The world of Tim Burton’s grifting ghoul is ripe for tattoo inspiration, and for decades Beetlejuice devotees have dedicated their flesh to the cultural phenomenon.
From the underworld inhabitants such as receptionist Miss Argentina, Harry the Hunter, Juno the chain-smoking caseworker, and the phantom football team, to the newly-dead Maitlands, there is truly a character for every individual style and affectionately twisted connection.
Whether it’s troubled teen Lydia Deetz, arguably the precursor to modern pop-goth culture, or her unwelcome suitor Beetlejuice himself, fans can choose from a number of designs and color schemes, as well as parts of the body to showcase their masterpieces. There have been spectacular depictions of the limbo-dwelling Sandworm snaking up and around one’s leg or arm, while Delia Deetz would be proud to see her otherwise atrocious sculptures permanently displayed on a bicep or shoulder.
The uniquely creepy tombstones and death’s head decor also make for unforgettable works of tattoo art, with particular designs inked in black and white and often bearing the tattoo wearer’s own name. Regardless of what aspect of Beetlejuice’s world you choose to commemorate, few will fail to admire your own devilish delight in the afterlife.