He's still a dumb fuck for getting a tattoo that looks like a beaten woman.
Even though this is probably not what people are saying, (how could he be so stupid,) the fact is it LOOKS like it could be. It may not be, but if this was just a picture drawn and somebody told you represented a beaten woman then you would believe it.
It's like saying you're not a nazi and then getting a tattoo than looks sort of like a swastika. No matter how much you say it isn't a swastika, if it looks like one people are going to continue to think nazi.