The great wave off kanagawa tattoo by oozy

Ocean Tattoos: 50 Most Amazing Water World Tattoos You’ll Ever See

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Ocean tattoos are perfect for the nature lovers and those who have a deep connection with the sea or the ocean. For example, sailors or the swimmers. Oceans cover 71% of Earth’s surface and carry 97% of all the water. So, even if we don’t see them every day, the oceans have a significant impact on our lives. Finally, they are mesmerizing and breathtaking wonders of our world. So we invite you to take a look at our collection of ocean tattoos.

Hokusai wave tattoo on the left bicep
Hokusai wave tattoo on the left bicep
Small blue wave tattoo on the sternum
Small blue wave tattoo on the sternum

What do ocean tattoos mean?

Tattoos with sea motifs are a classic choice. Since the beginning of the 20th century, it was one of the most popular tattoo styles. Today, a lot of people around the world choose to get an ocean tattoo for many reasons. The most popular and the most common meaning of the ocean tattoo is the person’s connection with the water. Usually, the ocean tattoos are popular among the sailors and those who spend a lot of time in the water. So, generally, an ocean tattoo expresses ones deep connection with the sea.

Small circular coral reef tattoo
Small circular coral reef tattoo
Boat and lightouse in a triangle tattoo
Boat and lighthouse in a triangle tattoo

Many ancient cultures were praising sea gods. For example, the Greeks had their sea god Poseidon. Ocean tattoos can also represent the Pisces or Aquarius Zodiac signs. And there are thousands of fish and other deep sea creatures that you can also use with an ocean tattoo. We still know a little about the oceans and what is at the bottom. It is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful creations of our world. However, humans are causing a lot of damage by contaminating the waters every day. So, here’s another reason to get an ocean tattoo. It would be a way to express your position about our seas and a reminder to consume less.

Lighthouse tattoo
Lighthouse tattoo
Dotwork sailing ship and lighthouse tattoo on the right arm
Dotwork sailing ship and lighthouse tattoo on the right arm

Ocean tattoo ideas

Like there are many meanings, there are also many types of ocean tattoos. Waves, the image of the sea or the shore with a lighthouse. Also boats and everything related to the sailor theme like anchors and ship wheels. Sea creatures like fish, octopus, jellyfish and many others are another option for an ocean tattoo. There’s a lot of tales and books about the sea and the ocean. So you can use one of them as your inspiration.

Waves

A stormy wave in the ocean tattoo on the left bicep
A stormy wave in the ocean tattoo on the left bicep
Black dotwork style wave tattoo on the left bicep
Black dot-work style wave tattoo on the left bicep
Blue hokusai wave tattoo on the left wrist
Blue Hokusai wave tattoo on the left wrist
Boat in the ocean wristband tattoo
Boat in the ocean wristband tattoo
Calm sea and sunset tattoo on the arm
Calm sea and sunset tattoo on the arm
Circular black wave tattoo on the right inner ankle
Circular black wave tattoo on the right inner ankle
Dotwork black tattoo of yin and yan sky and ocean
Dotwork black tattoo of yin and yan sky and ocean
Heart shaped blue wave tattoo
Heart shaped blue wave tattoo
Hokusai wave tattoo in triangle on the left arm
Hokusai wave tattoo in a triangle on the left arm
Infinite wave tattoo on the left bicep
Infinite wave tattoo on the left bicep
Dotwork circular wave tattoo on the left arm
Dotwork circular wave tattoo on the left arm
Black large wave coming out of the triangle tattoo on the calf
Black massive wave coming out of the triangle tattoo on the calf
Japanese style blue wave tattoo
Japanese style blue wave tattoo
Whale tail tattoo in the waves
Whale tail tattoo in the waves
Another dotwork circular japanese style wave tattoo
Another dot-work circular Japanese style wave tattoo
Large black wave tattoo on the left arm
Sizeable black wave tattoo on the left arm
Circular blue wave tattoo on the left inner arm
Circular blue wave tattoo on the left inner arm
Small island tattoo between the ocean waves
Small island tattoo between the ocean waves
Ocean tattoos
The great wave of Kanagawa tattoo by Oozy
Tiny blue wave tattoo on the left inner arm
Tiny blue wave tattoo on the left inner arm
Blue wave tattoo in a circle on the right thigh
Blue wave tattoo in a circle on the right thigh
Tropical island and ocean wave tattoo on the wrist
Tropical island and ocean wave tattoo on the wrist
Tsunami tattoo on the left bicep
Tsunami tattoo on the left bicep
Waves and crescent moon tattoo on the right upper arm
Waves and crescent moon tattoo on the right upper arm
Whale sun and waves tattoo
Whale sun and waves tattoo

Other ocean tattoo ideas

Black ship tattoo on the arm by christian lanouette
Black ship tattoo on the arm by Christian Lanouette
Black tattoo of a ship in a bottle
Black tattoo of a ship in a bottle
Surfer tattoo
Surfer tattoo
Awesome oceanic theme full sleeve tattoo
Awesome oceanic theme full sleeve tattoo
Black anchor tattoo by morgan lucas
Black anchor tattoo by Morgan Lucas
Message in a bottle tattoo on the left leg
Message in a bottle tattoo on the left leg
Black whale and diver tattoo
Black whale and diver tattoo
Circular storm at the ocean tattoo on the left inner arm
Circular storm at the ocean tattoo on the left inner arm
Blackwork style octopus tattoo
Blackwork style octopus tattoo
Ocean inspired wedding ring tattoos
Ocean-inspired wedding ring tattoos
Poseidon attacking hydra tattoo
Poseidon attacking Hydra tattoo
Black neo japanese wave tattoo on the left forearm
Black neo-Japanese wave tattoo on the left forearm
Poseidon trident and waves tattoo
Poseidon’s trident and waves tattoo
Small boat and a whale tattoo on the right arm
Small boat and a whale tattoo on the right arm
Traditional ship tattoo on the arm
Traditional ship tattoo on the arm
Trident of poseidon tattoo
Trident of Poseidon tattoo
Watercolor mermaid tattoo on the right thigh
Watercolor mermaid tattoo on the right thigh
Poseidon tattoo on the right calf
Poseidon tattoo on the right calf
Ocean Tattoos: 50 Most Amazing Water World Tattoos You’ll Ever See
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