7 Jared Leto Joker Inspired Tattoos From Instagram To Kick Start Your 'Suicide Squad' Obsession
By now, most of the whole world must have seen the trailer for the new 2016 movie Suicide Squad. If not, where have you been hiding? There were many things I liked about it, from Jared Leto's Joker tattoos to the revamped Harley Quinn complete with a new outfit and blue and pink pigtails. IMO, it could be the hottest movie of next year with its star-studded cast — including Will Smith as Dead Shot and Cara Delevingne as Enchantress — and new talent found in Margot Robbie of The Wolf of Wall Street fame, who will be playing Ms. Quinn. Plus I'm sure the special effects will be pretty epic; comic book movie adaptation CGI is usually state of the art.
Now, let's talk about the Joker. This twisted mister has been played by some amazing gents. The iconic Jack Nicholson played the Joker in Tim Burton's Batman and the legendary Heath Ledger played the part in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight. Although they looked similar with their painted white faces, smeared red smiles, and green hair, the actors highlighted different aspects of the Joker's personality and made incredible villains in their own right. Nicholson was zany and downright freakish, whereas Ledger was dark and eerie. Of course, both Jokers are portrayed as absolute psychopaths.
Which brings us to Jared Leto's Joker and his bone chilling performance in the Suicide Squad trailer. Leto's Joker has the same pale skin, blood red lips, and green hair as his predecessors but he has the addition of shaved eyebrows, metal teeth, and tattoos everywhere. So to celebrate the new Joker of Suicide Squad, here's a selection of insane tattoos to give you some mad inkspiration.
1. The Hilariously Authentic Tattoo
Take inspiration directly from the man himself with this laughter tattoo, which is definitely no joke. It's totally creepy, yet modern and edgy. If you don't fancy committing to a chest full of chuckles, why not take a few laughs and flaunt them in a more elusive spot?
2. The Cheesy Comic Book Style
This tattoo has got a major Say Cheese and Die! Goosebumps novel feel to it. I can just imagine the Joker staring at his victim for too long and the victim exclaiming, "Why don't you take a picture, it'll last longer?" After which the Joker would whip out his camera, snap the poor unsuspecting person, and then things would get nasty.
3. Gotham Belongs To The Joker
I love how artistic this design is and the clever way in which Gotham City blends into the Joker's face, giving off all kinds of metaphors.
4. The Joker & Harley Quinn Tattoo
If you can't bear to have a Joker inspired tattoo without a little dash of his love interest Harley Quinn, then this tat is for you. It's also great for those who are fans of subtle tattoos or for those who want to disguise their geekery because duh, "J" totally stands for "Jasmine," the name of your first dog who was just a diamond of a pooch.
5. The Slightly Terrifying Tattoo
I am equal parts in awe of and majorly freaked out by this tattoo. This Joker ink is not one for the faint of heart, myself included.
6. The Jared Joker Tattoo
For fans of Jared Leto, this tattoo is a great choice. All of the details are there, from the "Damaged" tattoo across his forehead to the singular purple glove. The artist behind this tattoo certainly knows their Batman villains.
7. The Blood Splattered Tattoo
This tattoo encompasses one of the Joker's catchphrases, "Why so serious?" with a gory font for maximum nightmarish effect.
So go on and get your freak on, you jokesters.
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