There’s a lot to love about Halloween. After all, who can say no to DIY costumes, scary movies, and sweet treats galore? While October is a wonderfully witchy time of year, for some, the spooky spirit doesn’t disappear after the clock strikes midnight on November 1. Sound familiar? Maybe it’s time to adopt a little All Hallows’ Eve-inspired ink to cement your love of all things ghoulish and great. Instead of choosing from a slew of creepy and complex designs, ahead you’ll find a few adorable tattoo options to help you celebrate the autumn holiday for the rest of time.
Sweet and Spooky: Casper might be a friendly ghost, but we have to admit we’re pretty sweet on this little guy and his lollipop.
Cat-Scratch Fever: You don’t always need perfectly precise lines to get the look of the tattoo across. We love the sketchy appeal of this pumpkin and black kitty combo.
Bewitching Broomstick Rider: This Sailor Jerry-inspired spellcaster is all about the bling, whether it’s the stars in the sky or the diamond ring on her finger.
Little Bat of Lace: It’s easy for a bat tat (sorry, we couldn’t help ourselves) to appear big and heavy on the skin, but the lattice work on this bit of ink offers a much lighter-looking alternative no matter where you place it.
Cute and a Little Corny: We’ve never seen a narwhal like this in the wild, but we understand his candy corn craving completely.
Spot the Moon: You don’t need a load of lines to create cool (or creepy) body art. As this tiny tat demonstrates, a sprinkling of spots can allow you to create a spooky shape with serious dimension, depending on the density of the dots.
The Great Pumpkin Pussycat: Linus has yet to meet the Great Pumpkin after all these years, but we wouldn’t be surprised to discover that the spirit of the Halloween-figure would be encompassed by a kitty like this.
Setting the Spooky Scene: Sure, some might use an entire sleeve to create an intricate scene, scary or otherwise. And while that might suit them, you can also achieve a similar effect on a much smaller scale without sacrificing the design.
A Venomous Villain: Most of us were understandably scared when we first saw Ursula in The Little Mermaid. Decades later, though, we can’t help but embrace this Disney baddie, especially when she looks this adorable.
Put a Bow on It: Skulls don’t always have to be stark and scary — with the right accessory, they can look pretty cute (and a little creepy, if that’s what you’re going for). Not to mention, it’s a bit reminiscent of the bow worn by Tiny Toons’s favorite animal lover, Elmyra Fudd.
A Painterly Pumpkin: The windswept hues of this jack-o'-lantern require someone who specializes in watercolor ink to make it look like it was quickly shaded in while maintaining the bold linework.
Widdle Wednesday: The Addams Family has been a part of the Halloween tradition ever since the movies first hit screens, quickly turning the character of Wednesday into an icon that has endured. Though we doubt we’d ever see her smile this sweetly, we can’t help but love her even more because of it.
Taking Ghosting to Another Level: This girly ghost has the perfect message for that overzealous online dating match who won’t stop texting you even after you have already moved on.
A Scoop of Pumpkin, Please: We clearly can’t get enough of fall's favorite treat during this time of year (PSL, anyone?). This sweet little squash on a cone, friendly ghost, and bitty bat combo is too adorable not to keep around after all the candy’s gone.
Which one of these trick-or-treat tats would you get to celebrate Halloween 24/7/365? Tell us @BritandCo!