100 Tattoo Ideas You Should Check Before Getting Inked

Many people get themselves inked when there is some sort of turning point in their life or some very special event, like a relationship, a death in family, child birth, break-up or marriage. Sometimes they want to dedicate their emotions or feelings to their loved ones. A tattoo design should be well researched and one should be very sure about the tattoo because you will have the tattoo on your body forever. Therefore. you certainly don’t want to make any mistakes and get a tattoo that you are later going to go on and dislike. It’s a pretty big decision and it’s a decision that you can’t take lightly.

Below is an amazing picture gallery which has 100 tattoo ideas for you to look over and possibly customize them with your own personal touch. It requires a lot of time to look for the perfect design, so we have created this collection of designs which include some exclusive designs and some designs that we find to be very attractive. Check out the list and I am sure you will find the design you want to get for yourself. Don’t waste your time and jump up to the image gallery that is below!

RIP Elvis

Can’t help falling in love with the “Jailhouse” rocker. Elvis portrait on inner wrist.

RIP Elvis

RIP Elvis

Tape Measure Bow Tattoo

Super cool measure tape bow tattoo inked on inner arm.

Tape Measure Bow Tattoo

Tape Measure Bow Tattoo

Final Tattoo

Creative idea for a small tattoo on wrist, which is a dark shaded spool of thread.

Final Tattoo

Final Tattoo

New Tattoo Ideas

Stylish script tattoo on inner wrist saying, “regrette rien” meaning “I have no regrets”.

New Tattoo Ideas

New Tattoo Ideas

Tattoo Machine

What better than this could be to represent enthusiasm for tattooing.

Tattoo Machine

Tattoo Machine

Moon Goddess Tattoo

If you want a heavenly symbol, you would love this design of Moon Goddess.

Moon Goddess Tattoo

Moon Goddess Tattoo

Nice Little Birdies

Cheerful swallow birds and lovely colorful flowers.

Nice Little Birdies

Nice Little Birdies

Elephant Tattoo

Cute miniature sitting elephant tattoo on hand.

Elephant Tattoo

Elephant Tattoo

Chest Piece

Terrific chest piece including portraits of Jesus, boy and a mechanical skull with an ambigram text saying, “Family”.

Chest Piece

Chest Piece

Wing Tattoo

Get the wings and represent your free-spirited personality.

Wing Tattoo

Wing Tattoo

My Fresh Ink

Awesome looking design of a divine tree with beam like wings and text that says, “Believe”.

My Fresh Ink

My Fresh Ink

Mickey Mouse

Love Disney? Get a Mickey Mouse face silhouette for a simple tattoo design.

Mickey Mouse

Mickey Mouse

Quotation Tattoo Idea

Quote your exclusive style statement with little quotation marks on inner wrist.

Quotation Tattoo Idea

Quotation Tattoo Idea

Believe Tattoos

Believe tattoo with a small heart to represent self-belief.

Believe Tattoos

Believe Tattoos

Gun Tattoo

Cool guy with a classy pistol tattoo on his bicep.

Gun Tattoo

Gun Tattoo

Round Owl Tattoo

Little round fat owl sitting on a twig in fabulous dark shade.

 Round Owl Tattoo

Round Owl Tattoo

Spider Chip Tattoo

Cool spider chip design for hard core geeks

Spider Chip Tattoo

Spider Chip Tattoo

Physics Tattoo

Express that you belong to a niche of geniuses with an Einstein and Newton’s formulae tattoo.

Physics Tattoo

Physics Tattoo

Autism Awareness

Great gesture of strength to support awareness against autism with a ribbon and puzzle pieces.

Autism Awareness

Autism Awareness

Butterflies And Stars

Chic butterflies and stars based on Rihanna tattoo idea.

Butterflies And Stars

Butterflies And Stars

Foot Tattoos

Beautiful tribal tattoo of lovely flowers and swirls n foot.

Foot Tattoos

Foot Tattoos

Homer Simpson

Head of the Simpsons family, Homer, pondering seriously over something critical.

Homer Simpson

Homer Simpson

Sacred Heart

Unique dark shaded sacred heart with roses making a spectacular half sleeve tattoo.

Sacred Heart

Sacred Heart

Dragon Tattoo

Deadly full back dragon in black and purple flashing intricate details and little dragonflies and flowers.

Dragon Tattoo

Dragon Tattoo

Script Tattoo

Popular quote of the rebels, “Only God Can Judge Me” tattoo.

Script Tattoo

Script Tattoo

Campfire Companion

Terrific concept of protective hands saving a guy from killing chill.

Campfire Companion

Campfire Companion

Wrist Tattoo Ideas

Cute little heart outline on inner wrist for a loved one.

Wrist Tattoo Ideas

Wrist Tattoo Ideas

Art Inside Me

Crazy fan of the luxury band sporting Louis Vuitton pattern tattoo on head.

Art Inside Me

Art Inside Me

Seahorse Tattoo

Little creature that holds quite intricate and diverse mystical meaning.

Seahorse Tattoo

Seahorse Tattoo

Cross Tattoo Ideas

Gorgeous tribal tattoo with Celtic knot details, inked on upper back.

Cross Tattoo Ideas

Cross Tattoo Ideas

Shoulder Back Star Tattoo

Beautiful big black stars inked on back shoulder on a background of several tiny stars.

Shoulder Back Star Tattoo

Shoulder Back Star Tattoo

Side Arm Tattoo

Bold kanji script tattoos on arm that mean “love and hate” on left arm and “pleasure and pain” on right arm.

Side Arm Tattoo

Side Arm Tattoo

Baby Portrait

Adorable realistic baby portrait on arm looking simply fabulous.

Baby Portrait

Baby Portrait

Gothic Rose Vine

Fashionably intense gothic roses and vine on ribcage looking stunning.

Gothic Rose Vine

Gothic Rose Vine

Tribute Tattoo

Gorgeous tribute for a loved one. It includes a beautiful text piece, Irish flowers, scroll and butterflies.

Tribute Tattoo

Tribute Tattoo

Koi Fish Tattoo

Twin koi fish tattoo in orange and blue arranged like Yin Yang.

Koi Fish Tattoo

Koi Fish Tattoo

Descendents Tattoo

Milo mascot logos styled as skull and crossbones to make it look totally worthy.

Descendents Tattoo

Descendents Tattoo

Bug Tattoo Ideas

Take out the insect of creativity inside you and reflect it on your style.

Bug Tattoo Ideas

Bug Tattoo Ideas

Mom Approved Tattoo

Innovative design to tattoo, it’s a diagram of a serotonin molecule that contributes to how happy you feel.

Mom Approved Tattoo

Mom Approved Tattoo

Bird Silhouettes

Silhouettes of birds flying on shoulder for a sexy style statement.

Bird Silhouettes

Bird Silhouettes

Peace And Love Tattoo

Nice inner wrist tattoos, one is a symbol of peace and the other is a heart to express love.

Peace And Love Tattoo

Peace And Love Tattoo

Peacock feather tattoo

Beautiful tribal floral design accentuated with a colorful peacock feather piece.

Peacock feather tattoo

Peacock feather tattoo

Wedding Tattoo Ideas

Initials tattoo to mark the eternal union of two people that began with their wedding.

Wedding Tattoo Ideas

Wedding Tattoo Ideas

Tree Tattoo

Large silhouette of a tree in autumn inked in glossy black color.

Tree Tattoo

Tree Tattoo

Wow Dragon Tattoo

Guys’ favourite, deadly dragon with meticulous details and deep shade work.

Wow Dragon Tattoo

Wow Dragon Tattoo

Cool Tattoo

While he is still unable to decide which design to go for, you may pick an idea from here, if you like either of these two.

Cool Tattoo

Cool Tattoo

Samurai Tattoo

Amazing warrior Samurai piece on sleeve looking simply fantastic.

Samurai Tattoo

Samurai Tattoo

Harry Potter Tattoo

Fanciful Harry Potter inspired tattoo that includes stars, waves, birds and Harry’s magic wand.

Harry Potter Tattoo

Harry Potter Tattoo

Cool Arm Tattoos

Very beautiful design of a bird and a dark heart.

Cool Arm Tattoos

Cool Arm Tattoos

Jesus And Virgin Mary Tattoo

Jesus and Virgin Mary portraits for self-motivation of spirituality.

Jesus And Virgin Mary Tattoo

Jesus And Virgin Mary Tattoo

Lace Bow Tattoo

Gorgeous lace bow tattoo on wrist and forearm.

Lace Bow Tattoo

Lace Bow Tattoo

Spooky ID

Two wild beauties admiring each other. It’s an Inanna piece who is an ancient Sumerian goddess.

Spooky ID

Spooky ID

Swallows Tattoo

Little swallow bird silhouettes on inner wrist to express peace and love.

Swallows Tattoo

Swallows Tattoo

Enso Circle Tattoo

It’s an incomplete circle, inked in a brush drawing style. Originating from Japan, Enso circle is strongly associated with Zen, school of Mahayana Buddhism.

Enso Circle Tattoo

Enso Circle Tattoo

My Hibiscus Tattoo

Red and yellow hibiscus flowers inked in painting style on side lower back.

My Hibiscus Tattoo

My Hibiscus Tattoo

Cool Owl Tattoo

Cute owl piece looks inspired from Cult Of Luna’s “The Eternal Kingdom”.

Cool Owl Tattoo

Cool Owl Tattoo

Remembrance Anchor Tattoo

Remembrance tattoo design, which has an anchor with rope.

Remembrance Anchor Tattoo

Remembrance Anchor Tattoo

Hand Tattoo

Devilish blue hand with screaming face for a crazy style statement.

Hand Tattoo

Hand Tattoo

Fight Club

Beautiful woman portrait bearing bruises and Band-Aids.

Fight Club

Fight Club

Red Jazz Bass

Rocking tattoo of a plectrums and a guitar for deep love for strings.

Red Jazz Bass

Red Jazz Bass

Reminder Tattoo

Lovely piece on inner wrist. It’s a wave inked in teal ink, and the lines above are light blue-grey.

Reminder Tattoo

Reminder Tattoo

Spine Tattoo

Show out your spine to express your strength and out of the box creativity.

Spine Tattoo

Spine Tattoo

Comic Skull Tattoo

Comic skull piece with dried leaves surrounding it.

Comic Skull Tattoo

Comic Skull Tattoo

Little Birdy Tattoo

Do not snatch freedom of pretty birds by putting them into cages.

Little Birdy Tattoo

Little Birdy Tattoo

Inspired Tattoo

Classy tribal butterfly with nice sleek swirls.

Inspired Tattoo

Inspired Tattoo

Hooray Feet Tattoo

Cute custom designed landscape tattoo inked on foot.

Hooray Feet Tattoo

Hooray Feet Tattoo

Thumb Tattoo Ideas

Show your sophisticated pink fanaticism with little pink bow tattoos.

Thumb Tattoo Ideas

Thumb Tattoo Ideas

Bio Feet Tattoo

Explore the charm of bioorganic design for an sultry style statement.

Bio Feet Tattoo

Bio Feet Tattoo

Chase Your Dream

“Chase Your Dream” with music notes and swirls, looks like a rockstar piece.

Chase Your Dream

Chase Your Dream

Owls Tattoo Ideas

Tribal owls on tree twig in lovely hippy colors.

Owls Tattoo Ideas

Owls Tattoo Ideas

Celtic Cross Tattoo

Express your spiritual freedom with a bold looking Celtic Cross with wings.

Celtic Cross Tattoo

Celtic Cross Tattoo

My First Tattoo

Sweet idea for a perfect feminine small tattoo. It’s a little butterfly’s outline.

My First Tattoo

My First Tattoo

Feather And Bird Tattoo

Big feather in glossy black with little birdies flying.

Feather And Bird Tattoo

Feather And Bird Tattoo

Beetle Tattoo

A deadly beetle with intricate work on its abdomen.

Beetle Tattoo

Beetle Tattoo

Stylish Tattoo Ideas

Another Enso circle inspired from deep philosophy of Buddhism.

Stylish Tattoo Ideas

Stylish Tattoo Ideas

Watership Down Tattoo

If you are proud to be a vegan then this design is for you.

Watership Down Tattoo

Watership Down Tattoo

Spades Chest Tattoo

Spade cards on top of the deck with fuming flames behind.

Spades Chest Tattoo

Spades Chest Tattoo

Boombox And Stars

Boombox emitting colorful little stars representing the golden era of rocking retro music.

Boombox And Stars

Boombox And Stars

Surrealistic Tattoo

It reminds me of an Eddie Vedor song, “Society, you crazy breed, hope you’re not lonely without me”.

Surrealistic Tattoo

Surrealistic Tattoo

Angel Baby

It’s known as irony. Gothic skull on a little angel baby.

Angel Baby

Angel Baby

Tribal Tattoo Design

Tribal tattoos are in great demand and it’s a worth design to try if you too want one.

Tribal Tattoo Design

Tribal Tattoo Design

Arm And Foot

The foot tattoo is a Latin piece, which means, “Glory to God alone” and the arm display a fabulous message with a winged symbol.

Arm And Foot

Arm And Foot

Quetzal Bird Tattoo

Glorious Quetzal bird flying across the back, honoring love of birds.

Quetzal Bird Tattoo

Quetzal Bird Tattoo

Chinese Love Symbol

Though love needs no language to be expressed, it feels amusing to say it with difference.

Chinese Love Symbol

Chinese Love Symbol

Fallen Angel Tattoo

A fallen angel tattoo with custom-added mushrooms to conceal his moles.

Fallen Angel Tattoo

Fallen Angel Tattoo

Two Butterflies

Butterflies are girls’ favorite and it is always a treat to have them on lower back.

Two Butterflies

Two Butterflies

Gibson Les Paul

Gibson Les Paul body if you are passionate about the electric tunes.

Gibson Les Paul

Gibson Les Paul

Angel On My Back

Angel tattoo design on back inspired from David Beckham’s back piece.

Angel On My Back

Angel On My Back

Cherry Ear Tattoo

It’s crazy idea but you like to look edgy, here are skull cherries for your ear.

Cherry Ear Tattoo

Cherry Ear Tattoo

Lotus And Ohm

Sacred lotus in unusual dark shade combined with red outlines and the Om symbol in the centre.

Lotus And Ohm

Lotus And Ohm

Hello Kitty

Sport the popular Hello Kitties with hearts to make a real cute tattoo.

Hello Kitty

Hello Kitty

Shamrock Tattoo

If you want a distinctive Irish tattoo, here’s a glossy Shamrock in flames.

Shamrock Tattoo

Shamrock Tattoo

Corvid Cluster

Awesome design of a Corvid with a cluster of little birdies.

Corvid Cluster

Corvid Cluster

Veritas Aequitas

Cool Veritas Aequitas word tattoo from the Boondock Saints.

Veritas Aequitas

Veritas Aequitas

Corset Tattoo

Sexy corset pattern covering the entire back with a fabulous bow at bottom.

Corset Tattoo

Corset Tattoo

Metallica Snake

Cool Black Snake from Metallica’s ‘Black Album’ with lyrics of “Nothing else matters”.

Metallica Snake

Metallica Snake

Light Bulb

Totally unique idea to dedicate a tattoo to a daughter who illuminated their lives. It’s a light bumb with her name on it.

Light Bulb

Light Bulb

Atheist Tattoo

Stand for your belief in self-empowerment with ambigram impression.

Atheist Tattoo

Atheist Tattoo

Traditional Japanese Tattoo

Exotic Japanese sleeve with lots of flowers and highlighted cherry blossoms.

Traditional Japanese Tattoo

Traditional Japanese Tattoo

Baby Boy

Welcome and cherish the arrival of new life in your world with his or her foot prints.

Baby Boy

Baby Boy

So, you have finally made it to the bottom of the list. Did you find any tattoos that you truly liked? If so, you can print out that particular tattoo and take it to a tattoo parlor. From there, a tattoo artist can put the design anywhere you want on your body. If you didn’t find a tattoo design that you liked, you probably found some designs that sparked some ideas in your mind. Either way, getting a tattoo is not something that you can take lightly. Make sure you think your tattoo design over before you have it put on your body for the rest of your life.

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  • kambra

    im getting and i dont know what it will be?!

  • http://www.stuffblogged.wordpres.com Ben Stuart

    A nice range of tattoos, good collection of simple and more detailed stores.

    • jen

      can you draw if so pm me

  • Tam

    Why on earth would you tattoo a baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!??????????????????!!!!!!!!!!

    • Jana

      I thought the same thing. I hope its fake :(

  • http://www.satyathakur.com Satya Thakur

    Some great samples to get an idea for a tattoo. But always think before you ink!

  • tamara

    well im only 16 and im getting my 1st one when im 18 its going to say chase the rainbow insted of taste the rainbow :)

  • Melissa Haavig

    Im trying to get a tattoo that will represent me an American woman who meet an mexican man from mexico that i would never think id mix with who picked me up &helped me change my lifelong addiction to drugs around& didn’t judge me and we had a beautiful son together who also picked me up as well as with jesus who also stood by side after all I did. So im looking 4 a tattoo that could represent all this &I am not creative at all so I was wondrring if theres any artists out there who could design me one incorporating all this? Can someone help?

    • Lucy

      I cant draw it, but how about the outline of a man and women half hugging and craddling a baby, there could be a slight hazing smoke around your heads which turns into a halo and there could be an eagle on your shoulder?

  • http://www.stuffblogged.wordpress.com Ben Stuart

    I had another look at this list as it had so many great designs, but what I did not notice first time around what their was a baby with a tattoo have to agree the above commenter on wondering why someone would get a tattoo on a baby-isn’t it best to wait until they get a fair bit older

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/11117573@N04/ Kristyn

    Thanks for the awesome compilation of inspiration and for giving credit where it’s due! Great article :-)

  • JeffS

    “A tattoo design should be well researched…” What you have labled as a “Spider Chip Tattoo” is actually a squid. It’s the slightly modified company logo for Laughing Squid (the eye/mouth in the middle has been removed).

  • nicola

    hi,
    i want a tattoo on the inside of my arm, i have just found out that my partner wont marry me but doesnt want us to split up, i was thinking of a tattoo to represent this any ideas?

    • Jade

      Nicola.. how about.. ‘It doesn’t take marriage to hold our love strong’

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  • Sparsh dipani

    I am sparsh,
    I just found the right path for my future for my living,really happy with my love life,parents support and want to get inked!
    Suggestions please.