12 Terrifyingly Creepy Tattoos Just in Time for Halloween

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Many tattoos do tend to look a little gothic. That's the point, for a lot of people. But some ink goes farther. There's a sleeve full of thorny red roses -- and then there's a sleeve full of sinister skulls! Shiver. Halloween is obviously the perfect time of year to break out some of the spookiest ones. But be warned: Nightmares abound!

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When it comes to tattoos, it's not all anchors, pinup girls, and hearts that say "Mom." Nope, not by a long shot. In fact, many tattoo wearers are into expressing something else entirely. From monsters and goat-headed figures to the Grim Reaper and even illustrations of exposed rib cages, many people love going for the ghoul and horror when they get new ink. The scarier, the darker ... the better! 

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Dim the lights and have a look through this roundup of eerie tattoos, if you dare! You won't find any cutesy hearts or splashing dolphin tattoos in this mix. These are some of the creepiest tattoos we've ever seen.

How do these people sleep at night? 

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