Film,  Halloween

Top 20 ‘A Clockwork Orange’ Tattoos

A Clockwork Orange┬áis the second Stanley Kubrick film to be featured in Halloween Month, the other being The Shining. The 1972 film, based on the 1962 Anthony Burgess novel of the same name, is set in a dystopian Britain and follows a gang of thugs who commit acts of “ultra-violence”, and is truly unlike any other film you will ever see.

Since the film’s release you could argue that we are now living in a dystopian society; while the world is crumbling around us, tattoos are becoming more socially accepted (there is still a long way to go) with approximately 20% of people having at least one tattoo.

The “ultra-violence” in the film is rather unsettling, so bringing it back to tattooing, it can sometimes feel as though our tattoo artists are torturing us, and we are foolish enough to be paying them for the privilege to do so. We’re sure most of you can relate to that moment when you’ve reached your pain threshold and you think your tattoo artist is finished, only for them to say they still have ten more minutes of work to do to the piece.

Will A Clockwork Orange inspire your next – or even your first – tattoo?

Double exposure A Clockwork Orange tattoo by @jayjoree
New school A Clockwork Orange tattoo by @kellydotylovessoup
Colour realism A Clockwork Orange tattoo by @lobaotattoo
Neo trad A Clockwork Orange tattoo by @mares_tattooist
Neo trad A Clockwork Orange tattoo by @mimi_tattoo
A Clockwork Orange tattoo by @sarahsheetztattoos
A Clockwork Orange tattoo by @simoneberto_tattooer
Stylised A Clockwork Orange tattoo by @miha.sakuto
A Clockwork Orange babe tattoo by @moira.ramone
Colour realism A Clockwork Orange tattoo by @tattooalgarcia
A Clockwork Orange x Kandinsky tattoo by @analisbetluna
Graphic abstract mixed style A Clockwork Orange tattoo by @tin_machado
A Clockwork Orange tattoo by @adamwreckitphilo
Stylised neo trad A Clockwork Orange tattoo by @eltanotattoo
A Clockwork Orange tattoo by @guy666
Illustrative Alex tattoo by @onemanriet
A Clockwork Orange coffin tattoo by @chase_tattoos
Traditional style Alex tattoo by @josh_todaro
Alex kewpie doll tattoo by @sarahdtattoos
Colour realism Alex portrait tattoo by @tezp_tattooist

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