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55 Bizarre, Unique and Unusual Tattoo Designs

— February 16, 2009 — Lifestyle
A tattoo is (generally) a permanent piece of artwork, one that merits careful consideration. The tattoo designs in the slideshow below are meant to give you an idea of what’s out there.

As you’ll see, there is no tattoo design too bizarre, too weird or too tasteless. We’ve seen tattoos that depict used women’s sanitary products, inked faux injuries and children’s cartoon characters. There are video game tattoos, literary tattoos and Surrealist tattoos.

Wherever your interests lie, chances are we’ve got a tattoo theme below that’ll help inspire your own unique design.
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Faking Street Cred
Faking Street Cred
Hero Tattoos
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Political Tattoos
Political Tattoos
Candidates Get Permanent Vote
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Celebrity Tribute Tattoos
Celebrity Tribute Tattoos
Heath Ledger as Joker
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Practical Tattoos
Practical Tattoos
Human Ruler
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Medic Alert Tattoos
Medic Alert Tattoos
Replacing Bracelets With Ink
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Laser-Etched Tattoos
Laser-Etched Tattoos
Burnt Skin Body Art Is So Disturbing
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Food Tattoos
Food Tattoos
Uncommon Tattoos Inspired by Hunger
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Anti-Whaling Body Art
Anti-Whaling Body Art
Greenpeace Tattoos Turn Bodies Into Canvases of Protest
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Star Wars Tattoo Primers
Star Wars Tattoo Primers
The Force In The Flesh
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ASCII Art Tattoos
ASCII Art Tattoos
Geektoos 1.0
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Furniture Tattoos
Furniture Tattoos
Branding Yourself As a Sloth
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Evil Vegetable Body Art
Evil Vegetable Body Art
10 Killer Pumpkin Tattoos
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Connect-the-Dots Tattoo
Connect-the-Dots Tattoo
Interactive Inking
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Peculiar Conceptual Tattoos
Peculiar Conceptual Tattoos
The Surrealist Ink Work Of Jean-Francois Palumbo
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Seasonal Inking
Seasonal Inking
Halloween Tattoos
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Tattoos of Classic Video Games
Tattoos of Classic Video Games
Permanent Pacman Ink for Extreme(ly Nerdy) Gamers
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Tattoos for Tailors
Tattoos for Tailors
Sewing-Inspired Body Art
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Tattoos of Dead Celebrities
Tattoos of Dead Celebrities
Inked Elvis Fans
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Tattoos of Musicians
Tattoos of Musicians
10 Inked Band Tributes
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Famous People Tattoos
Famous People Tattoos
Celebrity Tribute Tattoos
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TV Tribute Tattoos
TV Tribute Tattoos
'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' Body Ink
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Vegan Tattoos
Vegan Tattoos
Animal Friendly Ink
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Blacklight-Reactive Body Art (UPDATE)
Blacklight-Reactive Body Art (UPDATE)
Glow in the Dark Tattoos
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Understated Ink
Understated Ink
White Tattoos Gaining in Popularity
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10 Scientific Tattoos for Badass Geeks
10 Scientific Tattoos for Badass Geeks
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Celebrating Bad Tattoos
Celebrating Bad Tattoos
From Britney Spears' Shaved Head to Unicorns Shagging
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Mathematical Tattoos
Mathematical Tattoos
Formulaic Body Art
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Organ Donor Tattoos
Organ Donor Tattoos
Inked Final Wishes
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10 Body Modifications for Serious Gamers
10 Body Modifications for Serious Gamers
Nintendo Tattoos
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Nerdy Tattoos
Nerdy Tattoos
Techno-Savvy Body Art
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Ink Masterpieces
Ink Masterpieces
One-of-a-Kind Illustrative Tattoos Fit for Framing
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Bald Body Mods
Bald Body Mods
10 Head Tattoos
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Skin-Crawling Tattoos
Skin-Crawling Tattoos
Insect Body Art
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Youthttoos
Youthttoos
Childish Care Bear Tattoos For People With a Peter Pan Complex
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Anime Tattoos
Anime Tattoos
Hello Kitty Forehead Tattoo
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Tattoos of Organs
Tattoos of Organs
Permanent Ink Fit for an Anatomy Lesson
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Controversial Tattoos
Controversial Tattoos
Permanent Social Faux Pas Inking
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Surrealist Caricature Tattoos
Surrealist Caricature Tattoos
Inked Tributes to Salvador Dali and His Quirky Work
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Third Eye Tattoos
Third Eye Tattoos
A Focused Look At Eyeball-Themed Inking
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Firearm Tattoos
Firearm Tattoos
Inked Lethal Weapons So You Look Tough, Even in the Buff
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Last Supper Tattoos
Last Supper Tattoos
Christian Body Art
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Exotic Tattoos
Exotic Tattoos
Inked Dedications to Wild Animals for Extreme Nature Lovers
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Interacttoos
Interacttoos
Body Incorporative Tattoos
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Witch Tattoos
Witch Tattoos
Hubble, Bubble, Boil & Tattoo
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Geek Tattoos
Geek Tattoos
Tattoo Designs for Nerds
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Tattoos of the 7 Deadly Sins
Tattoos of the 7 Deadly Sins
Inked Vices
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3D Tattoos
3D Tattoos
Animated Body Art
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Glow in the Dark Tattoos
Glow in the Dark Tattoos
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Extreme 3D Tattoos
Extreme 3D Tattoos
Raised Breast Implant Tattoo
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Street Art Body Ink
Street Art Body Ink
Banksy Tattoos
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Spinal Cord Tattoos
Spinal Cord Tattoos
Inked Backsides Give an Artistic Hint at True Anatomy
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Emotional Healing Tattoos
Emotional Healing Tattoos
Inked Breasts To Hide Scars, Celebrate Femininity
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Inked Injuries
Inked Injuries
Wound and Bullet Hole Tattoos for the Wannabe Badass
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Literary Tattoos
Literary Tattoos
Inked Art for Writers and Word Nerds
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Tattoos for Couples
Tattoos for Couples
Matching Body Ink Designs To Signify Everlasting Love
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