The images that Tim Burton has created over the years are often odd, but have a beauty to them that some can’t deny. That’s what makes his characters great subjects when it comes to tattoos. So to celebrate the auteur’s 55th birthday on Sunday August 25, we decided to count down the best Tim Burton-inspired tattoos we could fine. Whether these fans took his characters as is, or put their own spins on it, one thing’s for sure, these are creepily incredible.
10. Chest Full of Penguin
KWA! KWA! Not sure what his significant other thinks of waking up to that, but we think it’s pretty fantastic. Hopefully they’re a “Batman Returns” fan.
9. Classic Weird Girl
Why do we love this one? Is it the beautiful frame? The pop of blue? Or the kitty? Definitely the kitty!
8. Pinup Attack
Take a cult classic, mix it with this classic tattoo style, and get greatness.
7. Wonka Portrait
Did you think you would get out of a Burton-related post without seeing Johnny Depp? You thought wrong.
6. Corpse Sleeve
She looks sad. But she should cheer up because she looks lovely.
5. Soul Mates
Another frame? Burton fans sure know how to make their pieces look extra snazzy.
4. Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! Beetle—oh no you don’t
This is taken from the cartoon and not the movie, and it’s been done with a twist! Too cute.
3. Mad As a Hatter
All those colors mix with the madness in his eyes!
2. Man’s Best Friend
“Frankenweenie” fans really know how to win at life when it comes to their tattoos, don’t they?
1. Avon Saved My Life
Edward was re-imagined for this one and it couldn’t be any better.