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Ever wondered about the origin of juggalo tattoos? Or even wondered what exactly is a juggalo? For those growing up starting in the 90's and are also fans of Insane Clown Posse and other hip hop groups on the Psychopathic Records label, the answer is easy. They are juggalos and juggalettes.
The term Juggalo was first coined during a 1994 live performance of ICP (Insane Clown Posse). While performing their song “The Juggla”, “Violent J” a member of ICP and co-founder of Psychopath Records, addressed the audience as Juggalos.
This created a whole new level of dedication for fans, and a “family” atmosphere for the groups, their real families, and their fans.
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With tattoos becoming more and more popular during that time, it wasn't long before tattoo artists began getting requests for “Juggalo tattoos”. These tattoos are widely varied in subject and the different types of people getting Juggalo related ink.
It was Joseph Utsler of ISP who stated “ [Juggalo's come] from all walks of life—from poverty, from rich, from all religions, all colors....” Judging by the hugely varied people that attend their concerts and buy their merchandise, and sport their logos in tattoos this appears to be entirely true.
There are even a large number of celebrities who have claimed that, they too, are Juggalos. Including actors like Kane Hodder, several professional wrestlers, Kazushige Nosawa, Vampiro, and Colt Cabana. Numerous rappers also are proud to call themselves juggalos including Chuck D, Coolio (who originally had a misspelled Juggalo tattoo, missing one of the “l's”), and perhaps most notably Vanilla Ice.
The most common Juggalo tattoos are of the Psychopathic Records logo, a hatchet bearing clown in a running stance. And for the Juggalettes, the female fans, the clown has a ponytail. There are also logos from many of the other groups on the record label, also know as “The Hatchet”. While ICP is the most successful and popular group on the label, there are several others that show up in tattoos on dedicated Juggalos. These include:
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There are some great lettering tattoos with these group names and just the Juggalo and Juggalette terms themselves. There are quite a few ways people have made their fan ink original.
With ICP originating the term, it is not uncommon to see clowns incorporated into the tattoo designs. Faygo, a popular soft drink among the fans, has also been added to some designs.
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When looking for different Juggalo tattoos, the best way to find the ink is to attend a yearly gathering for the Juggalo “family”. This event was first held in 2000, lasted four days and included concerts, autograph sessions and wrestling matches.
Since the first gathering there have been subsequent gatherings held yearly and has become a massive event for Juggalos to come together and share music, ideas and, of course their ink.
If you have a Juggalo or Juggalette tattoo you would like to share, please use our contact page to submit your picture and story. We would love to add it to our gallery. Please remember we do not post vulgar or graphic material to this site, so please keep it clean.