Cover up tattoo by Gara. Gara blackandgrey skull coverup

17 Major Mistakes that Turned into Majorly Badass Tattoos

If you messed up big time, there's still hope—with the right tattoo artist, of course! Just ask these guys' rescued arses.

Xavier in Tattoo Ideas

We all mess up and sometimes, we mess up in such a way that there doesn't seem to be any way out. One of the worst ways you can screw up your life in a couple of hours or less? Getting some ugly-ass tattoos. Should have listened to mom! But it's 2016 and aside from the painful alternatives, you can find yourself the right tattooer who knows what to do with the splotch on your arm. 

They may find a way to work around it, but not all tattoo artists know how to cover up a tattoo correctly, nor will anyone be willing to rework something they didn't do. But if you came to the right shop, your curse just might turn into a blessing. Check out some mini-miracles done by several tattoo artists.

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Try not to end up like these guys, though!

Xavier

@Xavier

When she's not writing for Tattoodo, Xavier likes experimenting with art and organizing local music shows. We're kidding, she's probably asleep. Follow her on Instagram @claudia_strife

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