Some of these are creepy and witchy, some are cute and whimsical, and others are a straight up homage to the season of crunchy leaves and pumpkin spice.
If you find yourself thinking about carving jack o’ lanterns at inappropriate times, these Fall tattoos are for you. You’ve still got a little room on the side of your left calf, don’t you?
28 Fall Tattoos for Spooky Season
1. Braided Grass Tattoo
This stark braided grass design gives us Fall harvest vibes as well as slightly sinister Spellcraft vibes. We love both, so that’s fine. Anyone else kind of thinking Children of the Corn, too?
2. Fall-Themed Snake Tattoo
The deep shades and dark black of this cottagecore dream are so striking, we wouldn’t even mind getting bitten by this snake. And how can we get those special mushrooms to grow in our garden? Our therapist wants to know.
3. Autumn Leaves Tattoo
These dainty leaves with rich Autumn color are perfect if you’re not the type to get tattoos. You can just pretend you have leaves stuck to you if you start getting freaked out by the whole permanency thing.
4. A Pair of Acorns Tattoo
Celebrate Fall without diving into vats of brown and orange ink. These cartoony acorns get the message across in a more subtle way that will still appeal to both Chip and Dale.
5. Stamped Heart Autumn Tattoo
The ombre shading on this Fall leaf is giving such seasonal vibes it makes us feel like we’re sitting around the fire pit with a whiskey hot toddy. Yes, it is 90 degrees outside. Your point?
6. Wild and Free Desert Skeleton Tattoo
We’ve seen Danse Macabre–style skeleton art before, but never one with a cactus on its head. Good thing he doesn’t have skin and nerve endings anymore.
7. Falling Maple Leaves Tattoo
This art is so delicate, people will probably try to brush the tiny leaves off of you. This is where your karate lessons come in handy.
8. Spooky Fall Leaf Tattoo
This leaf outline showcasing a whimsical view of a graveyard is a great way to carry the feeling of a crisp Halloween with you at all times. It’s also making us crave pumpkin pie. Is that weird?
9. Cinderella Pumpkin Tattoo
This Cinderella-inspired pumpkin is messing with our memory of the fairy tale. We don’t remember a Venus Flytrap in the story, but we’re ready to find out what happens next. Not Gus Gus!
10. Fall Gourds Tattoo
It’s decorative gourd season, and we’ve already shoved them into every nook and cranny of our home, so why not start on our body parts? Well, at least one of them.
11. Pretty Pumpkins Tattoo
You can welcome autumn with black tattoo art if orange isn’t your thing. Now your little niece has something to color while waiting for Thanksgiving dinner.
12. Spooky Night Pumpkins Tattoo
The heart-shaped pumpkin portrait showcases this artist’s shading and highlights, not to mention the unusual pointillism Moon. Do you, er, see our point?
13. Fall Owl Tattoo
This owl is definitely not what it seems. We could fall into those wise eyes surrounded by a mandala of leaves. This is why we avoid holes in trees.
14. Watercolor Black Cat Tattoo
This spooky cat looks like it came to life from a stray inkblot on parchment paper. Salem, is that you?
15. Pumpkin Spice Latte Tattoo
Has anyone invented scratch and sniff tattoos yet? Because we swear we can smell the delicious PSL steam coming off this happy jack o’ lantern mug. Oh wait, that’s just the candle from last night that we never blew out. Don’t try this at home.
16. Witchy Kitty Tattoo
If you’ve got a pet you need to immortalize, this tattoo is the way to go. Let everyone know the feline of your house makes the rules and casts the spells. It’s a good way to blame your “no shoes in the house” rule on someone else.
17. Fall Ghostie
We think this is a portrait of us after living our cottagecore fantasy so hard that, like, we’re dead. Dead, but always here for the tea.
18. Golden Apple Tattoo
Whether you’re obsessed with reading Ray Bradbury or playing Minecraft, we’ve got you. This transcendent golden apple somehow actually looks metallic, which makes us feel like all of our old tattoos need some updating. Plain skin is so 2022.
19. “There’s A Little Witch In All Of Us” Tattoo
This witchy lettering example is perfect for welcoming the darker days of Fall. But having this on you year-round will remind your coworkers who they’re dealing with before they send that email.
20. Cute Autumn Leaves Tattoo
A tiny leaf tattoo like this is enough to remind us what’s coming when we’re sweltering in the city on a hot summer’s day. The order of the seasons is lost on us otherwise.
21. Sleeping Deer Tattoo
Oh, deer! This sleeping faun is giving a little Bambi, if Bambi had a tattoo to honor Flower. Tattoo-ception.
22. A Splash of Fall Tattoo
This is a harvest spread worthy of a tablescape, and we love the watercolor splash surrounding it. Now we know what it’ll look like when our drunkest friend spills wine on the table.
23. Pinecone Tattoo
Some say that pinecones are symbols of enlightenment or resurrections. And, well, they’re also where pine nuts come from. So maybe you just love pesto?
24. Dance Catabre Tattoo
We’re not sure if this is a cat dressed as a skeleton or a skeleton in a cat mask, but either way we’re here for it.
25. Apple and Snake Tattoo
This gorgeous life-size apple makes us think about visiting an orchard, picking fruit, and drinking cider. And also sin and temptation, so be careful choosing your date for the orchard.
26. Turning Leaves Tattoo
The color work on these leaves totally captures the exact moment when green leaves start changing colors. Perfect for the one person who actually likes change.
27. Tree Ring Tattoo
We don’t know if this person got this as a birthday tattoo, but now we’re loving that idea. How old are we? Count the rings! Also, it’s pretty rude to ask that, ma’am.
28. Over the Garden Wall Fall Tattoo
Now Wirt and Greg can follow you everywhere. Over the garden wall, into the unknown, and beyond. We can practically hear those little leaves crunching under their feet. We hope that’s what that creepy rustling sound is, anyway.
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