It is often a bad idea to get song lyrics tattooed on your body. Really, who wants to be a 40-something mother of three with, say, a Dashboard Confessional tramp stamp that dates back to high school? Our friends at Buzzfeed have rounded up 22 truly awful lyric tattoos, from a misspelled Goo Goo Dolls line to what appears to be a toilet paper roll bearing the words of Staind. As music fans, we knew there had to be at least a few decent song lyric tattoos out there. After the jump, 13 that we can get behind.
Oh, and people? Lay off of “Love will tear us apart” and “There is a light that will never go out” for a while, OK?
The Velvet Underground — “Lisa Says” [via]
Well, that’s comforting.
Björk — “Bachelorette” [ via]
Edith Piaf — “Je Ne Regrette Rien” [via]
Perhaps a cliché by now, but we can always get behind living without regrets. Also, the song is gorgeous.
Neutral Milk Hotel — “In the Aeroplane Over the Sea” [via]
Indeed it is.
The Cure — “Just Like Heaven” [via]
Extra points for feline adorableness.
The Beatles — “I Am the Walrus” [via]
Even funnier for its meaninglessness.
Blondie — “Hanging on the Telephone” [via]
Bikini Kill — “Rebel Girl” and “For Tammy Rae” [via]
Someone out there must have, “Come on, baby, let me kiss you like a boy does.”
Pixies — “Where Is My Mind?” [via]
We are asking ourselves this shit every day.
David Bowie — “Heroes” [via]
Never a bad thing to remind yourself of.
Bob Dylan — “It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue” [via]
This is good. But even better would have been the lyrics, “Strike another match, go start anew.”
Radiohead — “There There” [via]
“Just because you feel it doesn’t mean it’s truth.” Amen.
Mogwai — “Hunted By a Freak” [via]
So creepy it’s awesome.