Horror Themed Tattoos in Bangkok.
Let’s face it – the tattoo industry wouldn’t be the same without the ghosts, ghoulies and blood sucking monsters that grace the skin of many a tattoo-lover.
Although horror is not everyone’s cup of tea, it’s surprising how many of those who have a penchant for the gruesome and scary are also heavily into tattooing.
There are many ways that lovers of horror can indulge their horror-lusts, such as:
- Watching horror movies, (Scary Movie, The Blair Witch Project, It Follows, etc.),
- Reading horror literature, books, and magazines (The Shining, Dracula, Jekyll and Mr. Hyde),
- Hanging gruesome horror posters on their bedroom walls,
- Wearing gruesome T-Shirts,
- Putting horror bumper stickers on their vehicles.
But a great number of hard-core horror lovers tend to take their passion one step further by inking their favorite horror visions on their bodies – thus making a permanent testament to their abiding passion – and announcing to the world at large that they absolutely love horror.
And if you are one of the many who is thinking of going for a horror themed tattoo, there is no better place to start (or continue) than at ALL DAY Tattoo in Bangkok, where our artists are masters of this popular tattoo genre.
Why do people love Horror Tattoos?
There is no single reason, and indeed many enthusiasts would probably have difficulty explaining their love of horror.
One thing is for certain – Horror themed designs are usually very stylized, impressive and startling works of art that are designed and inked by truly gifted artists. This complex and intricate art form attracts many – purely for its renowned aesthetic qualities.
Of course, people are attracted to horror stories and horror movies because the plots are exciting and very scary. For some undefinable reason, most people just love to be scared.
So ardent fans of all things horror often decide to take their love of the genre one step further and embrace the culture by inking their bodies with a fabulous array of horror designs.
Others are attracted to horror tattoo designs because it satisfies a yearning within them. Maybe they are disgusted with the all the horror, injustices, and death in the world around them and they want to make a personal statement of protest. They want to put something permanent on their body that tells the world that horror does exist and it can have a terrible and frightening beauty.
The numbers of people these days with horror tattoos is to some extent a reflection of today’s horror-warped society.
It can also be a harmless outlet for those who have horror within their minds – people who think and dream evil thoughts. By letting it all out on their bodies in the form of tattoos, they are getting the psychological release they crave, with no danger to others.
Yet others are simply attracted by the incredible and scary designs – it seems to trigger a resonance deep within their minds which they can express in the form of a physical manifestation on their bodies.
People who cover their bodies with horror tattoos are also making a statement of their individuality. Some sectors of society may consider them freaks – outcasts from the conventions and norms of society; but this is exactly what the many of the true horror-lovers are striving for. They have no wish to be sheep, they want to be startlingly different, and stand out in a crowd. With a fully horror-inked body – this will undoubtdedly achieve their aim.
Tattoo wearers and viewers alike are stimulated and titillated by gory designs of bloody victims, zombies, creepy eyes, possessed children, violent monsters and terrifying creatures from the paranormal.
Choosing your horror tattoo
You have such a wide variety to choose from that it can sometimes be overwhelming.
You can select from the whole gamut of horror stories and movies throughout the ages. Or you can create something completely original from the vivid images you have conjured up in your mind. You may even decide to ink your own personal horrors that haunt you, as this may be a good way of exorcising them.
The tattoos are often based on iconic characters in literature or movies, or on a theme, – such as Halloween – or a specific time period, such as gothic, or maybe just a general, all-embracing timeless horror theme.
It is very much a matter of taste and what personally appeals to you. Always bear in mind that a good horror tattoo will take time and can be quite expensive, depending on the size, the number of colors and the amount of detail.
There’s nothing worse than a horror tattoo ‘done on the cheap’, so it’s better to make sure you have the budget before embarking on your horror tattoo adventure.
At ALL DAY Tattoo in Bangkok, you will find our prices very reasonable, as we only charge for time spent tattooing, and our the time it takes making your design is free of charge. Our artists can work with you to produce a design that is artistically horrifying as well as a satisfying one that won’t break the bank.
Bear in mind that you don’t have to cover your body with horror tattoos to show you are a fan of the genre. A single horror tattoo placed on your forearm or thigh or chest will satisfy many horror art fans without going having to go the whole nine yards and cover your whole body.
A single horror tattoo can be very effective, particularly if you choose the right artist and it is a great work of art.
To get your horror-loving brain whirring in the right direction, here is a just a small sample of the hundreds of horror movie themes and characters that have been inked onto people’s skins in recent times.
A sleeve of ‘Horror through the Ages’, Pennywise from It, Kurt Barlow from Salem’s Lot, Van Helsing, Zombies from The Walking Dead, Jack Torrance from The Shining, Bob from Twin Peaks, The Thing, Xenomorph from Alien, The Reaper from Jeepers Creepers, Hannibal Lecter from Silence of the Lambs, Freddy Krueger from A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Candyman, Pinhead from Hellraiser, Jason Voorhees from Friday the 13th, Norman Bates from Psycho, Jaws, Leatherface from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Michael Myers from Halloween, Jigsaw from Saw, Chucky from Child’s Play, Kayako Saeki from The Grudge, Bela Lugosi’s Dracula, Nosferatu, Zombies from Night of the Living Dead, Ghostface from Scream, Regan MacNeil from The Exorcist, Boris Karloff’s Frankenstein, and so on and so forth…
Need some more ideas? Want to discuss your thoughts and possible designs with an expert?
Just click on the link below for an absolutely free consolation with one of ALL DAY Tattoo’s pre-eminent tattoo artists and see what kind of horror tattoo will be good for you. Remember, a consultation does not bind you in any way.
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