Magnificent Mermaid Tattoos
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A mermaid tattoo theme is a wonderful option for those looking to get inked. The beautiful lines associated with the mermaid figure, along with the myths surrounding the sirens of sound.
Mermaids were originally identified as Sirens in earlier Greek mythology, but later were associated with the sea and were called mermaids.
There are a large variety of stories connected to the mythology of mermaids, that it's almost impossible to connect the dots with them, as myriad cultures had different takes on the mermaid mythology, and had their own interpretations of it.
Either way, the mermaid has captured the imaginations of people through the centuries, and today is considered a great option for a tattoos design, as there are a lot of things you can do with this fascinating creature, which still attracts a lot of interest, and is a fantastic art and tattoo theme to work with.
- Garter Belt Tattoo Designs
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- USMC Tattoo Designs
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As mentioned, Mermaids are a compelling image because they offer up so many ways to create a piece of art with them. This first Mermaid tattoo has a beautiful flow to it, including the long hair, fins on arms, and of course the wonderful fishtail.
Flowing Mermaid Tattoo
- Heart Tattoo Designs
The symbol of the heart apply to more areas of our lives than we are aware of, once we start thinking about it, and in regard to heart tattoos, that is expressed in a variety of ways. There is of course the obvious love aspect of the heart,...
- Cupid Tattoos
Cupid and love go together, and in the case of tattoos, there are a myriad of designs to choose from to celebrate your love for that special person. Just be careful concerning names, as many people have regretted inking a name on their skin where the
Even though all Mermaids have the same basic body structure, as you can see from the image below, it can be interpreted in very different ways, as this one, with the hair and more traditional look of the tail, is completely different than the one above. The fish add a nice touch to the overall feel of the scene as well.
Mermaid with Fish Swimming Around Her
- Ships and Sea Life Tattoos
While I usually enjoy targeting a certain theme when writing on tattoos, I got motivated to present a variety of tattoos related to oceans, ships and sea life in general. Sometimes looking at a variety of tattoo designs can trigger ideas that can...
- Pirate Ship Tattoos
Anything nautical is of great interest to me, and much of the mythology and truth surrounding the history of pirates is fascinating; especially the ships they used to plunder their unfortunate victims. Picture being on a journey somewhere and...
Here is another example of taking the Mermaid them and turning it on its head in a creative manner. The completely black Mermaid (other than the tail) is very cool. The little spots of lighter color interspersed among the dark color works very well.
Black Mermaid Tattoo
- Lobster Tattoos
For those of us that love the water and seas, a lobster tattoo is a compelling choice to show what it means to us. There is no doubt that we who are born near the water have a unique affinity to the sea, lakes and the life forms associated with...
- Boat and Ship Tattoos
Boat and ship tattoos are a surprisingly popular design for those seeking something cool to display on their skin. I don't know if it's because of Jack Sparrow and the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise that has made them so popular, or it has...
The long-term association between Mermaids and ships is part of the myth and lore of the Mermaid, and that is represented nicely with this particular Mermaid tattoo scene.
Mermaid with Child, Anchor Tattoo
- Compelling Eagle Tattoos
There's nothing much more majestic than the image of an eagle, and when combined with a tattoo, it's endless the versions you can make that are very compelling. Also important with eagles is they included so much detail in real life that it lends...
- Turtle Tattoos
Turtles, which are actually classified as a reptile, are a choice of quite a few people to have tattooed on them. There are seemingly a couple of reasons for choosing a turtle for a tattoo design. The first is a person simply enjoys turtles in...
This swimming Mermaid tattoo is a replica of the design of the first one revealed above, with the exception of different color. The darker hair and different color on the tail show how even the same design can look different, depending on what the recipient wants.
Swimming Mermaid Tattoo
- Popular Anchor Tattoos
Anchor tattoos are a great choice for those looking to ink a compelling image on themselves. Anchors are a versatile theme to use, and can be combined with other themes to make a great story on your skin. Interestingly, this is one of those tattoo...
- Unique Fish Tattoos
Fish tattoos are among the more numerous of all tattoos it seems, with a wide variety of species to choose from, of which the Koi fish appears to be the most popular. With so many Koi fish tattoos to choose from to look at, along with the...
In the tattoo image below it appears we have a Mermaid modeling for the artist. It's the same look, as far as the hands around the head goes, you would see in a fashion photo shoot. The seahorses over the breasts of the Mermaid is cute. The tail definitely looks different, almost appearing to be to legs rather than the single entity. I'ts possible it's an illusion created for the effect of making the Mermaid appear like she's swimming.
- Cloud Tattoo Designs
Clouds are a great supporting actor in the scenes portrayed in tattoo designs, and should be considered as part of any creative scenario if it fits in with the other elements of the image that is being contemplated. While there are occasional...
- Scorpion Tattoos with a Sting
The large variety and number of scorpion tattoos surprised me when I was looking for some interesting designs, as I had no idea they were as popular as they were, although I suspected there would be some fans of the subject matter because of the...
I really like the overall design of the Mermaid tattoo scene of her playing with a fish as a sea horse and octopus look on. Even though simple, as with other Mermaid tattoos, there is an enormous amount of detail associated with the subject matter, such as the scales of the tail.
Mermaid Underwater Tattoo Scene
- 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...
- Colorful Rainbow Tattoos
Rainbow tattoo designs are a great choice for tattoo ink, as the spectrum of color is awesome, and you can use the rainbow theme in an extraordinary variety of settings. They also represent desirable characteristics, it is considered a mirror of...
As for the subject matter of this Mermaid tattoo, this is among my favorites. The three dolphins circling around her in a playful manner is a fantastic image. That unique white or silver hair on the Mermaid is also interesting and compelling.
Tattoo of Mermaid Playing with Dolphins
Mermaids as subject matter offer an incredible array of design choices and scenery options for those deciding on this as their choice of ink. They're amazingly beautiful and work in a variety of placements, based on the way they're imagined in the minds of those enamored with the mythical creatures.
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