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Our Fascination with Devil Tattoos
Every story has to have a good guy and a bad guy, right?
That is true, at least, if the story is supposed to make sense and be easily understandable. Just as we love having a good guy to cheer on, we love having a bad guy to fight back against. Usually represented by a devil tattoo design.
Most great plots and stories have bad guys, but the baddest of them all has to be the Devil. Whether he's called Lucifer, Satan, Beelzebub or the Prince of Darkness, the Devil is supposed to reign supreme when it comes to evil - and people can't seem to get enough of devil body art.
Devil tattoo designs are depicted in many different ways. Some people interpret the snake who tempts Eve in Eden to be the Devil, so serpents are often considered to be evil. That hardly seems fair, though - after all, how could every snake on Earth be the Devil? It doesn't really make any sense.
At any rate, devil tattoo pictures are usually shown with red skin, forked tails and horns coming out of the tops of their heads. Their eyes sometimes glow red, too.
The Devil design has appeared in many popular movies, books and TV shows. One of the best depictions of the Devil tattoo, ever, was Al Pacino in "The Devil's Advocate." Pacino's Satan tries to tempt the good-hearted Keanu Reeves into mischief and mayhem.
The Foo Fighters' frontman, Dave Grohl, played the Devil in "Tenacious D: The Pick of Destiny," which was quite funny. Aptly enough, Jack Nicholson played the Devil in "The Witches of Eastwick." Indeed, it takes a strong personality to pull of the role of the Prince of Darkness. The best cartoon Satan, hands-down, had to be Satan in "The South Park Movie."
Devil Tattoos Designs