People have a strong irrational fear of clowns, making them a common motif in horror fiction. So, it’s possible that this individual is attempting to appear more menacing than he really is. Our best guess is that this is just the beginning of a full-face tattoo that pays tribute to the carnival character.
In spite of this, there is still time to put a stop to it before it is too late to do anything about it. If he continues on in this manner, there is a good chance that, in the years to come, he will look back on his life with a great deal of regret because of the choices he has made.