claiming she was responsible for the misspelt ‘Galway Grill’ tattoo…yep…that was all him too.

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Kendall Jenner has ‘meow’ inside her lip.

Kendall Jenner has ‘meow’ inside her lip.

Kendall Jenner has ‘meow’ inside her lip.

Kendall Jenner

Kendall Jenner got her “meow” lip tattoo inked while drunk and has since admitted that it wasn’t a great idea.

She told Ellen DeGeneres: “There’s no real meaning behind it, I just wanted to be able to say that I have a tattoo on my face!”

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Ryan Gosling tattooed himself.

Ryan Gosling tattooed himself.

Ryan Gosling tattooed himself.

Ryan Gosling

A prime example of why you should leave it to professionals. “One of my tattoos is supposed to be a monster’s hand dropping a bloody heart,” he explained, “but I did it myself with a tattoo kit, so it looks like a cactus.”

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Johnny Depp's knuckle tatt

Johnny Depp's knuckle tatt

Johnny Depp's knuckle tatt

Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp’s knuckle tattoo used to say ‘Slim’, a nickname for his ex-wife Amber Heard. But then the two divorced so the Pirates star changed it to read ‘Scum’.

He also used to have a tattoo that said ‘Winona Forever,’ for his ex- fiancé, Winona Ryder, which he changed to say ‘Wino Forever’ after they broke up. Aw, that’s sweet.

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Amanda Seyfried 'Minge'

Amanda Seyfried 'Minge'

Amanda Seyfried 'Minge'

Amanda Seyfried

Seyfried had ‘minge’ tattooed on her foot after filming Mamma Mia because her co-star Colin Firth used to say it the all the time on set, apparently. Did no one tell her what it meant? Seriously.

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Sarah Hyland and her friend have matching dinosaurs.

Sarah Hyland and her friend have matching dinosaurs.

Sarah Hyland and her friend have matching dinosaurs.

Sarah Hyland

There is no way the Modern Family star will go her whole life without regretting this one.

The 30-year-old’s booty tattoo of a purple dinosaur is 90 per cent willy and 10 per cent cute.

She got it a few years ago to match her best friend and declared on Instagram “We believe in dinosaurs.”

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Cheryl got this enormous rose tattoo covering her entire lower back and buttocks

Cheryl got this enormous rose tattoo covering her entire lower back and buttocks

Cheryl got this enormous rose tattoo covering her entire lower back and buttocks

Cheryl

Subtlety has never been Cheryl’s forte but even her most ardent fans got a bum deal when the Fight For This Love singer revealed her newly inked posterior.

The giant rose engulfs both of her buttocks and her lower back and took two full days to complete. What a pain in the arse.

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