Good taste is timeless: A gallery of terrible tattoos [SLIDESHOW]

President Barack Obama said on “Good Morning America” Wednesday morning that he and Michelle have a plan to keep their daughters from getting tattoos.

“What we’ve said to the girls is, ‘If you guys ever decided you’re going to get a tattoo, then mommy and me will get the exact same tattoo in the same place. And we’ll go on YouTube and show it off as a family tattoo,'” he said.

That may dissuade Malia and Sasha, but if they need more convincing, there’s a treasure trove of tattoos gone horribly awry.

From poor decisions of content to terrible execution, so many things can go wrong when someone chooses to ink themselves. Here are some real winners.

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  • You are correct, sir.
  • QR codes make sense for businesses, but they do not belong on humans.
  • When being a fan of a Disney tween star goes wrong.
  • Would Darth Vader really want to be on a bed of roses? Or on some idiot's cheek, for that matter?
  • No matter how much you love a rapper, or potentially an English explorer, forehead tattoos are a terrible idea.
  • At least there's something to be said for self-awareness.
  • Everything about this is wrong.
  • A lot can be said for a dictionary, or a high school education.
  • Nothing says "good idea" quite like a permanent depiction of anatomically correct genitalia on your back.
  • No gallery of bad tattoos would be complete without everyone's favorite psychopath, Mike Tyson.

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