It's no secret that the tattoo community loves horror movies, especially those depicting memorable killers. Over the last several decades, the horror genre has grown by leaps and bounds, introducing new psychopathic murders to a vastly expanding lexicon.

I'm not sure what draws people into loving fictional killers, maybe it's their troubled backstories or their intricately crafted idiosyncratic personalities. Either way, it's made for some seriously impressive tattoos along the way. Take a peek at 50 of our favorite tattoos depicting fictional killers in the gallery below, then let us know your favorite horror movie/TV show in the comments section on social media.

Hannibal Lecter

Likes: Fine wine, Florence and fava beans.

Dislikes: Will Graham

Patrick Bateman

Likes: Skincare, money and music.

Dislikes: Paul Allen

Dexter Morgan

Likes: Control, solitude and challenges.

Dislikes: Intimacy

Norman Bates

Likes: His mother

Dislikes: Any other woman

Ghostface

Likes: Horror movies, tropes and cliches.

Dislikes: Caller I.D.

Michael Myers

Likes: Kitchen knives

Dislikes: Promiscuous teens

John Kramer

Likes: Civil engineering, tape recorders and puppets.

Dislikes: People who don't value their lives.

Leatherface

Likes: Chainsaws and human skin.

Dislikes: Cardio

Jason Voorhees

Likes: Machetes and hockey.

Dislikes: Swimming and teenagers.

Freddy Krueger

Likes: Dreams and sweaters.

Dislikes: Fires