14 Examples of Rough and Tumble Finger Tattoos

Finger tattoos: we’ve all seen them, and we all probably have different opinions on them. Now more than ever, hipsters are dedicating their digits to ironic quotes, one word witticisms and handlebar mustaches. If you want a finger tattoo, but are afraid of being labeled a poseur, you best avoid inking yourself with any of those cliches. You might have a change of heart sometime, and wish you would have used the available space for something more clever and timeless.

For the real tattoo aficionado, you’re going to a want a piece of finger ink that is a little more substantial. Something that lets people around you know that you have been around the block a few times and have a story to tell. Check out these 14 cool tattoo designs that incorporate more elaborate, more expressive features into finger tattoos than you are currently used to. Maybe you’ll get inspired to get some finger ink that shows off your rough and tumble side as well.

Bull Skull Finger Tattoo

Are you a native of the American Southwest or simply a fan of its imagery? If you are, consider getting the skull of a bull tattooed on one of your knuckles. It is the perfect type of imagery if you are a rough and tumble rancher, a badass rockabilly singer, or traveled desert poet.

Bull Skull Finger1
Bull Skull Finger Tattoo

Random Scribbles

Do you want a cool rough and tumble finger tattoo, but don’t know exactly what to get? Check out this example of a random scribble design that looks intricate and detailed enough to give off an artistic vibe. People will never know that you just asked your tattoo artist to ink you willy nilly.

Random Scribbles
Random Scribbles

Evolver

Are you a biology geek? If you are, you may want to consider a tattoo design that shows off the process of evolution. Some people sport finger tattoos that illustrate every single step, from the earliest common ancestor, up to early man, and finally ending with modern man on the last knuckle.

Lightsabers

If you have ever wanted to recreate the epic battles of the “Star Wars” movies, you can do so by getting a couple of lightsabers tattooed on your fingers. Get a red one for Darth Vader, blue for Obi Wan Kenobi, or a green one for Luke Skywalker.

Lightsabers
Lightsabers

(Literally) Smoking Skull

This awesome finger tattoo design is perfect if you are a smoker because it makes your fingers look like they are actually doing the action. Place two halves of a skull on two different fingers where you prominently place your cigarette for this tattoo to have the best effect.

Smoking Skull
Smoking Skull

Lion

Show everyone that you’re the king of the jungle when you get this awesome tattoo on your fingers. Make sure to get the face all the way on the front of your knuckle and have the mane drift off to the sides.

Lion
Lion

Liquid Flame Finger Tattoo

Are you looking for a cool tattoo idea that covers more than just your finger, but also extends down to your wrist. This liquid flame tattoo works perfectly on the front of your hand going down your palm or the back of your hand going down to your forearm.

Skeleton Tattoo

For a really scary tattoo idea, check out this full skeletal hand. The artist who created this was capable of getting a high amount of detail into it. Make sure you visit a similar experienced artist who is able to work in a lot of detail for the most realism.

Diamond in the Rough

With the economy in shambles, many new couples are opting to get diamond tattoos on their fingers rather than expensive wedding rings and bands. This tattoo is a perfect example of this new practice, and it shows how the person got the initials of their partner inscribed within the diamond.

Diamond in the Rough
Diamond in the Rough

Feather Finger Tattoo

While it may not be as rough and tumble as the other finger tattoos on this list, this feather tattoo is the universal symbol for being a writer. If you want to get the creative juices flowing, get this tattoo to let the tattoo ideas pour from your fingertips.

Illuminati Eye

There’s been a lot of talk about a secret society running global politics, and their symbol is everywhere from our money to important federal buildings. Don’t let this intimidate you. Instead, show no fear with the classic pyramid and eye finger tattoo.

Illuminati Eye
Illuminati Eye

Anchor Tattoo in White Ink

While anchor tattoos may be cliché, white ink tattoos are all the rage. If you must get an anchor tattoo, get it in white ink for a new twist on an old classic.

Random Cool Symbols

Not sure what to get on your fingers? Combine all of the following tattoo ideas and get a mix of cool symbols and text to show off.

Whenever you get a finger tattoo, make sure you’re ready for the commitment. They hurt like hell when you’re in the chair and they fade faster than other tattoos on your body. You may have to keep visiting your tattoo parlor to keep yours looking as cool as possible. If you want to take your finger tattoos to the next level, incorporate hand designs that give you one continuous, awesome looking piece.

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