Capricorn is the astrological sign of those born between December 23 – January 20. In this post, we’ll share 30 different Capricorn tattoos! The Capricorn is represented by a symbol that is based on the ancient Sumerian god of wisdom and waters, Enki. Enki is believed to have the head and torso of a mountain goat and a tail of a fish for its lower body. Being half a goat, a Capricorn is ambitious and intelligent. On the other hand, being a fish as the other half, a Capricorn can be passionate and spiritual.
In general Capricorns are responsible, patient, ambitious, resourceful and loyal. On the other hand because a Capricorn considers himself or herself responsible, he or she might end up being quite the dictator. Other weaknesses that a Capricorn can manifest include inhibition and being conceited.
However, there is absolutely nothing to be ashamed of as a Capricorn. People born under this sign are naturally independent because they know their strengths very well. And because they are loyal, they can be very good friends. And with their leadership skills, Capricorns thrive as business people.
One of the best ways for people born under this sign to show that they are proud to have the traits of a Capricorn is to have one or two Capricorn Tattoos. Not only are Capricorn tattoos meaningful, they are also beautiful and mysterious. If you want a Capricorn tattoo, scroll down for ideas and find the design that best suits you.
1. Side View of a Capricorn
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This Capricorn tattoo rests on the left shoulder blade. The side view of the goat’s head was beautifully drawn in black ink. Each shading is precise, giving the tattoo a 3-D look even without the presence of other colors. Moving on to the tail, the artist has given the coiled tail a softer feathery look instead of hard, rough scales. The shading on the tail gives it fluidity, not stiffness, up to the fins that point skywards.
2. Stars and the Sign of Capricorn
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This tattoo was done right above the woman’s ankle. The colorful stars make this tattoo look exciting and interesting. Stars are popular elements that blend well with the Capricorn symbol because it reminds us that there is a constellation that resembles that astrological sign. In this case, the bearer of the tattoo chooses the symbol for Capricorn instead of the goat with the tail of a fish. Capricorn Tattoos like this one are perfect for fun-loving women who are into the preppy-look but daring enough to have a tattoo.
3. Cute and Discreet
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A tattoo does not have to be bold and colorful to be considered perfect. This small tattoo on the ankle is as interesting as the big Capricorn tattoos in this article. Here the bearer has chosen the symbol or the glyph for the sea-goat. You can easily spot which segment represents the sea-goat’s head and the segment that implies the curved tail. This tattoo is undoubtedly the Capricorn even at first glance.
4. Enormous Sea Goat
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This tattoo is more elaborate than the first one with a hint of reddish brown from the head to the torso. The head and body of the goat has very good details. Its coat looks so real and so soft that you can almost touch it. The tail on the other hand looks like a dragon’s tail with big scales and well drawn fins. The shading is also superb. Since the tattoo was done on the arm the sea goat moves along with the movements of the arm. Capricorn tattoos like this one are beautiful even with limited colors.
5. Constellation of Capricornus
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The “Capricornus” meaning “goat horn” in Latin that represents the sea horse has a constellation that can be found in the Southern hemisphere. It is considered to be the 40th largest constellation that is in a triangle formation created by three bright stars. It is said to be viewed best in September at 9 PM but it can also be found in your arm as a tattoo. The constellation of “Capricornus” is a fresh take on Capricorn tattoos. On the person’s shoulder you can see the the three bright stars, alpha-2 Capricorni, beta Capricorni and omega Capricorni, forming a triangle just like they do in the skies above us.
6. Cheetah Print
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Here is a wonderful fusion of a cheetah print and the sign of the Capricorn. The cheetah print is distributed all through out this big sign, from the head to the tail. What makes this appealing is that the animal print gives this tattoo a tribal feel and tribal tattoos are awesome for their uniqueness.
7. Uniqueness in Simplicity
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This tattoo of the beautiful sea-goat was done on the inner arm. The design is simple but it is unmistakably a Capricorn. The soft shading and the the curvy lines give this tattoo a subtle and dreamy appeal. The head and the horns look soft, not stiff. There is a hint of indigo and purple in the goat’s body. The tail is curved and fluffy. The lower fin has no lines but the shading is nicely done to give the tattoo some depth. Capricorn tattoos like this one can also be done in different colors and are suitable for women.
8. A Capricorn by Heart
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The sign of the Capricorn was neatly done on the male’s left chest. The swirly end that connotes perfectly compliments the pointy part that represents the goat’s head. There are no other colors, just plain black. But the lines and the strokes are clean and well defined. This type of Capricorn tattoo can be done in any size and any part of the body. This one, on the males chest, is just right.
9. Especially Dedicated
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This Capricorn tattoo sits just below the left should of the woman. It may appear like a number “6” at first glance but it is actually the sign of the Capricorn that is in red and black outlines. What makes this tattoo special is that it appears to be dedicated to a special someone. Notice the pink ribbon that goes in waves across the tattoo. It has a name on it. If there is someone special in your life, this tattoo is a good idea. Not only does the tattoo make you look beautiful, it will also make your significant other feel special.
10. Skeletons in the Closet
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This is a morbid but totally badass rendition of the Capricorn. Even if its is just a skeleton, no fancy fins or tails, it is still unmistakably a sea-goat. Its curled and thick horns are the prominent features of this tattoo while its bony, spiny tail extends to the man’s left shoulder. This Capricorn tattoo has some seriously intimidating attitude that is actually awesome.
11. Celestial Beauty
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This tattoo projects the Capricorn as if it is a mermaid. A woman’s body replaces the goat. But horns that extend from her head, providing contrast to her wavy green hair, and her tail are the things that make this tattoo still relate to a Capricorn. She has green crystal eyes that seem to follow you at any angle. The mermaid herself has a Capricorn on her right arm. Her tail does not look scaly but the shading makes it appear smooth and slippery. Behind her is an elegantly designed oval frame, which can also be taken as a mirror that reflects the cosmic colors behind the mermaid.
12. No Tails
Only the head of the sea-goat is seen on the left thigh of the person. Unlike other Capricorn tattoos, this one has short horns that point straight upward. Furthermore, the horns are twisted outward. This Capricorn tattoo is also more symbolic in nature because of the stars and the moon placed on its head. There is also what seems to be a body of water under the moon and the stars. This tattoo is nice because it can easily be augmented with other designs someday. If the person chooses to, he can also have the entire body done underneath that goat’s head because there is a lot of space.
13. Cute Unicorn on the Back
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The way this Capricorn sign was done is similar to tattoo #8. The strokes, the curves and the pointy parts are similar. But it is way smaller in size and this time it is located in the left back of the woman below her left shoulder. Because it is small it can be easily hidden if needed. On the other hand, it is beautiful enough that the woman can be proud to show it off. If you have this kind of Capricorn tattoo you will surely have a reason to wear spaghetti straps and wear your hair high up on your head.
14. Fantasy Capricorn
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What happened to the rest of this beauty? You might ask at first. But a closer look makes you realize that its small tail is curled below its body. The upper body of this Capricorn tattoo is has a fluffy hair why the tail is, of course, scalyThe style is surrealistic. It looks like a dream where even things that are out of proportion are magical and beautiful. The goat is female, characterized by the long eyelashes on its eyes. The horns are slightly twisted and curved backwards.
15. Stellar Plots
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The Capricorn is plotted in its constellation form on the back of the woman. Instead of the usual tailed goat, the woman chose the constallation. Furthermore, the three bright stars, alpha-2 Capricorni, beta Capricorni and omega Capricorni, that form constellation of Capricorns, were traced to form a triangle together with the smaller stars just like the way the appear in the sky
16. Artistic Splatter
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This is an interesting way to create Capricorn tattoos. Instead of the usual solid and definitive strokes that shape the sea-goat, the symbol or the constellation, this one looks like paint splattered into the shape of a goat. The background, too, is like a splash of color. the horn in the front looks like a brush had boldly swept an arc, heavily from the splash of ink that formed the goat’s head then fading to the other side. The same is true with the other horn, but smaller. The rest are like beautiful swirls and sweeps. This one displays the artist’s great ingenuity.
17. Tribal Capricorn
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Bold and distinct patters with a tribal theme make this tattoo unique. Geometric shapes of different sizes have been carefully arranged to form the sea-goat’s profile. The horns are made with overlapping diamond shapes. This Capricorn tattoo doesn’t look finished yet but one it is done it will be uniquely beautiful.
18. Dainty Capricorn Tattoo
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This is a cartoonish and whimsical rendition of the Capricorn. It has no scales or fluffy hairs but its selling points are the big doll-like eyes and the gigantic head that makes up at least fifty percent of its body. Its tail is curved upwards in front and the tail spreads like a fan. Moving back to the eyes, the white circles and the shading make the eyes seem to sparkle. The tattoo was done in green as the main color and brown and pink serve as accents. This tattoo is perfect for a woman or anybody who has the guts to wear it.
19. The Capricorn Behind
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This is Capricorn tattoo on the woman’s right shoulder blade looks very feminine with the pink, purple and orange colors. The head of the unicorn features a big, animated eye. The features of this tattoo, in general, look soft and subtle. The horns are twisted with a slight bend as it points skyward with the goat’s head bowed down. While the Capricorns upper body is fluffy, the tail is long, slender and curled. These types of Capricorn Tattoos can also be done in other color schemes of combination.
20. Like Stained Glass
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This Capricorn tattoo looks like stained glass. There are only 5 colors but the contrast makes each of the Capricorn’s design elements stand out. What is striking here is the spiky horns that are curved downwards. The head is also bowed down the goat’s hair has yellow colors and it is a great contrast to the violet background. The tail on the other hand is scaly and goes round once. The fin is fanned into three parts. The diamond shapes make the design look enchanted or sparkling.
21. Cracked Arm
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This Capricorn tattoo is also an optical illusion tattoo. It looks like the sign itself it cracking though the flesh. On the other hand, it also looks like a dull knife had been used to harshly carve the sign of the Capricorn on the skin thus the redness and the ripping around it. It must have been awfully painful!
22. Morbidly Wonderful
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This Capricorn Tattoo on the person’s right arm is an amazing work of art. It is a combination of various elements. The horns are short and curved back towards the head. The goat’s head is a skeleton. It is eerie but it totally awesome. Then from the neck down to the Capricorn’s torso, it is covered with fluffy looking hairs, except for the goat’s two front legs that are bare and muscular. The tail has a wonderful contrast of dark and light that forms the scales that overlap from the waist down to the finely drawn fins.
23. Artistic Doodle
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This Capricorn tattoo reflects traditional Indonesian art. Its horns are also interesting. Formed by a genius combination of straight and curved lines, the horns are long and arched back towards the animal’s back. The insides of the sea-goat especially at the tail look like mere doodles, circles and irregular round shapes, but the picture as a whole is unmistakably a Capricorn. It is interesting how the combination for simple lines, and shapes form this piece.
24. A Long Capricorn
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Capricorn tattoos of this type present to be round tattoo from afar. At closer look though, its finer details are revealed. Again it is a combination of simple lines, shapes and shade. No other colors were used for this tattoo so the artist had to keep the lines and shading as clean as possible. The tail is longer than the torso but coiled with big scale-like details.
25. “Nape” in the bud
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The nape is also a good location for Capricorn tattoos. At first glance this piece looks like a number “6”. But if you look closely, you will see the head at the top and what forms the number “6” is actually the Capricorns body and tail. This kind of tattoo can either be as small as the thumb or a big bigger than this one. And one day, more details can be added around it, if the bearer chooses to.
26. Raging Capricorn
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This Capricorn looks pissed and ready to fight back. It looks like it has inched backward, preparing itself to lounge forward to give its foe one nasty blow. But let us set the violence aside for a while. This Capricorn tattoo is outrageously good. It is not strictly a goat on the upper half or strictly a fish on the lower half. This tattoo shows the goat having dorsal and pectoral fins. The horns are bent backwards very close to the body. The goats has ire on its face. The direction of the long flowing hairs look like the animal is in motion. On the other hand, the tail looks very interesting with ridges in front similar to what you see on the belly of a snake. The back of the tail has spots that make it look like its a reptile’s skin rather than a fish that is scaly. The tail ends with a fin that spread out and detailed with lines and shading.
27. Got Your Back on This One
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It takes a really good artist to make Capricorn tattoos like this one. It have no other color, just black. The shading is superb which renders the goat muscular and strong looking. Fine clean likes create the arched horn of the Capricorn’s head. The fins and the horns were made in light lines because the artist want’s to draw attention to the animal’s body that, as mentioned earlier, looks muscular and strong. A Capricorn tattoo of this scale trully does not need colors.
28. Nice and Flirty
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Exposing the wrist is a sign of flirting, when decoding a female’s body language. A limp wrist is believed by Psychology as a sign of a woman’s submission towards the her object of attraction. This is why this Capricorn tattoo looks so sexy. It draws attention to the wrist as the woman’s tries to expose it. Seeing this make all the signs so obvious.
29. Small and Alluring
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The shows that subtle signs can be more tempting than the boisterous cues. This line art of a Capricorn is facing the woman’s wrists, which is the body part that expresses vulnerability when a woman is being flirty. The tattoo is leading the eye to where it should be. The wrists. But setting that aside, this tattoo is neat and simple and that’s what makes it beautiful. It can also be done in other parts of the body like the nape or lower back and those places are just as sexy as the wrists.
30. Strong and Vibrant
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Capricorn Tattoos of this kind mean serious art business. The artist takes the Capricorn seriously. From the tip of the horn to the end of the tail it is nothing but perfection. The horns are ridged just as it would be in reality. Unlike other Capricorns who have horns that curve or curl in one direction, this one is curved like an “S.” The head is very similar to a real-life goat. but the eye looks human and that is why it looks expressive. the hairs, the structure of the body, the legs and hooves looks similar to how the animal would be in real life. Then the tail. It looks like it is from a long fish. The scales are not fancy but they make the animal look like it did come from the seas. The shading too make it look realistic and the fin at the end of the tail is like a mermaid or a merman’s fin.
30 Capricorn tattoo designs, which one is the best? Which one would you like to have?
Death, known as The Grim Reaper, The Hooded One, The Destroyer and The Angel of Death, is an iconic figure and a key element across cultures around the globe and is imagined in many different ways, and often depicted in grim reaper tattoos. The traditional and popular depiction of death in skeletal form, in a dark cloak and carrying a scythe first arose in 15th century England, while the title Grim Reaper was first used in 1847.
In certain mythologies the grim reaper was the cause of a victim’s death when he came calling to collect them, while in other beliefs the reaper is simply a guide to the afterlife, having no control of how the victim dies. Lets take a look at this death list of cool grim reaper tattoos and you can make up your own mind about how this shadowy character operates and impacts our lives. Enjoy!
37. Death List Grim Reaper Tattoo
With a list of souls that it’s time to take, wrapped around and around figure and scythe, this grim reaper tattoo is smooth and cool with good shading, and an excellent bright yellow and red backdrop suggesting the reaper is coming from hell to take those on his list into the afterlife. This is a bold piece with great airbrushed looking accents and presents a mysterious reaper with shadowed face and yellow eyes glowing from under the hood. Great work.
36. Grim Reaper Tattoos as Caricatures
A brightly colored, bold and humorous grim reaper tattoo standing out on pale skin in intrepid color from the purple robe to the yellow teeth, and even the bold green checker board pattern in the background. This cartoon caricature of death incarnate has extremely smooth line work and excellent shading on the skull, robe and scythe making it really pop against flesh, and is a brilliant lighthearted version of darkness come to collect souls to embark on their journey to the beyond.
35. Lost Souls Grim Reaper Tattoo
Some grim reaper tattoos are made up of souls in the form of twisted faces that make up the cloak and body of the reaper, as well as faces and partial skeletons acting as a gorgeous, blue, macabre background for this warrior of death. The concept of this particular tattoo is an awesome, bold and haunting representation of the grim reaper who, in some mythologies, actually causes the death of those it come for, and perhaps all the souls in this piece represent those who have tried to hold onto life by avoiding Death’s visit, or those who have tried to bribe or bargain with death. Fantastic piece.
34. Flashy Grim Reaper Arm Tattoo
This traditional style tattoo depicting the grim reaper is bold and beautiful featuring death cloaked in black with perfect bright highlighting and great saturated red accents on the inner lining of the robe and the eye sockets of the skull. This grim reaper tattoo is lined with perfection and shaded impeccably bringing it out of flesh canvas clearly and in flashy style. Overall a great piece signifying that death is coming for us all one day, a notion that nobody can escape and that death is a part of life, and this art work will be with wearer until they too meet the reaper.
33. Tribal Grim Reaper Tattoo
32. Glowing Red Reaper Tattoo
A cool reaper tattoo in bold black and blood red with great shadowing and lovely highlights across the top of the cloak and on to the impressively long scythe. This depiction of death means business with scythe in mid swing and a humanoid face rather than the traditional skull and bones, which gives a creepy, menacing feel to the whole piece, added to by the glowing red color injection that compliments this deathly figure perfectly. A valiant tattoo that screams death is coming and stands out on skin in intrepid perspective. Nice work.
31. Grim Reaper Hand Tattoo
This is a cool, abstract grim reaper tattoo, well placed on the hand with excellent line work and great use of ink and skin to carefully make up hooded figure with scythe in tow on the back of the hand. This is a really nice composition with reaper looking down, skull and hood in a bow, and cape well shaded at the top with folds lined perfectly in the right places, and gradually getting darker as it trails off onto the fingers. As it’s on the hand this tattoo will break up over time, but nevertheless it’s a great piece representing death in fine form.
30. A Portrait of Death
Traditional in style and with a look that reads tarot card, this grim reaper tattoo stands out in bold perspective, the colors bright and wild from the fiery red background to the spring greens morphing into black and the delicate pink flowers in the foreground, it is one crystal clear piece inked smoothly and with care. Death stands in a frame like a painted portrait surrounded by the life he will one day come to take. Beautiful.
29. Grim Reaper Shoulder Tattoo
A very clean, crisp grim reaper tattoo on the shoulder done with pure black ink making it a very bold piece, well placed, and against pale flesh , the mix of black to skin tone gives it a very ghostly appearance, a perfect way to display the angel of death. Precision line work really brings this reaper tattoo to life and great shading enhances this vision of death incarnate from that scary place; the unknown world, rising out of skin canvas in a dazzling display of creepy reaper art.
28. Grim Reaper Drenched in Black
27. Bio-Mechanical Grim Reaper Tattoo
This is an interesting depiction of the reaper with his cape breaking up and trailing off into the shadows, his shoulder a mix of bone and skulls, and his arm a bio mechanical web of wire, mesh and tentacles curving and morphing into the handle of his scythe. I really like the composition of this piece, and with excellent lining and fine detail work on the arm and skull, death is brought to life in a crazy dreams-cape ready to take souls and keep the balance between dark and light forevermore on pale flesh canvas.
26. Unique, Highly Detailed Grim Reaper Tattoo
Highly detailed and with ultra fine line work, this grim reaper tattoo is well placed on the chest and embodies death in unique style with great features and shading on the skull, a seriously rippled cape to the point to where it looks like webbing, and a totally gnarly scythe made up of what appears to be a mix of metal and bone, its design adding a one of a kind feel to the piece. This grim reaper tattoo also includes a delicately lined hourglass, it’s chain wrapped around the handle of the scythe, reminding us that time is death and life is slowly ticking away for us all. Overall, a great work of art and a very stylized and a different reaper tattoo that beckons for attention and will withstand the sands of time until death seeks out the wearer to take that final journey. Terrific.
25. The Reaper Tree
This is a fanciful depiction of death, and while it’s not exactly a grim reaper tattoo it does capture the essence of foreboding with a clear sense of doom and darkness. This is a great representation of light and dark, life and death, with twisted tree symbolic of life and the skull within it’s branches suggestive of life growing and turning into death, death the ultimate end of life, and the balance in between with neither one being able to exist without the other. This tattoo is nicely done with fine shading work on the trunk of the tree, and great highlighting around the knot holes. The tree’s upper branches feature a web of ultra fine lines making up the tree’s offshoots and brilliantly weaving together a skull within. A beautiful piece capturing the fine line between this life and the next.
24. Cloaked in Death
Slashing it’s way into spot 24, is this rather majestic reaper come from beyond, gathering the fallen to add to the growing mass of tortured souls forever trailing behind him. This winged demon of death is beautifully well lined, and the delicate shading of cloaked figure is well executed as it fades off into flesh around the base. Subtle, jagged detailing on the wings create an authentic skeletal feel and appearance, perhaps suggesting that all flesh has withered and fallen away leaving only a cage where wings used to be. A great grim reaper design concept and a nicely inked piece capturing the essence of death and a torturous afterlife that awaits.
23. Grim Reaper Chess Board
‘Life is like a game of chess, changing with every move’. In this rib cage tattoo the grim reaper lingers over the board waiting and moving to take the fallen into the afterlife. Much like life, chess is a game of patience, skill and knowledge, each player trying to outwit and outmaneuver their opponent until the King, like life is taken away. This is a great, metaphoric, grim reaper tattoo with precise line work and excellent shading, and while the highlighting could be a little more outstanding, overall this reaper tattoo captures death at his best; watching over life and waiting silently to strike when the wrong move is made.
22. Death is Certain…
21. Window to the Grim Reaper Tattoo
A very cool reaper tattoo, well placed on the shoulder, although simplistic in design tells a deep, dark tale of death waiting from within to snatch the nearest dying soul. Lining and shading in this work is beautifully done and creates a jagged, cracked outline of a window in which the grim reaper sits without a face, showing only the black darkness within and suggesting that death is blackness, absent of identity, a creepy hooded figure awaiting one’s demise. Intense black color saturation coupled with perfect highlighting in all the right places makes this a stand out tattoo that will take the wearer into the beyond.
20. Gorgeous Grim Reaper Skin Art
A traditional in style and neon grim reaper tattoo that is both fun and macabre, is placed neatly on the forearm and stands out in bold, colorful and intricate perspective. Surrounded by vivid green, yellow and red flames, this reaper clutches scythe with bony hand, skull and spine in glowing skeletal form stand out against the well injected jet black cape and hood, and a black and white patterned halo with golden yellows and orange swirling within, sits atop the crown of this ghostly, unearthly being come to guide the lost and the dead on to the next life. A truly beautiful tattoo with marvelous highlighting, that will stand with pride as a reminder that this is not the dress rehearsal.
19. Ghostly Grim Reaper Tattoo
Fabulous, delicate shading defines this grim reaper tattoo which appears almost ghostly and comes clad in chains, skulls and the iron cross. This classy depiction of death has the reaper cradling an hourglass in hand with the sands of time running out, suggesting that life too is draining away and this grim demon of the afterlife is ready to collect souls of the dead. Impeccable highlighting on this piece really brings the grim reaper to life, creating a beautiful tattoo that stands out against pale flesh and proudly reminds us and the wearer that time is limited and death will come for us all. One of our favourite grim reaper tattoos on this list.
18. Grim Reaper Ritual
An elegant and super macabre grim reaper back tattoo that is a statement piece taking up over half of the wearer’s back and offering up a unique take on this dealer of death and angel of the afterlife. In this eye catching work, the grim reaper sits cross legged, wings spread, playing the flute which, upon closer inspection we can see, is made of bone, a nice touch on an already brilliant design. This grim reaper also wears a key around neck, subtly inked and almost disappearing into the folds of the cloak, and perched across folded legs sits a bowl containing what appears to be a heart in scarlet red hue, the only color in the entire tattoo making it stand out boldly, suggestive of the reaper weighing the value of the soul, or perhaps a ritual death performs on the hearts of the dead. Awesome.
17. Stylish Grim Reaper Tattoo
16. Death and the Star of Life
I love the concept and composition of this cool grim reaper back tattoo. Featuring a well highlighted Star of Life, a medical symbol, often seen on ambulances and the likes, with the Rod of Asclepius in the center which is a snake entwined rod wielded by the Greek God, Asclepius who was associated with medicine and healing. This is an interesting version of the symbol as etched on the rod are the symbols for biohazard, radioactive, flammable and toxic suggesting several potential causes of death. Convenient then, that the grim reaper hovers above, scythe and cloak framing the Star of Life, as he, the bringer of death waits for those who fall in any one of these horrifying disasters. Great work. One of the most dangerous grim reaper tattoos.
15. The Grim Reaper Rides Tattoo
14. Carpe Diem Grim Reaper Tattoos
“Carpe Diem”, Latin for ‘Seize the day’, is branded across the top of this awesome grim reaper tattoo suggesting that one must strive to live everyday to the fullest, grabbing the bull by the horns whenever opportunity presents, as death is ever creeping closer to put an end to all days. In this beautifully shaded, well placed piece, the grim reaper, under moonlit skies, points a bony finger at the beholder as an unearthly warning that our time is running out, a notion that is further enforced by the subtle hourglass counting away time in the folds of death’s robe. A bold, beautiful reaper tattoo that will serve as a gorgeous show piece and a haunting reminder that time is precious and not a shred must be wasted before this angel of death comes calling.
13. Blood Moon Grim Reaper Tattoo
One of the darkest grim reaper tattoos in the collection.
12. Gambling Grim Reaper Tattoo
Life is a gamble and death the only certainty, a fact that is beautifully illustrated in this fine grim reaper tattoo that features death incarnate in three dimensional, skeletal form holding a pair of dice which he appears ready to roll, breath swirling up in hand for a touch of good luck. Lining work, coloring and shading on this piece are all fantastic, making for a stand out tattoo, that will be a definite conversation starter, to be proud of for both the wearer and the artist.
11. Grim Reaper Half Sleeve
10. Awesome Grim Reaper Back Tattoo
Creeping in at number 10 is this explosive back tattoo featuring the grim reaper beneath peeling skin, scratching and slicing his way out of the wearer with bloodied scythe in one hand, slashing it’s way down to the bottom of the spine, and scarlet red claws protruding from the other hand, reaching out and ready to sink into the souls of the dead. Lining on this work is done perfectly and the intrepid black background really makes the reaper stand out, an effect only enhanced by incredible shading and intricate detailing. I love this monstrous grim reaper with it’s rows of razor sharp teeth, ever ready to take a big bite out of life.
9. Surreal Grim Reaper and Time Tattoo
A somewhat abstract, somewhat surreal grim reaper, full back tattoo with morphed, twisted shapes and faces of fallen souls wrapped up in and around the folds of death’s flowing cape, the reaper himself without a face and surrounded by father time, symbolized in the large clock filling the background. The grim reaper seems to have control over this timepiece via his scythe which is anchored into the clock, perhaps moved by deathly hands and spun like a wheel- death at the helm of a ghostly ship bound forever to shadowy realms. Whatever the case, death and time will always be closely associated, as with death comes the stopping of time, time changes and death is simply time running out. Beautiful work and a unique and interesting concept, well executed and turned into artistic vision on flesh canvas forevermore. One of the most intense grim reaper tattoos we have on the list!
8. Lighting Up The Reaper
This is an extremely cool vision of the grim reaper in a tattoo that is some seriously brilliant skin art lighting up a beautifully dark scene of death on pale living flesh. Well placed on the shoulder and inked with gorgeous, bold midnight blues and an array of purple haze in the cloudy mist that surrounds the reaper, this grim reaper tattoos stands out most for the magical use of yellows, white and impeccable highlighting that light up skull face with a mesmerizing hourglass lamp. Grim reaper peers into time as if into a crystal ball divining who will die next. As far as grim reaper tattoos go, this one is a source of pride for the artist, and a badge of honor for the wearer.
7. Grim Reaper Tattoos and Moonlit Graveyard Tattoo
6. Reaper in Prayer Tattoo
5. The Grim Reaper Welcomes You
In this well inked, full back tattoo we see the grim reaper watching over a baron wasteland, perhaps ravaged by war or disaster, or maybe the path to the beyond, death awaiting us with a rose in mouth, scythe in hand, welcoming souls old and young into a land beyond time and life. A well executed tattoo with beautiful shadowing, shading and highlighting in just the right places, all making for a really cool grim reaper work of art that will be worn proudly into the afterlife on flesh canvas.
4. Grim Reaper with Hourglass Leg Tattoo
3. Unique Reaper Chest Tattoo
A unique, rather crazed looking grim reaper is featured in this intricate and bold chest tattoo that begins on the upper arm and splashes its way across the breast in whirlwind fashion, lighting up pale skin in a blaze of twisted black lines and wicked highlights. Death has an intense look in his spiraling eyes and his intricately detailed cloak, which is shredded around skull, creates the look of flowing fabric that gives the appearance of motion to the art, and coupled with a highly detailed, decorative scythe with twisted branches making up the handle, this is a stellar grim reaper brand that will keep death in the fast lane and serve as a reminder to get the most out of life before death catches up.
2. The Ferryman of Death
A beautiful, ultra realistic tattoo that depicts grim reaper as ferryman for the dead, indicated with style as death tosses a handful of coins engraved with skulls towards the beholder. According to legend, in Greek mythology, Charon served as the ferryman for Hades and carried the souls of the newly deceased across the rivers that separated the land of the living from the land of the dead. Superstition was such that a coin to pay Charon for passage was placed in the mouths of the dead, and it was believed that failure to pay the ferryman resulted in one’s soul having to wander the shores for a hundred years. This tattoo is inked with precision and perfection with awesome, bold lining and shading work and intense color saturation making the reaper stand out in the shadows. Brilliant. Lots of grim reaper tattoos wish they looked like this!
1. Spectacular Grim Reaper and Child Tattoo
An epic grim reaper masterpiece in super realistic style and a vivid depiction of innocence completely oblivious to the darkness that surrounds, with a young child delicately shaded and with beautiful highlighting cradled in death’s lap as the reaper holds the open alphabet book for unconcerned baby to view. There are many meanings that could be attached to this gorgeous tattoo, perhaps the grim reaper is caring for a young soul who passed too soon, or maybe death looks over this child in life, waiting in the shadows, reminding us that nobody is immune to dying. Whatever way you interpret this piece, it is a fantastic tattoo that is an instant eye draw and will beg to be discussed throughout life and who knows, maybe into the beyond too!
All in all, grim reaper tattoos take many forms, and are not always that sinister, despite initial impressions. We would love you to share the stories behind your own grim reaper tattoos with us. Have you seen any grim reaper tattoos that inspire you?
At Tattoos Beautiful, we love all tattoos be they huge or tiny. But, there is something very special about those pieces that take an entire side, or at least a part of it, of a woman. These hot AF side tattoos for girls give the artist the freedom to create real masterpieces and for you to show of your curves.
The placement of a tattoo is important, and, well, you have to think about it a lot before you decide where a tattoo will be placed forever. If you are looking for a spot that will make your tattoo look sexy, the perfect spot would be your thighs, stomach, your back, and, of course, the side of your body. That’s why we are such fans of side tattoos for girls.
Side tattoos for girls, which are also known as the rib tattoos are a real treat to the eyes. Exotic side pieces usually include striking designs, bold colors, and intricate artwork. To sport a great looking side piece, you really need to possess great enthusiasm and a confident attitude.
As always, you can go for a big or small design. Your tattoo may even extend from your shoulders to your waist for a real bold look. Whatever tattoo you decide to go for, it should be according to your taste and it should represent you entirely.
We have gathered 37 amazing, eye-catching, sexy side tattoos for girls that match the tastes and styles of all. Check out our list, and find a design that catches your eye. Hopefully, at least one of these designs will serve you as an inspiration for your tattoo, or you may find a design that you would like to have tattooed on yourself.
37. Tribal Side Tattoos For Girls
Tribal tattoos may not always be a lady’s first choice. These designs are often considered to be manly. But the truth is so far from that. If you avoid strictly black, thick lines and add other symbols to your tattoo, such as the flowers, you will get a truly amazing, feminine tribal tattoo every lady would love to wear. This side tattoo is bound to make heads turn.
36. Bold Side Tattoo For Girls
If you get a side tattoo that means that you are one very strong and brave person. It is not easy to get a huge design like this tattooed on your body! The roses and the skulls will additionally show everyone what kind of a person you are. This tattoo has also a great symbolic meaning. Roses are the symbols of beauty and the skull is a symbol of death. However, this tattoo may be interpreted as if there is a certain beauty within dangerous, deadly things. For more amazing skull tattoo ideas, click here.
35. Floral Side Tattoo
Floral designs are favored among women. But, it is hard to choose what kind of a design would you like. There are so many beautiful flowers you can choose from. And, the real question is how would you incorporate them on a certain part of your body. Well, this picture is the example how you should do it! There are many floral symbols and patterns present, and they all look amazing together like this.
34. Tiny, Quote Side Tattoo
When you mention side tattoos, people usually think of large art pieces that stretch all across the side of your body. But, a simple quote like this that takes up a small part of your skin is also considered a masterpiece. The words “Let it be,” are very touching once you think about them. Imagine all the things you should’ve let be, but you didn’t.
33. Quote Side Tattoo
Quote tattoos are incredibly popular, and when it comes to the side of your upper body, there are so many ways you can get your quote tattooed. “L’esprit de l’escalier,” is a French term and it stands for the predicament of thinking of the perfect reply a little bit too late.
32. Roses Side Tattoo
Roses are very striking once tattooed on your body. They are considered as a symbol of beauty, and when you get them on the side of your body they will certainly point out your beauty. Besides beauty, roses also stand for passion, romance, sensuality, and even secrets and devotion. What would a rose tattoo represent for you?
31. Feminine Side Tattoo
Rib tattoos or side tattoos are very sensual and they are also a genuine delicacy to the eyes. Sometimes, women are looking to get their first tattoo on a less visible part of their body. This way, they will be able to perfectly express themselves and their artistic side, but to also cover the tattoo when necessary. That is why side tattoos or rib (cage) tattoos are a perfect location. In addition, you are able to get a design as big as you want it and still be able to cover it up!
30. “Na Mo Amituofo”
This girl decided to have “na mo amituofo” tattooed on the side of her body. But, do you know what does this mean? It doesn’t resemble English, nor French nor Latin. And, let’s face it, most of the quote tattoos are in the mentioned languages. Na mo or Namo comes from the Buddhist culture, and it has multiple meanings, and it means “homage” or “I return to.” This is often used in chants such as “Namo Amituofo.” However,“Amituofo”, is also a transliteration from Sanskrit, meaning infinite life, or infinite wisdom. Thus, Namo Amituofo means to turn around and rely upon the infinite awakening.
29. Feather Side Tattoo
Feather tattoos are incredibly popular among women, and they indeed make a great side tattoo. Feather has many symbolic meanings, and some of them vary from a culture to culture. For example, in Native American culture a feather would represent one’s celestial wisdom. Native American Chiefs would wear feathers to symbolize their communication with the Spirit. Feathers can also stand for enlightenment, limitless, a soul’s journey, hopes, dreams, and rejuvenation.
28. Peony Side Tattoo
Peonies are truly beautiful flowers in reality, and they also make a great side tattoo. Flower tattoos were always favored tattoo designs among women as most of them are the symbol of feminine beauty. Peony comes from the Greek word Paeon. In Greek mythology, Paeon was the Greek god of medicine and healing. He was Asclepius’ student, and after some time Asclepius got jealous of his student’s skills and fame. In order to save Paeon from the wrath of Asclepius, Zeus turned him into the peony flower.
27. Heart Side Tattoo
Hearts are one of the not so many symbols that do not need to be explained. There is not much to be said about love, since it is a major part of our lives. Hearts always make great tattoos and they can also be combined with many other symbols and even quotes. How will you design your heart is up to you. This picture is an example of how unique each heart tattoo can be.
26. Gothic Rose Side Tattoo
You have roses, and then you have Gothic roses. These roses are still beautiful and they keep their symbolic meaning, although they should be connected with a bit darker and more bold or even mysterious meanings. They can also be associated with memories, secrets, duality, and even resurrection.
25. Incredible Side Tattoo
This is the type of a side tattoo for which you need to acquire tremendous eagerness and passion for getting such a sensual piece of artwork on the side of your body. There are so many different motifs and symbols combined. The colors make the tattoo even more outstanding. However, this type of tattoo may not be suitable for those who can’t tolerate pain and who are not willing to spend (almost) a fortune on a tattoo!
24. Cursive Side Tattoo
You have already seen a couple of quotes tattooed on the side of a lady’s body. They all were different quotes and they all had something unique about them – the position, the side, and the font. Even though they are “just words,” quote tattoos can also be decorated and designed. You can also add a certain symbol, for example, a tiny flower or a heart next to your quote tattoo.
23. Inspiring Side Quote Tattoo
Another great thing about quote tattoos is that you can combine different styles and fonts within one tattoo! For example, capital letters can be used to prove your point. Or, like in this case, you may get everything in capital letters, except for the words you want to stress out. They can be done in cursive.
22. Wing Side Tattoos for Girls
Wing tattoos are truly great and they can be used to express many things. With this beautiful tattoo design, you can express your love of freedom and movement, dedicate your tattoo to someone you loved and who has passed away, you can demonstrate your faith or even get the tattoo as a constant reminder of your ability to rise above your fears, overcome your obstacles and everything else life throws at you.
21. Truly Amazing Side Tattoo
If you are up to making your body a canvas for expressing your artistic ideas, then this type of tattoo is something you should consider. This tattoo is great and magnificent, both in its size and appearance. There is not much we can say. Have a look at it yourself!
20. Lotus Flower Side Tattoo
Have you ever observed a lotus flower? It is truly fascinating. A lotus flower manages to emerge from a murky pond and show its exquisite beauty to the world around it. In Hindu religion, a lotus represents the divine beauty and purity. The unfolding of its leaves stands for the expanding of the soul and spiritual awakening. However in Buddhism, the lotus flower represents the purity of body, mind, and spirit.
19. Anchor Side Tattoo
Centuries ago, it was believed that anchor tattoos belonged only to those who had the courage to travel constantly across the sea. This implicated sailors, seamen, navy personnel and others who sailed the mighty oceans and crossed the deep blue seas. However, nowadays, the scene has changed a lot and the anchor tattoo has gained quite a bit of popularity. In fact, it is no longer associated only with the seafarers.
The anchor tattoo has meanings that are far greater than just holding the ships steady. True, an anchor is what puts down roots deep into the sea to hold a ship in place. Therefore, anchor tattoos are associated with strength and stability. Symbolically, an anchor can be considered as something that helps you hold on, no matter what. Anchor tattoos are done to remind people that no matter what happens, they can get through it.
18. Colorful Side Tattoo
Colorful tattoos are a pleasure to look at. Of course, black-ink tattoos are great pieces of art, but with colors added the piece of art becomes even greater (at least to some people). Colorful tattoos can also be used to give character to your tattoo. What tattoos do you prefer, black ones or colorful ones?
17. Dreamcatcher Side Tattoo
Most of us know what a dreamcatcher is – a hoop containing a woven mesh and feathers and beads hanging from it. But, its true origin and symbolic meaning are unknown to many people. The dreamcatcher is associated with the Native American culture. People from Ojibwe tribes believed in the spider-woman named Asibikaashi who would take care of the children. Dreamcatchers were constructed as charms that allowed only good dreams in one’s mind. So, the dreamcatcher tattoo can be used as one’s lucky charm. For more dreamcatcher tattoo meanings and designs, click here.
16. Geometric Side Tattoo
Geometric tattoos are very appreciated nowadays. Their simplicity is what makes them look good and appear as unique works of art. Geometric tattoos mostly consist of straight lines, and in some cases they might resemble an arrow. We confess this is both hot AF and classic. What other tattoo side tattoos for girls can boast that?
15. Sugar Skull Tattoo Meaning
A sugar skull tattoo has a quite intense meaning. It is very popular in the Mexican culture and associated with the Dia de los Muertos. It is a custom to mold sugar skulls which would represent a soul of the departed loved one on this day. Then, a name is added to the forehead of the skull. The sugar skull tattoo is usually associated with death, remembrance, return or a symbol of spirituality. Beautiful, sexy, hot AF side tattoos for girls.
14. Lotus Flower Side Tattoo
Lotus flower tattoos have more than one symbolic meaning. Meanings may vary based on the color of the lotus flower. For example, a white lotus usually symbolizes enlightenment, both mental and spiritual. It can also represent purity and perfection. In Buddhism, a white lotus symbolizes the pinnacle of achievement and is often called the Flower of the Buddhas. In addition, the white lotus is depicted as a goal for which one should strive, as well as the end of one’s spiritual journey.
13. Beautiful Elephant Tattoo
Elephants are truly magnificent creatures. Just like almost every other animal, they have their special symbolic meaning. They are great in size and definitely use it to be dominant, but these creatures prefer to stay calm. That is why they are sometimes described as ‘Gentle Giants’. Elephants are extremely protective of their loved ones. So, if you share this trait with elephants, you should definitely express it with a beautiful elephant side tattoo. Elephants are also considered as symbols of luck, wisdom, strength, nobility, and happiness.
12. Amazing Feathers and Birds Tattoo
So, we have mentioned that feathers are associated with those people who appreciate their freedom. But, who could more show this appreciation than the birds themselves? Feathers and birds are a great way to show your appreciation for the freedom you have and express your love towards traveling and constantly being on the move. People do not say for someone without a reason that he/she is free like a bird.
11. Dreamcatcher and a Quote
It is a great idea to combine your quote tattoo with a certain symbol. Or, to supplement your existing tattoo with a quote. Inspiring quote like this one go incredibly well with symbols that have a deeper, and sometimes even a spiritual meaning.
10. Flowery Side Tattoo
Side tattoos for girls are a great way to decorate your body permanently, point out the features you love, and express yourself. The greatest things about side tattoos is that you can make them as big or as small as you want to and still be able to express your point.
9. Decorated Quote Tattoo
Many people, especially girls, have that one quote that they can connect with everything in their lives. That is the quote that keeps them motivated to strive for success and greatness. But, sometimes, when things get stormy, you can forget about that dear quote of yours. That is why having an eternal reminder on your skin is a great idea. And, if you really want to show everyone how do you feel about that quote, you can embellish it with certain symbols, or even bows like in this case. Is this your favorite of all the side tattoos for girls we have shown you so far?
8. Dreamcatcher Side Tattoo II
Dreamcatcher tattoos are incredibly popular. The difference between this dreamcatcher tattoo and the previous one is that the previous one started near the hips and continued down to the legs. However, this one is at the upper part of this lady’s body. There are many great dreamcatcher tattoo designs you can choose from. Check them out!
7. Dotwork Mandala Tattoo
Mandalas resemble lotus flowers a lot. The Sanskrit meaning of mandala is circle. The circle is a symbol of perfection, eternity, unity and completeness. Because of these meanings, mandalas are very important symbols in many cultures. They are incredibly versatile and can personify many meanings. The meaning of each mandala tattoo is limited by only the wearer of the tattoo and the observer of the tattoo.
6. Colorful Music Tattoo
Music is a very important segment of our lives. Some people cannot imagine their lives without music. And some of them love playing musical instruments. Whatever your connection with the music is, you can show how important part of your life it is by getting a remarkable tattoo like this one.
5. Touching Side Tattoo
“We only part to meet again,” is a very famous saying and it can be found in many songs and poems. In this particular case, the saying is probably used to mark the death of the loved one. The date beneath the saying is very likely to be the date when the loved person died. In terms of meaningful tattoos, this is one of our favorite side tattoos for girls who want to commemorate someone special to them. <3
4. Attractive Side Tattoo
Your quote tattoo can be tattooed in a place that is not always visible, but can sometimes appear under your clothing – for example when you reach up for something. Tattoos like this are incredibly attractive, partially mysterious, and look incredibly cool!
3. Dragonfly Side Tattoo
Dragonflies are not seen very often. These creatures are beautiful, just like their symbolic meaning. Since they are water creatures, they can be associated with dreams and thoughts of one’s mind. Dragonflies also symbolize prosperity, good luck, purity, peace, harmony, and even strength. It can also represent a soul of the loved one. In certain cultures, it is believed that if a dragonfly lands on you, that is actually a deceased loved one who came to visit.
2. Turtle Side Tattoo
Turtles are powerful spiritual symbols in many cultures worldwide. They are considered as an agent who inspires positive change. Turtles can symbolize patience, stability, endurance, innocence, peace and wisdom.
1. Arrow Side Tattoo
Simple tattoos always look amazing. One of these amazing simple tattoos is this side tattoo for girls. It shows an incredibly simply, yet beautifully drawn arrow. In Native American culture an arrow represents a symbol of protection. Arrows can also be associated with love, because of Cupid and his famous love arrows.