These Jack Nicholson Tattoos Are As Good As It Gets


Tomorrow, April 22nd, screen legend, Jack Nicholson celebrates the big 8-0.

When it comes to Jack Nicholson tattoos, you’ll see him in four forms : Jack Torrance from The Shining, R.P. McMurphy from One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, Jack Napier/The Joker from Batman, or simply as himself (and usually smoking). With a career spanning six decades, you would think there would be more variety when it comes to Jack Nicholson tattoos, but sadly it’s not the case.

Considering it is his 80th birthday it would have been incredibly easy to pick 80 (quality) tattoos of only the “Here’s Johnny!” scene from The Shining – that’s how many there are online. However, that would be too simple and rather repetitive. So, for Jack Nicholson’s big day I present you with these 14 impressive tattoos.

Jack enjoying a cigarette. Tattoo by Orbis Lopez.

Jack as R.P. McMurphy in ‘One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest’. Tattoo by @drpeppertattoo.

Colour realism Jack Nicholson portrait by @stevewimmer.

Jack Torrance tattoo by @csiga.

Faceless geometric patterned Jack Torrance tattoo by @jayjoree.

Jack blowing some smoke rings. Tattoo by @benormerod.

Jack Torrance and his trusty axe. Tattoo by @deadmeat.

Ever the joker, even without the makeup. Tattoo by @christos_galiropoulos.

Black and grey R.P. McMurphy portrait by @davidcorden.

Miniature ‘One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest’ tattoo by @evakrbdk.

A dapper looking Jack Nicholson in tattoo form by @alessiolalanewskintattoo.

When it comes to Jack Nicholson tattoos, this image is unavoidable. Tattoo by Ron Russo.

Jack Torrance planning his next evil move. Tattoo by Mat Valles.

13-year-old Penguin and Joker tattoos by Nikko Hurtado.


After spending hours scouring social media for images for this post, I think it will be sometime before I can watch The Shining again. If I see one more ‘Here’s Johnny’ style tattoo I might just have a ‘”all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy” kind of brain snap – but the Homer Simpson kind.

All “Here’s Johnny!” tattoos and no creative Jack Nicholson pieces make Stacie something something…

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