18 Fascinating Clown Tattoos

jentheripper in Tattoo Ideas

These clown tattoos will rack your nerves if you are suffering of coulrophobia, the fear of the clowns.

Inspired by funny entertainers working in circus or funfair, the representation of clowns have evolved with the culture of horror, turning something innocent in a subject of angst. From It of Stephen King and other horror stories and movies, to real life clown monsters such as John Wayne Gacy, there are many good reasons to find the smiling figures really scary. But clown make-up is not only associated with terror. On pretty girls, it is a popular design of the chicano art and tattoo, reminding us to enjoy life and put a smile on our faces. Clown tattoos can also be inspired by vintage illustrations, with sad and white clowns, more melancholic than scary. A clown is not always a subject of joke, but it is also a good symbol for one of life's biggest lessons: don't take things too seriously...

Two incredible pieces by Vladimir Babchuk...
Two incredible pieces by Vladimir Babchuk...
OMG! That's a scary clown by Tibi Tattoo...
OMG! That's a scary clown by Tibi Tattoo...
Clown girl by Miguel Angel Espinosa.
Clown girl by Miguel Angel Espinosa.
Odd clown by Lisa Cardenas.
Odd clown by Lisa Cardenas.
Vintage circus illustration by Knot.
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