16 Halloween Tattoos That Actually Look Cool All Year Round

Okay, so, here’s the thing: I am not here to tell you what to do. But if I were to, like, echo what most other people might tell you what to do (on the occasion that they were telling you to do something), I think most people would agree that, as a general rule, it is not exactly wise to get a tattoo (i.e. a thing that is very permanent) in honor of something that is not all that permanent. Like, you should maybe not get Kylie Jenner’s lip kit swatches tattooed on your arm (but do it if you want!). Or, you should think twice about getting Drake‘s name tattooed right on your forehead because, while your love for him might be eternal, future employers may not see it that way. And, by this logic, you should maybe not get a holiday-themed tattoo–like, it might be useful for one out of 365 days of the year, but for the other 364 it’s…not.

But I would like to make a counterpoint right now, and that counterpoint is: Halloween tattoos. Halloween is the internet’s favorite holiday, after all, so getting a Halloween-related tat (provided you are of the legal age to get one and/or have your parents’ consent) is a great way to ensure that it feels like Halloween the whole year. Plus, a lot of the imagery that’s commonly associated with Halloween–skeletons, ghosts, cats–work well outside of a Halloween-related context, too. So, check out these super cool Halloween tattoos that actually look cool all year round:

1. I mean, you can go all-out:

Thank you @derekpeterw so fun making this one for you. #countchocula #halloweentattoo

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2. Or try something like this black cat, which is a little more subtle:


3. A lot of these are like…weirdly adorable:



4. Not even “weirdly” adorable, actually:

Little batty ready for Halloween!

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5. Just straight-up adorable:



6. Or, if you want something a little more, uh, literal, try this Jason mask:


7. Or this Gomez and Morticia tat:


8. Here’s a sexy pinup witch, if it suits you:

Ready for October Thank you @lizzyglamourghoul13 ? For appointments: emmbuns@gmail.com

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9. If you celebrate Día de Muertos, this is a super cool tattoo:


10. This Bride of Frankenstein tattoo is really cool:



11. This one isn’t too over-the-top, but it definitely works, you know?


12. Ditto this one:

Holy ghost revival that I made the other day. His first tattoo. #boo #ghosttattoo

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13. Awww:


14. My little heart!

My new tattoo is cute af ???? #halloweentattoo#ghosttattoo

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15. If you already have a bunch of tattoos, you can mix a tiny little ghost in there to rep Halloween without going overboard:


16. Or, you know, just go totally overboard–you really can’t go wrong with a Halloween tattoo. Get one if you want!

HALLOWEEN!!! Thank you @erikmaurer for letting me do this super fun piece today. ???????

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What do you think of these tattoos? Would you ever get any of them? Let us know in the comments!

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