Animal Tattoos – Gallery of Animal Tattoo Designs

Posted on 22 September 2012 by Karen L. Hudson

The animal kingdom is full of the beautiful, the strange, and the awe-inspiring. Most of us find that we have a connection with certain types of animals, which makes them a good tattoo choice. Whatever animal tattoo you might be thinking about getting, there are many creative ways in which your totem, spirit guide, or furry friend can be portrayed on skin. This gallery will show you a variety of different ways that animals can make amazing tattoos.

Cute Elephant Tattoo

Cute Elephant Tattoo by Chloe Vanessa

Black Squirrel Tattoo

Black Squirrel Tattoo by Chloe Vanessa

Bunnies Portrait Tattoo

Bunnies Portrait Tattoo Chloe Vanessa

TRex Tattoo

TRex Tattoo by Chloe Vanessa

Swordfish Tattoo

Swordfish Tattoo by Andy Chambers

Painterly Bird Tattoo

Painterly Bird Tattoo by Brandon Heffron

Crusader Full Back Tattoo

Crusader Full Back Tattoo by Dmitriy Samohin

Detailed Shark Scene Tattoo

Detailed Shark Scene Tattoo by Dmitriy Samohin

Native Scene Tattoo

Native Scene Tattoo by Dmitriy Samohin

Bird in Flight Tattoo

Bird in Flight Tattoo by Jared Preslar

Peacock Half Sleeve Arm Tattoo

Peacock tattoo by Jonathan Montalvo

Peacock Tattoo - Large Backpiece

Peacock backpiece tattoo by Stephano Alcantara

Full Backpiece Peacock Tattoo

Full Back Peacock Tattoo by Detail Dave - Altered Skin

Winter Horse and Woman Scene Tattoo

Winter Horse and Woman Scene Tattoo by Jose Perez Jr.

Dog Portrait Tattoo

Dog Portrait Tattoo by Katelyn Crane

Stylized Peacock Tattoo

Stylized Peacock Tattoo by Kristel Oreto

Realistic Peacock Tattoo

Realistic Peacock Tattoo by Mark Heggie

Tattoo Realism - Peacock

Realistic Peacock Tattoo by Ryan Mason

Folk Art Style Peacock Tattoo

Folk Art Style Peacock Tattoo by Stefan Johnsson

Peacock Cover-Up Foot Tattoo

Peacock Cover-Up Foot Tattoo by Steve Wimmer

Kitty Garden Tattoo

Kitty Garden Tattoo by Chloe Vanessa

Hairless Sphynx Cat Portrait Tattoo

Hairless Sphynx Cat Portrait Tattoo by Ganso Galvao

Stylized Hummingbirds Tattoo

Stylized Hummingbirds Tattoo by Brandon Heffron

Watercolor Hummingbird Tattoo

Watercolor Hummingbird Tattoo by Gene Coffey

Bold Hummingbird Flower Tattoo

Bold Hummingbird Flower Tattoo by Katelyn Crane

Inksplot Rat Tattoo

Inksplot Rat Tattoo by Gene Coffey

Cartoonish Style Peacock Tattoo in Pastels

Cartoonish Style Peacock Tattoo in Pastels by Melissa Fusco

Octopus Lighthouse Narrative Tattoo

Octopus Lighthouse Tattoo by Chloe Vanessa

Peacock Tattoo - Bold Colors

Peacock tattoo by Sweet Laraine

Peacock and Pink Cherry Blossoms Tattoo

Peacock and Pink Cherry Blossoms Tattoo by Johan Finne

Painterly Toucan Tattoo

Painterly Toucan Tattoo by Chloe Vanessa

Red Tailed Hawk Tattoo

Red Tailed Hawk Tattoo by Teresa Sharpe

Wolf/Husky/Malamute Dog Portrait Tattoo

Wolf (or husky, malamute) portrait tattoo by Matthew Lukesh - Seppuku Tattoo

gt-walkingdead

WANT TO SEE MORE TATTOOS? Check out the Walking Dead Tattoos Gallery

gt-3d

WANT TO SEE MORE TATTOOS? Check out the 3D Effects Tattoo Gallery

gt-bacon

WANT TO SEE MORE TATTOOS? Check out the Bacon Lovers Tattoo Gallery

gt-dotd

WANT TO SEE MORE TATTOOS? Check out the Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) Tattoo Gallery

gt-flowers

WANT TO SEE MORE TATTOOS? Check out the Flowers Tattoo Gallery

gt-geek

WANT TO SEE MORE TATTOOS? Check out the Geek Art Tattoo Gallery

gt-movies

WANT TO SEE MORE TATTOOS? Check out the Movie Related Tattoo Gallery

gt-owls

WANT TO SEE MORE TATTOOS? Check out the Owls Tattoo Gallery

gt-painterly

WANT TO SEE MORE TATTOOS? Check out the Painterly/Water Color Style Tattoos Gallery

gt-stippling

WANT TO SEE MORE TATTOOS? Check out the Dot Shading/Stippling Tattoos Gallery

Cute Elephant TattooBlack Squirrel TattooBunnies Portrait TattooTRex TattooSwordfish TattooPainterly Bird TattooCrusader Full Back TattooDetailed Shark Scene TattooNative Scene TattooBird in Flight TattooPeacock Half Sleeve Arm TattooPeacock Tattoo - Large BackpieceFull Backpiece Peacock TattooWinter Horse and Woman Scene TattooDog Portrait TattooStylized Peacock TattooRealistic Peacock TattooTattoo Realism - PeacockFolk Art Style Peacock TattooPeacock Cover-Up Foot TattooKitty Garden TattooHairless Sphynx Cat Portrait TattooStylized Hummingbirds TattooWatercolor Hummingbird TattooBold Hummingbird Flower TattooInksplot Rat TattooCartoonish Style Peacock Tattoo in PastelsOctopus Lighthouse Narrative TattooPeacock Tattoo - Bold ColorsPeacock and Pink Cherry Blossoms TattooPainterly Toucan TattooRed Tailed Hawk TattooWolf/Husky/Malamute Dog Portrait Tattoogt-walkingdeadgt-3dgt-bacongt-dotdgt-flowersgt-geekgt-moviesgt-owlsgt-painterlygt-stippling

About the Guru:
Karen L. Hudson has been writing for the body art community since 1999. She is the author of Chick Ink: 40 Stories of Tattoos--and the Women Who Wear Them and Living Canvas: Your Total Guide to Tattoos, Piercings, and Body Modification. After leaving her position as About.com's body art expert in 2011, she founded Tat2Guru to continue her efforts as a safety and acceptance advocate for the body art community. Read Her Full Bio

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