Halloween Horror: Creepy Clown Tattoos

ellenrottiers in Tattoo Ideas

It’s that time of the year again: Halloween! So, let’s talk creepy clown tattoos, pure Halloween horror!

If you ask people what the scariest thing they know is, some might say spiders or mice, others may say fire. BUT a lot of people are afraid of clowns and when said clown is a scary one, the nightmare is complete!

So, for your Halloween pleasure: send in the clowns!

Realistic clown done by Zhivko Baychev.
Realistic clown done by Zhivko Baychev.
Artist unknown, scary clown tattoo
Artist unknown, scary clown tattoo
Creepy clown tattoo done by Brandon Bond.
Creepy clown tattoo done by Brandon Bond.
Black and grey piece by Kryz @ Wildcat Tattoo
Black and grey piece by Kryz @ Wildcat Tattoo

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“Coulrophobia: an abnormal, exaggerated, or irrational fear of clowns” In Stephen King’s “IT”; It turns into a middle-aged male clown to attract children, his preferred prey, and kills them. Thus, being the prototype of a creepy clown. But we all know that children aren’t the only ones who can be petrified of clowns, us grown-ups often have the same fear and just that little bit more pronounced ;-) Some might find it ridiculous, but who hasn’t had a nightmare where a clown (friendly or not), played the lead?

PennyWise, full color, by artist David Corden
PennyWise, full color, by artist David Corden
PennyWise from "It" by Saz Tattoo
PennyWise from "It" by Saz Tattoo
PennyWise Climbing out of an arm making him extra creepy, by Ivan Stankov-Hanz
PennyWise Climbing out of an arm making him extra creepy, by Ivan Stankov-Hanz

Of course, there are many more examples of the use of a clown to identify something or someone absolutely horrific. The media is often gladly taking advantage of people’s fear of clowns. Let’s take someone in the real world for example: John Wayne Gacy, who got nicknamed “the killer clown”. A serial killer and rapist, who would dress up as a clown for charity events or to entertain the neighborhood children. Or American Horror Story, who tried to create the scariest clown of all time with “Twisty” in American Horror Story: Freak Show. He is a murderous clown with a mask and overall dirty appearance. For all you coulrophobes out there; I think he does the trick!And this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to misbehaving clowns, so maybe fearing clowns isn’t that irrational at all…

If this article has awakened an appetite in horror movies starring a murderous clown, here’s a list to satisfy your hunger! Topped off with a few more beautifully scary tattoos ofcourse ;-)  Enjoy!

Fantastic piece by Kamil Czapiga
Fantastic piece by Kamil Czapiga
Full color clown by Chris Schmidt
Full color clown by Chris Schmidt
Close up of the clown's face, done by Joshua Gomez
Close up of the clown's face, done by Joshua Gomez
Done by Kyle Cotterman
Done by Kyle Cotterman

*Clownstrophobia *Stephen King’s “It” ( pennywise) *Amusement *Killer Klowns from Outer Space *Clownhouse *Poltergeist *Blood Harvest *Killjoy *All Hallow’s Eve *Fear of Clowns

Happy Halloween!

ellenrottiers

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I'm Ellen, a twenty something girl from Belgium. I'm in the process of covering myself with tattoos, but I also have a few piercings and bodymods. My other interest are books, music and history. I loooove Christmass!! And during the summer I work at Belgian festivals. Follow me on insta @tattooznshoezz

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