What Were They Thinking

Celebs with weird tattoos

By  | Feb 24, 2022, 05:14 PM

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People get tattooed for a variety of reasons. Some people get tattoos to attract attention, as a type of self, artistic freedom, a display of rebellion, a show of a memoir, reminders of loved ones or cultural and spiritual traditions, addiction, or to identify with a specific group. A whole other primary explanation for why people get tattoos is drunken impulsive behavior, which is why most tattoo parlors stay open until the wee hours of the morning.

Celebrities are no exception. Some of our fav famous faces are heavily tattooed, and because of their social standing, their tattoos, like everything else in their lives, are heavily analyzed and scrutinized. We decided to compile a list of some of the weirdest tattoos that a few of our favs have decided to get.


South African rapper Keirnan Forbes, also known as AKA, is at the top of this list. The award-winning musician adores ink, as evidenced by his body. Although his tattoo designs are generally well-liked by his fans, a few of his decisions have been called into question over time, and we can see why. As a fan of the popular football club Manchester United, the rapper decided to honor his team by getting their coat of arms tattooed on himself. AKA recently debuted a new tattoo of his idol, the late Michael Jackson.

Kelly Khumalo

Kelly Khumalo, a singer-songwriter, can attest to the fact that love causes us to do crazy things. She got her fiance's initials tattooed on her ring finger a few years ago. Their matching tattoos were cute while the relationship was blooming, but their individual cover ups post break up make more sense, at least to us.


Emtee, a rapper and businessman, also earns his spot on this list. The lyricist appears to be a car enthusiast, as evidenced by a Mercedes symbol tattooed on his neck. Emtee was also one of the first Mzanzi rappers to get a face tattoo. This bold statement was obviously met with ridicule at first, but over time, fans grew to love it, and other rappers jumped on the bandwagon.

What are some of the most bizarre tattoos you've seen?