Raise your hand if you have a stupid tattoo you regret…
Well, my hand is up. I got a tattoo when I was 16 years old (prime excellent-decision-making age) at a creepy little basement tattoo parlor in East Town Grand Rapids with my friend Natalie. She got a dolphin on her lower back (or over her bellybutton?) and I got… wait for it—
—a tattoo on my lower abdomen of Piglet from Winnie the Pooh with a Chinese symbol that supposedly reads “Virtue of the Small”… It probably actually says “Tramp Stamp” in Mandarin but I’ll never know. Especially now that I’ve had kids and it’s all wonky.
Anyway, it’s unlikely any of us could have a worse tattoo mistake than this guy that UpWorthy.com is featuring. Supposedly he tattooed the passage from Leviticus (that’s the Bible, folks!) that dictates a man shouldn’t have sex with a man as he does with a woman.
But what this dude forgot to do was read the Bible, which, just a page or so away also says this, “You shall not make any cuts on your body for the dead or tattoo yourselves: I am the Lord.” And guess what, I just checked my very own copy of the Oxford Annotated Bible NRSV with Apocrypha (love the Apocrypha!) and these Internet folks are right! You’re really not supposed to tattoo yourself.