Tattoo Ideas For Juggalos And Jugalettes

A juggalo, or a fan of the Detroit rap group Insane Clown Posse, is one of the most hardcore music fans you’ll ever meet. Juggalos are known in the underground music world, and among each other, for being fiercely devoted to ICP and all the other related juggalo acts.

So it makes sense that if you’re a serious juggalo, you might want to commemorate your fandom with an ICP tattoo, maybe specifically a hatchetman tattoo.

In fact, if you go to any serious juggalo concert or gathering, you’ll notice that seemingly every other fan has a hatchetman tattoo or another kind of ICP tattoo. But of course, since tattoos are permanent and highly individual, you’ll want to carefully consider the design for your own juggalo tattoo. If you’re ready to get an ICP tattoo, here are some ideas for inspiration:

The Hatchetman Logo: Of course, this is one of the most popular ICP tattoo designs. A hatchetman tattoo could be done in a number of ways. You could get a hatchetman tattoo pretty straightforward, using the classic logo, or you could design a hatchetman tattoo that incorporates the logo into a larger design.

Consider adding some personally meaningful ICP lyrics around your hatchetman tattoo, or adding a colorful background of your choice to your hatchetman tattoo.

Portraits: Don’t want a hatchetman tattoo, or have one already? Are you the most dedicated juggalo you know? Why not consider portraits for your ICP tattoo?

A portrait-centered ICP tattoo can either be photorealistic, depicting Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope in great detail, or it can be a more stylized version of them in their face paint. Check out your favorite photos of the group and take them to a trusted artist — portrait tattoos are tricky!

Album Artwork: ICP is known for its highly thought out album artwork, and this plus the design of liner notes and posters can offer a wealth of ideas for your ICP tattoo. You might try the design of the joker card corresponding to your favorite Dark Carnival album. Or, you could have a talented artist make up a new design based on your own idea of the Dark Carnival.

Lyrics: Maybe certain lryics about the juggalo lifestyle, or any other aspect of life, have touched you. Why not consider getting some of these inked on you for your ICP tattoo? You might get the lyrics on their own in a fancy script, or you might incorporate them into a design involving more graphic elements.

Although script and lettering seems easy, make sure you trust your artist, as it’s harder to get right than it seems. And of course, double-check the spelling and punctuation — you wouldn’t want your prized juggalo tattoo to be a source of embarrassment instead of pride!

Hoodies And Tattoos Remain Staple In Underground Hip Hop, Regardless Of Sub Genre

Its not an exaggeration to say that after music, fashion is underground hip hops number one concern. Its also not an exaggeration to say that within underground hip hop fashion, hoodies and tattoos play the largest role.

Many point to The Beastie Boys as having started the underground hip hop hoodie trend in the mid 80s. Even as those trendsetting moments grow increasingly distant, the hoodie remains a staple in underground hip hop acts today, ranging from horror rap outfit Insane Clown Posse to mainstream phenomenon Eminem.

Especially in regards to Insane Clown Posse and their ICP hoodies, the garment has become a mainstay in the wardrobe of Juggalos everywhere for many reasons. First, the band comes from Detroit and their fan base is spread primarily across the Midwest. In these places, it gets cold. ICP hoodies are one way to stay warm while remaining loyal to your favorite band. Furthermore, ICP hoodies are gold when it comes to marketing Insane Clown Posses music.

I say this because, unlike other underground hip hop artists who choose to sport generic hoodies out of fear of looking to self plugging or being associated with any brand, ICP hoodies take no shame in marketing ICP albums, tours, or artwork.

There are ICP hoodies covered in hundreds of little hatchetmen symbols, ICP hoodies that just have a Jokers Card symbol and nothing else on the front, and others that say just simply ICP. My personal favorite ICP hoodie is that of the Purple Riddlebox ICP Hoodie, because its one of the most original out there. How many other underground hip hop artists do you know that sell purple hoodies?

And what can you find underneath ICP Hoodies? Insane Clown Posse tattoos.

Insane Clown Posse tattoos are no less pervasive than tattoos related to other underground hip hop artists, and all it takes to witness the best ones is a quick Google search. Insane Clown Posse tattoos featuring the hatchetman in fun colors and Insane Clown Posse tattoos displaying Jokers Card symbols abound, and there are even some more explicitly meaningful Insane Clown Posse tattoos that contain ICP lyrics.

Perhaps the most common Insane Clown Posse tattoos involve Insane Clown Posse tattoos of the hatchetman in fun colors with Juggalo commentary attached. Examples include Insane Clown Posse tattoos with inscriptions like “Juggalo for life”, “Juggalo Family”, or pictures of Faygo pouring out onto the hatchetman.

Unfortunately you cant purchase Insane Clown Posse tattoos on the bands online merchandise store,, but you can take a look at the ICP hoodies they have to offer.

If youre a thrifty horror rap enthusiast, youll be saving your hard earned money for this August when The Mighty Death Pop! is released. With it are sure to be a slew of new ICP hoodie designs, and probably some creative Insane Clown Posse tattoo designs from the guys at your local parlor.