Four Hip-Hop Tattoos Gone Very, Very Wrong

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People get tattoos for a number of reasons: to commemorate someone or something special, to make a statement, to remind themselves of who they are, or as a consequence of a drunken night out with friends.

Whatever the motivation, tattoos always draw attention. Oh, and they're stuck with you forever, unless you opt for costly laser removal.

Contrary to popular belief, it is not against the law to think things through before you permanently brand them on your skin.

A portrait of your daughter on your arm (a la Eminem) = Gangsta. A portrait of Abraham Lincoln on your throat (a la Deshawn Stevenson) = Not very gangsta.

Here are four unique hip-hop tattoos that failed to yield the desired result.

4. Lil Wayne's Lip Tattoo

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What's the point of getting a tattoo if you have to spread your grill to show it off? Worse still, removal is going to hurt like hell.


3. The Game's Butterfly Tattoo

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At first glance, the tattoo on Game's face pays homage to his hood. Upon closer inspection, though, you'll notice that the "A" in "L.A." looks like it's wearing a Sombrero. It's not. That's the shade of an old butterfly tattoo, because nothing says "gangsta" like a butterfly on your cheek.




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Txgraffforyou2010
Txgraffforyou2010

no one is mentioning the fact that its 3 scoops. three! when you go get ice cream, you probably only ask for 1 scoop, or maybe 2 if you're feeling crazy. BUT THE MAN GOT 3 SCOOPS! Also everyones argument is invalid because he got three scoops.The Ice cream cone with the lightning bolts is too punk for gangstas, and too gangsta for punks.

Josh Webster
Josh Webster

What about Gucci Mane having the EA Sports logo tattooed on his throat? That seems like it might be worse than the ice cream cone.

Rick.
Rick.

Canibus's mic tattoo is horrendous. Uncle L won the tattoo battle, too.

Renee Ahmad
Renee Ahmad

The artist can't blame execution on the patron. Gucci's ice cream tattoo doesn't even look good...regardless of how bad the idea is/was. In addition the lightning bolts, they look (for lack of a better word...) STUPID. As a tattoo artist isn't it your job to advise clients and take their ideas and form them into something .....beautiful? I have a great tattoo artist i've been going to for years. EVERYTHING I've ever seen him do is amazing. @nickcaruso @boungforglorytattoo

CraigHlavaty
CraigHlavaty

I will get that Gucci Mane tattoo if someone finds me the flash for it.

Marc Brubaker
Marc Brubaker

Aw, come on - not even an honorable mention for Coolio's misspelled juggalo tattoo?

http://www.tmz.com/2010/06/07/...

Lip tattoos are genearlly gone in ten to fifteen years, because of the way the mouth regenerates tissue.

Calligor
Calligor

Paper Planes - man I bin there. Peeps need to see this sheet.

Rizoh
Rizoh

Good call, Marc. Is anyone really buying his defense -- that he misspelled "juggalo" on purpose?

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