10 Cool & Creepy Ghost Tattoos
Do you believe in ghosts?! The people who got these tattoos seem like they do. Beautifully done cool and creepy ghost tattoos.
Hat Box Ghost by Mike Devries
Tattoo Artist: Nick Trammel
"Ghost" is a Swedish Heavy metal band formed in 2006 widely known for their eccentric performance and look on stage. The vocalist is dressed in a dark & gruesome anti-pope costume & calls himself "Papa Emeritus".
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The Crimson Ghost was a serial film in 1946 (Directed by Fred C. Brannon, William Witney & Charles Quigley) and was adapted by the punk band Misfits as a band logo.
Japanese ghosts, also called "Yurei" (from the Kanji words "YU", meaning "faint" or "dim", and "REI", meaning "soul" or "spirit")are common traditional subjects in Japanese tattooing.
Traditional Japanese beliefs state that every human being has a soul or spirit, called a "Reikon". When a person dies, the reikon leaves the physical body and enters some sort of purgatory where it waits for the proper funeral rites to be performed. If performed correctly, the reikon joins its ancestors & protects the living family & returns yearly in August during the Obon festival to thank its living relatives. (Tattoo Artist: Ryan Usher)
However, if a person died violently (due to murder or suicide), or if it died holding powerful emotions such as hatred, jealousy, anger, sorrow or revenge, the reikon is thought to transform into a YUREI, where it continues to exist in the Earth plane to haunt the living until it can be laid to rest by conducting the proper funeral rites. (Tattoo Artist: Michael Tofano)
Works good as a cool filler tattoo.
Cute & simple filler tattoo by Matt Lucci.
Ghosts are really creepy, but one should remember that the living are more fearsome than the dead. Watch out for your enemies, keep the peace, and have a spooky happy halloween! >:-D