Continuing today’s tattoo theme, I thought it might be fun to look at some celebrities who have tattoos that are misspelled, messed up, or just plain dumb. Observe:
David Beckham’s tattoo is written in Sanskrit and is meant to spell out his wife, Victoria’s, name. Instead it spells “Vihctoria.”
Hayden Panettiere’s tattoo, meant to read “Vivere senza rimpianti,” or “live without regrets” in Italian, is misspelled — there’s an extra “i” in “rimpianti.”
Rihanna’s tattoo is meant to read “forgiveness, honesty, suppression and control” in Sanskrit, but is misspelled. Her tattoo, and David Beckham’s, prompted Hindu scholars to issue statements basically telling celebrities to get their s*** together before trying to get Sanskrit ink.
Britney Spears thought she got the Chinese character for “mysterious” but it turned out to read “strange” instead. She also got Kabbalah-inspired Hebrew text meant to spell out one of 72 words for God inked on her neck, but it was misspelled. She’s since had the neck tattoo removed.
Justin Timberlake is said to have Chinese characters for “song,” but that also mean “bent” and “wrong,” on him. (I couldn’t find a picture of the real tattoo, so here he is all tatted up for the movie “Alpha Dog.”)
Tattoos don’t have to be wrong or misspelled to be dumb. Here are some celebrities who should have spent their money on something more worthwhile, like Botox. Or hookers.
Angelina Jolie’s ode to her ex-husband, Billy Bob Thornton, has since been removed and covered up with the geographic coordinates of her kids’ birthplaces.
Mike Tyson. It’s pretty obvious what’s wrong here.
Megan Fox is a triple winner with Marilyn Monroe on her forearm, pretentious nonsense on her shoulder and ex-boyfriend Brian Austen Green’s name on her hip.
Melanie Griffith has a tasteful tribute to husband Antonio Banderas on her arm.
John Mayer has a full arm sleeve which does absolutely nothing to alter his image as both king of soft rock and douchebag.
Sylvester Stallone has his wife’s face tattooed on his arm. Can you imagine going to bed and having to look at that every night? Not the tattoo — Sylvester Stallone. Yargh.
Remember Johnny Depp’s “Winona Forever” tattoo symbolizing his love for ex-girlfriend Winona Ryder? It now reads “Wino Forever.” He also has a sparrow and the name “Jack” tattooed on his forearm. Get it?
And finally, Mark Wahlberg has Bob Marley on one shoulder and his own initials, last name and date of birth on the other, just in case he forgets who he is. Here’s hoping he never confuses himself by looking at the wrong shoulder.