While it may sound like a good idea to have your favorite country star permanently tattooed onto your body for the world to see, it turns out country’s finest don’t actually always look their best when inked onto someone’s skin.
Take a look at some of the very worst country star tattoos:
Probably the most popular country legend to be transformed into a tattoo, there are some pretty amazing Johnny Cash inking’s out there… but this is not one of them. This tattoo makes the country legend look a little more like Elvis than himself.
Another of the more popular country stars to get emblazoned on different parts of the body? Dolly Parton. While this one isn’t the worst tattoo of a country star, there’s no doubting that it leaves Parton looking a little different than we’ve come to know.
This tattoo of Miranda Lambert is more creepy than awesome. A male Lambert fan got the “Little Red Wagon” singer’s face tattooed onto his forearm, but it’s safe to say there’s definitely “Somethin’ Bad” about this odd depiction.
We’re guessing whoever asked for Keith Urban to be tattooed onto their right arm probably wasn’t expecting this. This depiction of Urban leaves him looking more like a pretty creepy cartoon than the handsome country superstar we know and love.
While the tattoo itself is pretty spot on, it’s the positioning of this one that leaves us scratching out heads (pun intended). Tattoo artist Fernie Andrade posted this shot of a complete scalp inking of Nelson’s face.
An excited Garth Brooks fan opted to get the country star permanently tattooed on their body, and this was the result. While it’s not as bad as the Keith Urban ink above, we’re not sure this one actually looks like Brooks.
It’s safe to say this Kenny Chesney tattoo probably came about during a Whiskey Lullaby. There’s a whole lot of ink gone into creating that uber-tall hat, while the Chesney’s face just looks plain wrong.
This is supposed to be Kenny Rogers – or so we’re told. A Rogers fan opted to immortalize his idol in ink, which resulted in this monstrosity, that’s supposed to be Rogers and a bird, being emblazoned across his stomach.
Trying to emulate the country queen again, this Dolly Parton tattoo leaves the “Here You Come Again” singer looking more like an animated character than the larger than life superstar we know and love.
Johnny Cash #2
The lesson here? Always think before you ink – even if it is a portrait of a country legend.