Unsplash | James Discombe

People Are Face Swapping With Tattoos And The Results Are Startling

Marilisa Racco 28 Jul 2020

Tattoos are a deeply personal expression of a person's interests and characteristics. Whether it's a heart, an original piece of art, or a beloved pet's name, permanent ink is a reflection of one's passions.

But there's a new trend taking place that is taking tattoos to a creepy place. Specifically, some people are using the Face Swap app to replace their tattoos with images of their own faces, and the results are startling.

This guy's demon.

Reddit | u/DrDane

Maybe this guy has demons in his life; what I don't really need is to see that same demon transposed onto his mug.

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Michael Jackson is always with us.

Reddit | u/lrncia

Who doesn't love the King of Pop? I'm just not sure his tattooed face belongs on that of a human woman.

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This Jesus swap.

Reddit | u/___statik

Maybe this guy's name is Jesus, but I'm not so sure he should be trading faces with his namesake.

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A legendary artist.

Imgur | tigerlovinfool

I understand where this guy is coming from — I, too, would want to have Frida Kahlo's talents. I'm just not sure this is how you get them.

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This is no joke.

Instagram | paulboxalltattoo

On his own, The Joker is pretty frightening. But this is next-level.

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This dragon swap.

Reddit | u/RickFuckinNash

Dragons are fascinating mythical creatures that have roots in many storied cultures. What they are not, however, are acceptable faces for humans.

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Another day, another Joker swap.

Reddit | Unicorn_Cowboy

This looks like Heath Ledger's Joker. It also looks like nightmare fodder for me.

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This is a beauty.

Facebook | Jessy Lizotte

I might be looking at too many of these, but this one actually looks really pretty. It's still definitely strange, but the design is lovely.

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A Day of the Dead swap.

Instagram | corrinarhcpmorse

As a tattoo, this design is super cool. As a face swap, it's one of the scariest things I've ever seen.

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A nesting doll come to life.

Instagram | juicypez

When I was a kid, I loved these Russian nesting dolls — aka matryoshka. But if I'm being honest, I'm really glad I didn't come across this swap as a child.

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There's a superhero in all of us.

Instagram | x_galaxygal_x

I like to think that most women naturally possess super powers. Apparently, some like to display them on their face.

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Living the dream.

Instagram | giovfasa

This woman's caption says it all: "They told me I could be anything so I became a tattoo." Well played, ma'am.

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Just call her Catwoman.

Instagram | ditte.dieselpower

Personally, I'm more into dogs, but I can definitely get down with cats. This, however, I cannot get on board with.

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This is a range of emotions.

Instagram | mortenvikanes

The tattoo is crying and the face swap looks startled. I'm guessing this guy has a lot of emotions.

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