100+ Mesmerizing Joker Tattoos Designs With Meanings (2021)

Joker tattoos are inspired by the iconic DC comics supervillain who became a global sensation over the decades. The joker was introduced in 1940 as one of the villains for Batman. However, over the years his expertise in causing mayhem in Gotham made him a fan favorite.

Joker became the arch-nemesis of Batman. The origin and development of character are credited to Bob Kane, Bill Finger, and Jerry Robinson. The basic idea behind the character was to develop a supervillain who has no superpowers like Batman but is a mastermind who can outwit Batman and even Justice League.

It was not just the antics of Joker that fans loved but most people even felt connected to him as his arc showed how he represents the dark side of society. The classic Batman TV series of the 1960s gave fame to Adam West (who portrayed Batman) and Ceasar Romero who portrayed the sadistic Joker. It was the debut of Joker on TV. Ever since then the fame of character has only grown.

Why Joker Tattoos are Popular?

Recently Joaquin Phoenix won an academy award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Joker in Todd Phillips Standalone DCEU movie. The movie performed beyond expectations on the box office and became the first R-rated film to gross $1 billion at the box office.

The success of the movie raised people’s interest in Joker Tattoos. Firstly, let me clear to you that Joker themed tattoo has always been in trend. Famous tattoo artist Sailor Jerry too inked some joker-inspired tattoos during his era. So it is not something of a new craze or wave that will die out soon.

Joker Tattoo ideas

When we talk about Joker tattoos we are talking about all the things that are linked to the famous DC supervillain. It can be the perpetual grin or the card of joker or his quotes or his portrayal by several Hollywood actors.

You can base your joker tattoo design on the version that is portrayed on Big screen. Joker has been played by Cesar Romer, Jack Nicholson, Heath Ledger, Jared Leto, and most recently by Joaquin Phoenix in the live-action media. The character attained new heights of fame during DC’s Batman the animated series where the great Mark Hamil Himself voiced him.

You must have a clear idea of what your joker tattoo will be based on. Most people go with either Heath Ledger’s version or with Joaquin Phoenix’s portrayal. However, Joker tattoos inspired by Mark Hamill’s animated version and Jack Nicholson’s live-action version are popular too.

Meaning of Joker Tattoos

Since Joker is a multi-dimensional character, therefore, joker tattoo designs hold multiple meanings that can depend on the whole context of the tattoo.

Anarchist – Joker doesn’t play by the rules of society. He loves breaking all the norms and traditions of the well-cultured society to show that in the end, we are all survivors who will do anything to survive.

Your joker tattoo design can signify the same.

Mastermind – One of the most popular quotes from Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight was ‘Do I Look Like a Guy with a Plan?’. Heath Ledger’s Joker said it in such a smooth fashion that one would easily forget that how perfectly the bank robbery in the opening scene was executed by him.

Joker loves to throw people off-limits. You can try a Joker tattoo that shows how clever the crime prince of Gotham is.

Manipulative – One of the striking characteristics of the joker is that he knows how to manipulate people.  He has gone as far as to manipulate Superman (in the comics) to kill the whole Justice League. Usually, the man of steel can only be manipulated by Magic but Joker proved that he is a magician with words.

You can try a Joker tattoo to show that you either hate manipulative people or you have been betrayed by manipulative relationships.

Here we have chosen 100+ amazing Joker tattoos that can be tried by both men and women –

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Conclusion

Joker tattoos are here to stay. You need to pick a design (and a version) that best define your personality or even holds a special meaning for you. Share it on Facebook and ask your friends about which Joker tattoo design will suit you.

References: Joker Wiki