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Chucky the Killer Doll Tattoo Ideas and Examples

The popularity of Chucky has endured decades after the first movie was released.

The popularity of Chucky has endured decades after the first movie was released.

Chucky Doll's Popularity

It's hard to believe that the first Chucky movie, Child's Play, was released in 1988. In the film, Chucky is a doll that becomes inhabited by the consciousness of a serial killer named Charles Lee Ray. Ray transferred his soul into the doll before he died, turning the doll into a pint-sized killer.

The cult following of the franchise, especially of the films before Bride of Chucky, has remained active for years, with many fans going so far as to get permanent Chucky tattoos to commemorate it. It's hard to believe that this evil little guy has such a following, but he does, and artwork abounds depicting the doll-turned-killer.

Chucky Tattoo Designs

Even with his easily recognizable face, tattoo designs for Chucky are quite diverse. But overall, the most predominant design is of him breaking out of his skin. I don't know why that is the case, but it accounts for the majority of Chucky tattoos. Some of those are included below.

The staples on Chucky's face are prominently featured here.

The staples on Chucky's face are prominently featured here.

Chucky With Staples

We all know about Chucky and that stapled face of his. The staples are such a dominant part of this particular tattoo design. This is a great portrait and would make any Child's Play fan proud.

Many Chucky doll tattoos are colored in; this one in gray stands out.

Many Chucky doll tattoos are colored in; this one in gray stands out.

Black-and-Gray Chucky

Most Chucky tattoos feature a lot of color. That's why I included this smoky gray interpretation, as it seems unique to the genre. As for the tattoo itself, it is one of the more unique I've seen, and the black-and-gray color scheme could work with a lot of different design choices. There's a lot of potential here.

Chucky breaking out of the wearer's skin seems to be a popular theme in this genre.

Chucky breaking out of the wearer's skin seems to be a popular theme in this genre.

Chucky Leg Tattoo

The depth of Chucky's figure is well done in this tattoo design. Those evil eyes of his looking to the side give you that same eerie sense of foreboding you had watching the movie.

A 3-D Chucky tattoo design.

A 3-D Chucky tattoo design.

3D Chucky Tattoo

If you like 3D tattoos, horror, and Chucky, you have everything going for you here. While this is a good tattoo, I think it would have been far more impressive in darker colors and shades, as the 3D would have stood out amazingly, and the evil of his persona would have been displayed even more vividly.

A variation of the Chucky/skin-escape-theme tattoo.

A variation of the Chucky/skin-escape-theme tattoo.

Another Chucky Leg Tattoo

This calf tattoo works out pretty well, as it perfectly fits the available canvas. The image is very well-done, and the difference between the wide eye and narrower eye is highlighted nicely. There is even what appears to be a light source with this tattoo—it seems to be shining against the right side of his face as he looks out at you.

A detailed and well-thought-out Chucky tattoo.

A detailed and well-thought-out Chucky tattoo.

Chucky Tattoo With Amazing Design

Even when taking into account the type of subject matter we're dealing with, this is an amazing tattoo. Here are a few reasons why.

  • The quality of the art in and of itself is extraordinary.
  • The shading, shadows, lines, and realism are outstanding and capture exactly what this deal-dealing doll is.
  • His outfit is done very accurately, and the shine on the knife is my favorite.

I'd like to see this quality of art in any design.

Tattooing an Icon

Chucky has been a cultural icon, and these tattoos show the dedication of not only those receiving the tattoos but also of the designers who have taken the murderous doll and created such compelling—and disturbing—art.

As with the character, these tattoos are unforgettable. It's a matter of outlook and interpretation as to whether or not that's a good or bad outcome. The spirit of Charles Lee Ray, for better or worse, continues to live on permanently in the skin of his devotees.

Comments

Dakota Gowdy from Denton Texas on May 05, 2019:

I have 2 Chucky tattoos love love love in love with Chucky actually

Dakota on May 04, 2019:

I'm a huge huge huge fan of killer Chucky doll I even have 2 classic tattoos of him too I'll post it if I can and I would marry my own Chucky dolls of I could

Paytonrowe on April 24, 2019:

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ALissa torgerson on December 18, 2017:

I I’m a fan @❤️chunky the killer dolla

shaun hutchinson on October 24, 2017:

I think Jessica Rocha did a brilliant job 100 percent jess

Thomas Glapinski on April 10, 2012:

I hate when I see pictures of my work on tattoo sites without any credit to the artist. You "tattoo" sites should be ashamed. The 3D Chucky tattoo on this page was done by Jessica Rocha of Red House Tattoo in Buffalo New York. Start giving credit to the artist before you steal there work and put it on your shitty website. Thanks