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Never Forget: Ryan Gosling’s Glorious Fail When He Tried To Tattoo Himself Is A Strong Case Against DIY

And yet, he works it.

There is not denying the fact that we are all fascinated with tattoo fails, and when they’re inked onto celebrities we’re all the more intrigued. Zac Efron, Pete Davidson, Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber and Halsey are all living proof. It’s morbid but it’s true.

So let’s indulge our passion and take a trip down memory lane to the time when Ryan Gosling accidentally tattooed a cactus onto his arm.

Back in 2011 the beloved Hollywood boyfriend casually admitted that he had messed up when trying to DIY the tattoo. In spite of intentions, it looks a lot like a prickly little succulent of some sort.

“One of my tattoos is supposed to be a monster’s hand dropping a bloody heart but I did it myself with a tattoo kit so it looks like a cactus.” he said.

To be fair, once you know what Gosling’s tattoo is meant to be, you can kind of see it. The monster hand could belong to someone like the Grinch for sure, if you open you mind and go a bit cross-eyed.

But either way, Ryan Gosling’s chill attitude towards his DIY tattoo just make him even more likeable. Plus this is just one of multiple tattoos that he has, which include one of the cover art of children’s book The Giving Tree because his mother used to read it to him and his sister.

All in all I think about 99.999% of people would still rate Ryan Gosling even with his give-it-a-crack accidental cactus tattoo, if not more so.

It Looks Like Zac Efron Quietly Removed His Most Embarrassing Tattoo Fail And Now I Miss It

Pete Davidson would never.

Recently we celebrated the fact that before Ariana Grande, Pete Davidson, Justin Bieber, and Halsey owned the regrettable tattoo space, Zac Efron was the king.

We are, of course, referring to Zac Efron’s iconic ‘YOLO’ tattoo, emblazoned on his hand.

The year was 2011, and the term ‘YOLO’ was only just coming into popularity as a wholesome acronym that declared ‘You Only Live Once’ as if it were a call to action. “Carpe diem!” it seemed to say. “Live your best life!” it suggested.

The term quickly went from genuine to ironic, mocked far and wide in the meme-iverse. But there it was, on golden boy Zac Efron’s hand, like a gentle reminder that we all make mistakes.

So it is with great sadness that we share the brutal truth: Zac Efron’s YOLO tattoo is gone.

It’s actually been gone for a while, missing from photos as far back as 2014. It might have disappeared from existence even earlier, and simply lived on in our memories for all this time.

As we saw when Ariana Grande accidentally got ‘Japanese style BBQ’ instead of ‘7 Rings’ inked on her hand, hand tattoos do fade. So maybe Zac’s YOLO tattoo simply came to the end of its natural life cycle. Or maybe he had it removed, we can’t say for sure.

But Zac Efron just seems too awesome to have his YOLO tattoo intentionally removed, so we are just going to live in the truth that it faded, and he misses it just as much as we do.

Never Forget Zac Efron Made A Bigger Tattoo Mistake Than Ariana, Pete Davidson And Bieber Combined

Zac Efron walked so they could run.

The last year has been a big one for celebrities getting tattoos that they (or at least we) would categorise as regrettable.

Pete Davidson turned his Ariana Grande tribute tattoo into a disturbingly grim memento of their relationship. Ariana Grande ‘adapted’ her Pete Davidson tattoo for post-break-up closure. Halsey stirred up controversy by getting a giant Marilyn Manson tattoo. Justin Bieber got an entire word tattoo’d on his face.

Post Malone…existed.

But before Ariana, Pete, Bieber and the rest, there was Zac Efron.

Zac Efron came into our lives as the golden boy of Disney’s High School Musical franchise, (even though Zeke was unquestionably better.) But naturally, as he grew up, he took some wrong turns.

Never forget that Zac Efron got a tattoo that said ‘YOLO’.

The year was 2011, and the term ‘YOLO’ was only just coming into popularity. It was a wholesome acronym that declared ‘You Only Live Once’ as if it were a call to action. “Carpe diem!” it seemed to say. “Live your best life!” it suggested.

But the term quickly went from genuine to ironic, mocked far and wide in the meme-iverse.

But alas, it was too late for Zefron, who already had ‘YOLO’ inked into the skin on his hand.

Whether the tattoo was a sober decision or Zac Efron “woke up with it”, as he attested to The Evening Standard in 2012, the YOLO tat is a key moment in the history of celebrity tattoo mistakes.

So when we think of this great era of over-zealous celebrity tattoos, don’t forget that Zac Efron was here first, a visionary ahead of his time.

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