Clown Tattoos And Meanings-Clown Tattoo Designs And Ideas-Clown Tattoo Images


One tattoo that you may want to consider is the clown tattoo. Clown tattoos are not mainstream, but there still remains a popularity for the tattoo symbol. Clown tattoos are wore by both men and women. Clown tattoos can also hold symbolic value to the men and women that wear such tattoos. Clown tattoo designs can be designed in several different ways. Clown tattoo designs may portray the clown to be good, funny, sad, or evil. Different aspects of the clown can also be portrayed in clown tattoo designs.

In this article, we will discuss clown tattoos and clown tattoo designs. We will discuss clown tattoo meanings and you will have the opportunity to view several clown tattoo designs pictured below. In the end, we hope that you are able to find ideas and inspiration for your next tattoo design.


One popular tattoo that can symbolize both good and evil is the clown. The clown tattoo comes in a variety of different designs and variations. One popular clown tattoo variation is the evil clown tattoo. Clown tattoo designs may portray the clown alone or it can be designed with other symbols and elements. Aspects of the clown can also be designed in half or full sleeve tattoo designs. Clown tattoo designs can come in a variety of different colors, variations, and sizes.

When it comes to clown symbolism, the beginning can date back centuries. Also known as a jester, clowns commonly entertained royal courts. The clown would entertain their audience by making them laugh. Often, they would do about anything to get a good laugh. Jesters are symbolized by their hat, which has points with bells on the ends. Even back then, clowns were known to wear a colorful and vibrant attire. Although clowns seemed happy to perform among royalty, they often mocked the king, queen, and court. Even today, clowns represent mockery and jealousy.

The clown is actually a character that is known all around the world. Even at this age in time, clowns are still entertaining men and women all across the world. Clowns are often enjoyed at the carnival and birthday parties. One known distinguished element of the clown is that they often paint their face. Many people believe that the clown paints his face as a way to symbolize his personality and character. Clowns are able to paint their face to portray that their happy, sad, or mad.

In total, there are a variety of different clown tattoo designs that you will be able to choose from. It just all depends on what you are looking for. Clowns can be portrayed in a happy manner or a mad manner. Clowns can also be designed to look sad or down right evil. Two common clown tattoo variations is the gangster clown and the killer clown. In many cases, these two variations are the same. Gangster clown tattoos often portray a clown with a weapon, such as a knife or gun. They may be portrayed with a cigar, money, or jewelry. Killer clowns can also be portrayed with the same symbols. Killer clown tattoos can portray the clown with skulls or blood. These two clown tattoos are considered to be a favorite among gangs and inmates. You may want to consider this, if you are one that cares about how people view you. The evil jester tattoo can also be classified in the same way.

Clown tattoos can also be portrayed to be happy or sad. Happy clowns can be portrayed with a smile, with children, or entertaining. Sad clowns are often portrayed with tears or with a smirk on their face. If you are considering a clown tattoo, make sure you understand what each variations symbolizes. You can find these meanings in the next section of this article.



There are several different meanings that can be associated to clown tattoos. Each meaning depends on which variation you are getting tattooed. Remember though, in the end, your tattoo symbolizes what you want it too. In saying that, below are the meanings behind each clown tattoo design.

  • Happy Clown- Happiness, Laughter, Joy, Playful
  • Gangsta Clown- Life Of The Streets, Criminal, Money, Structure
  • Killer Clown- Incarceration, Murder, Evil, Despair
  • Sad Clown- Unhappiness, Misery, Depression, Mistakes

Many men and women believe that clown tattoos are often used to symbolize the way we feel or the person that we are. For someone that likes to prank others, you may want to choose a happy clown tattoo. This can also represent your carefree approach to life. If you are one that had made mistakes and your trying to find your way, the sad clown tattoo may fit you. The killer clown and gangsta clown is often chosen by inmates or those who disregard authority. These tattoo designs don't mean that you are a bad person. You may just like the wicked designs that are portrayed. However, you should know that you are likely to receive criticism for it.

Clown tattoo designs can include a variety of different elements and symbols. In most clown tattoo designs, only the face or head is portrayed. In many clown tattoos, you will see the motto "Laugh Now, Cry Later." This motto´╗┐ represents that you are going to enjoy life and live for the moment. Clown tattoos can include a variety of elements and symbols. This includes money, cigars, smoke, flames, fire, and weapons. Make sure that you take the time to view all the different clown tattoo designs on this page. Once again, this will help give you an idea of what is available, plus you can pick up some ideas and inspiration.

There are some very important things that you need to remember before you get your clown tattoo or any tattoo. Make sure that you take the time to research your tattoo. You want to completely understand what your tattoo represents and stands for. You don't want to get a tattoo and find out later that it represents something different from what you first thought. Don't rush to get inked! Men and women that rush to get a tattoo usually end up with regrets about their choice. Don't make this mistake. Even with laser removal and cover ups, all tattoos can't be fixed! If you feel that clown tattoos are not for you or you want to view more tattoos, please feel free to follow the links below. As always, thanks for your visit.


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Alastar Packer 4 years ago from North Carolina

Wicked evil, oh boy. Some of these are high artistry- some not so much. Hey Ricky, do you think folks who get this style realize they could be seriously spooking a fair amount of people who have coulrophobia- fear of clowns?

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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

you know when you do these hubs you're second to no one.. Ive seen many but yours are tops!!! :) Frank

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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

I think these clown tattoos freak me out more than the ones showing skulls and death. Voting this Up and Interesting.

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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

I agree with Frank, your tattoos are the best, These are very colorful, neat..

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BeyondMax 4 years ago from Sydney, Australia

This is just mind-blowing, really! I liked clowns when I was a kid but with the time they started giving me creeps LOL Everything in this world is turning upside down now...

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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Yeah just the mean clowns. lol

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teaches12345 4 years ago

This just validates the "clowns are scary" thoughts from many people. Interesting topic and didn't know that clowns were offered as tattoos.

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mackyi 4 years ago from Philadelphia

I have to give credit where credit is due! What I am seeing here is definitely the work of Art. Although some of these tattoo designs are a bit scary, I must say, they are some fine art work.

James 16 months ago

Clown tattoos mean that the person is a cop killer or is going to kill one

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