18 Horror Movie Tattoos to Die For


Ah, horror movies; you either love ’em or you hate ’em! Those who love them usually have an interesting sense of adventure and aren’t afraid of much. People who watch horror flicks are usually just as interested in the special effects as they are the story lines. Sometimes, it’s even the special effects that make the movie. Oh, but the characters… The characters are usually what turns a typical horror movie into a classic horror movie. No one ever seems to forget the characters!

And, it’s the characters that are usually the subjects of the best horror movie tattoos!

Only true horror movie buffs would even consider getting inked with their favorite deranged characters. If you’re a hardcore horror fan, the though may have crossed your mind a time or too. Before you get inked, though, make sure you check out these awesome horror movie tattoos for a little inspiration!

1. Classic Horror Movie Tattoos

What better way to start a list of scary movie tattoos than with a combination of three of the most classic horror movie characters of all time? Let’s give a warm welcome to Dracula, The Wolfman, The Mummy, The Creature from the Back Lagoon, Frankestein, and of course, his bride!

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2. Nosferatu Tattoo

And, of course, we can’t forget the horror movie character who arguably started it all, Nosferatu! You’d have to be a true classic horror movie buff to consider a tattoo of Max Schrek as one of the first first vampire characters on your body!

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3. Jaws Shark Tattoo

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water…you have to let your new Jaws tattoo heal. Bummer…

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4. Silence of the Lambs Tattoo

Silence of the Lambs was and still is one of my favorite scary movies ever. Some people may not classify it as a “real” horror flick, but I just had to share this awesome movie tattoo for all of you Lecter fans out there!

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5. Hannibal Lecter Tattoo

Yet another silence of the lambs tattoo. This time, we have Dr. Lectrr himself in his infamous face mask.

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6. The Exorcist Tattoo

Oh, and who could forget Linda Blair’s charming performance in The Exorcist? She had such a way with words…

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7. Leprechaun Tattoo

I’ll finally admit it—the movie Leprechaun scared the bejesus out of me! To this day, I will not celebrate St. Patties day, and I may or may not still check under my bed for evil little men dressed in green suits.

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8. Pennywise Clown Tattoo

Nope! Just no! No clowns. Not for me, anyway, after watching Stephen King’s It.

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9. Chucky Doll Tattoo

Chucky pretty much ruined the idea of having large dolls in my house for the rest of my life. I can’t imagine anyone wanting to get horror movie tattoos of a possessed doll! Then again, to each their own, eh?

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10. Saw Horror Movie Tattoo

For those of you looking for new school horror movie tattoos, we can’t leave out the Saw movies! Anyone recognize this scene?

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11. Texas Chainsaw Massacre Tattoo

And, of course, who can forget Leatherface, the deranged killer from the Texas Chainsaw Massacre movies? I’m sure ol’ Bubba would have been pretty bummed if we had left him out of this list of horror movie tattoos…

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12. Redrum The Shining Tattoo

This has got to be one of the best horror movie tattoos! Ever! Red rum! Red rum!

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13. Pinhead From Hellraiser Tattoo

You’d think that a man with a bunch of pins sticking out of his head would be more humorous than horrifying. But, somehow Pinhead from the Hellraiser series pulls it off quite nicely.

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14. Friday the 13th Jason Tattoo

Yes! This is classic horror movie gold right here! If you’re looking for great ideas for horror movie tattoos, you aren’t going to get much better than Jason on the back of your head!

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15. Freddy Krueger Tattoo

Lots of people looking for classic horror movie tattoos consider Freddy Krueger tattoos. But this is probably the best one I’ve ever seen. So creepy and realistic!

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16. Michael Myers Halloween Tattoo

It’s the movie that everyone watches every year in October—Halloween. Michael Myers isn’t a man of many words, but he sure knows how to scare the pants off of people, even if it’s just in horror movie tattoos!

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17. Freddy, Jason, and Michael Myers Tattoo

Michael Myers, Freddy, and Jason? This is the ultimate trifecta of horror movie tattoos!

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18. Horror Movie Tattoos

Finally, if you’ve immersed yourself in horror movie tattoos and still can’t choose one, just include them all! Or at least your favorites…

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Are you scared yet? Would you be willing to get one of these horror movie tattoos inked on your body forever?

If you loved these horror movie tattoos, you might also want to check out these 24 Fearsome Shark Tattoo Ideas, 15 Scary Demon Tattoos, and 25 Graceful Scary Tattoos!


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