15 People Share The Tattoos They See As Red Flags

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Vote up the tattoos that stand out as red flags.

They say that tattoos don't necessarily have to have a meaning or a reason to be inked on someone's skin. But either way, the artwork you choose says a lot about you. There are some tattoos that spark conversation, and there are also some tattoos that are red flags. These people are sharing the tattoos they see as red flags. So if you're wondering what tattoos you should avoid before you commit, then read on. But remember that as long as you like your ink, that's all that really matters.


  • 1
    16 VOTES

    Misspelled Words

    From Redditor u/jxssxcxm:

    Any tattoos that have spelling mistakes.

  • 2
    11 VOTES

    The Names Of Exes

    From Redditor u/DanManKs:

    Ex's name. Bonus points if there's more than one.

    My uncle was married to a woman that had 9 men's names tattooed on her arm and he wondered why the marriage didn't work out. She didn't even try to cover up the names... it was literally a list on her forearm that formed a spiral with dots in between each name like they were bullet points.

  • 3
    9 VOTES

    Words In A Language You Don't Speak

    From Redditor u/little_dainty_lam:

    Tramp Stamps, Tribal Tattoos, tattoos of any lovers' names/names that are not blood family or children, tattoos in Japanese on people who can't speak Japanese.

  • 4
    7 VOTES

    Colored Eyes

    From Redditor u/Kejovo:

    Eyeball. As in having your eyeball colored permanently. No, just no. Use cool contacts. Dont take the chance of blinding yourself

  • 5
    7 VOTES

    Long Phrases That Pretend To Be "Profound"

    From a Redditor:

    Any type of long phrases or paragraphs of words. You think you are so profound in writing someone else’s words or you are so insightful...

  • 6
    14 VOTES

    Tattoos To Celebrate 5-Month-Long Relationships

    From Redditor u/Capricious_achelois:

    Knew a girl who got a tattoo not specifically of her boyfriend but had to do with her boyfriend when they'd been together for 5 months, with the start of said relationship having been very rocky to begin with. That should've been a red flag for him.