If you’re planning on getting a tattoo permanently etched on your body you may want to cast your eyes over these failed works of art first.
Brazen ink fans have been sharing some of their most bizarre animal tattoos – exposing themselves to ridicule online.
From a strategically-placed monkey to a portrait of a giraffe that looks like it was drawn by a child, these photos show why you should always think before you ink.
One joker thought it would be a clever idea to create the illusion of cockroaches coming out of his behind, while another took his love of creepy crawlies to extremes by getting a gigantic spider inked on his face.
Barking mad! This bizarre etching looks like it was drawn by a child. The jury is still out on whether it’s a dog
OTT: Many of the tattoos use body parts like ears, nipples – or in this case a belly button
How sweet! This man got his child to draw his giraffe tattoo. Shame it’s a bit wonky…
Disgusting: This cockroach-themed design surely isn’t doing this man’s love life any favours
This man took his love of creepy crawlies to extremes by getting a gigantic spider inked on his face
A-moo-sing: This tattoo is bound to raise a few laughs but would you really want a farting cow etched on your belly for the rest of your life?
Ever noticed the similarities between your hand and an elephant? This design makes for a very realistic game of finger puppets
What a devil: This benign unicorn appears to have been hijacked by an angry Tasmanian Devil
Intense: Sometimes it’s better to experiment on a piece of paper first
This man’s nipple was awkwardly incorporated into an otherwise artistic etching of a lion