13 Dangerous Animal Tattoo Ideas

Humans may be on the very top of the food chain, but deep down inside, we still coil in fear when we think about certain animals. They could be slithery reptiles, they could be oceanic giants or they could be massive land-based beasts, but no matter what, we are hard-wired to escape from these creatures by any means necessary. Just because we are afraid of them, doesn’t mean that they aren’t important parts of our lives. Our mythology is riddled with symbolism of these creatures and they are even considered deities in some neo-pagan religions.

These days, the best way to get a look at these dangerous animals is by going to a zoo. But some people refuse to go because of the harsh treatment that the animals receive. Another way to always be able to get a glimpse of a killer beast is by getting one inked directly onto your skin. Use these 15 animal tattoo ideas for inspiration on how to get started turning your body into a canvass that is representative of the animal kingdom.

3D Spider Neck Animal Tattoo

Spiders are creepy, crawly, have 8 legs and weave intricate webs to capture their prey. If that wasn’t enough of a reason why humans fear these little creatures, some of them are poisonous. This awesome neck tattoo shows one of the biggest fears that people have and embraces it with a high level of 3D tattoo detail.

3D Spider Neck Tattoo
3D Spider Neck Tattoo

Realistic Shark Hip Tattoo

Humans dare not go into the deep waters of the ocean without a specialized shark cage, and they are even susceptible to attacks near beaches. This awesome hip tattoo is a great way to let people at the beach know that you aren’t afraid of some big fish with a bunch of teeth.

Realistic Shark Hip Tattoo
Realistic Shark Hip Tattoo

Komodo Dragon Arm Tattoo

This animal is one of the closest living ancestors to dinosaurs and is extremely aggressive, hostile, and has a mouth full of bacteria that instantly kills you. Good thing is that they only live on remote islands in Asia and can only be found in the Western world in zoos and tattoos.

Komodo Dragon Arm Tattoo
Komodo Dragon Arm Tattoo

Majestic Polar Bear Animal Tattoo

While a polar bear looks extremely majestic and cute, it will rip your head off in a second and eat you. Keep your distance and get this tattoo design instead of visiting the Arctic to try to find one yourself.

Majestic Polar Bear Tattoo
Majestic Polar Bear Tattoo

Cape Buffalo Back Tattoo

Many people do not know that animals like lions and cheetahs fear the Cape Buffalo because of its immense power and pack mentality. This back tattoo will make you look like you are part of the pack yourself.

Cape Buffalo Back Tattoo
Cape Buffalo Back Tattoo

Big Show’s Tiger Tattoo

Everyone knows that the tiger is the largest and most dangerous big cat around. Check out this awesome tattoo idea from WWE Superstar The Big Show that shows his own dominance inside the squared circle.

Big Show's Tiger Tattoo
Big Show’s Tiger Tattoo

Lion Half Sleeve Tattoo

The King of the Jungle is the second most powerful big cat and is also a very important part of our collective mythology as a human race. This half sleeve tattoo represents power and royalty and also features a cool abstract design.

Lion Half Sleeve Tattoo
Lion Half Sleeve Tattoo

Viper Rib Tattoo

Snakes of all sizes and varieties have been feared by humans forever. This deep seated fear dates back to our days as primates when avoiding them was necessary for survival. This is a cool abstract rib tattoo idea of a viper that uses all black and goes all the way up the ribs for a cool effect.

Viper Rib Tattoo
Viper Rib Tattoo

Crocodile Hip Tattoo

This hip tattoo for women is just as sexy as it is scary. It uses a crazy amount of detail to give off the impression that the crocodile could jump out and attack you at any moment.

Crocodile Hip Tattoo
Crocodile Hip Tattoo

Scorpion Neck and Shoulder Tattoo

While scorpions are primarily found in deserts, people all over the world fear them for the same reasons they fear spiders. This cool tattoo idea covers parts of the neck with the stinger and the shoulder with the body of the scorpion.

Scorpion Neck and Shoulder Tattoo
Scorpion Neck and Shoulder Tattoo

Killer Bee Chest Tattoo

While a single bee may not be too intimidating, get a whole swarm of them and it’s a different story. This is a cool, single bee tattoo design that looks great in the middle of the chest.

Killer Bee Chest Tattoo
Killer Bee Chest Tattoo

Creepy Eel Tattoo

For ocean enthusiasts, finding an eel is a rare occurrence. Most people want to keep it that way because these things are dangerous, and sometimes even electric. This is a perfect tattoo idea that shows off the eel’s creepy and hidden nature.

Creepy Eel Tattoo
Creepy Eel Tattoo

Hippo Rib Tattoo

You may have not known this, but the hippo is the cause of most man/animal related deaths in all of Africa. If you were to run into one of these beasts, your only chance of survival would be to pray. Getting a tattoo of a hippo is perhaps one of the scariest animal tattoo ideas you could think of getting.

Hippo Rib Tattoo
Hippo Rib Tattoo

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