40 Awesome Horse Tattoos

horse thigh tattoo

Humans always view animals differently if there are echoes of common values and spirits discovered from the animals. Animals are the source of artistic creations not only for painters, illustrators, sculptors, but also for tattoo artists. We have showcased animal tattoos of tiger, lion, etc. on this blog. Here I will continue our exploration of animal themed tattoos by showcasing a list of horse tattoos.

Horses are good friends of human being and have accompanied the mankind for thousands of years. Horses had long been domesticated for their express running speed and mild temperament. Horses were developed as the main transportation method in ancient times. Cavalry were historically the most mobile combat forces, who were enabled to fight from the back of a horse. There’s no doubt horses had played important role in the history of human development.

The meaning of the horse varies depending on cultures or countries. Throughout the history, the horse is always associated with victory, honor and loyalty as it’s indispensable in the war. With war. In Celtic mythology, a mythic figure in the Mabinogion collection of legends, rides a “pale-white” horse, who’s linked to the Romano-Celtic fertility horse goddess Epona.

In Hindu, Hayagriva, a horse god is worshiped as the God of knowledge and wisdom, with a human body and a horse’s head, brilliant white in color, with white garments and seated on a white lotus.

In Chinese culture, horse is listed at the seventh among 12 Chinese zodiac signs. If looking from the hours of a day, horse sign represents 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, when the sun shines out the greatest rays of light. A horse which is capable of running 1000 miles is the metaphor of a talented person.

So what symbolic meanings we can we learn from horses? It’s definitely worthy to get a horse tattoo if you agree with the representations.

  • Nobility
  • victory
  • honor
  • loyalty
  • Fertility
  • Strength
  • Freedom

traditional Chinese painting style horse tattoo on thigh

warrior with horse tattoo on side for man

3D horse tattoo on sleeve

horse tattoo on half sleeve

horses tattoo for  women

watercolor horse tattoo

watercolor horse with flower tattoo

3D horse tattoo for women

horse and girl tattoo on back

A-Brush-With-Helios

black and white horse tattoo

Carriage tattoo on back

colored 3D horse tattoo on back

colored horse full back tattoo

colored warrior with horse full back tattoo

colored warrior with horse side tattoo

3D horse thigh tattoo

horse portrait tattoo on thigh

horse portrait tattoo

horse tattoo for girl

horse tattoo on back

horse tattoo on hand

horse tattoo on leg

Horse tattoo on side

horse tattoo on sleeve for girl

horse tattoo

horse tattoo-1

horse with flower tattoo on chest

horse with mandala tattoo on thigh

horserace and font tattoo

horses side tattoo

horses tattoo on  forarm

horses tattoo on back for women

Ink horse on back

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Quirky horse

Retro horse tattoo on back

thigh horse tattoo

watercolor horse tattoo on back

warrior with horse full back tattoo


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