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

 

 

#allink #beast #death #demons #grey #horror #ink #inkster #killer #mad #monster #portrait #trouble had fun today

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Tattoomini
Denmark 

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