Scorpion Tattoos to die for. Seriously, these are the most gorgeous, badass tattoos I’ve ever seen. HIGHLY RECOMMEND that you check out these greatest hits. I love scorpions and scorpion tattoos as a result. And it’s not only because that is my zodiac sign, but because I’m from the desert and that’s a very representative animal from there.
Scorpions are also very badass animals. They belong to the same family as spiders but look way more intimidating, don’t you think? Scorpions have a hard body and a ferocious temper.
They are not afraid of anything! Their venom is strong and causes a lot of pain to their victims.
Scorpions have a lot of meaning and symbolize very interesting traits. Usually, scorpion tattoos wearers get one because they feel identified with one of their many meanings:
- Protective characteristics
This last one is related to a Greek Myth where a scorpion stung Orion and killed him, that’s why the two constellations can never be seen at the same time in the sky.
To the Egyptians, scorpions were a symbol that meant protection and so they usually made scorpion-shaped amulets to carry with them.
You may be thinking of getting a scorpion tattoo, and that’s a very good idea. Let us illustrate to you on the fine arts of scorpion tattoos so you don’t have to worry about losing time with research since I’ve already done it!
1. Black and White Scorpion Tattoo
Let’s start with an amazing example of how gorgeous can scorpion tattoos be. This design is made with a lot of dots that make beautiful details.
2. Scorpion Tattoos on Shoulder
Scorpion tattoos are for show, and you should really consider getting one on your shoulder. It’s a great area that’s easy to cover up or show off if you want to.
3. Tribal Scorpion Tattoos
Due to its form, a scorpion is a very “tribal-friendly” animal. If you like this style you can easily get one done on you!
4. Traditional Scorpion Tattoos
Scorpions make for great traditional tattoos since they have a very interesting shape and colors make them look more intimidating (the contrast between two colors intensifies the venomous trait).
5. 90s Art Style Scorpion Tattoos
I don’t know what you think but I feel like this artwork looks very 90s-ish. Kinda looks like taken from the Mask movie.
6. Venomous Looking Scorpion Tattoos
On traditional tattoos, the colors can be played with and this contrast makes the scorpion look more intimidating.
7. Ready to Charge
Scorpion tattoos usually are very aggressive and powerful looking. This design shows a scorpion that’s about to attack.
8. Dangerously Sexy Scorpion
Scorpion, because of its association with the zodiac sign, also symbolizes the sexual drive and kinkiness of its wearer. A sternum is a spot-on place for scorpion tattoos with that intention.
9. Scorpion and Rose Traditional Tattoo
I’m trying to understand why scorpions usually are accompanied by a rose, and my best guess is the interpretation is related to passion and also some delicacy.
10. Realistic Scorpion Tattoos
This one also comes with red roses, always a strong contrast between them and the black color of the scorpion.
11. Zodiac Scorpion Tattoos
Most people will think of getting a scorpion tattoo because they were born under that sign. Fortunately, there are plenty of designs to choose from.
12. Amazing High-Contrast Scorpion Tattoo
I love this tattoo! The high contrast, the strong red and deep blackish hues, plus the traditional artwork make it a gorgeous exhibition for scorpion tattoos.
13. Long Scorpion Traditional Tattoo
This is another take on the traditional style scorpion tattoo, very cool for the shoulder a little closer to the clavicle.
14. Watercolor Scorpion Tattoos
Of course, this trend has to be mentioned here! Do you think I’m a psychopath or something? You can totally get a scorpion tattooed on you with a watercolor style.
15. Minimal Tribal Scorpion Tattoo
This is a very elaborated design that looks great over the ankle.
16. Black and White Scorpion and Rose Tattoo
We’ve seen a few of these, but now we have it on grayscale. Still gorgeous, still amazing.
17. Like Seeing Scorpions in the Sky
Here’s a different approach to the Scorpio constellation, but with dot technique.
18. Large Scorpion Tattoos
Some people like it big. For those, the scorpion can make a beautiful and edgy tattoo.
19. Other than a Rose
This is an interesting tattoo since in this case the scorpion is not with a rose but with a different kind of flower. So feel free to choose what you like!
20. The Hidden Scorpion Tattoo
Check out our list of side tattoos for men and women!
21. Careful with that Handshake!
This cool design is placed on the hand of the wearer, so be warned!
22. Scorpion with Initials Tattoo
Would like to know what this means, but the design is cool on its own!
23. Minimal Scorpion Tattoos
So here we have an example of a very subtle scorpion tattoo for those who don’t want to be so flashy. As we mentioned, there’s an option for everybody!
24. Another Small Tribal Scorpion Tattoo
Because there are never too many!
25. Pumpkin and Scorpion Tattoo
Why would a pumpkin be with a scorpion? Beats me! I actually found it funny and if you happen to know wtf is going on in here, let me know!
26. Transitional Scorpion Tattoos
I first thought of naming it “symmetrical”, then “polygonal”, but both options were not exactly it, so I decided to go with “transitional” and I deserve some kind of trophy or something.
27. This Gorgeous Scorpion and Roses Forearm Tattoo
This is beautifully made and it’s one of my favorites on the list. Perfect design to show off on your forearm.
28. Sketch Scorpion Tattoo
Here’s another trend that looks good on scorpion tattoos. Seems like every trend finds its niche with scorpions, so you can’t complain. Seriously, don’t complain!
29. Another Scorpion Tattoo on the Hand
Because one it’s nothing, here’s another example of hand scorpion tattoos. I’m not sure if the design is a little more “friendly” or it seems friendlier because of the context of the photo.
30. Abstract Scorpion Tattoos
This is another tribal design of a scorpion but this time a little more abstract so unless you already know it’s a scorpion tattoo, you may have a hard time figuring it out.
31. Awesome Chest Scorpion Tattoo
This is an amazing tattoo, made out of something like circles and ovals and strong lines. Looks amazing on the chest.
32. Small Scorpion Behind the Ear
Many girls like tattoos to be small and behind the ears, due to its shape, a scorpion would look amazing as you can see from this example.
33. Another Abstract Scorpion
This one is a great tattoo that’s not as abstract as the other one we mentioned but has a very cool and unique design and technique. The small red details make it a very badass tattoo.
34. Girly Scorpion Tattoos
This feminine scorpion tattoo actually looks cute, don’t you think?
35. Huge Tribal Scorpion Tattoo on Shoulder
This one is a little bigger than the other tribal scorpion tattoos that we’ve seen on the list. Worth mentioning because it has different styles of tribal on it.
36. Zodiac Calendar Scorpion Tattoo
This tattoo kind of reminds me of Saint Seiya and the twelve Zodiac Houses part.
37. Polygon Scorpion Tattoos
OK, this one I can call polygon. And it’s actually pretty cool and simple but has enough details and skilled technique.
38. 3D Scorpion Tattoos
3d tattoos are cool and I’ve not seen that many examples, but the ones that I have come across always amuse me.
39. Traditional Red and Black Scorpion
40. Our Last Traditional Scorpion Tattoo
I promise is the last one. It’s actually the last one on the list! But can you blame me for giving it a spot as the closing act?
Scorpions are pretty badass, but as you may have seen, they also can be cute and fascinating as a tattoo. I’m definitely getting one done someday.