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Halloween tattoos

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015
Halloween tattoos

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The scariest night of the year is around the corner: Halloween is coming! Halloween has been popular in the United States and the United Kingdom for decades, but these days Halloween fever has spread far and wide across the world. Chances are that Halloween parties or Halloween tours will also be part of your neighborhood this year, and children will take to the streets with that familiar chant of “trick or treat!”

For one crazy, creepy night of the year, most of the fun of Halloween is in dressing the part – and preferably being as scary as possible. Besides masks, wigs and other accessories, temporary Halloween tattoos will add the finishing touch (unless of course you’re so fanatical that you’d prefer a ‘real’ tattoo). This year the choice of Halloween tattoos is vast: from small, cute pumpkins to truly ‘horrifying’ tattoos. This fun ‘scarefest’ seems to have inspired tattoo designers all over the world.

Cute Halloween tattoos

For those of you who are not a big fan of horror and blood, there are many temporary tattoos available that are not so gory, but still make a bold (and suitably creepy) statement:


The laughing pumpkin

little bat halloween tattoo


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Friendly ghost

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Halloween cat (glows in the dark!)

Wounds and scars

Nothing is as gruesome as someone with a great gaping wound or a horrific looking scar! There are some amazing temporary tattoos on the market that make those wounds and scars seem chillingly realistic.

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The packets of different tattoos from Tinsley Transfers – aptly named Gorywood – are especially very popular:

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Tinsley Gorywood

Tinsley Gorywood 2

See the full range of wounds and scars from Tattoo For A Week here.

Tinsley Transfers

We have written about Christien Tinsley previously, a special effects makeup artist in Hollywood (read the blog post here). He has built his whole career around designing creepy and gory temporary tattoos. For example, not only the Gorywood packets (see above) but his other designs are also like something straight out of a horror movie.

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Tinsley Halloween

Tinsley skull 2

And let’s not forget the ‘face-tattoos‘ by Christien Tinsley and the temporary tattoos from his zombie series. The scary combination of ‘gruesome’ temporary tattoos together with a creepy Halloween outfit will definitely send chills down the spines of everyone who crosses your path on the night!

See the whole range of Tinsley Transfers here. Tattoo For A Week was chosen as one of only two distributors for the European market!

Extreme make-up

For those of you who plan on doing makeup, Halloween is the perfect occasion to go over the top. Everything and anything goes! With a little practice and ingenuity, you too can imitate these looks. It does not matter if it’s not very neat – that often makes it even creepier!

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Many make-up artists are inspired by Halloween because they can really let their imaginations run wild. In the weeks before Halloween, you see also a lot of their work on internet blogs. The designs of this French make-up artist, for example, are really impressive.

Nail varnish

To really round off your look perfectly, why not change your nail polish for the occasion as well? Obviously there are pre-made synthetic nails available, but why not try your hand at your own designs? With only a few colors, and a steady hand, you may be amazed at the result!

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Dracula or zombie?

Are you ready? Have you decided what you want to be this year? Then finish off your look with temporary tattoos! You’ll find the full Halloween range from Tattoo For A Week here. All our products are anti-allergenic and meet international safety standards. And best of all, we can deliver the tattoo of your choice in just a few days!

We realize only too well that the temporary Halloween tattoos often have to serve for one night only. But those who want to, can still show off their temporary tattoos for a few more days. And for those of you who don’t want to show up at work with a ‘gaping head wound’ or some bats on the arm, the tattoos can be easily removed with Limisan tattoo remover, or with alcohol or any oil.

Happy Halloween!

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