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Shark Tattoo: 40 Tattoo Ideas That Will Prove The Beauty Of These Animals

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Shark tattoo as the shark itself for most people associate with fear or danger and causes panic. However, these magnificent animals have something more than just aggression. In this article, we’re going to dig into shark tattoos and their meanings. If you were thinking about getting a tattoo of a shark, keep reading – we’ve gathered a lot of excellent tattoo ideas.

Cool blackwork tattoo of a shark on the left forearm
Cool blackwork tattoo of a shark on the left forearm
Traditional shark tattoo with the words dont panic by kerry chabot
Traditional shark tattoo with the words ‘don’t panic’ by Kerry Chabot
Sleek elegant and powerful black shark on the arm
Sleek elegant and powerful black shark on the arm
Old school style tattoo of a hammerhead shark by tony talbert
Old school style tattoo of a hammerhead shark by Tony Talbert

The world’s most unloved and underrated animals

Sharks are large animals that can reach even up to 40ft long and inhabit different parts of the world. There are more than 375 different shark species. Fun fact – only 30 of them are dangerous to the humans. The best-known types of sharks are the great white shark, the bull shark, and the tiger shark. As for the tattoos, people usually choose the white and the hammerhead sharks.

Shark with ocean landscape tattoo on the arm
Shark with ocean landscape tattoo on the arm
A tiny tattoo of a shark on the back of the neck
A tiny tattoo of a shark on the back of the neck
Shark and geometric shapes on the left arm
Shark and geometric shapes on the left arm
Black stylized tattoo of a hammerhead shark on the right rib cage
Black stylized tattoo of a hammerhead shark on the right rib cage

Many people often see this incredible animal only as a devious being that is always looking for a victim. Because of the pop-culture, the shark became a symbol of a bloodthirsty murderer. Some aspects are real, but, the rejection of these animals made another huge problem. Scientists have warned, that the sharks may become extinct due to overfishing.

Space landscape shark tattoo on the left side of the back by blayne bius
Space landscape shark tattoo on the left side of the back by Blayne Bius
Black shark on the right hip
Black shark on the right hip
Shark with a floral background on the left forearm by vlada shevchenko
Shark with a floral background on the left forearm by Vlada Shevchenko
Underwater shark tattoo on the arm
Underwater shark tattoo on the arm

Of course, they are terrifying and dangerous animals. However, humans are much powerful than sharks. And there are many cases when animals extinct because of the human activities. So, we can do more harm to them, than they to us. Also, the humans can protect ourselves, while the sharks can’t hide from us.

Shark tattoo meaning

In tattoos, sharks have more positive meanings that usually represent their intelligence. The primary symbols of the shark tattoos are power, courage, strength, and energy. They also symbolize the defense and protection of a family.

Shark victim tattoo idea
Shark victim tattoo idea
Hyper realistic shark tattoo on the right clavicle bone
Hyper-realistic shark tattoo on the right clavicle bone

Ancient New Zealand tribes such as Maori called shark the king of the waters. It shows how much they feared, but also respected this animal. For them, it was a symbol of the leadership and dominance.

Outline tattoo of a shortfin mako shark on the left rib cage
Outline tattoo of a shortfin mako shark on the left rib cage
Japanese style shark tattoo on the right hand
Japanese style shark tattoo on the right hand

Another crazy reason why some people choose to get a shark tattoo is the surviving of the shark attack. Encountered with a shark in the open water and stayed alive? That’s a pretty good reason to engrave this event on your body.

Shark tattoo ideas

We’re sure that if you came here wanting a shark tattoo, you didn’t learn anything new. If you were not sure about whether you want it – we hope you decided to get it. Either way, we invite you to take a look at our collection of tattoo ideas of sharks. This animal deserves to be on your body!

A dot work style shark tattoo on the right forearm
A dot-work style shark tattoo on the right forearm
Beautiful simple shark tattoo
Beautiful and simple shark tattoo
A minimalist outline shark on the inner arm
A minimalist outline shark on the inner arm
Black shark tattoo on the inner side of the right foot
Black shark tattoo on the inner side of the right foot
Excellent tattoo of a shark on the left inner wrist
Excellent tattoo of a shark on the left inner wrist
Black shark with a dashed red contour tattoo on the arm
Black shark with a dashed red contour tattoo on the arm
Black tattoo of a vanquished shark on the left shoulder blade
Black tattoo of a vanquished shark on the left shoulder blade
Traditional sailor jerry shark tattoo done by nick filth
Traditional Sailor Jerry shark tattoo by Nick Filth
Grey tattoo of a shark on the right bicep
Grey tattoo of a shark on the right bicep
Negative space shark tattoo on the left inner arm
Negative space shark tattoo on the left inner arm
Outline small tattoo of a shark on the right bicep
Outline small tattoo of a shark on the right bicep
Shark and triangle tattoo on the right upper arm
Shark and triangle tattoo on the right upper arm
Shark head tattoo
Shark head tattoo
Simple shark tattoo on the right bicep
Simple shark tattoo on the right bicep
Shark tail tattoo on the back of the ankle
Shark tail tattoo on the back of the ankle
Watercolor wrist tattoo of a shark jaws
Watercolor wrist tattoo of a shark jaws
Shark tattoo on the left wrist
Shark tattoo on the left wrist
Another realistic shark tattoo on the left side
Another realistic shark tattoo on the left side
Shark with a floral pattern tattoo on the left arm
Shark with a floral pattern tattoo on the left arm
Small black tattoo of a shark on the inner wrist
Small black tattoo of a shark on the inner wrist
Spiraling hemmerhead shark tattoo on the right forearm
Spiraling hammerhead shark tattoo on the right forearm
Small dot work style shark tattoo on the left inner arm
Small dot-work style shark tattoo on the left inner arm
Traditional black and white shark tattoo by jacob cross
Traditional black and white shark tattoo by Jacob Cross
Outline black shark on the left upper arm
Outline black shark on the left upper arm
Shark Tattoo: 40 Tattoo Ideas That Will Prove The Beauty Of These Animals
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