Some tattoos are beautiful, others are meaningful tributes, and some are just plain stupid. Let’s take a look at the latter category which includes joke tattoos which are not particularly personal but can tell you a lot about the person who’s gotten one. These individuals don’t take themselves or their ink too seriously which is always a great quality to have. You might look at some of the tattoos on this list and wonder, “why would anyone get that tattooed on their body?”
The answer is that every person loves a good laugh and many people just don’t mind a giggle coming at the expense of their skin art. Now, we called joke tattoos “stupid” but some of them are actually very clever. These tattoos use wordplay, weird imagery, and more to deliver a perfect visual punchline. We decided to take a look at some designs that we think are truly remarkable. Here are 25 clever tattoos that will bring a smile to your face.
We love a good word puzzle, but we especially love one that encourages to “relax and chill.” It’s a gentle reminder that most things will work out and that there’s no point in worrying about things you have no control over.
You guys. Here, we find an “asparagoose” because people can’t help themselves to a fun pun. We’d much rather be chased by this “asparagoose” than an actual goose.
Who’s going to tell him? We love this cute little dinosaur who is about to be wiped off the face of the planet. They had a good run.
This isn’t an ordinary tattoo of Bobby from King of the Hill, no, this is a Bobby-pin. This very silly tattoo is clever by half but it did make us crack a smile.
We like to imagine all chiles get to take a brief vacation before they’re shipped to the grocery store. This very simple tattoo is so ridiculously cute.
Here, we find a spoof of Teletubbies as seen on The Simpsons. This tubbies are over your BS and are about to rage down this entire world.
Fries Above All Else
“Fries before guys” is the sentiment we needed to see today. Always put your food-needs ahead of guys and you’ll be winning at life.
That horse drawing meme has found its way on a leg which might be the perfect place for it. The tattoo artist captioned this image “Probably the funniest piece I’ve ever done.”
It turns out if you put a face on a candlestick, it makes it 1000% better. This is actually a very dumb tattoo.
Dan-Knee DeVito is a welcome departure from the Dis-knee so many people have gotten. Danny DeVito is a national treasure so we appreciate this person’s motivations here.
This is adorable. It comes from Poland and the person who shared the image included the enigmatic caption: “Where does the hedgehog stomp at night?”
Waldo Finds You
If you like your humor on the morbid-side, you’ll love this killer Waldo who’s cut his way through someone’s skin. “Don’t worry… he’ll find you!” the person who shared the image wrote. It’s kind of creepy, but okay!
Parents generally frown upon their children getting tattoos, however, this person has found a workaround. “Dad approved this spot” tattooed on the bottom of this person’s foot is brilliant.
This person got a tattoo of a Kanye West tweet which seems dumb on its face, but this actually is some of the most biting social commentary we’ve ever seen. Someone caring that West tweeted, “I’m nice at ping pong” is the cult of celebrity we all should be concerned about.
Now I Lay Me…
This tattoo looks like one of those Precious Moments illustrations, but with a twist. Instead of a pious prayer, this little girl wishes to “kill them all.” It’s dark but we don’t hate it.
Anyone who’s had the pleasure of attending a family function with visible tattoos has inevitably been asked the question, “What’s that gonna to look like when you’re older?” This person’s answer to it is brilliant.
The “everything’s fine” meme has been reimagined for the hell year we’re all living through called 2020. This is perfect because it really does feel like the world is burning around us right now.
How cute is this “unicorn milk”!? This definitely has some hints of kawaii while also being wholly original.
This one’s for the photoshop fans of the world. We find the toolbar imagined as a tattoo. This isn’t necessarily a joke but it is hilarious that someone got this tattooed on their body.
For dog-lovers, the eternal question remains “Can I pet your dog, please?” This amazing design takes that sentiment to new heights in tattoo form.
“Me: How fortunate I am, learning the ancient and beautiful art of tattooing.” the tattoo artist wrote. “Also me: Hell yeah, let’s do a Hallmark Channel tramp stamp!” That pretty much sums this up.
Your favorite character from The Simpsons, Lisa, is tattooed here ready for a punch. We love this tidy and sharp little tattoo.
“Set phasers to stunning,” is the queer Star Trek command we can get behind. We love this femme Spock and this creative and fun tattoo.
Hurt Not Broken
A bandaged up heart might be hurt but it’s not broken in this very good tattoo. “I would do it again,” is both hopeful and a cautionary tale. Beat on cute little heart!
There you go! 25 clever joke tattoos that we hope made you smile. Do you have a funny tattoo idea you’re considering? Go ahead and pull the trigger! These tattoos are so fun and we’d love to see what you’ve got up your sleeve.
Andrew is a Chicago-based writer who enjoys finding the best of the internet, obsessively making lists, and cooking for friends. After studying Film and Art History, he developed a deep love for both topics. Celebrity news, pop culture, and stories that bring people together are his passions.
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