Tattoos are awesome in that they provide a unique way for someone to reflect who they are to the world. Tattoos are also dangerous in that sometimes they simply don’t turn out (or aren’t perceived) as planned.

Getting a tattoo is a pretty big deal considering the fact that whatever you ask for on your body is going to be there for the rest of your life (in most cases).

Getting a NASCAR tattoo (or any other sports tattoo) is an even bigger deal because you’re broaching a subject that many know about and as a result increasing the possibility of critique and judgment. Sometimes the best laid plans and the greatest ideas don’t work out when it comes to tattoos. Although unfortunate it’s sometimes the reality of the situation. I doubt anyone goes into a tattoo hoping that they get something that doesn’t turn out well.

Below you will find some of the most awesomely bad NASCAR tattoos out there. All of these tats were found scouring the internet. When you’re done with the list be sure to comment below and let us know what you think. Also, if you have any tattoos or know of any that should be on the list feel free to send them to us via social media.

No. 10 – The Dale Earnhardt Tribute



After his passing in 2001 many fans around the sport got tribute tattoos to remember their favorite driver. When it comes to the actual tattoo here the picture isn’t horrible. The image of Earnhardt looks pretty good from the distance, the bible verse is centered well and the signature while hard to read is probably exactly what it’s supposed to look like.

That being said, I don’t understand the bright blue background or why this person thought that all three of these would look good together on his back. Also, the ‘backne’ (back acne) is usually a deterrent when it comes to getting back tattoos but that apparently was not the case here. This is one of those situations where all three pieces are done well (minus the questionable blue background) it’s just curious as to why this location was picked as the canvas.