Two Thirds Regret Holiday Tattoos - We've Picked Out Some Of The Worst (PICTURES)

PA/The Huffington Post UK  |  Posted: 06/05/2012 12:14 Updated: 06/05/2012 12:14

Holiday Tattoos
One lady shows off Michael Jackson's face on her shoulder..

Two in three young tourists who have tattoos on holiday later regret it, according to a travel agent poll.

An increasing number of young people are getting the permanent artwork inked on their body, but 67% wished they hadn't, sunshine.co.uk found.

Based on responses from 1,790 holidaymakers aged 18-25, the survey showed that 19% had had a tattoo on a trip abroad.

Of these, 65% were women, while 67% of those who had come home with a tattoo said they regretted having it.

The most popular design for a holiday tattoo was stars, followed by a motto or phrase, followed by a heart.

Although only 19% had had a tattoo, as many as 54% said they knew someone who had had one on holiday.

Sunshine.co.uk co-founder Chris Clarkson said: "Getting a tattoo on holiday might seem like a good idea at the time, but the number of people that were found to have regretted doing so in this poll just goes to show that it might not be the best choice."

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  • Beautiful Tradgedy

    The irony is killing us.

  • Hayden Panettiere's "Regret"

    Our first encounter with the misspelled tattoo was on <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/05/21/hayden-panettieres-misspe_n_206263.html">Hayden Panettiere</a>. An Italian phrase that ironically means "to live without regrets" has an extra "i" added in "rimpianti."

  • Tradgey, Comedy

    Another tragic tattoo, this time with an entire syllable missing.

  • F**k The Systsem

    Yeah, it's the <i>system</i> that holds you down. It's also the same system that normally teaches you how to spell.

  • Chi-Tonw

    What started out as a mistake has now become a <a href="http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=news/bizarre&id=5192989#bodyText">tattoo trend</a> in the windy city.

  • I'm Awsome

    ...But your tattoo artist's spelling abilities are not "awsome."

  • Sweet Pee

    She's either bad at spelling or has a really interesting fetish.

  • Tomarrow Never Knows

    Oh the things you'll know tomorrow, like regret, for example.

  • Leave A Coment Below

    Not to disappoint you, but you're going to be receiving a lot of the same "coments" on your tattoo.

  • Your Next...

    ...tattoo should probably be spell-checked!

  • Exreme?

    Okay, maybe the back of the "R" and the top of the "X" are supposed to form the missing "T", but we're willing to assume he forgot it and just doesn't give a s**t.

  • "Fore" Tomorrow We Die

    He got so caught up in the Gothic lettering he forgot you can't just add extra e's onto words for old-timey effect.

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