Hilarious photos show the worst animal tattoos

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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

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

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...

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

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

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?

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 

Ever noticed the similarities between your hand and an elephant? This design makes for a very realistic game of finger puppets

 

Is it an in-joke? Grammar and art were clearly not this person's favourite subjects at school
 Is it an in-joke? Grammar and art were clearly not this person’s favourite subjects at school
What a devil: This benign unicorn appears to have been hijacked by an angry Tasmanian Devil

What a devil: This benign unicorn appears to have been hijacked by an angry Tasmanian Devil

 

This person has combined their love of Hello Kitty and Jesus in a rather disturbing way

Intense: Sometimes it's better to experiment on a piece of paper first

Intense: Sometimes it’s better to experiment on a piece of paper first

 

That's a lot of ink! This person is more than happy to show off his demonic wolf tattoo

This man's nipple was awkwardly incorporated into an otherwise artistic etching of a lion

This man’s nipple was awkwardly incorporated into an otherwise artistic etching of a lion

Watch your back! This man chose to get a rather unconvincing tiger etched on his back

Easy tiger! It almost hurts to look at this peculiar design. But at least the owner is happy with it

Cheeky monkey: This man also cleverly incorporated his belly button into his tattoo 

This man thought it would be hilarious to get a strategically-placed monkey tattoo on his front

Wild: This man looks like he was attacked by his toddler but doesn't seem too bothered

Unbelievable: This woman is only too happy to showcase her embarrassing choice of tattoo

This woman wants everyone to know that she is a vegan but has no problem with butchering her own arm

This woman was so happy with her bizarre leopard tattoo she posted a selfie of it

That's a lot of ink! This elaborate tattoo may not be to everyone's taste but this man evidently thought it was worth the pain

It was a good idea at the time: This woman's love of My Little Pony will surely come back to haunt her in later life

Yikes! This scary etching surely had to hurt more than an actual spider bite

A family pet perhaps? This must be a very important cat to merit such a work of art