25 Menacing Clown Tattoos

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Clown tattoos have been influenced by the darker cultural depictions of clowns and many clown tattoos take on a creepy and evil substance.

White makeup, a big red nose, an exaggerated smile and a flamboyant outfit the clown was traditionally a comic performer and entertainer bringing joy to children and adults alike. Yet today the clown is an image often associated with horror and fear. The image of an 'evil clown' is a development in recent popular culture through mediums such as literature, movies, video games and TV shows, where dark and villainous characters have been portrayed as clowns. From Stephen King's Pennywise The Dancing Clown to Batman's nemesis The Joker the image of a clown as a dark and menacing character has greatly altered the traditional image of clowns!!
While it's not that great for your everyday clown, a dark and menacing clown tattoo actually makes some pretty badass ink! The transformation of a fun loving performer into a sadistic horror killer inspires some truly disturbing but truly awesome tattoos, especially in the color realism genre! So if you love clowns and you love horror vibes then these 25 menacing clown tattoos are for you!!

American Horror Story Tattoo by Ken Patten
American Horror Story Tattoo by Ken Patten
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Captain Spaulding Tattoo by Roman Abrego
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Clown Blood Tattoo by Qrucz Tattoo
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Clown Girl Tattoo by Nikko Hurtado
Evil Clown Tattoo by Alans Tattoo Studio
Evil Clown Tattoo by Alans Tattoo Studio

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