ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Halloween Tattoo Designs and Ideas

Updated on August 21, 2015

Halloween Tattoos

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.

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.

Chucky Tattoo

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)