Comedian and actor Steve-O has made a career out of performing dangerous stunts both on and off camera. Many of his stunts involved physically injuring himself, such as launching himself from a human cannon, becoming a human bate for sharks, putting a stinging jellyfish on his head, and putting a leech on his eyeball. However, Steve-O’s not only had his body pranked, but collected tattoos perhaps crazier than his most dangerous stunts.
Both on and off camera, Steve-O has collected tattoos that are silly, offensive, and all together questionable. Some of his most notable pieces include a self-portrait back, three distinct penis designs, the silhouette of an obese pin-up girl, a replica of Angelina Jolie’s “Billy Bob” tattoo, the word “Your Name” on his butt, and a very controversial piece of Blood and Crips.
And while there’s a case for each of those tattoos being a possible regret, there’s one tattoo that’s haunted Steve-O for years. In 2006, Steve-O was drinking with friends and started pitching an idea for a tattoo that would represent his decision to never have children. And after brainstorming, Steve-O decided on a cartoon image which the comedian quickly realized was too graphic for someone to get tattooed on his body: a man with sex with a baby. Immediately after returning from a trip to India, Steve-O blasted out the infant part of the design himself and, with the help of Bam Margera and Kat Von D, transformed the tattoo into an ostrich. But that’s not the end of this story.
In 2017, while performing a very dangerous stunt involving rocket fluid, Steve-O burned off half of the tattoo and needed skin grafts on 15% of his body. Fast forward to 2019 and Steve-O posted a video about his botched tattoo, now looking to have the piece reworked. Check out the comedians’ full video of his regrettable tattoos and the crazy stories behind them below, then let us know your thoughts on this story in the comments section.