Uncovering the Epidemic of YOLO Tattoos


Zac Efron sports a new tattoo on the side of his right hand with four simple letters: YOLO.

Teen Mom 2 party girl Jenelle Evans follows suit with one on her collar bone. The two stars represent a microcosm of the latest tattoo trend sweeping the world.

If you don’t know what the hell we’re talking about, YOLO is an acronym for “You Only Live Once” which was Drake coined in his monster single “The Motto.” Within months, it has been inked on thousands of Tiger-Beating teens and young people attempting to show they have a wild side.

I'm concerned. I have questions. 

It’s a nice concept, but does it need to be on your body forever? Are YOLO tattoos the new Chinese symbol tattoos? Will YOLO still be relevant when the days of hashtags are long gone?

I doubt any of the above. But hey, it’s your body, do whatever the fuck you wanna do. YOLO.

Pete Richards
Pete Richards

If Star Wars and Van Damme had a baby, it would be me.