Gambling, Card Tattoos
Fantastic Card Tattoos
Tattoos of cards are surprisingly versatile and unique in appearance, with a lot of additional props or themes that blend with them, to create very compelling designs.
There are memory card tattoos, tattoos of cards and stories, and just about every conceivable idea you can think of.
I wouldn't have thought cards could go with so many other themes. For example, you have cards and flowers; cards held by death; cards and a pretty woman (of course); and cards with poker chips, etc.
One of my favorites is the card suits tattooed on each finger right below the knuckle. I've seen that several times on different people, and it works very well.
An interesting thing about my enjoyment about investigating tattoo themes is getting surprised by them. Card tattoos was one of those that caught me off guard as to how interesting and unique they looked, and also how this simple idea was developed into interesting images by tattoo artists.
Motorcycle Biker Tattoos
- Motorcycle Biker Tattoos
Motorcycle tattoos are extremely fun to look at, and the artwork and design - whether you're a fan of tattoo art of not - is terrific. You have the typical and traditional biker look; some like Ghost Rider from movies, and a number that are just...
For some people the suit of spades is unique, and the Ace of Spades the top of the group. So what better way to start off looking at card tattoos than a hand of spades.
Ace of Spades Card Tattoo
- 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...
Here is another hand of spades, but this time including the poker chips. Very interesting look. My favorite is the way the artist used shadow and the feel you get of sitting in front of the chips holding the hand of cards.
Cards Tattoo with Poker Chips
Finger Mustache or "Fingerstach" Tattoos
- Finger Mustache or "Fingerstach" Tattoo Designs
Although there have been conflicting ideas on where the source of the finger mustache tattoo (otherwise known as the "fingerstache" tattoo) originated several years ago, it caught on immediately, and very quickly became one of the m
Here's one of those card tattoos that included props along with it that work. It's whimsical, and apparently makes sense to the one wearing it, with the stars and berries at the bottom of the image. Somehow it all works.
Card Tattoos on Back
Cow Skull Tattoo Designs
- Cow Skull Tattoo Designs
One of the more memorial objects in the minds of people envisioning the old west is that of cow skulls scattered among the plains or desert. Many of these were the result of droughts where cattle had trouble finding water, or of tough cattle...
When I started looking at these card tattoos, and even uploading and writing about them, I didn't catch the spade theme being the favorite and predominate card suit. It works well with the addition of the skull. The emanations from the skull are very cool looking
Skull Card Tattoo of Skull in Ace of Spades
Pistol and Revolver Tattoo Designs
- 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...
The image of death holding the hand of cards is pretty powerful if you like that particular theme. I'm not a big fan of it, but it does definitely capture your attention. Notice all the cards in the hand are aces.
Death Holding Cards
Fire and Flame Tattoos
- 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...
Tattoos on the fingers are always an attraction, and in the case of the card suits below, among my favorites as to the theme for those getting tattoos on that part of the body. I'm not sure why, but this always seems to be a great tattoo on those I've seen them on.
Did you notice the play on the diamond suit? It's a real diamond rather than how it looks on an actual deck of cards.
Card Suits on Fingers
- Cobra Tattoos
Cobra and King Cobra tattoos are amazing if you like snakes and that fascinated hood the cobra has. It's a great motivator for tattoo artists wanting to create great designs. While cobras are placed in a variety of places on the body when inked...
Here's a nice tattoo in memory of someones dad, who evidently enjoyed golfing, as shown by the inclusion of the golf club. The roses are nice. But my favorite is using the heart card suit to show the love this person had for their father. Nice touch.
Memory Tattoo with Cards
Powerful Warrior Tattoos
- Powerful Warrior Tattoos
Tattoo designs are extremely important to those in the midst of making a decision on whether or not to have one permanently inked on their bodies, and almost always they will represent something very significant to those bearing them. It could be...
Several tattoos I found with cards included the heart, which when you look at the one below, including the eight ball and dice, seems to say in matters of the heart you're always taking a chance. It seems to be very true, and this is a great way to display that with this tattoo.
Heart and Cards Tattoo
Fabulous Fantasy Tattoos
- Fabulous Fantasy Tattoos
Fantasy, whether reading or art, is among my favorite subjects, and it always lends itself to some outstanding designs, which the tattoos below will testify to. One unique element in fantasy, is overall, most artists like to not just create one...
I absolutely love this tattoo because of the saying included with it. It says, "It's not the cards you're dealt in life, but how you play them." Fantastic!
Duck Tattoo Designs
- Duck Tattoo Designs
Ducks are a fantastic bird, with a wide array of types, colors and sizes, which has attracted many artists through the years, who have put the beautiful creatures on canvasses of many types. That's also true with tattoo artists, who in response to...
Some of you may have been wondering if we the card tattoos were eventually going to include one with Alice in Wonderland, as the cards were such a big part of the story. Well here's a fun tattoo alluding to just that story.
Alice in Wonderland and Cards Tattoo
American Flag Tattoos
- 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...
When I first saw this image, it seemed to be someone you may have see frequenting a casino years ago. It wasn't until I saw the larger image that I discovered it was Marilyn Monroe. Great discovery and wonderful tattoo.
Card Tattoo with Marilyn Monroe
Now you can see why I was so excited about the card tattoos. I thought they would be somewhat uninteresting in boring, but to my delight they were very compelling and great to look at.
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