You Decide, Trick or Treat? 13 Halloween Tattoos

Halloween, also known as All Hallows’ Eve, has its roots  in a pre-Christian festival from about 2,000 years ago which was held in the beginning of November. The festival was called Samhain (pronounced “sah-win”). Samhain, means “summer’s end” in Gaelic. Now, the opposite of that is, Samhainophobia, which is the fear of Halloween or the fear of the festival of the dead. Hard to imagine someone fearing the Festival of the Dead, after all, what could be more normal than dead people having a festival?  While there remains some debate with folklorist and historians about the exact origins of Halloween, one thing is for sure, if is started some 2,000 years ago and we are still celebrating it, All Hallow’s Eve deserves some special attention!

Check out the collection below of some spooky and whimsical Halloween Tattoos.

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Ans Pham


Matt @inkedtat2


Lindsay  @Skin Decor Tattoo



By Richard Guy in the U.K. @richardartistguy

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Cory Stanfield @cory_ink3d


Laura Murphy @lmurphytattoos


Mark Duhan @markduhan


Mae La Roux @missmaelaroux


Christopher Fernandez @chrisfernandez_8p


Sunny Buick

Sunny Buick

Brad Stevens

New York Adorned's Brad Stevens

Dark Circle Tattoo

Red at Dark Circle in Middlesbrough, UK

Matt Houston

Matt Houston of Gastown Tattoo Parlor in Vancouver

Darcy Nutt

Darcy Nutt of Chalice Tattoo in Boise, Idaho

Adam Gibson

Adam Gibson of Good Times Tattoo in Salt Lake City, Utah

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