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Vampire Tattoos

Updated on July 2, 2014

Vampire Bite Tattoos

Vampire tattoos growing in popularity

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 everything from Hollywood vampires, celebrity vampires, just old evil vampires, to vampire fang bites, which come with dripping blood and everything associated with it.

A lot of the vampire tattoo images, when it's of a vampire head, usually will have the vampire in a state of just finishing a feeding, with the blood dripping down the chin thing going.

I wonder, are all vampires such sloppy eaters? Whatever happened to manners?

Evil looking vampire tattoo

Twilight series generating new vampire interest

Of course a lot of the resurgence in vampire interest comes from the popular Stephenie Meyer Twilight book series, which has become a cult phenomenon for readers, and increasingly for moviegoers.

That has generated TV knockoffs, including True Blood, which is a much darker exploration of the vampire genre, and has its own small, but dedicated following. 

Female Vampire Tattoo

Vampire fang mark tattoo

Vampire bats and vampire lore

An interesting side to vampires is the vampire bat, which is important in vampire lore only because the Dracula story popularized it by Dracula himself turning into a vampire bat and flying around.

Dracula, by the way, is obviously one of the vampire tattoos people enjoy having inked on their bodies.

Dracula Vampire Tattoo Photo

Dracula Tattoo

Female Vampire Tattoos

By far the most inked vampire tattoo is of female vampires, and the competition seems to be to see who can make her look the most evil, or the most evil while still remaining good looking; a strange combination to say the least. Below are several images of female vampires with very different tattoo looks. 

Strange looking female vampire image

Very evil looking female vampire tattoo

Female vampire blood dripping on chin

Colorful female vampire tattoo

Core vampire themes with completely different looks

As you can see with the female vampire tattoos, you can take a simple theme and create a lot of diverse looks, while maintaining the core purpose of the tattoo.

Each one of the above tattoos represent the vampire tattoo nicely, yet look completely different from one another, as do the other vampire tattoos above. 

Vampire tattoo humor

I like the vampire tattoo above because of the caricature qualities of it. Those eyes on the vampire and the victim are great, and I think are hilarious.

The designer of this tattoo had a great sense of hume and style, and it's definitely one of the more unique tattoos I've seen.

Vampire skull tattoo

Tattoo with vampire skull

I wanted to finish up the vampire tattoo article with this vampire skull tattoo. This is great. Who would have thought of the idea of finding a dead vampire and what it would look like to have a skull of them tattooed on your body. Pretty cool.

As you can see, even though the vampire tattoo theme seems limited, it's only as limited as the imagination of the people designing them, and they've come up with an extraordinary variety of looks within the vampire theme. Pretty cool if you like the idea of a vampire being tattooed on you.


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      Mandy 18 months ago

      When the Twilight craze started I had the misfortune to be trapped at a 2 month long school camp literally in the middle of the Aussie bush. I'll never forget the horror on the faces of the girls who I was sharing the house with when I read them a few pages of a REAL vampire book (The Vampire Lestat by Anne Rice). They could not believe that a vampire could be so violent and "scary" because they'd been reading Twilight. I'd love to know what they would think about these gory vampire tattoos.

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      fortunerep 8 years ago from North Carolina

      This is beautiful artwork with such detail, who is the artist!


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      Andria 8 years ago

      Makin - what fantastic tattoos you've used to illustrate your article. Personally I wouldn't have a Vampire tattoo - I have a tattoo on my back - but that's only because having had one before, I'm not up for another painful experience.

      And Vampires aren't all that frightening by the way. Mostly they're just miserable. Due to the fact that they suffer with bad sinuses. It's the garlic :)