The joker is a game card born in the United States in the nineteenth century. He has the peculiarity of being able to replace any other card depending on the needs of the player and almost always has a positive sense. It was Jerry Robinson who made this figure famous, transforming it into a global icon with the first comic of Batman, published by DC Comics in 1940.
It's an ambiguous figure: sadistic, eccentric, grotesque, is, even today, one of the most famous bad comics. In the world of tattoos the Joker is one of the most popular, because it lends itself to many interpretations. In the case of a playful pose, with a big smile on his lips, he represented the auspicious. In the case of a sad Joker, instead, we are faced with the contradiction of life: a character forced to smile. But behind the mask he hides all the concerns of mankind.