Tons of Egyptian Tattoos. An amazing list of Egyptian tattoos, designs, facts about Egyptian tattoo art, and more.
Ancient Egypt is a fascinating and mysterious subject from the Great Pyramids, to they array of amazing Gods and Goddesses, from Pharaohs, cats, mummies and treasures to the book of the dead and beyond. Egyptian culture has had a long standing impact on society, and today ancient symbols and icons are of Egyptian history and mythology are used widely in body modification across the world. So let’s delve into the realm of everything Egyptian and check out these amazing tattoos.
37. King Tut Ring Finger Egyptian Tattoos
This is a cute, well inked King Tut mask tattoo that is highly detailed, particularly for it’s size, extremely well lined and lightly shaded to perfection. A very elegant piece, possibly a wedding band, symbolic of royalty and power and also death, as it is a death mask, and where there is death there is new life so this piece could represent starting over. Whatever the case, this tattoo is beautifully done, and although it will break up over time due to the placement, for now it proudly stands out against flesh, a regal tattoo that celebrates ancient Egyptian history with all the joy of a new engagement.
36. Egyptian Mummy Tattoo
35. Horus and the Pyramid Egyptian Tattoos
A well executed tattoo featuring Horus the Falcon God, also known as the Sun God looking out to the sun rising over the pyramid, all three are shaded exceptionally well with impeccable line work throughout the piece. Horus, often also depicted as a hawk or an eagle, was the Egyptian God of the sky and protector of the ruling King. As a sky god, Horus was thought to contain the sun and the moon, each represented by one of the Falcon’s eyes, and as Horus was also said to be the God of war and hunting he became the symbol of majesty and power as well as the model for the Pharaohs who were said to be Horus in Human form. This cool tattoo also features the Eye of Horus, an ancient Egyptian symbol of protection and good health. Overall, a great composition celebrating one of Egypt’s most significant deities.
34. Egyptian Scarab Beetle Tattoo
This scarab beetle tattoo has crisp, clean lines and excellent shading and coloring work, and features a valley of pyramids reflected in the wings and shell, which is a brilliant design and a unique way to honor the ancient Egyptians in style. The Scarab beetle lays eggs in dung which it then rolls along. The Egyptians associated this with the sun rolling across the sky, as if moved by a giant beetle, and the God Khepri who moved the sun according to belief. Scarab beetles were also considered to represent rebirth as each day the sun disappeared, they would rise again the following day to be reborn.
33. Multicolored, Whimsical Egyptian Tattoos
This bold, multicolored skin art features Egyptian Goddess, Isis spreading her wings across one side of the arm, and the north star on the other side, hovering over the pyramids. This is a beautiful, bright, whimsical piece celebrating ancient Egypt in full rainbow perspective. Awesome.
32. Mummified Egyptian Cat and Skull Brand
31. Egyptian Ankh Tattoo
A crisp, clean Egyptian Ankh tattoo, well placed between shoulder blades and with flawless shading throughout. The Ankh is a traditional ancient Egyptian symbol known as breath of life and the key of the Nile, it represents eternal life and Gods are often portrayed carrying it, sometimes one in each hand. This is a really nice inscribe with ultra smooth shading and line work that will bring eternal life to the wearer until they too pass into the next life.
30. Egyptian Goddess Bastet Tattoo
This is a cool and unique tattoo featuring the Goddess originally known as Bast, who was worshiped throughout lower Egypt as the Goddess of War before the unification of the cultures of ancient Egypt, which then saw her transformed into Bastet and changed from a lioness war deity into a protector deity represented as a cat. Bastet is now considered to be the Goddess of cats, protection, joy and love. However this tattoo sees her as the war Goddess represented by the blade in her hand and her armored attire. She has an Ankh symbol across her feline head representing eternal life, and holds a Canopic jar used by the Egyptians to store the vital organs of the deceased for the afterlife. All in all a very well executed piece featuring fine lines and impressive shading, that commemorates Goddess of war and cats in superb form.
29. Tribal Eye of Horus Tattoo
28. Egyptian Elements Tattoo
A clean, polished Egyptian style half sleeve which is bright and boldly colored making it an instant eye draw. Looking closely one can see the focal point is a winged Scarab beetle with its emerald and orange-yellow wings wrapping around the shoulder, and legs gripping the sun as the beetle rolls it across the sky. The tattoo also features the Egyptian Ankh on one side surrounded by flames representing heat and the fire of eternal life, and on the other side a lotus flower surrounded by splashing cooling waters, to symbolize faith, purity and enlightenment. This tattoo is a great way to bring the elements together and represent Egyptian culture in style and color. Beautiful work.
27. Horus and Hieroglyphs Tattoos
The infamous King Tut immortalized in flesh in this rather stunning rendition of the Egyptian King’s death mask. Often referred to as King Tut, his original name, Tutankhamen means “living image of Amun”, and he was only nine years old when he became Pharaoh. He was the son of God Ra, and, while all kings were venerated after death, King Tut was one of the few Kings worshiped as a God in his lifetime. This is a pretty, beautifully colored piece with attention paid to fine detail and is evenly injected into pale skin creating a tattoo honoring one of the world’s most famous Kings.
25. Horus the Falcon God
24. Winged Scarab Chest Tattoo
A beautiful and interesting tattoo placed perfectly across the chest, a winged scarab beetle with gorgeous rainbow plumage inked with fine lines, fantastic coloring and shading work, and just enough highlighting in all the right places. As a symbol of rebirth, this scarab tattoo will forever take flight on wearer’s skin with grace, and in bold multicolored style.
23. Sacred Cat Tattoo
Cats were considered sacred in Egypt and, known as “Mau”, they were held in the highest regard and to injure or kill a cat often resulted in the death penalty. Praised for their ability to control vermin and kill snakes such as the venomous cobra, cats became a symbol of grace and poise in Egyptian society. Cats were also considered to represent the Goddess Bast, and therefore the mummification process upon death was extended to them to be given in offering to Bast. This art work is great, heavy shading and beautiful highlights bring this tattoo to life and the Egyptian style collar done in fine detail adds a regal feel to the piece. A clean tattoo to forever honor cats as sacred, inspiring and mysterious creatures.
22. Egyptian Cat Tattoo
21. Bold Eye of Horus and Pyramids Tattoo
wonderful and unique Egyptian tattoos, featuring the eye of Horus symbol, enhanced by the addition of a bloodshot human eyeball in the center, and the pyramids below shrouded in mystery and mysticism and the keepers of secrets no one, at least not of this Earth, will ever know. I like the way part of the eye of Horus pierces through the moon, and the silhouette of the Falcon God stands out against moon light glow. Beautiful shading and coloring work define this piece right down to the fine lining on the hieroglyphs at the bottom, and from the deep, royal blues of the sky to the delicately shaded pyramids this is a gorgeous work of art that will grace wearer’s skin into the afterlife.
20. Egyptian Sleeve
19. Winged Cat Ankle Tattoo
18. Nefertiti Tattoo
Really smooth shading and highlighting on display here in this Nefertiti tattoo. Bold reds and yellow in her fanciful Egyptian collar frame this piece, and the bright aqua and gold of her headdress, which is mirrored in her eyes, provides a stunning adornment to an already mesmerizing brand. Nefertiti’s face is perfectly inked with shadow and lighting in just the right places and she looks regal as she stares out of skin in tremendous form. One of Egypt’s most famous Queens, Nefertiti was the Great Royal Wife of Pharaoh, Akhenaten, and together they were devout worshipers of Atun, the Sun disk, considered the creator, giver of life and nurturing spirit of the world. This tattoo also features the Ankh symbol, representing eternal life, and the eye of Horus for protection. A very nice work of art preserving the memory of Nefertiti, and celebrating Egyptian culture in style.
17. Sekhmet and Bastet Egyptian Arm Tattoos
While simplistic in design, nothing is lost in the detail of this rather cool Egyptian arm tattoo duo. Featuring Sekhmet on one arm and Bastet on the other, this brand is comprised of clean, bold, black line work injected with incredible precision. With the head of a lioness, Sekhmet is the Goddess of fire, war, vengeance and medicine, and is depicted with the sun atop her head as she is a solar deity and sometimes referred to as daughter of the Sun God, Ra. It is said that her breath formed the desert, and she is seen as the protector of the Pharaohs, and led them into war. Bastet, Goddess of cats and protection, is seen here with the moon above her head, symbolic of cats being creatures of the night. Two iconic characters of Egyptian history inked into flesh in fine style, a tattoo that will withstand the tests of time and represent dark and light, night and day and honor Sekhmet and Bastet forevermore.
16. Sexy Egyptian Rib Tattoo
This cool tattoo looks like it’s been chiseled out of stone, featuring an Egyptian style bird carrying a plaque, or cartouche, bearing hieroglyphs, a form of writing in ancient Egypt, possibly indicating a name of significance to the wearer. In ancient Egypt a cartouche was used to show that the text contained a royal name and was worn by Pharaohs as an amulet, with the oval surrounding their name to protect them from evil spirits both in life and in the afterlife. Overall a pretty, sexy tattoo that is shaded absolutely flawlessly giving it multiple layers and dimensions. Awesome work.
15. King Tut Death Mask
14. Pretty, Trippy Sphinx Cat and Scarab Beetle Tattoo
A very unique, really cool Egyptian theme tattoo placed neatly on the forearm. At the wrist sits a scarab beetle, wings apart, made up of geometric lines and pattern work, it rolls the sun into a spiral on the pyramid above, symbolic of rebirth. Crowning this unusual piece is a Sphinx cat draped in Egyptian headdress worn by the Pharaohs and gorgeously shaded in intricate patterns. This is one trippy design honoring the cat and the scarab beetle as icons of Ancient Egypt, done with extremely fine line work and with bold splashes of crimson red that really bring this beautiful art work to life on flesh canvas.
13. Egyptian Dog and Cat Tattoos
A tattoo to celebrate cats and dogs in Egyptian style, complete with wings, Ankh symbol and the eye of Horus. Both cats and dogs were revered in ancient Egyptian culture, with cats believed to represent the Goddess Bastet and dogs symbolic of the God, Anubis. As such both cats and dogs were mummified upon death and in some cases dogs had their own coffins. This tattoo features fine lines and beautiful shading so that each part stands out individually and works together fluidly as a whole. Perfectly placed on the forearm this delicate art work will serve to protect and bring eternal life to the wearer while honoring dogs and cats as a vital part of our world, in this life and the next.
12. Egyptian Falcon and Lion Tattoo
Ultra fine lines and incredible shading and coloring work make this tattoo successful on all levels, and its a great interpretation of the Egyptian falcon and lion, complete with an Ankh worked in to both pieces breathing eternal life into wearer’s flesh, well placed on both forearms. In ancient Egypt the falcon represented the God, Horus whose right eye was the sun, symbolic of power, and his left eye the moon, symbolic of healing. The lion was a symbol of power and Kingship in ancient Egypt and were often kept as pets by royals. Also, the lion was seen to represent Sekhmet, Goddess of fire and war. Two powerful icons then, inked into flesh with precision and fine detail creating a set of tattoos to empower the wearer through life and into the afterlife.
11. The Sphinx
One of the most iconic figures of Egyptian history, the Sphinx, a mythological creature with a human head and the body of a lion, is viewed as benevolent and has ferocious strength. The sphinx were thought of as guardians and often flanked the entrances to temples and royal tombs. The Great Sphinx of Giza, which is the largest and most famous, has become an emblem of Egypt, often appearing on coins and stamps. This is a great composition with a well shaded Sphinx, winged and draped in royal headdress at the heart of the tattoo, with rising sun backdrop and the eye of Horus above for added protection. A cool design and a unique Sphinx brand honoring one of the most iconic Egyptian images with pride on the ultimate canvas.
10. Anubis and Horus Egyptian Canopic Jars Tattoo
A beautiful tattoo of a rather macabre subject, canopic jars featuring Anubis, protector of the dead, and Horus, God of the sky, war and hunting. Jars like these were used by the ancient Egyptians to store organs of the deceased in order to be carried with them to the afterlife. Four canopic jars were used to store the stomach, intestines, lungs and liver, all thought to be needed in the afterlife. The heart, however, was left in the body as it was considered to be the seat of the soul. This ink inscribe has awesome shading work making it photo realistic, and the heavy black around the jars gives them a three dimensional effect really making them stand out against skin. All in all great work, kudos to the artist for creating something special that will tell a story and last a lifetime.
9. Honoring Cats and Dogs Egyptian Style
This stunning Egyptian cat and dog tattoo on the arm features a beautifully stylized Ankh central to the design with delicate patterns and birds in flight adorning the symbol of eternal life. At the base a scarab beetle holding the sun graces the skin with subtle color injection of greens, red and yellow. This is a special piece with excellent shading work and the cracked background makes it appear as though carved into stone. A tattoo inked and worn with pride celebrating Egypt and the kinship we feel between our animal companions. Love it.
8. Anubis, Protector of the Dead
Smooth shading and super fine line work define this awesome tattoo of Anubis, the jackal God, protector of the dead and God of funerals and death. Anubis was associated with mummification and the afterlife in Egyptian religion and was depicted as a dog or a human with a canine head. With Anubis being so closely associated with death and the beyond, it is fitting that he is depicted here with decaying flesh, bones visible though the skin falling away. This is quite a beautiful piece, wonderfully macabre with outstanding shading throughout and perfectly placed on the chest, the outline of the art flowing with the curves of the body. Lovely work on an awesome forever brand.
7. Isis, Egyptian Goddess Tattoo
A beautiful depiction of Egyptian Goddess, Isis who became one of the most important deities of ancient Egypt. Isis was a mourner associated with rites connected to the dead, a magical healer who cured the sick and brought the dead to life, and a mother who was a role model to all women. Also known as protector of the dead, Isis was the mother of Horus, and was worshiped as the patroness of nature and magic. Represented here with the sun disk over her head, her headdress is also a throne, as her name means “throne”, and she was an important representation of the Pharaohs power. This tattoo has excellent fine line work and gorgeous coloring from wings to adornments and is overall a beautifully inked brand celebrating this famed Goddess of ancient Egypt in glorious bold art work that will keep wearer protected and healed for eternity.
6. Horus and Anubis
A nicely placed tattoo over both shoulders depicting Horus, God of the sky, war and hunting on one side, and Anubis, God of death and guide to souls passing on to the afterlife, on the other. Both are clad in heavy armor as if ready to do battle and precisely injected ink makes them stand out on pale skin in frightful, bold and realistic form. Lining and shading work on this piece is truly spectacular, bringing these two storied characters to life in three dimensional perspective as they step forth into the battle of the ancients and of the ages. Beautiful.
5. Stunning Anubis Tattoo
I love this rib tattoo with it’s intense coloring, hyper smooth shading and exquisite highlighting, all making it a one of a kind, bold and stylish inscribe of distinctly Egyptian aesthetic. Featuring Anubis, Egyptian God of death, dressed to impress, the setting sun at his back as he watches over moonlit pyramids, this tattoo is quite sensational and the level of professionalism in the artistry clearly on display. From the saturated deep blues and wild orange-yellows, to the perfect highlighting throughout, this is one clean, crystal clear brand proudly honoring Anubis in breath taking form. Absolutely awesome.
4. Anubis and Horus Egyptian Back Tattoo
3. Inside the Tomb
We take a trip inside an Egyptian temple with this insane full chest tattoo depicting an inner chamber of an ancient tomb or sacred space held up by columns of marble or the likes complete with hieroglyphs carved in, and at the forefront shorter columns topped by incredibly detailed busts of iconic Egyptian figures. Also included are wings spreading out protecting the deceased within the tomb, and a large highlighted Ankh in the center of the inscribe symbolizing eternal life. The detail in this piece is amazing and with crazily good shading and perfect line work, this is one unique and bad ass tattoo.
2. Egyptian War and Death Tattoo
This is an awesome rendition of Horus, the Falcon and Anubis, the Jackal in battle, possibly, or perhaps guardians of the gates to a mysterious world somewhere backwards or sideways in time. Both great protectors of Egypt, these icons are inked beautifully in this amazing upper back tattoo. Made to look as though chiseled into the wall of a pyramid with fine cracks throughout, this brand is perfectly shaded bringing out every detail from the ruffles in clothing to the curves of the muscles. Further supporting the guardian theory, central to the work is a well highlighted Ankh for eternal life and the Eye of Horus for protection and power. In battle or in harmony this tattoo will bring good tidings to the wearer and watch over the soul well into the afterlife.
1. Amazing Egyptian Tattoo
This is one wild tattoo featuring statues of an Egyptian Pharaoh and his Queen surrounded by ancient walls and standing below and protected by, a falcon, wings spread with the sun disk on its head, and an Ankh clutched in each talon symbolizing eternal life. The shading, coloring and highlighting on this incredible artwork is truly stunning and brings this tattoo into the number one spot in fascinating, three dimensional, photo realistic form. Absolutely Fabulous!