These awful tattoos will make you rethink getting inked!

Choosing a tattoo requires a lot of time and thought, something that these people clearly didn't have enough of.

A hilarious gallery of images shared on Imgur has revealed some of the world's most questionable body art designs.

Facial tattoos are best avoided as, among other negative side effects, they can put employers off, but these ink fans don't appear concerned displaying an array of bold designs.

In one instance a man transforms himself into a human chess board with a checked design on his visage while another pays tribute to Hello Kitty with a colourful forehead tattoo.

Meanwhile, other people have fallen victim to a tattoo 'artist's' childish designs, with one man's tiger tatt looking less than fierce and a Freddie Mercury portrait leaving much to be desired. 

Poor spelling also proves a costly mistake for many who are sure to be seeking the help of laser removal in the not too distant future. 

This article was first published on Daily Mail and is republished here with permission.