These Tattoos Will Immortalize Your Favorite Horror-Movie Characters

As much as you may be trying to avoid it, fall will soon take summer's place. While the season offers the opportunity to bundle up in cozy sweaters, try new trendy haircuts, and experiment with new makeup trends, another perk of less sunlight? Being able to get new tattoos without the fear of sun damage. And not just any tattoos — horror tattoos.

With shows like "Stranger Things" taking over zeitgeist and beloved horror characters like Michael Myers and Freddy Krueger gracing TV screens all over the world (as soon as it drops below 65 degrees, it seems), the cooler season is the perfect time to pay homage to your favorite spooky characters in the form of some fresh ink.

Of course you can get a tattoo during any season you want, but other than the fact that Halloween feels like the unofficial start to fall and the subsequent holiday season, getting a tattoo during the cooler months just makes sense. The fact is less sun means less of a chance of sun exposure and subsequently less of a chance of damaging your new horror tattoo.

If a fresh tattoo is exposed to too much sun, "your colors and white highlights turn brown and stay brown even after your tan fades," tattoo artist Gianna Caranfa previously told POPSUGAR. "The tattoo will become raised, and your tattoo could also fade."

Now, if you have officially made up your mind about getting a horror tattoo but still don't know which one to get, allow the versions ahead to serve as the ultimate inspiration for your pending design.

The Best Horror Tattoos: Michael Myers

This Michael Myers tattoo is perfect for any fan of the "Halloween" villain. This hyperrealistic tattoo incorporates other elements of the film like the infamous knife that Myers uses on his victims, making this both an homage to the movie as well as extremely detail oriented.

The Best Horror Tattoos: Freddy Krueger

Incorporate bold colors into your horror tattoo design by using bold oranges and red to up the creepy factor. This Freddy Krueger tattoo also incorporates the famous green Elm Street sign to bring the theme of the tattoo together.

The Best Horror Tattoos: Pennywise

Pennywise is one of the most well-known horror-movie villains, thanks to the popularity of Stephen King's "It." Because Pennywise is most known for his menacing stare, keep your tattoo minimal, like the one seen here, to really emphasize the character's eyes.

The Best Horror Tattoos: Junji Ito

If you're a fan of horror manga, look no further than Junji Ito's works. This realistic black-and-white tattoo features the protagonist of one of his most popular series "Tomie." Play around with shading to give a lifelike, dimensional look to the character.

The Best Horror Tattoos: "Friday the 13th" Hello Kitty

When you think of horror, your mind probably doesn't automatically go to the adorable Hello Kitty franchise. However, this tattoo, which features cartoon versions of Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees — another "Friday the 13th" character — is an adorable way to incorporate the '90s-cartoon tattoo trend into a horror theme.

The Best Horror Tattoos: Billy the Puppet

The red spiral on Billy the Puppet's face makes him one of the most recognizable characters of a horror film. Solidify your love for "Saw" by making Billy the star of your horror tattoo, and keep the portrait realistic by playing with color and shadows in the design.