Man gets horrific topless tattoo of his girlfriend just before she breaks up with him

They say that love is the most powerful emotions in the human experience, and I tend to agree. Over the course of human history, there have been many amazing things done in the name of love, not to mention some horrible atrocities. The most common outcome of love-motivated decision-making, however, is abject stupidity.

I'm sure we all know someone who's prone to an outlandish and completely insane romantic gesture. Whether that's buying a ridiculous number of flowers and chocolates or writing terrible poetry, most of those cringeworthy actions of love can be forgotten over time (although it takes a lot of time and a lot of pain).

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One type of stupid romantic gesture, however, stays forever, laughing in your face at the stupid decision you made in the heat of passion: the romantic tattoo.

With most of them being both permanent and awful, tattoos are a kind of art prone to eternal regret, but when you get one for someone you love, you'd better hope that not only do you two lovebirds stay together, but also that your significant other has a sense of humour.

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Neither of those things happened for 23-year-old Malakye Brooks from Morecambe, who got a pretty terrible topless tattoo of his girlfriend before getting some swift karmic retribution.

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We've all been there; on holiday with our beloved, having a great time as well as a couple of drinks, before your love overwhelms you so much that you have to get a visual representation of it. You could get a nice portrait or caricature drawn together, but no, you decide, it's got to be fantastic; etched into your skin like their love is etched into your very soul. Let Malayke explain.

"It was a typical holiday, and my girlfriend was out there with her mates.We met up one night and decided to get a tattoo. I didn’t know what I wanted as it was one of those spur of the moment things. So, we got a picture with her face and handed it to the tattoo artist. She paid Euro 500 (£442) for the tattoo, too. I sat there for four hours getting butchered!"

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This is Jo Anna, the object of Brooks' affections. The couple were out in Ibiza when Brooks decided to get her image tattooed on his back. I don't know about you guys, but I think it probably would have been really sweet, had the tattoo not been A) depicting her topless and B) really, really bad.

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I mean, look at that thing. To be fair, Jo Anna did request the ghastly body art to be of her topless, but I'm guessing she thought it would have turned out a lot better than it did. Either way, Malakye was left in a bit of a pickle when they broke up soon afterwards, leaving him with a permanent reminder of his ex that he'll not forget in a hurry.

At the moment, Malakye is trying to get on the show Tattoo Fixers to get Jo Anna off his back and out of his mind, but for now, I hope he can laugh at this holiday tattoo tragedy. If only to keep from crying at how awful the entire situation was.