Full of color and often found on the ankles of women, seahorse tattoos are extremely vibrant and (due to the overall rarity of them) can be rather fun to show off. Though seahorses might not be the first aquatic animal that comes to mind when looking to get inked, they happen to have a deeper meaning than most tattoos, and a longer history as well.
According to many tattooing websites, seahorse tattoos represent the creativity of both the human mind and long term memory. Dating back to the early 1900s and derived from the term “Hippocampus”, these tattoos have long been associated (specifically) with one’s subconscious mind, and the camouflaging techniques that can be used through means of mental creativity, relaxation and meditation.
So, whether you are interested in aquatic tattoos, looking to get one for yourself, or wanting to better understand the psychology, meaning, and symbolism behind them, the list below should certainly be enjoyable. While compiling this list, we made a conscious effort to choose the images and designs that would best showcase the overwhelming beauty and deeply rooted symbolism of seahorse tattoos, while also bringing to light some of the most gorgeously colored and uniquely created designs.
Compiled of great tattoos, full of meaning, beauty and color, here are 12 adorable seahorse tattoos!
1. A Cute Baby Seahorse Tattoo
Colored in with a light green body and some pinkish purple eyes, this adorable baby seahorse makes for a great ankle, leg, or foot tattoo.
A Cute Baby Seahorse Tattoo
2. Another Cute Baby Seahorse
Differing from the preceding image in coloring as well as design, this infant seahorse has some big, beautiful eyes and is also surrounded by some neat bubbles.
Another Cute Baby Seahorse
3. A Traditionally Designed Fire-Breathing Seahorse
Darkly shaded and appearing as (what seems to be) a dragon, this design is actually a traditionally-styled seahorse. And fortunately, due to the fire-breathing, it is not only a great choice for women, but for men as well.
A Traditionally Designed Fire-Breathing Seahorse
4. A Florally Designed Seahorse Tattoo
A very appealing and rather simplistic lower leg tattoo, proving that seahorse tattoos look great in just about any style, even floral!
A Florally Designed Seahorse Tattoo
5. A Tattoo Of Two Seahorses Kissing Each Other
A great choice for seahorse loving couples, as well as those in love with the underwater world.
A Tattoo Of Two Seahorses Kissing Each Other
6. A Geometric Watercolor Seahorse Upper Leg Tattoo
A very blue and very realistic looking seahorse, proving that these designs look just as good on the upper leg as they do on the lower leg.
The image also proves that, unless we’re looking at a razor deprived female, these tattoos can be found on men as well!
A Geometric Watercolor Seahorse Upper Leg Tattoo
7. A Very Vibrant Seahorse Forearm Tattoo
A great choice for those wanting some very noticeable ink, and a very unique design. Due to the light pink, orange, and yellow coloring that is used, this tattoo can be seen from a mile away!
A Very Vibrant Seahorse Forearm Tattoo
8. A Sea Goddess Riding A Seahorse
Not only is she riding the sea horse, but she is also carrying a rather intimidating trident.
This design, perhaps more than any others on the list, helps to show just how ancient and meaningful these sea creatures really are.
A Sea Goddess Riding A Seahorse
9. A Small Colorless Seahorse Wrist Tattoo
A great choice for those weary of getting their first tattoo, or getting a design that is too noticeable. Not only is this seahorse small and easy for artists to draw out, but it can also be easily hidden.
A Small Colorless Seahorse Wrist Tattoo
10. A Dotwork Styled Seahorse Tattoo
Done in a style that is very appealing, but not at all common, this design looks great and is placed very nicely on the rib cage.
A Dotwork Styled Seahorse Tattoo
11. An Extremely Original Giraffe Seahorse
As opposed to getting an actual seahorse, this person decided to add some originality to her design and have it done as a giraffe.
An Extremely Original Giraffe Seahorse
12. A Very Cartoony Seahorse Design
Appearing to be almost three dimensional due to it’s well shaded body and face, this design looks great and certainly fits well on the upper leg.