Tattoos are amazing pieces of self expression. In some cases, however, tattoo creativity can veer into the territory of creepiness. Some of the weirdest kinds of tattoos aren't just odd designs, they're concepts and locations that are not only outside the norm, they're also sometimes unsafe.
Since tattoos are so common these days, people have been turning towards more unusual forms of tattooing as traditionally fringe designs have become commonplace. Few are really intimidated by a dagger design anymore, so they turn to more innovative concepts. "People are drawn to getting weird and spooky tattoos because sometimes that’s what we feel like inside," tattooist Adam Villani, tells Bustle. "Not always in a dark way, but we’re all weirdos, and if you are getting a tattoo, you’ve acknowledged that at least part of society is going to think you’re weird anyway. So why not get something creepy or weird?" And some might not even find these kinds of tattoos creepy.
Others try to innovate for creativity or sentimentality. Although they're cautioned against, since tattoos and tattoo ink are not regulated by the FDA, a lot of this innovation comes along with risk. "Keep in mind that these modifications are permanent as are many of their associated complications," Susan Bard, MD, of Manhattan Dermatology Specialists, tells Bustle. So although all of these tattoos have been done before, be cognizant of the risks if any of them speak to you.
Here are the seven creepiest types of tattoos you can get, according to experts.