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Four Hip-Hop Tattoos Gone Very, Very Wrong

People get tattoos for a number of reasons: to commemorate someone or something special, to make a statement, to remind themselves of who they are, or as a consequence of a drunken night out with friends.

Whatever the motivation, tattoos always draw attention. Oh, and they're stuck with you forever, unless you opt for costly laser removal.

Contrary to popular belief, it is not against the law to think things through before you permanently brand them on your skin.

A portrait of your daughter on your arm (a la Eminem) = Gangsta. A portrait of Abraham Lincoln on your throat (a la Deshawn Stevenson) = Not very gangsta.

Here are four unique hip-hop tattoos that failed to yield the desired result.

4. Lil Wayne's Lip Tattoo

What's the point of getting a tattoo if you have to spread your grill to show it off? Worse still, removal is going to hurt like hell.

3. The Game's Butterfly Tattoo

At first glance, the tattoo on Game's face pays homage to his hood. Upon closer inspection, though, you'll notice that the "A" in "L.A." looks like it's wearing a Sombrero. It's not. That's the shade of an old butterfly tattoo, because nothing says "gangsta" like a butterfly on your cheek.

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