People’s obsession with the scary, odd, dark, or twisted is as prevalent as those that prefer unicorns and rainbows. The dark side calls to many.
The flood of horror movies, true crime, and spooky tales in recent years only prove that the trend isn’t going anywhere.
Halloween is more popular than ever and some like to live that lifestyle year round. Black cats, witches, and ghosts are all favorite tattoo designs for those that prefer the scary and terrifying.
The ultimate symbol of Halloween might possibly be the haunted house. Tattoos that demonstrate this fascination we have with haunted structures and spiritual inhabitants are not uncommon. We have passed them down from oral tradition–are interest in the bizarre, unimaginable, and legend.
Haunting is a part of our human experience and even the “happiest” place on earth offers a themed attraction highlighting our delight, reality television series have spawned tourism to spooky destinations, and each year hundreds of spectators head to haunted houses for Halloween to be spooked out of their wits.
Haunted house tattoos range from apocalyptic remnants to terrifying walls of doom. Haunted houses serve as a memorial to a place of fear–only the threat is on their own terms.
Inking a tattoo onto one’s body is typically a personal choice. The decision to choose a haunted house can satisfy a range of symbolism and imagery. Its popularity will continue as long as those have a sense of the macabre or through personal experience.