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Ten Scariest Tattoos at Tattoo Mania, West Palm Beach

There was a time when every tattoo was scary. Ink was reserved for criminals, freaks, and cartoon characters.

But now, tats have gone mainstream. Gone are the days of swastikas chiseled into prisoners' skulls using ballpoint pens and dissolved Skittles. Now pop stars and accountants rock Chinese characters on their arms, blissfully unaware that their bicep now translates into "dog anus" rather than "love and peace," as was originally promised.

Though, at West Palm Beach's first annual Tattoo Mania, terror lived. And, in the best way possible. The tattoo was elevated back to its once terrifying state.

Stuff some paper dowels down your khakis, because these are the ten scariest tattoos of Tattoo Mania West Palm Beach.

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