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Joker Tattoos And Meanings-Joker Tattoo Designs And Ideas-Joker Tattoo Pictures

Updated on September 18, 2013
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Richard Hale is a tattoo enthusiast who studies and researches tattoo symbolism, meanings, and history.



Although joker tattoos are not a mainstream tattoo designs, they have had their peaks of popularity throughout the years. Joker tattoos can be unique and creative tattoo designs for both men and women. There are a variety of different ways that the joker can be portrayed in a tattoo and they are different types of jokers that can be used. Although joker tattoos can be designed in various sizes, due to the detail work in the tattoo, we usually see joker tattoos as a larger sized tattoo.

As you now already know, joker tattoos are not a top notch tattoo design, but that doesn't mean that the joker tattoo will not be fitting to you. In fact, many people choose joker tattoos because they fit their personality and style. Joker tattoos are done in a variety of different colors and designs. Joker tattoos offer a variety because they can be done in different sizes and characters.

The most popular joker in recent history is the Joker character from the Batman series. Jack Nicholson and Heath Ledger both played the Joker character in main stream movies and there are many joker tattoo designs based on their character. Since Heath Ledger played the most recent role a few years ago, you tend to find more joker tattoo designs based on his character. Since Ledger passed away, there has been a renewed interest in joker tattoo designs.

The Joker is a very well detailed character in the Batman series and the same can be said for his tattoo design. The Joker is portrayed with green hair and his face is painted white. His eyes are outlined in black paint and it covers the entire exterior of the eyes. The Joker wears red paint on his lips that spreads toward his cheeks from both corners of his mouth. He is usually portrayed with his famous purple suit and tie. If you research joker tattoos, more then likely, you will see a majority of joker tattoo designs with similar details.



Although joker tattoos are mainly chosen because of unique and creative designs, some people may choose them for their symbolic value. Some may feel that the joker tattoo fits their personality. Below, you can find the meanings behind the joker tattoo.

  • Scandalous
  • Mischievous
  • Prankster
  • Funny
  • Evil
  • Tempted
  • Trickster
  • ´╗┐Playful
  • Entertainer

Jokers in joker tattoos can be portrayed in a few different ways. A joker is viewed as someone who gets joy and self-pleasure by playing tricks on others. Jokers are usually mischievous, gaining happiness from the misfortune of others. Jokers are also said to be evil as well. On a lighter side, the joker just wants to be the life of the show and usually is.

As you read earlier, many joker tattoos are based on the Joker character of the Batman series. The joker on playing cards and Tarot cards are also often used in joker tattoo designs. These jokers are usually portrayed with the pointed hat and similar clothing as seen on the cards. Joker tattoos also portray the joker as a skull also. These are just a few of the most typical joker tattoo characters.

Joker tattoos offer the wearer a unique and creative tattoo design that is not often seen by others. They can be portrayed to look realistic or as a cartoon. The cartoon style gives you the chance to get a softer side joker tattoo. Remember, you want to take time to research all the joker tattoo designs that you can until you find one that your confident about. If you feel that the joker tattoo is not for you, be sure to follow the links below to view more tattoo designs, symbols, ideas, and meanings. Thanks for visiting.´╗┐



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      Richard Ricky Hale 5 years ago from West Virginia

      Thanks again to you all. Someone into comics would be likely to choose a Joker or Batman tattoo for sure. These range in prices. The Heath Ledger Joker detailed could be in the $500 range or more. More detail, more money.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      The joker tattoos are colorful and unusual. I have never seen one. Thank you for sharing...

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Wow these give me the creeps.Very well done as usual however I loved the old Batman and for me there is only one Joker and that was Ceasar Romero.

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      Demonically awesome!

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      alocsin 5 years ago from Orange County, CA

      I suspect the tattoo also indicates whether the wearer is familiar with comics, the movies, card-playing or all three. Voting this Up and Interesting.

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      That is very unique and very tempting. To me, the idea suggests evil genius. I love your tattoo hubs. This one is excellent!