Belly button tattoos can be very serious and hip or they can lean into humor and even horror. Funny belly button tattoos can be a visual joke that takes the shape of the belly button, and the surrounding area, and turns the skin into something playful and fun. We will share some of the wildest belly button tattoos we have come across along with ones we genuinely think are cute.
Tattooing the belly button region can be very uncomfortable for both the person getting the ink and the artist who applies it. That means you will need to be committed and follow the advice of your artist to get the best end result. Consider it similar to having a very painful tickle! Eeek! Take a look at these 25 funny belly button tattoos that are sure to make you giggle.
25. All Fingers Point to…
Well, this blurs the lines between funny and slightly terrifying. We find a blacked-out belly button with fingers all pointing or trying to get inside. A very bold choice indeed!
24. Monster Button
Here’s a devil covering someone’s belly button, because, why not? Another surreal and scary design here. Why do people with belly button tattoos go so hard?
23. Doughnut Even Go There
Ah, here’s one to lighten the mood. We find a belly button tattoo in the shape of doughnut that is dotted with sprinkles that say “thug life.” We love when a body advertises what’s inside of it.
This belly button tattoo is honestly beautiful, but our first impression was of gas. The swirling right on the stomach looks like it could be on a GasX commercial. On another note, red ink is always a great choice.
21. Wiener Dog Stretching Around
We find a very long dachshund wrapped around the belly button in one of the funnest tattoos on this list. The stretched dog has managed to catch his little tail without falling into the button.
20. Button On a Button
Someone took the brief rather literally. This person had a surgery that left them with no belly button. When in need, you can always tattoo a little button on for good measure. This will not be the last button you see and we warn you that the next time is not so nice!
When we think of belly button tattoos we generally consider them to be dainty designs that wrap around the area. However, as you will see time and again, these tattoos can be pretty massive. A ton of black ink was used to create this design of Ghostface from Scream. We definitely feel like a good scream right about now!
Here, we see a warm that’s neither coming nor going from this belly button tattoo. It’s a very curious design as it seems to us that one half of the worm should appear as if it’s “inside” the button. Alas, it’s a silly tattoo that someone actually got.
As we researched belly button tattoos, we noticed a weird trend happening. People love getting sloths tattooed on or around their belly button. This is the first sloth tattoo you will see and it will not be your last!
16. One Belly Button
“One Chance One Life” is tattooed in a circle around this person’s belly button. It seems like they took that seize-the-day mentality to heart before jumping at the chance to get this tattoo. Live that one life like it’s your last, folks!
15. Alien Baby
We have seen a lot of strange tattoos at this point, so not much surprises us, but this tattoo that’s supposed to be an alien looks more like an embryo. Why did they want this alien with a hole in its head? We will never.
14. Hanging Out
As promised, here is sloth number two flipping you the bird. We could have done without the insult, but the sloth has a cute little face. We suppose if we were hanging on to a belly button for dear life we might be perturbed as well.
13. Respect the Navel?
Nothing but R-E-S-P-E-C-T for this belly button. Getting words like “love,” “justice,” “respect,” etc. is such a strange thing that people do. Why not ask the artist to create an image that conveys that sentiment? Alas, this person has commanded respect and we will honor the request.
12. No Bull
A giant bull face with its mouth opening over your belly button makes for a terrifying tattoo, it turns out. Grab life by the horns, right?
This is vaguely near the belly button and so we felt obligated to share this image with you to prove that something this maniacal exists in the world. “Belly gonna get ya!” says this tattoo over a gaping mouth. We’d like our money back?
10. Buttoned Up
Here is the other button tattoo for you to feast your eyes on and it is most definitely an optical illusion tattoo that takes the concept to the next level. We would like to be put into the dirt now. Yikes!
Here’s a cute concept that is not some animal showing you its butt. This little cat face fits perfectly above the tattoo for a surprisingly cute belly button tattoo.
8. This Took Guts
Well, this person said “I want to look on the outside how I look on the inside.” Why on earth would anyone get intestines tattooed over their belly button? Are they like a horror movie connoisseur? Live your life, people!
Here is a little, screaming Minion from Toy Story. We suppose if you are going to go for a goofy tattoo, you should really just lean into it. At least this one isn’t too scary.
6. Cat Toy
This tattoo and piercing combo imagines a cat playing a belly button ring. The butterfly and stylish design give this one a great look. It would be fun with a dangly belly button ring as well.
5. Belly Bear
A giant black bear covering up a belly button would not be our first choice, but it was this man’s. A roaring bear is lurking just below this man’s shirt. Beware.
This appears to be a possessed howler money from the depths of the underworld. The mouth of the monkey has completely covered up this person’s belly button. People get the strangest tattoos!
3. Cat’s Out of the Bag
Here is a giant cat with its paws wrapped around this person’s belly button? Three-eyed cats have held symbolism for a number of ancient cultures so perhaps that is what this tattoo is trying to convey. It’s a lot!
People have been getting bat tattoos to commemorate the pandemic. Personally, we would like to forget it as soon as possible, but to each their own. This very creepy bat will make you wish for a more innocent time.
1. Slithering Out
Ah, here’s the old slithering creature coming out of a belly button we knew we were in for. It is petite which means that it is not as daunting as some of the others on this list. Still slightly creeps? Yes, but as you have seen it could be much worse!
There you go! We hope you enjoyed this weird belly button tattoos that show off the individuality. While some of these tattoos are funny, others are concerning. We urge you to make smart choices while also living life to the fullest!
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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