Despite a broader acceptance of tattoos over the years, there are still plenty of people who view tattoos as scary or threatening. For the most part, that is utter bullshit, but sometimes they are—like these 18 pieces of artwork that will haunt your nightmares. 

And as unsettling as some of these tattoos might be, you have to admit there is something quite beautiful about all of them...

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Bryan Merck

Bristol Pike Bensalem,PA

 

 

#horrortattoo #electricink #tattoo #alexnoir #realistictattoo

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Alex Chernyshevskiy

Russia

 

Shevchenko Evgeny

Russia

 

Myrink Tattoo

Spain

 

 

"Itsy bitsy spider climbed the water spout..." #tattoos #3dtattoo #spidertattoo #blackandgreytattoo #realistic #creepytattoo

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Mechelle LaMee

Kalispell, MT

 

Stephanie Chilindrina Simon

Ecuador

 

Ruan Coetzee

South Africa

 

 

Bad picture! #zombie #neumünster #tattoo #germany #realistik #colortattoos

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Zsolt Gömöri

Hungary

 

Tattoomini

Denmark 

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