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Halloween Tattoo Designs and Ideas
Halloween is one of the most popular days of the year, generating close to the amount of interest that Christmas brings. That has resulted in a growing interest in tattoo designs associated with the special day.
Tattoos celebrating Halloween spread across the gamut of of themes related to the season, from whimsical to as macabre as the scariest costumes you may have encountered at a Halloween party.
And even the horror series "Halloween" makes an appearance in the tattoo genre, depicting the insane Michael wearing his signature mask.
Along with the obligatory pumpkins, black cats, bats and twisted trees are other themes like Jack Skellington and Freddy, among some other general horror designs.
- Skull Wearing Hat Tattoo Designs
Tattoos of skulls wearing hats are awesome, and include a little bit of everything in the way of hats, including cowboy hats, top hats, jester and baseball hats. But it doesn't end there. While wearing a variety of hats, the skulls, for the most...
- Dark Jester Tattoos
A Jester, or Court Jester, was largely a product of European culture, and was employed to provide a variety of entertainment, and also in some cases, to provide advise to political leaders, especially the king or queen. Another role was that of...
Popular Halloween Images
The reason why these particular characters and images in relationship to Halloween work so well is we never tire of them.
No matter how many times we take in a specific image, it almost always generates a smile or response that delights us all for the scary theme associated with Halloween and that time of the year.
Now let's look at some Halloween tattoos that represent a little bit of everything from the season.
- Cobra Tattoos
Cobra and King Cobra tattoos are amazing if you like snakes and that fascinated hood the cobra has. It's a great motivator for tattoo artists wanting to create great designs. While cobras are placed in a variety of places on the body when inked...
- Heart Tattoo Designs
The symbol of the heart apply to more areas of our lives than we are aware of, once we start thinking about it, and in regard to heart tattoos, that is expressed in a variety of ways. There is of course the obvious love aspect of the heart,...
Although Chucky isn't specifically related to Halloween, how could you neglect to have a representation of the evil character, which personifies the dark side of Halloween and how many people view it.
As for the artwork, it's really well done, as you can see, with the trademark coveralls worn by Chucky, and his weapon of choice - the big knife he always seems to get hold of.
- Edgar Allen Poe Tattoo Designs
Edgar Allen Poe has become more of a fascinating individual after his death than he was during his lifetime. In fact, Poe was known in his day more as a literary critic than an author, and grew in popularity as an author after his death at the...
- Chucky the Killer Doll Tattoos
It's hard to believe the first Chucky movie, Child's Play, was released in 1988, and has another project in the mix, which will be similar to the original Child's Play, but reportedly much darker. That has been pushed back for legal reasons until...
Black Cat in Pumpkin Tattoo
Here we have a very traditional set of Halloween characters in a tattoo design, with what appears to be a zombie black cat popping its head out of an evil pumpkin.
Did you notice above the head of the cat is the top of the pumpkin shooting backwards, giving the impression the cat forcefully pushed itself out. Pretty cool.
- Evil Pumpkin Tattoos
For those who love a good horror picture and scare, there's nothing much better than an evil pumpkin or Jack-O-Lantern, whether fixed on the head of an evil creature, or possibly on a scarecrow, or other creative uses to create that tense atmosphere.
- Cemetery, Graveyard Tattoos
Out of curiosity I did some research to see if there was any interest in having a graveyard or cemetery tattooed on a person, and interestingly, there was. In my mind, when the thought of a graveyard comes up, it is differentiated from a cemetery...
72 halloween glitter tattoos
Halloween Tattoo Sleeve
This is a pretty good renditions of a traditional Halloween scene, with the haunted house, bare tree, and pumpkins strewn along the pathway. I do like the way the pumpkin in the foreground gives the design some depth, as does the house in the background.
- Gothic Bat Tattoos
Bats are always a fascinating subject matter because of their connection with horror and darkness in the Western world. That attracts those who live the live of a Goth, or those who enjoy the art associated with it, including of course bats. ...
- Scarecrow Tattoos
Always being on the lookout for interesting art and unique tattoos, when something jarred my thinking the other day about scarecrows, I thought I would look around to see if there were some people that actually decided on that as a tattoo design. ...
Michael Myers Tattoo Mask
Now this is a high quality depiction of the mask worn by mass murderer in the Halloween series: Michael Myers.
It's really well done, and the decision to portray it as a half mask was a good one, as it leaves an ominous sense of the broken person he was. The dark, empty eye to match his empty soul catches it perfectly.
- Hellboy Tattoos
If there's an interesting story to tell, there's an interesting tattoo to design, and that's the truth with the cult hero 'Hellboy,' who has been a fixture among fans for those who know him for some time. His unique reddish skin gives him great...
- Vampire Tattoos
Vampires continue to be a fascinating theme to a lot of people, and as always, if people like something, they end up getting it tattooed on their body if they're into tattooing. Surprisingly, there are a lot of styles of vampire tattoos, with...
Tattoo of Gothic Halloween Witch
This is probably my favorite of all the Halloween tattoo designs I've seen. It captures the essence of the day, while incorporating a number of the characters or images we think of when contemplating the season.
What's amazing to me is how the artist took the black cat, bat, number 13, spider web, Gothic umbrella and witch, and somehow make it all work together. That includes the terrific choice of a dress to have the witch in, which has the hanging pieces from the arm and that interesting, swirling bottom.
It does all of that, and would be an awesome choice for a Halloween tattoo.
- Sharp Dagger and Knife Tattoos
Knife and dagger tattoos are among the best themes to work with other props, or even as standalone when they look great by themselves. There is a recurring narrative of hearts with daggers, apparently with idea that someone had been stabbed their...
- Cool Goth Tattoos
The Gothic lifestyle is a fascinating one to me, and overall it's really undefinable, although much of the purpose is to startle and grab attention through clothes and themes the participants wear and engage in. With tattoos the purpose is the...
Halloween Cupcake Tattoo
In a more whimsical look at Halloween, this tattoo design using a cupcake as the center of the theme looks fantastic.
What's really funny to me is the inclusion of the skull with the blue bow on top of it. It even has what appears to be eyelashes made up to point to it being a girl skull.
The contradictory theme continues with the bats flying around in the midst of a bunch of stars, bones on the cupcake, and the candy corn lying at the bottom of it all.
For what it meant to portray, it's a nice Halloween tattoo for those wanting to present the lighter side of the holiday.
Halloween Tattoo Designs
You can see from these Halloween tattoo samples why it's such a compelling and fun way to celebrate the usually scary holiday. There can be a wide array of images based upon your particular tastes and wishes.
They can be cartoonish or show forth some of the darkest evil such as those tattoos with Chucky and Michael Myers do above.
Either way, there is something for everyone and their particular comfort zone with Halloween tattoos, and that makes them a great way to show forth your own way of wanting to express the particular theme of the day; whether it will be light or dark.