Evil Tattoo: Different Meanings for Different People

The definition of evil is the same as beauty, it is in the eye of the beholder. Different people will define the word ‘evil’ differently. Most people would define evil as the opposite of good, but good is also a word that also can be defined differently. Whatever the definition, an evil tattoo can be interpreted by the wearer or the observer and two different meanings would emerge. The tattoo should have some significant meaning to the wearer and while displaying the tattoo, there may be several intentions planned.


Evil Tattoo ImageFear is one reason that a person might get an evil tattoo. Some people like the idea that their appearance causes concern or unrest. Through the perception of showing individuality, fear sometimes is the outcome. A tattoo of Satan or a pentagram might give some people a fright, especially if they believe that the tattoo actually represent the person’s belief. It might be perceived that the wearer is a Satanist or a Wiccan.  This could frighten someone if they have a strong Christian faith and see both religions as evil.

A Warning

An evil tattoo can be worn as a warning to others. An evil eye inked on the body might warn others that this is not someone you would want to mess with. Like the flag, “Don’t Tread on Me,” the tattoo can tell others that if you mess with me, bad things will come. A humorous warning tattoo could be Yosemite Sam stating the simple words, “Back Off.” Though the tattoo itself is not evil, the warning in ominous and should be considered. The tattoo is a strong message and if the wearer chose that tattoo as a warning that it should be respected.


Some people just use an evil tattoo because they prefer to do so. Some people like the idea of the dark side. Vampires and Werewolves used to be considered evil by the mainstream public, but books and movies like “The Twilight Series,” and “True Blood,” have made the creatures of the night more romantic than evil. The macabre has become more popular so more people will have something a little more dramatic inked on their body.

Evil Faces

Some tattoo enthusiasts like the genre of horror so much that they transcend images of evil people unto a tattoo. Freddy Kruger and Jason from the slasher films of the eighties are popular because these bad guys put a little fun in their slaughter. A tattoo of Ted Bundy or Charles Manson could symbolize the wearers infinity with the pure evil of these killers. Evil clowns are also popular. A lot of people are scared of clowns and the sight of an evil clown solidifies that fear.
No matter why someone chooses an evil tattoo, it is their body and their preference. If you consider a tattoo evil, ask the wearer why. You might be surprised by the answer and find out there was no evil purpose at all.

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