Unless you know me outside of the blogosphere [is that even still a word?] chances are that you’re aware that one thing I find fascinating is tattoos. I always have, ever since I was a kid and seeing the black panther on my Grandfather’s arm from his Navy days and thinking “heck, that’s so cool!” I even have my own, it’s a heart on my wrist with the Japanese Kanjii for ‘love’ inside it. [kind of like this but invert the colors!] One thing that comes off as pretty common amongst tattoo fans are skulls, roses, and other fun things [even Grim Reapers for those cool kids!] but what about the horror fans of the world? Surely they have something special inked into their skin permanently , right? After doing some searching online, [which isn’t as difficult as I make it seem] I found a ton of people have horror inspired tats, and while not all are perfect, I figured I’d share my top 05 favorites that I found. I even managed to figure out some of the artists of the respective tattoo. Remember though: if you want a tattoo, make sure you really want it – these things are permanent. Now, let’s look at some of these pieces of art inspired by some of our favorite movies!
Remember the Re-Animator? Apparently this fan does, so much so that he got a piece that reminds us that even this cat’s nine lives would run out eventually.. or would they?
[artist: Jackie Rabbit – Source]
Arguably one of the more famous horror films of the 80s, Hellraiser got itself more than just a fan [of flesh and blood!] when someone got Pinhead permanently added to their skin!
[artist: Ryan Burke – Source]
Often considered the best vampire film ever made, Nosferatu looks pretty damn impressive in this piece.. Even better when you realize that it was a cover up tattoo!
[artist: Adi Earl – Source]
Seems to me that this individual prefers their horror in black and white! With artwork from Frankenstein, The Wolf Man, Bride Of Frankenstein, The Invisible Man, Dracula, The Phantom Of The Opera and [much] more!
[artist: Chrisx Bren – Source]
as someone who despises clowns, this tattoo which clearly channels Pennywise from It definitely reminds me why I have that very specific fear. It’s eerily life-like and it makes my skin crawl..no pun intended.
[artist: Mez Love – Source]
With the way tattoos seem to be evolving every day, it goes to show that there’s more that one way to remind a horror fan of who/what is their favorite film/villain. Obviously, these are just some of my favorites that I hand picked specifically for this post, while there are still thousands of different styles/artists. So now I turn to you: would you ever get a tattoo of something from a horror movie? What would it be of? Of course, this is assuming you don’t already! If you do have one, please share it in the comments! I’d love to see what people have, and we could compare with one another! I would totally get an Ash from The Evil Dead done on myself…if I had the time and money available.
Also, being as it’s 2016 [somehow..that came quick!] I may find myself extremely busy in the upcoming month [more so come February] so if I come off as MIA, please don’t take it that I’m disappearing for good, [I’m definitely not] there’s just some things going on that I’m planning ahead for, [which I’ll talk about when the time is right] and requires my time more at this exact moment in time. As always though, if you find yourself to enjoy what I do on here, then please take a minute and follow me over on my Facebook page [it’s at over 130+ likes – only a few more and we’ll have reached over 150!] By clicking that “like” button, you’ll see every post from warrenisweird the very moment it’s been posted online; and I also share links to articles and pictures/videos that will not be featured here on the blog. Every “like” helps me a ton, giving me the ability to write more posts for you to read, so be sure to tell the horror enthusiast in your life to do the same, and share The Facebook Page with your family and friends!
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