Film,  Halloween

Dead Meat’s ‘Kill Count’ Series: Tattoo Edition (Part 1)

With so much spare time on our hands, given the lock-down, we’ve spent a fair chunk of it re-watching all of Dead Meat’s Kill Count series on YouTube.

If you’re not already subscribed to Dead Meat, you may still be familiar with the name from our past post where we shared ten tattoos of obscure horror films, all of which had been featured on the Kill Count.

We love horror movies but it’s all little too early to get started on our Halloween content, so today we’re attempting to find a tattoo for each and every Kill Count episode that Dead Meat has produced.

We’re going in chronological order and kicking things off with Friday the 13th.

Friday the 13th

Pamela Voorhees, not Jason, was the original killer in this cult classic. Our research failed to find a decent tattoo of Pamela, so this one of her mummified head shall have to suffice.

The mummified severed head of Pamela Voorhees. Tattoo by @paulackertattoo

Friday the 13th Part 2

Another piece of Friday the 13th trivia is that Jason didn’t always have a hockey mask to hide his deformed face.

Baghead Jason Voorhees from Friday the 13th Part 2. Tattoo by @nicolereidtattoo

Friday the 13th Part III

The film in which Jason first donned his iconic hockey mask.

Neo trad Jason Voorhees tattoo by @kennyteatattoo

Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter

Floral Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter tattoo by @jennifertroktattoos

Friday the 13th: A New Beginning

A young Jason drowning (fresh) and (healed) Jason from the dream sequence in Friday the 13th: A New Beginning. Tattoo by @paulackertattoo

Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives

Dark trash realism Jason Voorhees from Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives. Tattoo by @anrijsstraume

Friday The 13th Part VII: The New Blood

Illustrative Friday The 13th Part VII: The New Blood Jason Voorhees tattoo by @onemanriet

Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan

Colour realism Jason from Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan. Tattoo by @paulackertattoo

Jason Goes To Hell: The Final Friday

Jason Goes To Hell: The Final Friday themed tattoo by @tomtaylortattoo

Jason X

Jason Voorhees (Jason X mask) tattoo by @dan_gagne

Freddy vs. Jason

Colour realism Freddy vs Jason tattoo by @thealexwright

Friday the 13th (2019 reboot)

Colour realism Jason Voorhees tattoo by @thebakery

Scream 1 – 4

The original film is so beloved that the vast majority of tattoos are based on that or the Ghostface mask.

Traditional style Casey Becker and Ghostface tattoo by @duncancfyfe
Floral Scream tattoo by @nikii_neko_tattoo
Stylised realism Scream tattoo by @ron570tattoos
Blackwork Ghostface tattoo by @angeloparente

The Thing (1982)

Colour realism The Thing tattoo by @davidcorden

Night of the Living Dead (1968)

Black and grey Night of the Living Dead tattoo by @stephanie_melbourne

Get Out

Get Out inspired tea cup tattoo by @sassybury

Child’s Play

Colour realism Good Guys Doll/Chucky tattoo by @kevinbecvar

Child’s Play 2

Black and grey realism Child’s Play 2 movie poster tattoo by @thomascarlijarlier

Stephen King’s IT

Stylised Pennywise tattoo by @nick_sarich_tattooer

Child’s Play 3

Illustrative Chucky (Child’s Play 3) tattoo by @onemanriet

Bride of Chucky

Stylised Tiffany tattoo by @sam.nancy.tattoos

Seed of Chucky

Colour realism Chucky hand tattoo by @khantattoo

Curse of Chucky

Half healed, half fresh Chucky tattoo by @timmy_b_413

Cult of Chucky

Colour realism Good Guys Doll/Chucky tattoo by @dermhospitalthomas

You’re Next

Traditional You’re Next inspired tattoo by @jennasze.tattoos

The Mist

We were unable to find any tattoos (whether good or bad) for this Stephen King film adaptation.

The Mist (2007)

Trick ‘r Treat

Blackwork Sam and friends (Trick ‘r Treat) tattoo by @angeloparente

Alien 1 – 3

Ripley and Xenomorph tattoos by @audie_tattoos
Traditional Xenomorph (Aliens) tattoo by @josh_todaro
Illustrative Xenomorph tattoo by @artfink

Thanks Killing

Illustrative neo trad turkey tattoo by @fabingg

Alien Resurrection

Dark trash realism Ripley portrait tattoo by @anrijsstraume

Jack Frost 1 + 2

Sure, these aren’t the same killer snowman from the films, but they do appear evil enough, right?

New school snowman tattoo by @bulman_tattoons
New school snowman tattoo by @scottymunster

Black Christmas (1974 and 2006)

There are a few tattoos inspired by the films, however none of them were up to our standards for LWG. Enjoy these Christmas tree tattoos instead.

Sparkly spoopy Christmas tree tattoo by @keelyglitters
Decorated Christmas tree tattoo by @dansmithism

Krampus

Colour realism Krampus and snow globe tattoo by @ron570tattoos

New Year’s Evil

Again, this isn’t related to the film, but it is a champagne bottle with a skull on it – New Year’s Eve is National Champagne Day and the skull can represent the kills in New Year’s Evil.

Champagne bottle tattoo by @patkarpeza

Killer Klowns from Outer Space

Colour realism Killer Klowns From Outer Space tattoo by @thealexwright

The Thing (2011 prequel)

The Thing coffin tattoo by @chase_tattoo

IT remake

Neo trad Pennywise tattoo by @gibb0o

A Nightmare on Elm Street

A Nightmare On Elm Street bath scene tattoo by @holt_unicorn

A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge

Colour realism A Nightmare On Elm Street 2 tattoo by @ron570tattoos

A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

Traditional style needle-fingered Freddy Krueger tattoo by @dan_gagne

A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master — A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child — Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare — Wes Craven’s New Nightmare — A Nightmare on Elm Street (remake)

The following tattoos aren’t related to any specific A Nightmare on Elm Street film, but perhaps these and the ones above can serve as inspiration for your own Freddy Krueger or NOES tattoo.

Colour realism Nightmare on Elm Street tattoo by @paulackertattoo
Colour realism Freddy Krueger half sleeve tattoo by @marcoklose_official
Colour realism Freddy Krueger tattoo by @khailtattooer
Stylised neo trad Freddy Krueger tattoo by @fulviovaccarone

My Bloody Valentine

This was another film with fan tattoos which were not up to our standard. The tattoo below is so far removed from the film itself so we’ll justify it by saying that it is a bloody, killer, love heart tattoo.

Megalodon shark and bloody love heart tattoo by @nikkirex

There you have it – 51 tattoos of which 43 directly relate to the first 52 Kill Count episodes from Dead Meat. As you can see, there are plenty of talented tattoo artists out there who absolutely kill it when it comes horror tattoos.

We worked out that we’ve seen 42 out of the 52 movies. Leave your number in the comments section below.

For the mean time, we suggest going to watch all these Kill Count episodes and give us a follow on Instagram so you’ll be notified once Part 2 is ready!

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