- Cemetery, Graveyard Tattoos
Out of curiosity I did some research to see if there was any interest in having a graveyard or cemetery tattooed on a person, and interestingly, there was. In my mind, when the thought of a graveyard comes up, it is differentiated from a cemetery...
- Edgar Allen Poe Tattoo Designs
Edgar Allen Poe has become more of a fascinating individual after his death than he was during his lifetime. In fact, Poe was known in his day more as a literary critic than an author, and grew in popularity as an author after his death at the...
- Chucky the Killer Doll Tattoos
It's hard to believe the first Chucky movie, Child's Play, was released in 1988, and has another project in the mix, which will be similar to the original Child's Play, but reportedly much darker. That has been pushed back for legal reasons until...
Grim Reaper Tattoo
Surprisingly, grim reaper tattoo designers and artists take a pretty one-dimensional character and are able to flesh him out in a number of ways that keeps the image from being repetitious and ubiquitous every time you see one.
Another thing about the Grim Reaper I noticed is he's always very detailed, and the quality of the work is superb in almost every one I found.
There were exceptions like cartoonish looking Reapers, but other than that they were of very high quality and I really enjoyed them in spite of what it makes you think of.
Almost every one I included in this tattoo gallery have a unique aspect that separates them from each other and surprises as to how it was differentiated.
One of the major changes many of the Grim Reaper tattoos had was in reference to the sickle. A number of the tattoo artists changed that around in a creative way and made the sickle out of something else than what is normally thought of.
Not all of them did that, but it was done enough so it was one of the major elements of the tattoo that made them stand out.
Grim Reaper Tattoo of Him at Rest?
This first tattoo of the Grim Reaper gets you a little too relaxed, as he seems to be resting the sickle on his shoulder with not much work to do.
Of course you know what happens when we let our guards down, slice goes the sickle before we know what hit us. Oh wait, I better not get to that part yet so early on in the article.
Is this Grim Reaper really resting?
Angel of Death Tattoos
- Angel of Death Tattoos
When people think of the angel of death, it usually conjures up thoughts of images of the Grim Reaper we're all so familiar with. While that is still true, there are a variety of ways we imagine the moment of death and the role angels may play in...
Grim Reaper Tattoo and Spooky Tree
The tree really makes this tattoo, although the images flow well together and the lines don't interfere with one another, but give the impression that this is where the Grim Reaper walks and dwells before coming for his victims.
So if you see any of these trees ... you know, stay away!
Grim Reaper Tattoo with Spooky tree in background
Evil Pumpkin Tattoos
- Evil Pumpkin Tattoos
For those who love a good horror picture and scare, there's nothing much better than an evil pumpkin or Jack-O-Lantern, whether fixed on the head of an evil creature, or possibly on a scarecrow, or other creative uses to create that tense atmosphere.
Grim Reaper Tattoo with him looking like he's under skin
These types of tattoos which look like there's a world of some sort beneath the skin are cool to me, and this one of the Grim Reaper works fantastic. I like how that handle sticks out as if it make a hole there. Ouch!
Did you notice many of the ripped flesh areas were made to look like the end of the sickle held by the Reaper?
Grim Reaper getting underneath your skin?
- Vampire Tattoos
Vampires continue to be a fascinating theme to a lot of people, and as always, if people like something, they end up getting it tattooed on their body if they're into tattooing. Surprisingly, there are a lot of styles of vampire tattoos, with...
Grim Reaper Tattoo with some already harvested souls
The souls behind the Grim Reaper in this image really make the design. You get the feeling they're behind him waiting to see who's next to come and join them.
Also notice the souls in the bottom part of his robe, which aren't obvious at first.
Grim Reaper tattoo with souls behind him
- Hellboy Tattoos
If there's an interesting story to tell, there's an interesting tattoo to design, and that's the truth with the cult hero 'Hellboy,' who has been a fixture among fans for those who know him for some time. His unique reddish skin gives him great...
Grim Reaper Tattoo in act of taking soul
This is one of my favorite Grim Reaper tattoos, and as you can see, he's in the act of taking his next soul with him. Pretty cool how it gives the appearance of motion.
But the design is really well done, and it's like you can almost feel his actions as he's doing it. I just hope he's not looking at me.
Grim Reaper Tattoo photo taking soul
Clockwork Orange Tattoos
- Clockwork Orange Tattoos
The film 'A Clockwork Orange' is one of the most controversial and brutal in film history, causing enormous uproar around the world, and threats to producer, director, and co-writer Stanley Kubrick not only at the time of the film, but years...
Grim Reaper Tattoo of him ready to throw the dice
This one is awesome to me. Is it your turn? Let's toss the dice to see shall we?
Other than the message the image and design sends, this is really a well done tattoo. whether The shadowing of this Grim Reaper tattoo holding the dice is really amazing.
- Cool Goth Tattoos
The Gothic lifestyle is a fascinating one to me, and overall it's really undefinable, although much of the purpose is to startle and grab attention through clothes and themes the participants wear and engage in. With tattoos the purpose is the...
Grim Reaper with Hockey stick sickle
This one is a lot of fun, and that hockey stick is the one used by a goalie. Does that imply he's the last stop on your journey? I think so. Pretty creative and detailed tattoo.
I like the way the hood lies on the head of the skull and the flowing tattered robe drapes down from there..
Grim Reaper Tattoo with hockey stick for sickle
Bio-Organic, Mechanical Tattoos
- Extraordinary Bio-Organic, Mechanical Tattoos
For a time the bio-mechanical and bio-organic tattoo theme was one of the most popular, and they still continue to be an attractive choice for those wanting to put something unique on their body. I'm including the two styles for the purpose of...
Grim Reaper Tattoo with Hourglass
This final Grim Reaper tattoo is full of stuff, and the primary focus is that hourglass in front of him. There's no dice throwing in this image. Time's up baby. Time to go. Time to reap.
But what's also really cool is his sickle being an alien skeleton based on the film series. Great tattoo. That chain hanging off the sickle and attached to the hourglass looks really good.
Grim Reaper tattoo with Alien skeleton for sickle
Great Grim Reaper tattoo gallery
This gallery or grouping of tattoos, overall, is among the best I've seen. I'm talking about how each one individually doesn't lack much or fall much in quality in contrast to the rest. Usually you'll find a few good tattoos in a theme, and the rest are average or below average.
All of these have tremendous detail, creativity and quality, and I really enjoyed them a lot. Too bad it had to be the old Reaper that gets the good press.
But as for the Grim Reaper as a theme to choose for your tattoo, if you like the feel of that subject matter there are a lot of good designs to choose from.
Connie Ho from Quebec, Canada on October 07, 2009:
Now I finally know what is a 'grim reaper'. It is a perfect example of horror tattoos. Nicely organized!