We know owls as the mysterious birds lurking around in the forest. Owl are hunters who solely prey during the night and sleep during the day. Therefore, having an owl tattoo on your skin signifies confidence, mystery and the attitude of a hunter among other things. When most creatures, including humans, fear the night because of our inability to rely on our eyesight. In contrast, owl’s traverse through the night easily, looming over us while we stay helplessly in the dark.
In pop culture, they are heavily represented as the wise bird. With their big eyes, it looks like they can see into you. And yet, because of their petite yet stout body, they have a cute quality to them.
There is a variety for creative owl tattoo ideas, which are endless. So, we have narrowed it down to 10, so you can find the type that you may want to get.
1. Small Owl Tattoo
If you want something attractive but not too showy, then small owl tattoos are a very good option. It can become a part of a big constellation of tattoos in your body. Furthermore, small tattoos allow for the artist to experiment with caricature styles or the Chibi style.
Finally, the best part is that it looks good everywhere and can be easily hidden. On the other hand, if you want it to be easily available also, then you can put it on your wrists, or your neck.
2. Floral Geometric Owl Tattoo
Aesthetic-wise, it may seem like floral designs contradict with geometric ones. However, when you combine them, they look like the below masterpiece.
These contradicting designs give off an aura of intimidation, and yet maintaining the serenity of nature.
3. Feather-themed Owl Tattoo
Feathers have always been a classic owl tattoo art. Therefore, play around with the design involving an owl figure and a feather. You can combine them, or you can make the owl the centrepiece, with the feathers as the backgrounds. The possibilities are endless, and you can never go wrong with a feathered-themed tattoo.
4. Skull-themed Owl Tattoo
Another classic in the world of tattoo art is the skull. This particular structure has been designed, re-designed in so many ways. Additionally, the owl tattoo and the skull both give off an intimidating aura that looks dope on your body!
5. Doodle Tattoo
There is a new emerging style in the 2010s and it involves simple doodle style tattoos. Moreover, they usually consist of only the line-art with minimal shading, they are quirky and fun to look at.
As, realistic, large colourful tattoos can be a bit intimidating in comparison to doodled art which is simple, yet bold.
6. Colourful Doodle Owl Tattoo
Unlike the previous doodle owl tattoo art, this one has a touch of colour added into it. In addition, it doesn’t need a lot of colours and it works well with just a combination of two. These tattoos look best on your forearm.
7. Side Back Owl Tattoo
If you want a bigger piece on your body, then your back is the perfect place to put. Insert a sitting owl tattoo on your back and let it watch over your back for you.
8. Full Back Owl Tattoo
A full tattoo on the entire back looks very beautiful and mesmerizing. Take advantage of that beautiful, feathered wings and the menacing eyes of the owl to create a beautiful art on your back.
Back tattoos are in a subcategory of its own, just because of how enchanting it looks. Furthermore, it makes your back look intimidating when exercising.
8. Pen Sketch Style Owl Tattoo
If you are tired of the monotonous lines found in most tattoos, you can experiment with pen sketch styles tattoo. As this sort of tattoo makes your hand look like a sketchbook. You tattoo will look 2-D, which is a very innovative idea for a tattoo.
This is, also, a different style of simplistic pen art. However, it more polished, thereby, adding nuance to how beautiful the owl looks.
9. Artistic Owl Tattoo
If you liked the previous pen sketch style tattoo and want to add a little more depth to it. Then you can opt for having an ink art that looks like it was freshly painted because of the flowing drips of paint colour. For anyone who likes experimenting with their tattoo art, we definitely recommend this one.
10. Mythical Owl Tattoo
Besides the obvious vibrancy of this type of tattoos, there is a hint of magic realism to it. Also, if you are someone that has an immense love for mythical and/ or the science fiction genre, you can add a bit of character design to your owl tattoo. Moreover, you should take inspiration from your favourite characters from your favourite science fiction movies, TV show or video game.
11. Geometric Owl Tattoo
Geometric designs make your tattoos look compact and sharp. Depending on what feature of the owl you choose to focus on, you can make your tattoo stand out with innovative ideas. Even though, more often than not, the eyes are the most attractive part of the owl.
For instance, the owl’s face structure is such a distinct design born from nature, that we can spend hours mesmerized by it.
To illustrate the designs we’ve mentioned, go big or go home with these beautiful hexagonal shaped owl tattoo, where each box is a masterpiece itself!
Again, you can never go wrong with these simplistic geometric designs!
Here are more geometric designs but with a hint of blue, making it look icy and wonderful.
12. Nature-based Owl Tattoo
You can use structures from the nature to add extra detailing to your owl tattoo!
For example, you can add in detailed leaves, branches, or beetles that you personally find beautiful. Not only are you free to try completely new designs, but also, you can mix up designs that have already been made.
13. Owl Tattoo for Neck
14. Universe Owl Tattoo
Instead of using the structure of a feather, you can use the beautiful universe as the base for the texture of your owl tattoo.
As illustrated below, it is an eye-catching tattoo which is out of this world, pun intended.
15. Brown Eyed Owl Tattoo
The eyes of the owl have an all-knowing quality to it. This specific type of tattoo art where on the eyes of the owl is richly coloured in contrast with the black inked lines, creates an alluring quality to it.
Making that particular part of your body stand out.
16. Big Owl Tattoo for Thigh
17. Owl with Dream Catcher Tattoo
There are never-ending designs to choose from. We have narrowed it down to the best 25 owl tattoo style, and you can even add them to make your own new designs. We hope this article has helped you choose the best owl tattoo you can get for yourself.
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