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.

Xavier6 months ago 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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Cover up tattoo by Tony Donaire. #TonyDonaire #moustache #neotraditional #lumberjack #beard #coverup
Cover up tattoo by Tony Donaire. #TonyDonaire #moustache #neotraditional #lumberjack #beard #coverup
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Cover up tattoo by Ida Tattooist. #Ida #southkorean #cat #microtattoo #coverup
Cover up tattoo by Ida Tattooist. #Ida #southkorean #cat #microtattoo #coverup
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Cover up tattoo by Michela Bottin. #MichelaBottin #thelittlemermaid #Disney #tattooeddisneyprincess #coverup
Cover up tattoo by Michela Bottin. #MichelaBottin #thelittlemermaid #Disney #tattooeddisneyprincess #coverup
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Cover up tattoo by Peter Lagergren. #PeterLagergren #neotraditional #wolf #coverup
Cover up tattoo by Peter Lagergren. #PeterLagergren #neotraditional #wolf #coverup
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Cover up tattoo by Ozzy Ostby. #OzzyOstby #darthvader #starwars #traditional #coverup
Cover up tattoo by Ozzy Ostby. #OzzyOstby #darthvader #starwars #traditional #coverup
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Cover up tattoo by Gara. #Gara #blackandgrey #skull #coverup
Cover up tattoo by Gara. #Gara #blackandgrey #skull #coverup
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Cover up tattoo by Gara. #Gara #blackandgrey #skull #coverup
Cover up tattoo by Gara. #Gara #blackandgrey #skull #coverup
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Cover up tattoo by Abbie Williams. #AbbieWiliiams #bambi #fawn #rabbit #bunny #neotraditional #coverup
Cover up tattoo by Abbie Williams. #AbbieWiliiams #bambi #fawn #rabbit #bunny #neotraditional #coverup
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Cover up tattoo by Abbie Williams. #AbbieWilliams #neotraditional #heart #coverup
Cover up tattoo by Abbie Williams. #AbbieWilliams #neotraditional #heart #coverup
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Cover up tattoo by Abbie Williams #AbbieWilliams #neotraditional #coverup
Cover up tattoo by Abbie Williams #AbbieWilliams #neotraditional #coverup
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Cover up tattoo by Chase Tafoya. #stormtrooper #coverup
Cover up tattoo by Chase Tafoya. #stormtrooper #coverup
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Cover up tattoo by Aleksandra Jasmin. #jewel #coverup
Cover up tattoo by Aleksandra Jasmin. #jewel #coverup
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Cover up tattoo by Cris de Armas. #panther #traditional #coverup
Cover up tattoo by Cris de Armas. #panther #traditional #coverup
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Cover up tattoo by Piotr Gie. #PiotrGie #coverup #rooster #neotraditional
Cover up tattoo by Piotr Gie. #PiotrGie #coverup #rooster #neotraditional
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Cover up tattoo by Ida Tattooist. #Ida #southkorean #microtattoo #coverup
Cover up tattoo by Ida Tattooist. #Ida #southkorean #microtattoo #coverup
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Cover up tattoo by tattoouenb on Instagram. #antler #deer #coverup
Cover up tattoo by tattoouenb on Instagram. #antler #deer #coverup
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Cover up tattoo by Sarah Antonia. #armband #bracelet #arrow #coverup
Cover up tattoo by Sarah Antonia. #armband #bracelet #arrow #coverup

Try not to end up like these guys, though!