Teen Mom: The Definitive, Tragically Trashy Tattoo Guide!

If you're a fan of Teen Mom, then you know that many of the people on the show have tattoos.

You also know that a lot of the tattoos … well, they aren't that great.

Some are poorly done, some are just kind of strange, and some are nightmarish and horrifying and just so completely, unbelievably bad.

So steady yourself, perhaps grab some smelling salts and some pearls to clutch, and let's check out all the Teen Mom ink we can get our eyes on!

1. Amber’s Tattoo of Leah

Ambers tattoo of leah
Here, let’s just start with the worst of the worst, all right? This is Amber Portwood’s portrait of her daughter, Leah. It’s right on her stomach, it also features a gigantic rose, and it’s not finished. Will she ever get it finished? It’s hard to say. We will ever be able to get this haunting image out of our heads? Unlikely.

2. Choices

Since we’re already talking about Amber’s tattoos, she also got this matching tattoo with Matt Baier, back when they first started dating. It reads “vero amore,” which is supposed to be Italian for “true love.” So that’s embarrassing.

3. Speaking of Embarrassing …

Speaking of embarrassing
Matt also has this huge tattoo of Amber’s name right on his forearm. Just right there on his arm where he has to look at it all day, every day.

4. Ugh

Matt baier book cover
Matt actually has several tattoos, many of which you can see on his nude book cover. We won’t waste more time on him here, so if you feel the need to look more closely at his naked greasy bod here, then you have our blessing. However, we will say that on his other arm, he has a couple of Chinese characters that he says mean “clean and sober,” but that Teen Mom detectives have actually determined mean “Lisa.”

5. Why Though?

Why though
As hard as it may be to believe, Matt isn’t the only guy to get Amber Portwood’s name tattooed on his body — Gary Shirley made the exact same mistake. Thankfully he was smart enough (???) to get the tattoo on his shoulder instead of on his forearm though, and he’s since covered up.

6. It’s Gary Time

Its gary time
Gary also has a … what is that, a sun? A blob with tentacles? Whatever it is, he’s also got some tattoo right in the middle of his chest, peeking out through all his body hair.

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Jill Duggar Shows Off TATTOO on Instagram!

It’s happening, folks.

Like Jinger and Jessa before her, Jill Duggar is finally defying the arch-conservatve views and arbitrarily strict rules of her upbringing.

And she’s giving us all a front row seat to the rebellion.

Last week, Jill’s nose ring stunned fans, who are accustomed to seeing the mother of two stick with the prairie wife aesthetic favored by her mother.

Considering Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar were reportedly outraged when Jill’s sister Jinger started wearing pants, the decision to display a semi-permanent body modification on social media was a bold one.

Sure, the Duggar girls might sport pierced ears, and the Duggar dress code might not specifically address the issue of facial piercings, but Jill knew how her parents would react to the sight of her looking like a Hot Topic employee who moonlights at Claire’s, circa 1997.

Similarly, she knew how they’d react to her latest pic.

Ladies and gentlemen, we present to you, Jill Duggar’s tattoo:

Yes, that’s Jill’s hand sharing the frame with her youngest son, Samuel.

You may have noticed that Jill’s “tattoo” is stenciled in temporary Henna ink.

So yes, the reaction from her traditionalist parents probably hasn’t been as severe as if she were sporting permanent body art, but if you know anything about Jim Bob and Michelle, you know they’re not big on even mild displays of individuality and worldliness.

Not surprisingly, Jill’s fashion statement has garnered a negative reaction from some of her more conservative fans.

“My teenage girls looked to you as a role model and now the piercing and henna. Worldly worldly,” wrote one of Jill’s followers.

“Thankfully they don’t look to that way anymore. I think we were warned when you were broken-hearted about your hubby cutting off his long hair.”

“Isn’t that a little wild for a so-called ‘simple, modest girl?'” remarked another.

Tough crowd. 

Fortunately, many were appreciative of Jill’s ink, and praised her flare for self-expression.

“I LOVE the henna! Six years of being a hippy dippy midwife and I still haven’t completed that bucket list item!” one fan commented

“She is hated for her lifestyle regardless of what she does… what is wrong with people?” asked another.

As with all acts of Duggar rebellion, this one is pretty innocuous to those of us living in the modern world.

But what’s important is that Jill knew she might face backlash or even consequences, and she showed her new tatt off anyway.

Sure, the ink is temporary.

But the image will remain etched in the minds of ultra-conservative Duggar enthusiasts forever.

Watch Counting On online for more on reality TV’s most controversial family.


Paris Jackson: Sideboob Tattoo Revealed in Tree-Hugging Pic!

Whether she’s using her modeling work to promote body positivity or just showing off her new tattoos, Paris Jackson isn’t shy about sharing topless pictures.

In her latest photo, the 19-year-old actress and model proves that she’s a tree-hugger by literally hugging a tree.

And, in her shirtless state, she’s giving her fans a look at a tattoo that, well, you don’t normally get to see. And that’s not the only pic from her topless adventures in the great outdoors.

Don’t let us give you the impression that Paris Jackson never wears clothes.

She totally does.

Just recently, she wore a shirt while outside and enjoying some flowers, though the neckline was enough to give a good view of her new chakra tattoo, which runs down her sternum.

She also works, as a model but also as an actress (her first feature film comes out next year!). She also goes places and is a real person.

But she, and clearly some friends and loved ones who spend time around her, is totally chill hanging out in modes of dress that Instagram and maybe some prudish folks would find scandalous.

Honestly, good for her. More people should be comfortable with appropriate, non-threatening nudity.

That doesn’t mean that folks like Harvey Weinstein can undress in front of coworkers, mind you.

Consensual, non-sexual, non-aggressive nudity can be a wholesome thing.

And it can give us a look at more of Paris’ many, many tattoos.

Paris captioned this photo with the numeral, 1, enclosed within a box.

Are we to get the impression that this is the first of what will eventually be a sequence of photos?

We just don’t know.

What we do know is that, one, this is a wholesome photo.

Actually hugging trees can be therapeutic for some people (no joke); sometimes pregnant folks who are past their due dates hug trees to create just a little more pressure in the hopes of inducing labor.

Two, Paris is giving fans a rare glimpse of her sideboob tattoo.

There aren’t a lot of ways of naturally hiding a nipple to show off a tattoo. You’d need to, what, cover up your nip nop with the hand from the other side of your body, all while having a friend photograph you in the awkward pose?

Or you can just hug a tree from the right angle.

We love that the actual tattoo is of a little alien dude. She’s such a treat.

But her adventures in the great outdoors weren’t done.

Paris Jackson captioned this photo:

“Use mamas mud to wash off da filthy makeup from werkk.”

Actresses and models generally wear a ton of makeup.

We can’t speak to the efficacy (or safety) of using wild mud to remove makeup, but we know that people have used mud and clay to treat their skin for ages.

But it’s certainly a natural remedy. No debating that.

In fact, in that tree-hugging photo, it kind of looks like Paris’ arms might have a little mud residue on them, right?

Also, we have no idea what — if anything — Paris was wearing under that wrap around her waist.

But that’s her business.

Paris has spent a lot of time topless in the desert, so it’s good to know that she’s also comfortable being a little less dressed in a less extreme environment.

For Paris, there’s always a strong spiritual element to her nudity that you don’t always get from the #FreeTheNipple folks.

It’s not just about being progressive or about gender equality or whatever — it’s about being natural and following her life path.

Good for her, you know?