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In horror, we've been introduced to countless terrifying and memorable villains. These villains have haunted our nightmares and stuck with us for years after our initial exposure to their films. However, it takes a lot for a horror villain to be deemed a horror icon. These icons have made a lasting impression on the world of horror, changing history and impacting millions worldwide. We know that one of the biggest communities to be impacted by horror is the tattoo community, as horror movie tattoos are nearly as common as skulls and roses. In honor of all the horror fanatics out there, take a look at 100 of our favorite horror tattoos from talented artists around the world. Then let us know your favorite tattoo from this list in the comments section on social media.

Freddy Krueger

Onscreen Debut: 1984

Franchise: "A Nightmare on Elm Street"

Creator: Wes Craven

Portrayed By: Robert Englund

Number of Films: 9

Jason Voorhees

Onscreen Debut: 1980

Franchise: "Friday the 13th"

Creator: Victor Miller and Sean S. Cunningham

Portrayed By: Many

Number of Films: 12

Michael Myers

Onscreen Debut: 1978

Franchise: "Halloween"

Creator: John Carpenter

Portrayed By: Many

Number of Films: 13

John Kramer

Onscreen Debut: 2004

Franchise: "Saw"

Creator: James Wan and Leigh Whannell

Portrayed By: Tobin Bell

Number of Films: 8


Onscreen Debut: 1987

Franchise: "Hellraiser"

Creator: Clive Barker

Portrayed By: Doug Bradley

Number of Films: 10


Onscreen Debut: 1989

Franchise: "Child's Play"

Creator: Don Mancini

Portrayed By: Brad Dourif

Number of Films: 8


Onscreen Debut: 2007

Franchise: "Trick 'r Treat"

Creator: Michael Doughterty

Portrayed By: Quinn Lord

Number of Films: 1


Onscreen Debut: 1974

Franchise: "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre"

Creator: Tobe Hooper

Portrayed By: Many

Number of Films: 9