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50 Extreme Tattoos That Will Make Your Jaw Drop

Embracing self-expression continues to be one of the predominant ways that modern individuals differentiate themselves from the pack. While tattoos were once associated with the counterculture that deviated away from cultural norms, they have become much more acceptable and widely beloved. Because of the shift in thought, more people are going all in and getting extreme tattoos that offer optimal self-expression.

Some people just can’t get enough ink! Extreme tattoos can be a way to show an evolution, a transformation, and even if they’ve not been fully conceived from the start, they still have a story to tell viewers. If you have a tattoo, you know how attractive they are. Once you get one, it’s hard to stop! Need proof of it? We’ve found folks with tattoos from top to bottom that truly love the art of tattooing. These individuals might have started with just one tattoo, but now it’s a whole lifestyle. Let’s get extreme!

Check Out These Mesmerizing Extreme Tattoos!

Alt Girl

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It’s hard to tell where this person’s mesh outfit starts and her inked skin begins. This full-body tattoo features big blocks of color and bold shapes. We are into this alt style which often includes extreme tattoos.

U Up?

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Here’s an extremely colorful example of a person who is totally obsessed with ink. He’s covered every inch of the face including tattooing inside his ears.

Haunting

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This person’s tattoo artist is a master of shading. We find some photorealistic designs here but the showstoppers are the beams of light and wisps of smoke. Remarkable!

The Barber

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The person who shared this image noted that they’re a barber by trade. You don’t say? We’re pretty sure we spot the word “barber” tattooed across his nose.

Bros

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Find yourself a friend that will go all-in with you! These buds have matching back tattoos. Why not?

Even the Eyelids

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Even this person’s hair has been altered! We’ve got a ton of busy designs here from a geometric cube pattern on the side of the face to shapes radiating out from around the eyes.

Bros Part II

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We must repeat, find yourself a friend who loves tattooing as much as you do! This pair has tattoos from head to foot.

Harmony

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This gorgeous face tattoo is breathtaking. With both floral and celestial motifs, it dances across the face. On the top of the head, we find a grey, more muted design which really makes the sun shape shine.

The Totality of the Torso

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This tattoo of the Buddha is a stunner! Most of the tattoos on display here are done in classic black and grey, but the inclusion of white ink on the torso makes the design really glow.

Cheek to Cheek

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“Create yourself” is a good mantra! This individual is clearly taking it to heart as there are a number of bold, personal designs, as well as some intense facial piercings.

Bold & Black

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Blackout tattoos have been trending for the last several years and it certainly seems like a painful commitment. It’s clear this person has no fear of the tattoo gun! It’s one of the most extreme tattoos on this list!

Swirls & Swirls

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This close-up photograph reveals an entire world of intricate design flowing across this person’s entire face. Even the lips have some dazzle to them.

‘Tattoos Are My Story’

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“My body is my journal, and tattoos are my story,” this person captioned the photo. There’s still room to grow here, but these bold designs are wonderful.

Criss-Cross

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Blackout tattooing is a trend that people are really getting behind these days. This person has taken care to extend the design from her neck up onto the face. The result is a linear design that looks like rays of light.

Off the Chest

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Can you spot the death’s-head hawkmoth? Have you clocked the owl? These tattoos range from somewhat tribal-inspired to less abstract.

‘I Am the War’

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Skulls are extremely popular designs for extreme tattoos. We must admit, however, that we’ve never seen a very large one over the entire torso.

Tattooed to the Core

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For some, there’s no rhyme or reason for their extreme tattoos. Each one is just a small design that’s gotten picked up along the way. It looks like this individual is starting to run out of space!

GoT

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You guys. This person has a full-body tattoo inspired by Game of Thrones. Sure, there are some other designs going on but which stand out the most to you?

Sick

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What if you want your face to look like you don’t have a face? This very strange tattoo design makes it look like the skin is rotting right off!

A Whole Lot

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The person showing off their tattoos here included the caption, “I think I got addicted.” Tattoos are so beautiful and expressive! It’s easy to go overboard.

In-Line

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As you’ve probably noticed eyelids and lips aren’t off the table when it comes to extreme tattoos. The geometric design on the side of his face carries right on across the lips while the line down the other side doesn’t miss the eyelid!

Fowl

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This individual might give Cardi B a run for her money! A giant peacock tattoo that covers the entire body is one way to go about it!

Stick a Needle In My…

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We’re not going to lie, the sclera tattoos are a bit arresting. This person’s very bold, face tattoo designs are carried right on through to the whites of the eyes, because, why not?

Just Relax

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Colorful ink certainly has its merits, but sometimes classic black and grey slays the day. Here, we find mostly abstract extreme tattoos all over.

Dazzling

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This tattoo lover’s nose and eyes have mostly been spared here with minimal designs. This helps keep the face looking open, while still covering the rest with designs you love.

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Inked All Over

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“Filler” in tattoo parlance refers to small tattoo designs that are no-fuss that fill in space between more intricate and detailed designs. This is a masterclass in it.

Scales

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For most people, black and grey is the way to go for a face tattoo. But, that’s certainly not the case for everyone. This individual has leaned into colors and elaborate piercings to create their extreme tattoos.

Abs of Ink

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If your core needs a little work, consider tattooing on a set of washboard abs? Okay. We don’t exactly know what’s going on here and that’s completely fine.

Beauty

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Here, we find a more modest approach. With fun shapes like a heart and diamond, this look is a winner!

Asian-Inspired

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This full-body tattoo has an Asian feel to it and we spot many motifs popular in Japanese tattooing. The tattoo extends all the way up the neck and even onto the face. Impressive!

No Skin Left Uninked

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Mandala-inspired tattoo designs are extremely popular. This person certainly has an adoration for them as they’re tattooed from head to literally on the foot.

Extreme Tattoos Make You Friends

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Well, no comment on the vampire fangs, but these two both are sporting some pretty intense face tattoos. One is full of color while the other is done in a deep, black ink.

Fun and Floral

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And you thought you loved flowers? This incredible extreme tattoo encompasses all the skin and displays a gorgeous array of flowers.

So Cool

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People with face tattoos apparently love blue hair! This very cool-looking individual has traditional-style tattoos that look like they could be flash hanging about. There’s also a mandala-inspired shape that radiates from beneath the ear onto the cheek.

Tattoo Life

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Ornamental

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When in doubt, go all out! These very intricate designs are neatly done and cover just about the entire face and even the whole head.

Just Wild

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Here, we find plenty of traditional-style extreme tattoos. There’s no real cohesive theme, but we are seeing a lot of animals in the form of birds, a wolf, an owl, and snails.

The Bomb

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The focal point of this person’s face is a repeating shape that extends from the hairline, over the eyes, and all the way to the jawline. We imagine this effect was difficult to do. However, they are very cool extreme tattoos.

Doodles

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Wow! Black and red really do make a statement here. In what looks, almost like doodles, a design takes over the face and even extends to the ears.

Go Nuts!

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We venture to guess this tattoo enthusiast didn’t start out on the face, but rather they ran out of places to get tattooed. What a remarkable image of some extreme tattoos.

Extreme Tattoos as High Art

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A popular motif found in Irezumi (Japanese tattoos) is sakura which are cherry blossoms blown by a storm. This person’s entire body is covered with it.

Studded

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This person has added a touch of sparkle by way of face piercings or subdermal implants to make the design pop. All of the really beautifully colored ink help make this design a true inspiration.

Got Your Back

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Wow! These are some of the most intricate extreme tattoos on this list. We find a religious theme for this giant back piece that looks rather dour. e

Extreme Coverage

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Look closely at the arms here and you will find that the blackout tattoo is actually covering other tattoos. We consider these really extreme tattoos as there are several layers of ink here.

Negative Space

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Take a look at how the tattoo artist managed to use “negative space” which simply means bare skin to create ornamentation right at the base of the neck.

The Abyss

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Take a look at this full sleeve tattoo that looks like it’s covered in tentacles. Eek! There is just so much ink here that we had to include this offbeat design among other extreme tattoos on this list. e

Heavy Black-Work

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From head to toe, this person is covered in thick black lines that run everywhere including onto the ears and the face. What a dramatic look!

Good Night

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Here are some very wild extreme tattoos that cover the entire face. We find feather imagery along with a cat-like face on the forehead. The eyelids even have tattoos, saying “good night.”

Atlas

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The person who shared this image captioned it “Atlas.” Yes, the mythical Trojan who holds the world is the inspiration for these extreme tattoos on the back.

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The Maze

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We’re not entirely sure how the maze effect was achieved. Perhaps the tattoo artist went over the black ink with white or another color to get the subtle shapes in there. What a wild one!

There you go! What did you think of these extreme tattoos? Do you think you could handle that much coverage? We know tattoos that cover the face and body are not going to be for everyone but it is fun to take a look at the ink that braver folks have gotten. From blackout tattoos to full-body ones, we delivered some of the most extreme tattoos you will likely ever see!

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