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Quality 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 keep that as the main theme for the most part in this article even though some tattoos with guns tell a story, while others give a unique look and twist which adds some real character to the overall tattoo. Even so, I wanted to showcase the guns and not be distracted with the rest.
There were also a variety of guns represented with the tattoos. Most of them are more historical, which is understandable from the point of view of inking something cool on your skin for all to see.
Showing a modern day gun wouldn't quite give you what these more unique, vintage guns give you, and I'm sure that's what most people thought of when getting these gun tattoos.
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...
Good, the Bad, and the Ugly!
I had to start with this tattoo of Clint Eastwood from the Good, The Bad, and the Ugly. You can almost hear the music from the show in the background when you look at this tattoo.
You can feel him about to reach for his gun in a well done tattoo design. It sets the tone for the rest of the tattoo gun gallery we're about to look at.
- Horse Tattoos
If you're a fan of horses, and love to ride and take care of them, you know how easy it is to get close to them and how big a part of your life they are. Many people not only get horse tattoos inked on them, but sometimes they even do it of their...
Tattoo of Flintlock Rifles
This tattoo of the crossed flintlock rifles is very cool, and obviously an insignia. The tattoo itself is very clean, and seems to represent a group of soldiers in a battle which isn't able to be made out in the photo, but seems to be World War II, based on the gun in the soldier's hand.
That doesn't mean the flintlocks were used during that war, as obviously they weren't. I'm just saying the symbol may represent a particular unit in a battle, or a battle itself.
It could also be it is a second tattoo beneath the flintlock image and unrelated to it..
Card and Gambling Tattoos
- Gambling, 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...
Derringer Pistol Tattoos
Among the several more popular gun tattoos stands the Derringer, and maybe because of its smaller size, the ladies liked this one a lot.
The two on the hips below are very cool, and I could imagine what happens whenever she goes out in her bikini wearing the two miniature pistols. She's either getting a lot of stares from strangers or comments from friends.
Pistol and Revolver Tattoos
- 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...
Derringer in Garter Tattoo
I thought this Derringer in the garter tattoo was really creative, and it looks really great. You seem to be able to see that lady who needs protection packing it in times past where no one would be the wiser.
This tattoo with the garter going over the Derringer would be difficult to do, and a good artist obviously worked on it.
Harley Davidson Tattoos
- 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...
Amazing Tommy Gun Tattoo Design
This Tommy Gun tattoo was among the more unique and best of the gun tattoos I found. It brings us back to the 1930s and 1940s, where this was the gun of choice for many criminals. It is also a symbol of the difficult and tough times lived back in that era.
I really like how it is made to appear like someone just had a big battle with it, as the gun is shown to be smoking. The shell casings popping up above also look great.
Skull Wearing Hat Tattoos
- Skull Wearing Hat Tattoo Designs
Tattoos of skulls wearing hats are awesome, and include a little bit of everything in the way of hats, including cowboy hats, top hats, jester and baseball hats. But it doesn't end there. While wearing a variety of hats, the skulls, for the most...
Gun in the Belt Tattoo
If the Derringer in the garter was cool for the ladies, this gun in the belt look really stands out (no pun intended - hehe) for the guys.
What boy or man doesn't remember stuffing a gun down his belt ready to fight off all the bad guys? This captures those moments perfectly.
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
Detailed Revolver Tattoo Design
These long barreled revolvers look really nice, and the detail on the revolver is fantastic and of high quality.
I'm not sure why, but with both the ladies and the guys having two guns on the hips pointing toward one another, or just down, as shown here, was without a doubt the most popular gun tattoo.
Stallion and Horse Tattoos
- Stallion and Horse Tattoos
A stallion isn't just any horse, it's a horse that hasn't been gelded (castrated). That means that the testosterone inherent in stallions results many times with better looking and thicker necks, as well as a much more muscular structure in...
Two Unique Revolver Tattoos
These revolvers were also very different in look and unique. But again, the pointing slightly down and toward one another was the look people being tattooed with two guns preferred above all other tattoo designs.
About the only thing I didn't like about it was the blue background behind the pistols, which just doesn't seem to fit. It's puzzling as to why it's there.
Cow Skull Tattoos
- 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...
Fallen Hero Tattoo
This last gun tattoo represents of course a story we've seen, heard or experienced too many times, but it does effectively portray that story and it says it all. The detail is really good with the contrasting light and dark colors, especially with the background of heavenly clouds.
Powerful Bull Tattoo Designs
- Powerful Bull Tattoo Designs
Bulls are a huge part of cowboy culture, as they were representative of the future of cattle, with the best sires a look into the future of the herds. That and the power of this magnificent creature makes them a fantastic design choice for a tattoo,.
Bullet Hole Tattoos
Too bad this guy has so many tattoos, as far as the bullet hole tattoos go, as it would have been a really awesome set of tattoos, having a realistic look to them.
As they are, they can only be appreciated for what they are individually and not as a whole, because of their being interspersed among the rest of the tattoos.
But on their own, you can see how compelling these bullet hole tattoos would be, as they really look cool.
Great Gun Tattoos
When I started looking for gun tattoos, I really had no idea what I would come up with, but I was really surprised at the quality and uniqueness offered up by the tattoo designers and artists.
But those bullet hole tattoos above were apparently the result of all that firepower; the consequence of all those tattoo guns. But while they are done well, they really don't go with the rest of the tattoos for me, and take away from them while looking kind of strange without any context to them.
They would have looked better with something else as part of the design.
Overall though, gun tattoos are playful and compelling, mostly representing bygone times, but also, in the case of the fallen soldier tattoo, the tragedy and cost of wars..