While it’s true the folklore of vampires rose to popularity back in the early 18th century in Western Europe, it actually dates all the way back to the Hebrews, Romans, Ancient Greeks and Mesopotamians with wild tales of demons and spirits.
Up to the 19th century, this superstition wasn’t taken lightly in Romania. Aside from driving steel needles into the hearts of dead corpses, some also covered mouths, eyes, ears and the fingers with pieces of steel. Even garlic was to be placed in mouths and a bullet shoot into the coffin for an extra measure of security.
Over time, the folklore has evolved into what almost everyone knows about vampires today. The undead who rise from their graves or coffins at night to drink the blood of the living. With sharp, long pointed canine teeth, biting the neck has become just as popular as zombies trying to snack on brains!
Of course, certain claims have risen over the years like vampires suffering from weaknesses like sunlight for example. Not to mention, being able to transform from human bodies into flying bats in the poof of an eye.
Yet, when it comes to their meanings, you might see this design as more evil and dark in tone. Perhaps, some men simply view blood dripping off teeth or bite marks on the skin as purely fascinating ideas.
Regardless of your interpretation or expression, you’re sure to enjoy this collection of 60 vampire tattoos for men. From masculine, realistic designs to abstract themed art, discover this folklore in a whole new light!