Sharp Dagger and Knife Tattoos
Tattoo 'Tiger Dagger' design
Knife and dagger tattoos are among the best themes to work with other props, or even as standalone when they look great by themselves.
There is a recurring narrative of hearts with daggers, apparently with idea that someone had been stabbed their by someone they were close to.
Others are associated with skulls and other interesting paraphernalia, as the knife and dagger, because of their shape, along with being able to be made to look ornate from the handles or something inscribed on them, work with a wide variety of other themes.
Incredibly, there are a large number of people that are enamored with knives and daggers, and that lends itself to a very popular group of tattoos which cater to that popularity.
For that and many other reasons, there are a plethora of tattoos you can choose from to enjoy looking at or get as an inspiration to be inked on one's own body.
- Rope Tattoo Designs
Rope is one of the more useful inventions ever made, and has numerous uses in the cattle industry, livestock, horses, and a number of other areas of life on a ranch or farm. Of course rural life is far from the only place rope is used, as it plays...
- Pistol and Revolver Tattoo Designs
Pistols and revolvers were big part of the American west, with the difference between them being the pistol includes a chamber that is integrated with the barrel of the gun, while the revolver holds the bullets in a cylinder that is separate from...
- Razor Tattoo Designs
Straight edge razors have been around since the 17th century, eventually becoming a piece of art with the decorative handles that are still sought after by collectors to this day. In some parts of the world the straight edge razor was used up...
The first knife or dagger tattoo directly below reveals how good it can look standalone, based on an ornate design. Normally I enjoy back tattoos, but with this being a narrow subject, the back almost makes it look too lonely. Eventually something else will have to be added to do it justice.
Ornate Knife Tattoo
- Fire and Flame Tattoos
Tattoos incorporating fire or flame into the design look fantastic, and with the occasional exception, are part of a combination of tattoo themes, rather than a standalone image of fire. But even on those occasions, the tattoo is designed in such...
- Harley Davidson Tattoos
Harley Davidson motorcycles, and the brand itself, have become a way of life for many people, and represents, more than anything, freedom. Consequently, Harley fans are forever looking to express the lifestyle, and one of those choices are to get...
Here again we have the lone, narrow knife tattoo on the back, which looks great in and of itself, but lacks again because of the size of the canvass. Yet it is a great tattoo from a design perspective, and again shows how creative you can get with them.
Knife Tattoo on Back
- Lucky Dice Tattoos
When the idea of looking for inspiration from dice concerning tattoos, it amazed me to find the large number of design ideas and amount of creativity with the theme. The predominate thought was unsurprisingly luck in reference to dice tattoos, and...
- Peaceful Dove Tattoos
Dove tattoos can be extraordinary in that they represent universal peace, as also depicted in many cases of the dove carrying an olive branch. Also note of doves is a representation of long-term love, as the male and female dove mate for life....
I included this knife tattoo because of the oddity of it. I would think the message on the knife has some importance to the one with the tattoo, as the knife itself is a strange choice in light of the other quality designs that could have been chosen. Usually that means it must be something personal and not making an aesthetic statement.
Knife Tattoo on Leg
- Ford Thunderbird, Mustang, Mercury, F-100 Tattoos
Cars and Trucks are a compelling choice for those seeking tattoos, as people tend to hive off into a favorite brand and stick with them for a long time; it becomes a part of their lives. That's the case with Ford vehicles, which include the Ford...
- Are You Considering a Neck Tattoo?
Along with tattoos on the hands or face, getting a neck tattoo is probably a decision you should take a long time in making before going forward with it. Once it's there it's there, and even if you decide to take it off, there's almost always...
Again we have a great-looking tattoo. One nice thing is the choice of placement allows you to view the overall dagger. The decision to have it on the calf muscle lends itself to the shape of the dagger as it tapers down.
Dagger Tattoo on Leg
- Cartoon Tattoos
There are probably few of us which don't occasionally remember the cartoon stories and characters of our childhood, and in moments of nostalgia take a peak at the cartoons, which for the most part are still running on television. Depending on the...
- Hand Tattoo Designs
Tattoos on the hand can be a great choice for those wanting to have their ink seen pretty much at all times. The downside of course is there are circumstances that could come about where it would be inappropriate to be tattooed up so visibly. Job...
The dagger sheathed in the skin is much too colorful for my tastes. I do like the curvature of the blade, which adds a nice touch. It would look better with darker lines without the color.
- Disturbing Mask Tattoos
When you begin to think about mask tattoos, you're almost exclusively going to encounter the dark side of life, as very few tattoo designs including masks are represented by the light. There are some exceptions, and I've included a couple of those...
- Lucky Horseshoe Tattoos
The horseshoe has a lot of meaning, beyond the practical use a horse gets out of it, or a cool piece to hang in your garage, workshop or an entryway. In the case of tattoos, it's the luck side of the meaning of the horseshoe that is by far the...
Here's the first dagger through the heart tattoos we see. Evidently someone seems to have been accused of something, and he proclaims he's walking the line, even though his heart has been pierced by the accusation.
Dagger Through Heart Tattoo
- Cool Military Tattoos
Military tattoos are the type you either really like or not, as there seems to be not too much middle ground on the emotional topic of the military in general. But as far as making a statement and the art surrounding military tattoos, there are...
- American Flag Tattoo Meanings and Designs
The American flag is probably the most recognizable national symbol in the world, and to those living in America, it represents something more than simple nationality, but it's a symbol of ideals, such as liberty, freedom and unity. Some names...
This is an interesting play on the dagger through the heart theme, this time using a rose in place of a heart. Nice touch. You do see the rose bleeding as you would a broken heart.
- Haunting American Indian Tattoos
Tattoos of American Indians cover a wide range of topics, as you can have the usual heads to a plethora of combinations, usually including feathers, animals and/or something spiritual. Almost every tattoo design for American Indians has a feel of...
- Amazing Barbed Wire Tattoos
It is interesting when you're caught off guard by a particular tattoo theme, for example the one we're looking at in this article - barbed wire tattoos - which I would think of as something you may add to a theme, rather than a theme unto itself. ...
The next several tattoos will include dragons, snakes and daggers, a very popular combination for some who like the genre.
You also get the inclusion of a skull in the mix on the third one down. Pretty cool!
Dagger and Dragon Tattoo
- Lightning Tattoo Designs
The thunder and lightning accompanying a storm have generated worry for some, and for others provide a sense of awe and amazement at this powerful experience. It's no surprise then that those seeking new tattoo design ideas look to lightning in...
- Awesome Tribal Tattoos
I recently wrote about the increasing popularity of cross tattoos, as the overall tattoos trend embracing numerous designs and representative lifestyles. Another tattoo trend which is even growing larger than cross tattoos, is tribal tattoos. ...
This is a pretty interesting tattoo. I liked it for the flames coming through the eyes of the skull. Again, this would have looked much better if it was done in black or a darker color, The theme demands a sense of darkness. This looks too cartoonish.
Dagger, Skull Tattoo
- Evil Pumpkin Tattoos
For those who love a good horror picture and scare, there's nothing much better than an evil pumpkin or Jack-O-Lantern, whether fixed on the head of an evil creature, or possibly on a scarecrow, or other creative uses to create that tense atmosphere.
- Star Wars Tattoos
Star Wars' popularity never diminishes, and neither does the desire for fans to include it as a major part of their body art. There are no shortage of Star Wars characters to have inked on your body, as the rich universe offers an enormous number...
I don't remember quite seeing a tattoo like the pieced-together dagger on the fingers, but you have to admit is would definitely generate some conversation, as it doesn't make sense until the fingers are interlaced.
Dagger Tattoos on Fingers
- Gun Tattoos
Gun tattoos are a lot of fun, and the creativity better than I thought when I started looking for them as a possibility for a tattoo design. Of course this could have went in a lot of directions other then simply showing guns as tattoos. But I did...
- Flexible Ear Tattoos
Ear tattoos are becoming a very popular choice for those seeking to get inked. What is particularly interesting is approximately 95 percent of all those choosing to get an ear tattoo are women (my observation). I think that's because they can...
This is just too cool. This dagger through the clear dice tattoo is absolutely compelling to me. When I first glanced at the image I thought there was a mistake or the tattoo hadn't been completed yet. But you look close and realize the dice are clear by design, and seeing the dagger through them was intentional. I really like this and the color works with this one, enhancing the image.
Awesome Dagger and Dice Tattoo
Now you know why I was excited about these dagger and knife tattoos. It;s limitless what you can do with them, and they work on many parts of the body, as you can see.
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