There are those people that will tell you that any tattoo for a lawyer is ill-advised, as it does not fit the nobility of our profession. I am more in the “as long as it is covered at work” camp of tattoo thought vis-à-vis attorneys. But what if, for some inexplicable reason, you decided to get a tattoo that reflects your love of the law? Should you flaunt it?

There are scores of scales of justice and Lady Justice tattoos, but those are far too common for our purposes. We are talking about those law- and lawyer-related tattoos that are embarrassingly on point, be they too sincere or too ridiculous. Tattoos like the ones that follow.

Your Law Review Article Citation


Congratulations! You made the big time by getting a student note published in your school’s law review. You, sir or madam, are a slayer of giants. Why not reward yourself for your accomplishments by tattooing the citation on your…arm? Or maybe that’s a leg. Either way, a terrible idea. In case you are wondering, the law review in question is here.

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  1. Sam Glover says:

    I kind of love the Dalek, though.

  2. Sflawstudent says:

    Not sure if this qualifies as a bad tattoo for this article but this RBG tattoo is pretty awful. I love RBG but not enough to put her face on my arm.

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