Krampus Tattoos

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Here in the United States we know only of Santa Claus—the lovable fella who goes around the world to give children presents on Christmas. And while St. Nick has a naughty list, there aren't any real consequences for those children that haven't behaved. In German folklore, however, there is a demon known as Krampus that delivers retribution upon the children that have misbehaved. The very image of Krampus with enormous horns, cloven feet and a pointed tongue is enough to convince children to mind their manners all year long. And like most images bordering on the terrifying, there are a heck of a lot of Krampus tattoos out there. Check out this gallery of some of our favorites. Hopefully this is the only time you encounter Krampus this holiday season.