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14 Halloween Tattoos to Celebrate the Spooky Spirit All Year

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.

(via @grumpstattoo)

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.

(via @linksjinxs)

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.

(via @missquartz)

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.

(via @geocupcaketattoos)

Cute and a Little Corny: We’ve never seen a narwhal like this in the wild, but we understand his candy corn craving completely.

(via @dredilla80)

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.

(via @nikkiheritattoos)

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.

(via @nina_palagonia_tattoo)

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.

(via @megankinsellatattoo)

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.

(via @ieshagoddentattoo)

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.

(via @ladyvioletarcane)

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.

(via @courtenaydicksontattoo)

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.

(via @dientes_de_vampiro_tattoo)

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.

(via @karenawesom)

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.

(via @feathereyes_)

Which one of these trick-or-treat tats would you get to celebrate Halloween 24/7/365? Tell us @BritandCo!

Valis Vicenty
Valis Vicenty is beauty writer who started swatching lipstick when she was still in diapers (sorry Mom!). Her work has been featured on Refinery29, NewBeauty, and Glam.com, plus she maintains her own beauty and lifestyle blog, Val’s Vanity, where she regularly shares her favorite finds and inspirations. When she’s not scrolling through her social media feeds for an emerging trend or test-driving the newest beauty buy, you can find her binging on comedy specials and classic movies on Netflix, listening to the latest bestseller as an audiobook, or adapting a new recipe to whatever’s in her fridge.

Ahhh, fall. There are so many things to love about this time of year (give us ALL the sweaters and pumpkin-flavored eats). But, high on the list comes autumn decor candles, throws, textiles — you name it. Of course, buying items and actually adding them to your room are two different things. So we're turning to Instagram for the best styling advice and inspo for the season. Scroll on to see everything you need to get those wheels turning!

@sbkliving: Sometimes, it only takes a chic doormat to transition your front steps for the season. Hello, fall!

@rachelpuccetti: Excuse us while we spend an entire lazy Sunday relaxing in this fall-infused space.

@farmhousetofrills: A monochrome mantel never looked so chic. (That fireplace pumpkin setup is seriously *genius*.)

@faith_hope_home: Greet guests with a fall-themed entrance to set the tone for a day of pumpkin carving or scary movie marathoning.

@simplysoutherncottage: Don't forget about those nooks and crannies! This entryway/mudroom situation is capturing our little harvest-loving hearts.

@6thirtydecor: Speaking of pumpkins, pick up a few extra gourds to pave the way into your cozy autumn abode.

@farmsteadonfirst: That guest bedroom you weren't sure what to do with it? Transform it into a rustic retreat with some fall signage and mustard-yellow and green accents.

@fiddleleafinteriors: We're going to take a second to *swoon* over this adorable kitchen setup. Those farmhouse accents and simple centerpiece setup? We're in love.

@ohmydearblog: Contrary to what you think, florals *aren't* just for spring. Bring them into your abode by selecting buds in moody tones to pay homage to the season.

@simply.mrs.z: Drawn to modern style? Play up the Halloween vibes by picking black, orange and brass accents to rock on places like your bookshelf. (Bonus points for carrying the theme over to your textiles.)

@drivewaytodreams_crystal: We're going to go ahead and give two thumbs up to all of these orange-hued accents. Backdropped with a neutral furnishings and they truly *pop*!

@cripcollectiveig: For those who don't want to go overboard with the "fall stuff" this one will speak to you. Compile a couple of cute throws and a minimalist pumpkin print on your mantle and you're set

@cavcottage: Who said fun pillows were limited to furnishings only? We're ALL about this entry display.

@houseon77th: This daybed setup is a *dream*. But actually, this would be the perfect space to doze off in come the colder days.

@kristenforgione: For a more festive Halloween look, overhaul your living space with a spooky handmade addition like this one. *Googles paper bat DIYs.*