20 Genius Tattoos Guaranteed To Make You Laugh

Say what you will about tattoos: some of them are just downright hilarious. And while a fair percentage of that subset are probably not intentionally funny – we’ve all seen our share of cringeworthy body ink, after all – there are still a handful out there that are actually deliberately amusing. These 20 inspired tattoos, then, are pretty much guaranteed to brighten up your day.

Well, that’s one way to make sure that you can use a tattoo gun properly – or that you want a tattoo in the first place. And when all’s said and done, it’s a permanent, lasting testament to your willingness and ability to plan ahead and consider all your options. Sort of.

Self-deprecating humor is the best kind of humor. After all, if you can’t laugh at yourself, then you’ve no business laughing at anyone else – not that you should, anyway. This guy’s situation may not be ideal, but at least he has a sense of humor about it all.

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Yes, that seems like an appropriate reaction to losing your finger. Somehow, we suspect this guy probably took a little while to collect himself and heal properly before having the state of mind to get such a hilarious tattoo. Not that we’re complaining – if we ever lose a body part, we know exactly what we’re doing now…

With certain humor-related tats, you need to be sure that the joke is going to remain just as funny for, well, the rest of your life. Especially if it’s printed somewhere you’re going to see it every day, like across your fingers. Luckily, we think this just about fits the bill, if not the hands.

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Sometimes, simple humor is the best. This hilarious art subverts the usual cliché phrases with something that does exactly what it says on the tin. Just remember: minimalism is key to this kind of thing working. So, best avoid also getting “neck tattoo,” “forearm tattoo” and “ankle tattoo.”

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Often, the tattoos we get as teenagers aren’t the tattoos we actually want to have plastered over our bodies for the rest of our lives. And sure, you could just get it removed. But why risk scarring when you could do something infinitely more hilarious, like this guy?

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The poem may not make any sense, but at least it rhymes. In fact, we think Dave here may actually be on to something – he’s tapped into a well of dry, witty poetry he never knew he had inside him. Well, either that or he’s just a comedian.

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Getting tattoos of people’s faces is basically the riskiest thing you can do, next to getting a tattoo of their name. After all, while ink is permanent, your opinions of people aren’t. Take this guy, for instance, who had a picture of his wife tattooed on to his leg. Thankfully, he had the perfect solution once she became his ex-wife – but it isn’t always this easy, or hilarious.

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Temporary tattoos are by nature destined to fade away. That’s great in the long term for your kids, but in the short term? Well, they’ll probably find it hard to cope with Elsa losing her head. Thankfully, this self-described “artistic dad” knew just what to do. We don’t know whether to be amused or terrified.

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Sure, you like cats. And sure, you like pizza. Really, who doesn’t like those things? But combining them isn’t exactly the first thing that crosses most people’s minds. Thankfully, the genius behind this hilarious tattoo isn’t most people. Heck, we almost want to get this ourselves now.

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Got a Marvel tattoo, but can’t figure out a good way to incorporate a to-scale version of Ant-Man? This guy has you covered. Good thing, too, because if it wasn’t for that red lettering, we might have just assumed that was a smudge of leftover ink.

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If you can think of a better way to let people know about your peanut allergy than this hilarious ink, we’ll give you one million dollars. Because really, there is no better way than this. Yes, we’ve hit peak tattoo here, people.

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This mixed race guy had to wait for permission from his parents for a tattoo, but when it finally came, he made a wise decision. If you’re wondering why his race is relevant, check out what that barcode is scanning as. Who knew this would actually work?

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Nothing screams “thug life” like candy canes, Christmas trees, butterflies and teddy bears. Just imagine rolling through a tough neighborhood displaying this on your bare stomach – you’d have everyone cowering in fear. Totally.

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We never thought we’d see the day someone successfully incorporated their belly button into a tattoo, but, here we are. And that’s not even mentioning the eczema used for shading. In fact, it’s almost like it was meant to be…

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If you’re ever in the mood for a new tattoo, pretty much the first question that should cross your mind is, “Why not Zoidberg?” In fact, that’s a mantra everyone should be following in all walks of life, whether you’re a Futurama fan or not. Truly words to live by.

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A dot-to-dot puzzle is basically the most ingenious concept for a tattoo we’ve ever seen, and that’s before we get to how adorable this giraffe is. Yep, if you’re looking for a party trick that keeps on giving… well, you’ve found it.

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Really, why bother with expensive and time-consuming surgery to remove that lump on the back of your head when you can just turn it into the centerpiece for an awesome tattoo? Health benefits pending, we know which we’d go for. Probably.

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While this tattoo probably won’t come in handy for a few decades yet, should this guy ever depend on care from someone else, at least he won’t have to worry about them washing him properly. No machine drying or ironing is potentially life-saving advice, after all.

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Who says tattoos reduce job prospects? As long as you’re smart about it, like this guy’s hilarious riff on the old trope, it may even increase your opportunities. In fact, this guy claims he’s actually gotten work because of his tattoo. Who’d have thought it?

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