Thinking of getting a tattoo? That is great. I am very happy for you. But, before you do that, here is a piece of advice–whatever you do, try not to get one that’s tied to current events. For example, here are some things that you should maybe not get as a tattoo: DJ Khaled’s face. The Snapchat ghost. The Spongebob Caveman meme. Meek Mill’s latest album cover. A silhouette of Drake’s beefcakey frame from when he was uncomfortably swole (now he is smaller!). The phrase “Bieber Feaver.” Kylie Jenner’s lip kit swatches. The poster for the move The Nice Guys, starring Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe.
Basically, what all of these things have in common is that they are all highly ephemeral. You know, temporary. Short-lived. You get the picture. Things that would be great as a temporary tattoo, but maybe not as a permanent one. It is not that these things aren’t worthy of admiration, obviously, because each inhabits their own position in the pop culture lexicon, but, since they’re so popular right now, they’ll probably flame out in a few months. Of course, the usual disclaimer follows–you are the only person who’s in charge of yourself, which means that you’re totally free to do whatever you want. Even if that means getting a cringe-y tattoo. But, before you do that, check out these tattoos that are decidedly, uh, ephemeral, and based on my projections, you’d probably regret if you were to get them:
1. See, a Snapchat tattoo might seem cute now:
2. But what if you look back on like we look back on T-Pain’s Facebook tattoo today?
3. Or, God forbid, this Myspace one?
4. Makes you think:
5. Never forget this classic:
6. Ah, yes:
7. It’s the ultimate troll:
8. On yourself:
9. Speaking of trolling:
10. Maybe don’t get a political-themed tattoo? (“Feel the Bern” carries a lot of connotations, you know):
11. It’s…not a good idea:
12. No matter what side of the spectrum you land on:
13. I mean, you do you. But, like, girl:
15. Extremely same:
What do you think of these tattoos? Which one was the most cringe-y? Let us know in the comments!