18 Salaciously Sinister Tattoos

Xavier in Tattoo Ideas

Come to the dark side, we've got gloriously beautiful, sinister tattoos here!

by Neil Dransfield
by Neil Dransfield

If trads or watercolour just ain't doing it for you then we're giving your eyes a little feast—nothing short of blackwork, dark elements, and occult-inspired tattoos. This isn't exactly a style, rather a theme. I found a few artists who do mainly “occult”-themed or sinister-looking stuff like Anrijs Straume and blackworker, Robert Borbas. Kinda like what Paul Acker did with horror colour realism tattoos.

These tattoos are basically just dark stuff, featuring esoteric elements that are often associated with evil and all that. Nonetheless, it's still an interesting theme to play with in tattoos, to deviate from the usual, cheery and generic “bad ass”themes in most tattoos.

by Mr. Dist
by Mr. Dist
by Rember Orellana
by Rember Orellana

All hail the vampire queen.

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One of the most devilishly suave serial killers on TV.

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I think we can all agree that clowns and puppets are already pretty sinister as they are.

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The only doctor you'd like to chill with.

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by Robert Borbas
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The prince of darkness himself, goth rocker Marilyn Manson.

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by Aliz

Surreal.

by Andrzej Lipczyński of Warsaw, Poland
by Andrzej Lipczyński of Warsaw, Poland

Glorious in neo traditional style.

by Ron Russo
by Ron Russo
by Robert Borbas
by Robert Borbas
by Robert Borbas
by Robert Borbas

Love blackwork and this particular theme on tattoos? Then you have to meet Robert Borbas.

by Rodney Eckenberger
by Rodney Eckenberger

And since the holidays are just around the corner, ho-ho-ho-ho?

Xavier

@Xavier

When she's not writing for Tattoodo, Xavier likes experimenting with art and organizing local music shows. We're kidding, she's probably asleep. Follow her on Instagram @claudia_strife

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