Spade and Ace of Spade Tattoos: Meanings, Designs, and Ideas

Spade Tattoos

While spade tattoos are not very mainstream, there is still popularity for spade tattoo designs. In fact, spades are a common symbol found in a variety of lucky tattoo designs. Spade tattoos can be designed to portray only the spade, or it can be inked within other tattoo designs. The spade is often considered to be a powerful symbol—especially the ace of spades. The ace of spades is known as the highest single card in card games. Ace of spade tattoo designs are also one of the most popular card tattoo variations, even more popular than the queen and king of spades.

Spade tattoo designs can be worn by both men and women, even though they more popularly chosen by men. Spade tattoos can be designed to depict the spade symbol, or it may be inked as a playing card. Either way, there are several cool ways to come up with your unique spade tattoo designs. Since spade tattoo designs can be done in several sizes, it can nearly be tattooed anywhere on the body.

Spade tattoos can also hold symbolic value to the men and women that wear this tattoo. The spade can represent both positive and negative attributes.

In this article, we review spade tattoos, tattoo designs, the ace of spade tattoo, and their meanings. You'll also have the opportunity to view several spade tattoo designs, and hopefully you'll find some ideas or inspiration.

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Spade Tattoo Designs

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Spade Tattoo Designs Are Versatile

As you read above, spade tattoo designs can be designed in many different ways, variations, and styles. When it comes to the spade tattoo design, nothing is out of the question. Spades can be added to anything that you want. If you want a spade with your butterfly tattoo design, it can be done. If you want a spade with a flames tattoo design, it can also be done. Is there a certain symbol or element that you would like incorporated with your spade tattoo? Do you already have a tattoo design that could use an additional symbol? If so, think about some options.

Spade tattoo designs are commonly inked with jokers, skulls, and cards. Check out the pictures of spade tattoo designs in the article. Flames and fire are another element that are often included with spade tattoos. Dice tattoos, four leaf clover tattoos, horseshoe tattoos, and gambling tattoos can all include spades as well. What do all these tattoo designs have in common? They all represent good luck. Don't they all represent death, too? We'll get into this in the next section. The point is, any of these lucky tattoo symbols can be associated, designed, or used for a themed tattoo. Cherries, sevens, leprechauns, ladyluck, and ladybugs can also be used. Every one of these tattoo symbols represent luck.

As mentioned, the spade tattoo fits with many things. You may see spades with grim reapers, Harley Davidsons, motorcycles, bio-mechanical, engine, or car tattoos—and the list goes on. The spade is a universal tattoo symbol and very versatile.

Ace of spade tattoo designs are not as versatile as a tattoo design, however. But they still can be included with all the lucky tattoo symbols mentioned above. Some people choose to get an ace of spade tattoo design as a single card or with other spade cards. More likely than not, their ace of spade tattoo design will portray a royal flush, or A, K, Q, J, 10 in all spades. It's also not uncommon to see dice, poker chips, money, and other gambling or lucky tattoo symbols.

The ace of spade tattoo can also symbolize death. Due to this, you may see the ace of spades with the grim reaper, guns, daggers, swords, blood, candles, coffins, or anything else associated to death. The number 13 is also associated to ace of spade tattoos and spade tattoos in general. As you probably already know, the number 13 is considered to be bad luck. Why get a tattoo that represents good and bad luck? Some men and women believe that this breaks the cycle, and reverses bad to good luck. Others may just want to represent bad luck.

As you can see, you have many options with spade tattoo designs, as well as the ace of spades. Ultimately, you can get a spade tattoo with nearly anything. Of course, most of us want the tattoo to be associated with a theme or related to us somehow. Either way, take the time to view all the different spade tattoo pictures in this article. This is a great way to gain ideas and inspiration for your tattoo, spade or not.

Images Of Spade Tattoo Designs

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Spade and Ace of Spade Tattoo Meanings

The spade tattoo and ace of spade tattoo are both symbolic tattoo symbols that hold meaning to the men and women that wear them. Both designs can symbolize both positive and negative attributes. Remember though, your spade tattoos represent what you want it to, and no one can tell you differently. Below are some of the more common meanings of spade tattoo designs:

  • Good luck
  • Good fortune
  • Lady luck
  • Misfortune
  • Gambling
  • Death
  • Hardship
  • Power
  • Authority
  • All In

Spade Tattoos

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Before You Get Your Spade Tattoo

Before you get your spade tattoo or any tattoo really, there's a few things that you should always consider. Just as you are now, take the time to research your tattoos. If you're getting a tattoo inked, make sure you know what it represents. If I'm getting a tattoo, I fully understand what that tattoo symbol represents and stands for.

First things first, just as you are now—take the time to research your tattoos. If you're getting a tattoo inked, make sure you know what it represents. If I'm getting a tattoo, I fully understand what that tattoo symbol represents and stands for. My point is, I don't want to get tattooed with a tattoo symbol that represents something different from what I first thought.

Take your time and view as many tattoos designs as you can. The more tattoo designs you look through, the better. You'll want to make sure that you get a spade tattoo design that you want. When you find the right one, you'll know it. Until then, look through hundreds. Men and women that rush to get inked usually have regrets later on down the road. You don't want to go through the process of laser removal and cover-ups, right? All they do is cost more money and time. Make the right choice the first time.

Thank you for taking the time to read about ace of spade tattoos and spade tattoos. If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions, please leave us a comment!

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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

Hi Lyric, these are great. Not something I would have thought of, but they really come across as fascinating, well done for another great tattoo hub! voted up and shared, nell


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thelyricwriter 3 years ago from West Virginia Author

Hey Nell, thanks for the dropping by. Yeah, it is the type of tattoo that many are not aware of. Spade tattoos can be altered in many ways, giving you options, a cool choice for sure. Best to you gal and thanks!


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Pamela99 3 years ago from United States

I think this is a very interesting hub. I don't have a tattoo, but certainly some of the younger people in my family do. I never knew a thing about the spade tattoo and this was interesting. Voted up!


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thelyricwriter 3 years ago from West Virginia Author

Thanks Pamela. Spade tattoos are not very popular, but have a demand. Find spade tattoos in the casinos a lot, power players, ect. Thanks for commenting and the visit. Take care.


Sueswan 3 years ago

Hi Lyric,

I really like the first spade tattoo but if I was to get this tattoo it would be half the size.

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thelyricwriter 3 years ago from West Virginia Author

Hey Sueswan, thanks for checking out my spade tattoo article. LOL, that's a pretty good sized spade tattoo design, the artwork is good though. Hope you have a great day and thanks again.


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radhikasree 3 years ago from Mumbai,India

The first picture of spade tattoo attracted me to this hub. You're a tattoos genius!

Voted up, beautiful and interesting. Sharing in HP.


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thelyricwriter 3 years ago from West Virginia Author

Radhikasree, thanks for taking the time to comment, vote, and share. I love the first spade tattoo also, I've never seen such a beautiful design for a spade tattoo, very unique. Appreciate the kind words my dear, best wishes.


Alex Nelson 2 years ago

Hey im about to get my first tattoo and i really liked one of the tattoo's on this page and figured out of common curtesy i would ask if i can change it up a bit. It is the one that says fortune favors the bold


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thelyricwriter 2 years ago from West Virginia Author

Alex, of course my friend. Many of these tattoos were given to me for this very project. That was one of my main goals, to give others inspiration and help them modify their own tattoo designs. Just make sure you drop back by and share it with us all.


Karthik 8 months ago

Hi what would the meaning of K (Spade symbol) mean for a tattoo?

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