10 Best Scream Tattoo Ideas |

If you are looking for some iconic horror movie tattoos, then you need to look at this list of the best ‘Scream’ tattoo designs!

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The ‘Scream’ movie franchise is an iconic American horror movie franchise that is known for its jumpscare moments.

The main antagonist of the movie series is the character named Ghostface. The Ghostface usually communicates threats to its victims over the phone and then hunts them down using a jagged knife.

‘Scream’ was the first movie in this horror and slasher franchise that became a big hit due to the novelty it brought to the horror genre. Over time, there have been five more ‘Scream’ movies in the series with a variety of actors who have joined in. Most notably, actors Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette have starred in the movies as the pivotal characters.

So if you happen to be a fan of the ‘Scream’ movie franchise, you might just want to pay a wacky and fun tribute to the movies. One awesome way to do that would be to get a fun ‘Scream’ tattoo that will catch everybody’s attention!

Minimal Tattoo Designs Based On The Movie ‘Scream’

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If you don’t like big or complex tattoos, then you can just settle for a simple and minimal tattoo. A lot of people don’t like larger tattoos as they are much more time-consuming and also cost a lot more money because of how much ink is needed to complete these tattoos. So if you need some inspiration about minimalistic ‘Scream’ tattoos, just look at the picture above and ask your tattoo artist for something similar.

In case you are in the search for some similar horror tattoo ideas, check out this curated list with the best horror tattoo designs!

Hilarious Scream Tattoo Ideas For Fans

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The best thing about the ‘Scream’ movie franchise is that it doesn’t take itself too seriously. There are some scary jumpscare moments but there are also parts which are incredibly funny as Sidney and her friends try to escape the murderous Ghostface. If you are someone who has often burst into laughter at the antics of Ghostface rather than shivering in fear, then you may want to get a funny ‘Scream’ tattoo as well. There are plenty of ways one can make a funny ‘Scream’ tattoo. You can also look at the picture above where the wearer has made fun of Ghostface by making him look more cute and less dangerous. The wearer has also added hearts around the tattoo as well as the phrase “No you hang up”. This pokes fun at the character of Ghostface who usually called his victims before hunting them down.

Colorful And Funny ‘Scream’ Tattoo Ideas

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While most horror movies are dark, your horror movie ‘Scream’ tattoo definitely doesn’t have to be! You can add as many colors as you want to your ‘Scream’ tattoo if you want to make it more lively and bright. A colorful tattoo will also be more eye-catching and grab attention wherever you go. As can be seen in the photo above, the wearer has come up with a really unconventional idea of drawing Ghostface as a cupcake. Consequently, the tattoo artist has added multiple colors to the fun tattoo to make it look more cute and bizarre.

Ghostface Tattoo Design Done In The Traditional Style

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If you look up some Ghost face tattoo ideas on the internet, you will find a lot of these tattoo designs are done in the traditional style of tattooing. The tattoo traditional style is a classic way of drawing a tattoo with thick, dark outlines and the figures are drawn in a peculiar style. So if you want a ‘Scream’ tattoo with that particular flair, just ask your tattoo artist to draw up the tattoo in a traditional style.

Knife Tattoo Ideas Inspired From The ‘Scream’ Movie

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One of the best things about a slasher movie is that there will definitely be a lot of gore and blood. In the ‘Scream’ movies as well, the protagonist Sidney and her group of allies have to protect themselves from the murderous Ghostface who is out to kill them. True fans would know that Ghostface’s favorite weapon, while he is out hunting, is his jagged knife. Consequently, if you want a creepy tattoo that is an ode to the ‘Scream’ movies, you can also get a ‘Scream’ knife tattoo. While most people choose a Ghostface tattoo, your tattoo will be more unique. It will also express how big a fan you are of these movies. You can even ask your tattoo artist to add some bright red droplets beside or around the knife to indicate that these are the remnants of blood from his victims.

Simple Ghostface Tattoo Designs For Fans

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If this is your first tattoo, then you may want to start off with a simple or minimal tattoo. This will help you find out how much tattoo pain you can handle. You may also want to get a smaller tattoo at first so it is not too time-consuming. Consequently, if you want a minimal ‘Scream’ tattoo to put on your body, you can check out the various simple’Scream’ tattoo designs that are available on the internet. You can also ask your tattoo artist to draw up some minimal ‘Scream’ tattoos for you and you can pick the one you like the most from there.

Heavily Shaded Ghostface Tattoo Ideas

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If you want a tattoo that is not quirky or fun but is instead much more dark and edgy, then you can also go for a heavily shaded and detailed Ghostface tattoo inspired from the ‘Scream’ movie franchise. Ghostface has become an iconic character over the years and has inspired a lot artwork as well as tattoos around the world. If you were ever scared by Ghostface and his terrifying mask and actions, you can also ask your tattoo artist to draw up a tattoo design that will be heavily shaded using black and gray ink.

If you want some more ideas about getting the perfect Ghostface tattoo, then check out these amazing Ghostface tattoo ideas!

‘Scream’ Tattoos That Can Be Placed Anywhere

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One of the best things about ‘Scream’ tattoos is that the tattoo designs can be easily placed anywhere on your body as per your preferences. Normally it becomes difficult to accommodate tattoo designs based on TV shows, movies, or books because of the shape and size of the tattoo designs. However, with a ‘Scream’ tattoo, you can ask your tattoo artists to choose any iconic images or characters from the movies and then draw the figure in a way that you can place it anywhere. Consequently, you can place a ‘Scream’ tattoo on your back, ankle, thigh, shoulder, tattoo sleeve, or even on the top of your hand.

Unconventional Sidney Prescott Tattoos From The ‘Scream’ Movies

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If you decide to get a ‘Scream’ tattoo or a tattoo based on one of the characters from the movies other than Ghostface, then Sidney Prescott would be an obvious choice. Sidney Prescott has been played by actress Neve Campbell. The movies follow Sidney as the protagonist, whose sole aim is to defeat Ghostface and protect herself from his consistent attacks. At the start of the series, she is a scared teenager but with time, becomes a tough woman who can survive the Ghostface’s attacks.

So if you want your tattoo to celebrate one of the most popular horror movie protagonists, you can get a tattoo of Sidney Prescott just like the wearer has done in the picture above. The wearer has gotten the face of Sidney Prescott tattooed on their body while she speaks on the phone. This ‘Scream’ tattoo will remind people of the times in the ‘Scream’ movies when Sidney is threatened by Ghostface while on the phone.

Popular Ghostface Tattoos With The Heart Motif

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If you want a ‘Scream’ tattoo that is quirky and wacky all at once, you might want to think of a completely different kind of ‘Scream’ tattoo. After all, the movies become a bit funny and hilarious after a point rather than being very scary. Even though the jumpscares might shock us, a lot of the audiences find the movies and Ghostface to be quite absurd. Consequently, if you think you have a similar sense of humor, you can also get a tattoo of the Ghostface surrounded by a heart outline. In fact, these heart outlined Ghostface tattoos are quite popular among tattoo lovers!

We often get tattoos that express our likes and interests. If you want to pay homage to one of the most popular horror movie franchises with your tattoo, then you can go ahead and get an awesome ‘Scream’ tattoo.

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