Snakes remind people of frightful bites or viper. When it comes to tattoo, snake tattoos are intimate and dynamic, which would bring fresh look to your body if you have right design. Well, if you are a fan of snake you will agree with me that snakes are definitely wonderful creatures that have got bad rap of course, but are really helpful in the fabric of human history and play very important roles in different religions and beliefs.
As we know each tattoo has its own meaning and depiction, the snakes do have specific meanings but that really depends on cultural references, religious belief and superstitions buzzing around the people. The admirers of snake take the meaning in positive sense while the people underestimating them would take the meaning in negative sense. So, as mentioned, snakes symbolize variety of meanings and characteristics. Below, we are going to mention some.
Snake Tattoo Meanings
Here are some of the meanings that are associated with the tattoos with snake:
- Great power & intelligence
- Grace & sensuousness
- The sign of protection
- The divine
With these meanings, whether you want a tattoo with Asian influence or some Viper with traditional tribal features, you can get diverse variations in them. No matter which person chooses which kind of idea, no one can deny the fact that snack designs do look great and classy. Moreover, the best part about them is that, they can be combined with a number of elements and symbols to depict unique meaning. So, if you are inspired by the snakes and want one on your body, here are some amazing pieces to check.
60 Amazing Snake Tattoo Ideas
Buckle up o catch some really classy yet meaningful tattoo ideas.
A Symbol of Re-Birth. Snakes, as mentioned above are considered to be a symbol of rebirth. The same symbol of snake tattoos have been depicted in the above image.
Snakes are thought to be aggressive and deadly creatures that is the reason why they are mostly tattooed in dark and bold colors. But this one is different than most of the designs and offer various colors that is complementing the tattoo as well.
Snake With a Rose. Snake with rose embodies the phenomenon of love and hate at the same time.
Rose Surrounded by Snakes. Roses are symbol of love , while snakes are considered to be evil creatures and the collective tattoo symbolizes the loss of innocence and beauty of a delicate thing.
A Geometrical Snake
I am not sure what these geometric lines and snakes with them means. However, both these elements combined makes a beautiful piece.
Rose Grabbed by Snake
Mirko Sata is a Milan-based tattoo artist who has specialization in making these coolest black and white ones.
Beautiful Abdominal Piece. No placement other than abdomen can be better for this tattoo.
Tiny Snake for Her
Snake is associated with femininity and the above tattoo is a true depiction.
White and Black Design. Another amazing piece by Mirko Sata.
The Foot Piece. This foot piece is quite attractive for the people looking for something attractive while keeping it cool and simple.
Heart-ed Snake Tattoo for Her
Sensuousness, grace, sexuality, fertility and birth, all are depicted by this simple looking tattoo.
That Back Piece. Who thought snake tattoos can be this gorgeous and attractive?
Two headed snake tattoos mostly rooted back to Egyptian culture. These represent power and protection at the same time.
Snake with Sword. This tattoo can be used to depict the defense and revenge at the same time.
Variations in snake tattoos are large and the best part is that these tattoos look amazing in all styles and designs.
Dull Snake Tattoo Idea. This dull yet quite scary tattoo is truly an inspiration.
This scary tattoo is quite best for the people with short temper and more aggressiveness to define their personality.
Snake on Fingers. You can create your own piece by adding your creativity and aesthetic sense into the design. This amazing snake piece is the true depiction of creativity and aesthetic sense.
Don’t confuse this tattoo with a real snake. Well with these details and amazing work, you can surely be dodged.
The Scale Tattoo.This tattoo might be having some mysterious meaning. But this one is really great to watch.
Tribal Snake Design
Another masterpiece by Mirko Sata. The magic in his hands is clearly seen in this tattoo piece.
Shaded Snake Tattoo by Monika Malewska
Bold and bright, the snake piece is always classy to wear.
Snake with a Peony. Emo girls can definitely have this colorful yet mysterious peony with snake design.
Snake with Skull. Being epitome of death and decay, skulls are mostly coupled with the snakes in tattoos to symbolize a complete physical and spiritual destruction of a being.
With the lots of lines and black colors, this tattoo is worth watching.
The Red and Black Viper. Ahh! If you are a person with weak heart, you must avoid seeing this oh-so scary red and black viper tattoo.
With the patterned skin and coiled tail, this forearm piece is worth sharing.
Another two-headed snake tattoo on the list with double protection and power depiction.
The Gorgeous Forearm Tattoo Design. This gorgeous forearm tattoo has got our mind.
The Deadly Snake
The snake with the flowers is a one common variation that you can have in your tattoo to make them classy yet attractive.
This tattoo is truly a depiction of what an actual snake would look like while he’s angry.
Therapeutic Snake Design. Snakes have been long associated with the therapeutic and medicinal use. For example, the bowl of Hygeia, Caduceus and Rod of Asclepius.
The Divine. Snakes are widely used as the symbol of Divine in most of the cultures.
The Coolest Snake Tattoo. You might have never seen the coolest snake piece than this one. With the simple color, this tattoo is definitely worth while.
A snake and a Hand Tattoo. Another snake tattoo on the list with unique variations and mysterious meaning.
This scalp snake piece is utterly classic.
“Don’t Panic” Snake Design. With the quote, “Don’t Panic” this black and white snake tattoo is definitely frightening.
Rich in details and creativity, this snake tattoo is worth considering.
That Sex Symbol
This sexy snake at sexy placement would definitely be arousing.
Rolled Snake Around a Hand Tattoo. Rolled snake around a hand tattoo is full of creativity and details.
The Snake Rib Piece. For the additional sensuousness, the snake tattoo can be placed at ribs like the one above.
Snake Sleeve Tattoo Design. Looking for a sleeve tattoo design that is worth carving? You have got to the right place.
The Death Cycle. Being a symbol of death, this tattoo reminds the bitter end of each and every person on this Earth.
A Sign of Defense. Snakes are vey defensive and that is the reason why they are used as a symbol of defense.
Angry Snake Tattoo
This piece is depicting the aggressive nature of snake who is always prepared to unleash its fury.
The Snake and the Arrow Tattoo Design
With that deadly snake and arrow, this piece is definitely symbolizing the revenge.
A coiled snake is a deadly creature that is posed and is a sign that calm appearance can be deceptive.
Tiny Little Snake for Her
.Although snakes can never be cute, but this tattoo is somewhat more of a cute than being deadly and aggressive.
Baby Cobra. Simple yet meaningful, this baby cobra snake design is truly worth getting.
This coiled snake is ready to strike in a heartbeat.
Black and white serpentine Design. Mirko Sata is a perfectionist in these black and white serpentine tattoos and this is not what I am saying.
Healing Snake Tat Design. The snakes change their skin to show the process of timely healing. This is what being depicted by the tattoo.
Deadly snake tattoo
This might be a tribal tattoo which is rich in cultural history and tribal patterns.
Scary Skull and Snake. This piece represents the utter decay and death at the hands of a featured creature.
Snake Hiding Behind the Flower. Rose is a typical flower in tattoo designs with snake. “A rose by another name would smell as sweet.”-William Shakespeare (Romeo and Juliet).
The Snake and the sword Tattoo. This tattoo is definitely symbolizing defense and protection.
The Snake’s Venom. Hidden within a delicate flower, this venomous snake is going to bite you any minute now.
Abstract Snake Tattoo
Abstract arts are really popular and especially with the snake designs. Get these bad ass snakes and symbolize mystery and potency at the same time.
Lengthened long the leg, this tattoo design is really arousal.