Halloween hasn’t always been about costumes and candy. The holiday traces its roots to the Christian holiday All Hallows’ Eve, a day for celebrating the dead. Although the holiday has shed much of its religious significance, its roots in death show through the contemporary celebrations of all things spooky. While some go out with friends in perfectly coordinated group costumes, others prefer to keep things low key with some tasty snacks and a horror movie marathon. Regardless of how you like to celebrate Halloween, tattoos are a surefire way to keep the creepy vibe going all year long. From smiling jack-o-lanterns to sharp-toothed bats, Halloween tattoos can be creepy, cute, or downright frightening. Let these ten clever Halloween tattoos inspire your spookiest ink.
If your October is filled with pumpkin-carving and corn mazes, then a jack-o-lantern with the classic snaggletoothed smile might be the perfect Halloween tattoo for you.
The Disney World parks are notorious for their elaborate Halloween decorations. Every October giant pumpkins carved in the shape of Mickey Mouse pop up around the amusement parks, and spooky events fill the fall calendar. For the goth Disney devotee, a tattoo dedicated to Cinderella’s Halloween castle could be the right ink for you.
Maybe you fancy yourself as a modern day witch, equipped with healing crystals and aromatic incense. With your affinity for spirituality, a colorful ouija board tattoo could invite some uplifting spirits into your world.
For the goth who likes to leave their Halloween decorations up all year round, a sharp toothed bat combines traditional ink with Halloween vibes.
Halloween can be dark and creepy or colorful and cute. Show off your love for all things cute and spooky with a cheerful ghost and a colorful tombstone.
Stay true to the Halloween roots with a simple jack-o-lantern inked in all black.
Want to show off your love for furry friends and the macabre? Frighten even the most dedicated cat lover with this threatening feline.
Throw it back to an American traditional classic with a monstrously cute Kewpie tattoo.
Everyone has a beloved Halloween movie. Whether it’s Casper the Friendly Ghost or Hocus Pocus, you can show off your love for your favorite spooky film with some fresh ink in the spirit of Halloween.
Get straight to the point with a Halloween tattoo that proclaims your undying love for the creepiest day of the year.
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