25 Fascinating Leaf Tattoo Ideas

One of the most beautiful and elegant of Nature’s creations leaves are truly unique. Pick up a leaf and look at it, and you find no leaf even from the same tree is exactly a replica of another one. Individual and shaped with pretty patterns leaves tell the story of birth and death, and how to be graceful even when it is the Fall. Leaves are beautiful in all seasons, from spring to autumn, and Leaf Tattoos celebrate the many patterns, colors, and meanings of leaves.

The best part about a leaf ink design is that it can be as big or as tiny as you want, so your shoulder, or your foot can be the site of a tiny leaf design. You can also have a patterned green leaf inked on your arm, or have a design combining many red leaves during the Fall trailing down your forearm. Many leaves burst into colors like red, shades of brown, and golden during the Fall, so tattoos depict these gorgeous colors of leaves. You can also see many tattoos that depict the Canadian national symbol, the pretty maple leaf in shades of red and brown. The four-leaf clover is supposed to be very lucky so it also forms the theme of many beautiful designs. The stalks and veins inked in rich detail bring out the realistic look of leaf ink tattoos. The brown of dried leaves and the fresh green of young leaves both have their own beauty, so tattoo ideas may combine both the new and old states of a leaf into a single design. You also the vivid green of leaves coming into play in tattoo designs, with a touch of golden adding a rich beauty. The holes of leaves also have a creative expression that is all their own, so a neat love tattoo theme may show a leaf with a heart shaped hole as a part of the design.

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Leaf Soft Curves

Here is a gorgeous leaf inked in a brown shade on the foot. The stalk of the leaf curves in a soft sweep.

Leaf Soft Curves

Leaf Soft Curves

Black And White Leaf Tattoo

The slender black and white form of the leaf is alternately playful with black overlaying white on one side.

Black And White Leaf Tattoo

Black And White Leaf Tattoo

Autumnal Leaf Tattoo

The golden and brown combination makes this leaf look like it is going to fall off the foot any moment. The shadow adds to the realistic look.

Autumnal Leaf Tattoo

Autumnal Leaf Tattoo

Fan Leaf

The slender stalk opens onto a leaf that spreads like a fan in this pretty shoulder tattoo design.

Fan Leaf

Fan Leaf

Tiny Colorful Leaf Tattoo

The bright combination of black and orange makes this tiny leaf tattoo on the foot come alive.

Tiny Colorful Leaf Tattoo

Tiny Colorful Leaf Tattoo

Heart Leaf Tattoo

The red beautiful leaf has a hole in it in the shape of a heart making for an awesome love tattoo.

Heart Leaf Tattoo

Heart Leaf Tattoo

Fall Theme Tattoo

Get a look at the bright Fall theme done in a red shaded falling leaves design on the forearm.

Fall Theme Tattoo

Fall Theme Tattoo

Unusual Maple Borders

This unusual leaf tattoo plays with the border lines of a leaf. See how the borders overlap each other in the design.

Unusual Maple Borders

Unusual Maple Borders

Red Leaf Tattoo

The pretty little stalk goes well with the red maple leaf in this Canadian patriotic tattoo design.

Red Leaf Tattoo

Red Leaf Tattoo

Green Leaf Tattoo

This is a lovely leaf tattoo design using many shades of green, from forest dark green to pale grass-green touched with yellow.

Green Leaf Tattoo

Green Leaf Tattoo

Pretty Patriotic Tattoo

the firm black borders give a bright look to the golden and brown combination of this pretty maple leaf theme tattoo.

Pretty Patriotic Tattoo

Pretty Patriotic Tattoo

Leafy Shoulder

You can see the seven leaf theme tattoo inked on the upper arm in shades of bright red, gold, and brown.

Leafy Shoulder

Leafy Shoulder

Rich Leaf

The intricate deep shading adds a look of richness to this golden and brown leaf touched with pale green.

Rich Leaf

Rich Leaf

Complex Design With Leaf

This stunning and colorful tattoo combines many different themes such as a horseshoe, a flame, a leaf, and a pair of dices.

Complex Design With Leaf

Complex Design With Leaf

Raised Leaf Tattoo

Take a look at the way the shadows have been used to give a raised feel to the reddish-brown leaf in this awesome 3D style tattoo design.

Raised Leaf Tattoo

Raised Leaf Tattoo

Happy Shiny Frog Leaf

This fresh green tattoo speaks the color of forest happiness in this shiny many leaved surface and a cute frog climbing on top.

Happy Shiny Frog Leaf

Happy Shiny Frog Leaf

Sensuous Leaf

Here is a look at the sensuous form of a single leaf styled with narrow and elegant strokes and a brown, golden, and deep chocolate combination.

Sensuous Leaf

Sensuous Leaf

Leaf Pattern

You can make out all the intricate details within the leaf in this pretty seven leaf theme green tattoo design.

Leaf Pattern

Leaf Pattern

Dualism Tattoo

This tattoo design combines a red leaf with a green leaf with a single stalk holding the center together.

Dualism Tattoo

Dualism Tattoo

Lucky Clover

Here is a look at a small green lucky four-leaf clover tattoo with black spirals on both sides.

Lucky Clover

Lucky Clover

Green Man Tattoo

The amazing design in this lower back tattoo uses a pattern of many leaves to make up the face of the ancient Green Man.

Green Man Tattoo

Green Man Tattoo

Colorful Leaf Tattoo

Here is a look at the brownish red patterns intermingling with deep aqua green shades in this folded leaf tattoo design.

Colorful Leaf Tattoo

Colorful Leaf Tattoo

Basic Tattoo

This basic leaf tattoo uses a simple outline with strong straight line strokes to create the maple leaf design.

Basic Tattoo

Basic Tattoo

Leaf Pride

See the way the red shades merge into golden making for a fire like effect in this pretty leaf tattoo.

Leaf Pride

Leaf Pride

Complete Leaf Tattoo

The veins inside are fresh green while the surface of the leaf is dried and brown in this design combining the beginning and end stories of a leaf.

Complete Leaf Tattoo

Complete Leaf Tattoo

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  • Marie

    I like these photos because these are cute pictures. The designs are very simple and pretty. ^^

  • Ben Stuart

    I like the design of the Green Man leaf, he looks very cool on a tattoo.

  • Jai

    The Green Man Tattoo is the most fascinating leaf tattoo design in this collection. That’s very nice looking deign. ^^

  • https://www.facebook.com/nikhil.sharma.982845 Nikhil Sharma

    Love the colorful leafs, they really stand out on the skin. I like these designs.

  • Tarun Jaitely

    All are looking awesome. Heart Leaf tattoo is very beautiful and design is nice.