15 Nightmarish Horror Tattoos

Great horror tattoos seem to come straight out of our worst nightmares...

Horror tattoos are indeed inspired by horror movies, literature (such as Stephen King tattoos and Lovecraft tattoos) and video games.

But they are less in the joyful Halloween mood and more playing with our nerves and brains. They use repelling details, graphic violence, and gory designs to titillate our fears and even phobias. They usually focus on close-ups on creepy eyes, scary possessed little girls, monsters, zombies and bloody victims of dangerous serial killers... All that in a very accurate realistic style: there is a good reason to shiver or look away!

But if you enjoy horror culture, freaky art and if the paranormal is fascinating you, you would totally endorse these nightmarish horror tattoos... But don't complain you can't sleep after that...

Spooky little girl by Stepan Negur #horrortattoo #horror #scream #StepanNegur
Horror tattoos like this nerve-racking backpiece are scary! Tattoo by Roberto da Silva! #horrortattoo #horror #bloody #RobertodaSilva
Terrific neckpiece by Robert Borbas aka Grindesign! #horrortattoo #horror #bloody #RobertBorbas #blackandgrey #Grindesign
Mysterious half sleeve by Rainer Lillo. #halfsleeve #horrortattoo #horror #realistic #creepy
The ultimate master of horror tattoos: Paul Acker! #horrortattoo #horror #bloody #PaulAcker
Frightening clowns are indeed good horror tattoos. Here by Igor Igoryoshi. #horrortattoo #horror #clown #creepyclown #creepy #IgorIgoryoshi
This tattoo by Dmitriy Zakharov is haunting me!!! #horrortattoo #horror #hand #handtattoo #DmitriyZakharov
The creepy realism of Csaba Müllner #horrortattoo #horror #bloody #csabamullner #creepy #realism
A dark sleeve by Clod The Ripper #horrortattoo #horror #skull #skulls #death #clodtheripper
Zombie girl by Antonina Troshina #horrortattoo #horror #bloody #zombie #AntoninaTroshina
They are coming for you... Alex Ant tattoo. #horrortattoo #horror #AlexAnt #skull
Breath-taking forearm tattoo by Adamik Erik! ##horrortattoo #horror #bloody #AdamikErik