Fancy a whale tattoo? If you are looking for an original whale tattoo design, this article is for you. Discover our selection of 32 arm, forearm, back, shoulder, ankle and behind ear tattoo designs and find the one that’s right for you.
Some people love tattoos, others find them unnecessary. As with everything else, it’s also a matter of taste and for those who want to get a whale tattoo or are just looking for ideas for their new tattoo, we have plenty of ideas for them. We have already dedicated several articles to small tattoos, minimalist tattoo, flower, heart, wolf, geometric and many more. You can view them all on our site. Today, we are expanding our selection of tattoo ideas by focusing more particularly on the whale tattoo, its meaning and the different models offered by tattoo artists.
The whale tattoo is not a frequent tattoo choice. Usually, people who decide to get a whale tattoo find out about its meaning well in advance. Their choice is therefore motivated by in-depth research and is not made by chance. Indeed, it is believed that this should be done for any new tattoo. It is important to know the meanings of a symbol that you want to get a permanent tattoo. In the lines that follow you will not only find some of the most beautiful whale tattoo designs, but also information about its symbolism across different cultures and eras..
Whale tattoo: meaning, models and useful tips
The whale is the largest mammal on our planet. There are about ninety types of whales. It is a symbol of resurrection, of the communication and some longevity. According to the legends of ancient people, this animal first walked on the ground before going to the ocean and bringing all the knowledge it had with it.
The whale is considered a keeper of knowledge. It also appears in the Old Testament as an animal consuming unhappy people, as an ally of God and as a symbol of God’s retribution. From the Old Testament, you may know the story of Jona who, after three days in a whale’s stomach, repented. After that, God was merciful and the whale spat Jona. Following this story, the whale is associated with the Renaissance and at new start.
A whale story
In the West, the whale has inspired many writers for great literary works and is considered a symbol of the unknown. According to the Australian aborigines, the whales came to earth through the Milky Way. When people die, the whales bring their souls back to Star Severnaya, translated North Star. Regardless of the fact that the whale is a source of food for people from Australia to North America, this has not diminished its spiritual significance..
The most famous whale in the world is undoubtedly that of Moby Dick, the character in the famous novel by 19th century American writer Herman Melville. In this book, a big white whale leads Captain Ahab to confront the limits of his mind.
The whale tattoo is also a tribal tattoo.
For tribal lovers, a whale tattoo in tribal style will be a very interesting choice. These tattoos are mostly done in black or in combination with red. Like any other symbol, the whale can also be combined with different styles. Indeed, the whale is not a frequent tattoo choice, so those who decide to have this animal tattooed on their skin are well aware of its meaning..
Are you fascinated by marine life? Go for a whale tattoo.
The whale binds to unknown depths and relates to the beauty of marine life. The interesting thing about whales is that they sing. This is because they do not have vocal cords, but create blood when they come out of the air through their nasal cavities. Their song can last 10 to 20 minutes. This was discovered in 1950 while spying on Russian submarines. Whales can also symbolize those who are individuals and do not fear loneliness. Short; it is sure and certain that the whale tattoo is an interesting and meaningful tattoo choice.
Permanent tattoo or temporary tattoo ?
Are you sure you want to get a whale tattoo, but are not absolutely sure about its size and location? If this is the first tattoo in your life, you need to think carefully before getting a tattoo. First, you need to choose the size of the tattoo and its location. For a first tattoo, we recommend that you opt for a small or medium size tattoo and for the location, choose a discreet location instead. It is also a good idea to start with a temporary tattoo. This way you will see how you feel with it and the final decision will be easier to make..
Now let’s explore some original whale tattoo designs …
The back tattoo is a frequent choice. This part of the body remains invisible most of the time and is often chosen for large tattoos. Color tattoos represent real works of art. However, be aware that they cost more and they are difficult to erase (if at some point you want to say goodbye to your tattoo).
As we have already mentioned, you can go for a tribal style whale tattoo. The one pictured below is a mix of whale tattoo and tribal tattoo. The result is impressive !
The flower tattoo is one of the tattoos most often chosen by tattoo beginners. There is a wide variety of models and the language of flowers is really rich. The flower tattoo is also perfect for a small tattoo. In the following example, we see a large whale tattoo surrounded by large roses. This design is really interesting, you can’t find any ?
Blue and pink color is a common combination when it comes to tattooing in the soft genre.
This tiny whale tattoo may be small, but it sends a deep message.
Tattoos are works of art and the body is the white sheet on which they are created. The most famous tattoo artist in history is Scott Sadlerlend Mc Donald. He tattooed Winston Churchill’s mother, Wihelm Kayzer and Emperor Nikola II.
Combine your whale tattoo with other symbols.
Geometric tattoos are very trendy lately. They are often chosen for their clean and discreet side. If you desire, you can go for a whale tattoo combined with a geometric shape. Every geometric shape carries its meaning. If you want to know more about this topic, we invite you to consult our recent publication.
And for those who are looking for a really elaborate tattoo design, we offer the model in the photo below. It combines whale, circles and flowers. The result is a soft tattoo.
The next tattoo is a whale tattoo template with pretty blue flowers. It is perfect for an arm, forearm, shoulder or ankle tattoo.
What a huge tattoo! The tattoo artist has recreated an entire ocean scene and the result is impressive. If you go for such a model, make sure that the tattoo artist you have chosen is really experienced. Such a tattoo requires a lot of skill and precision..
Black and white tattoos are a classic. Even though color tattoos are becoming more and more accessible, some people prefer the minimalist and simplicity of black and white tattoos..
Tattoos that extend the hand or the foot have always been trendy. This creates a beautiful visual effect which makes the tattoo “alive” and in motion..
The girl who got this big whale and flower tattoo tattooed really has courage. He is sure that she was really sure of her choice because such a tattoo takes many hours of work and patience. A truly visible tattoo in spring and summer that is impossible not to notice.
Tattoos are true works of art.
The whale tattoo pattern proves that sometimes tattoos are not just works of art and can even be better than the works of art themselves.
And another proof …
It doesn’t say that the whale tattoo has to be a great tattoo. It all depends on which model you have chosen.
Some people prefer large tattoos, some people prefer small ones. It’s all a matter of taste.
Many people get tattoos to memorize an important event in their life.
We love the concept of a whale diving into a black hole tattoo !
A whale and a camera? The owner of this tattoo is probably a movie buff.
The model for you is the one you like. The main thing is to make this choice yourself and be sure of it. Nowadays, tattooing is no longer seen as something out of the ordinary. This also does not mean that you have to do anything and everything with your body. Before getting tattooed, think carefully and choose the tattoo design carefully. Also inquire about the studio and tattoo artist where you want to do it.