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13 Macabre Nun Tattoos that Will Terrify You

13 Macabre Nun Tattoos that Will Terrify You
Tattoo Ideas1 min Read

These spine-tingling works of art featuring sinister nuns will make sure you won't be getting any sleep tonight.

Nuns are seen by most as devout female individuals vowing to a life of chastity and holy servitude. But in tattoos, nuns are often featured in many works under dark themes and unholy concepts. 

Art, after all, aims to shock. Some are fascinated by the thought of tainting the saintly image of nuns by depicting them in macabre and sometimes, sexual themes. Recently, The Conjuring franchise spooked everyone this year with a ghost nun character that brought back old schoolyard ghost stories of haunted convents. Thought you'd seen the last of Valak? I brought some of her homies!

Creepy nun tattoo by Stephano Phen. #nun #scary #horrifying #creepy #macabre #portrait #horror #blackandgrey
Horned nun tattoo by Samurai Tattoo. #nun #scary #horrifying #creepy #macabre #portrait #horror #blackandgrey #horned #sinister #evil
Horrifying nun tattoo by Darkmaru Tattooer. #nun #scary #horrifying #creepy #macabre #portrait #horror #blackandgrey #sinister #evil
Nun tattoo by Benjamin Hinchliffe. #nun #scary #horrifying #creepy #macabre #portrait #horror #blackandgrey
Black and grey nun tattoo by Bart Janus. #nun #scary #horrifying #creepy #macabre #portrait #horror #blackandgrey #sinister #evil
Blackwork nun tattoo by ma87tattoo on Instagram. #nun #scary #horrifying #creepy #macabre #portrait #horror #satanic #blackwork #sinister #evil
Gas mask nun tattoo by Erich Rabel. #nun #scary #horrifying #creepy #macabre #portrait #horror #blackandgrey #gasmask
Blackwork nun handjammer tattoo by Nick Cowan. #NickCowan #handjammer #nun #scary #horrifying #creepy #macabre #portrait #horror #blackwork #sinister #evil
Bruised and scarred nun tattoo by Paul Acker. #PaulAcker #colorrealism #horrorrealism #nun #scary #horrifying #creepy #macabre #portrait #horror
Possessed nun portrait tattoo by Anrijs Straume. #AnrijsStraume #possessed #nun #scary #horrifying #creepy #macabre #portrait #horror #blackandgrey #sinister #evil
Bloodsucker nun portrait tattoo by Nick Hagan. #NickHagan #vampire #colorrealism #nun #scary #horrifying #creepy #macabre #portrait #horror #sinister #evil

We've got more sinister sisters here:

Neotradtitional nun tattoo by 25ftphantom on Flickr. #nun #scary #horrifying #creepy #macabre #portrait #horror #neotraditional #nsfw #sinister #evil

Neotradtitional nun tattoo by 25ftphantom on Flickr. #nun #scary #horrifying #creepy #macabre #portrait #horror #neotraditional #nsfw #sinister #evil


Xavier
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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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