Elephant tattoos have deep symbolic value and can stand for wisdom, patience, prosperity and success.
Tribal elephant tattoo designs originating from the Native American, Haida and Polynesian traditions are the most popular ones, often symbolizing human’s link to the nature. Like other small tattoo designs, small elephant tattoos look good on one’s shoulder, foot or on the wrist.
This variety of elephant tattoos are based on the Dali elephant pictures developed by Spanish artist Salvador Dali. In these tattoos, the baby elephant pictures are often combined with the mother or a group of adult elephants.
The tattoos feature only the head, trunk and tusks of an elephant rather than their whole bodies. Cute elephant tattoos are quite feminine with tattoo artists often designing these tattoos for their female clients. You are not authorized to see this partPlease, insert a valid App IDotherwise your plugin won't work. According to Wikipedia’s elephant article, calves are born weighing about 120kg (260 lb), and measuring 85cm (33 inches).
Happy Mother’s day to all you mothers, grandmothers, aunts and others on behalf of everyone here at ACAD. We decided to choose this picture of a baby elephant with its mother because the little guy looks so adorable and shy. If you like this article, you might be interested in some of our other articles on Leopard Tattoos, Fox Tattoos, Bumble Bee Tattoos and Biker Tattoos. Solid shades of black are styled with neat graphic design style lines in this powerful elephant tattoo design. Styled in many intricate patterns this detailed tattoo on the forearm brings out the beauty of an elephant.
A beautiful little purple elephant plays happily with red and blue balloons and stars in this cute elephant tattoo design. One big elephant is followed by two smaller ones in this elephants tattoo design shaded in brown with black outlines.
Done in a single color this grand tattoo shows an elephant with a graceful curvy pattern of vines completing the design. Powerful folds of the elephant skin are reflected in this richly detailed yellow elephant tattoo.
It’s bubble bath time for this soft-bodied baby elephant shaded in gray and pink in the tattoo design. Soft rounded lines are the key point of this simple and cute elephant wrist tattoo inked in black outlines.
Look at this elephant holding up a huge blue and white balloon as it soars upwards in this quirky tattoo. Done in realistic shades of brown with fine black outlines this powerful elephant head looks like it’ll pop out of the tattoo at any moment. Two dark blue elephants styled in realistic shades stand touching each other in this cute and offbeat couple tattoo.
Soft shades of gray cover this realistic elephant head tattoo design, making it look like it’s been sketched in with a soft pencil. This is a beautifully shaded upper back tattoo showing a small elephant decked up with a traditional Indian cloth covering. Realistically shaded with powerful ink strokes this elephant head against the map of the continent breathes the spirit of Africa.


Delicate savannah lands surround the shaded elephant in this African elephant theme tattoo design. Done in a rough ink sketch style in black this elephant tattoo gets a touch of color from the reds and blues on either side. Look at the baby elephant with an oversized round head sitting and making music on the red piano in this cute tattoo design. Ornamental patterns in fine black ink make up this stylish elephant theme tattoo on the back of the neck. Triangular shapes in a 3D style make up this geometric red and black elephant theme tattoo with other symbols adding rich meaning. This gorgeous shaded elephant tattoo near a design of a tree sits on the inner arm of the man. It’s show time, says this elephant tattoo on the leg, with its colorful flowers and ornamental patterns. Styled in sensitive ink strokes of brown in many shades this elephant design comes alive on the upper shoulder.
Check out the cute little elephant riding a uni-cycle like in a circus in this positive inspiration tattoo design. This awesome little tattoo showing a baby elephant with huge ears sits pretty on the side of the body. Ornaments in pretty shades of red, blue, green, and gold add color to the gray shaded Indian elephant theme tattoo design.
With its trunk upraised this small gray elephant tattoo sits a little above the woman’s waistline. An elephant and a green turtle wear their red hearts openly in this quirky and colorful tattoo for a couple in love.
Baby elephant follows Mama elephant in this beautiful elephant theme tattoo design that seems just right for the back of a new mother. Patterns of flowers with ocean blue shades in some bits make up this imaginative elephant theme tattoo. Nice collection, but in the introduction, the Disney movie featuring the flying elephant is Dumbo, not Bambi.
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Perhaps it is the appeal of their graceful long trunks, curved slender teeth jutting out, or huge flapping ears, that makes them perfect tattoo material. You find elephants in many tales ranging from Rudyard Kipling’s classic The Jungle Book to the more recent Bambi, the cute flying elephant of Disney adventures.
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There are countless varieties of elephant tattoos including the tattoos based on the Hindu deity Ganesha that are believed to remove all obstacles and bring good luck to the wearer. Elephant Tattoo designs range from complex patterns of curves and lines representing the animal shape, to many-colored cartoon pictures showing plump baby elephants, to designs with wild elephant faces, to themes that show a small herd of elephants, with the leader in front and the smaller ones of the herd following behind. You can also find tattoo themes that show elephants doing many fun activities, like playing with soapy bubbles, or singing a cute tune at a piano. Many cultures have stories woven around these amazing animals that are the world’s largest land mammals and one of the heaviest species around. Many elephant tattoos also show the large animal with its back dressed up in colorful cloth coverings looking like creatures from exotic fairytale.


They are also incredibly loyal when it comes to family and are considered very sacred amongst many cultures.So why is everyone rushing off to get elephant tattoos?
Their calfs are incredibly cute and the adults are grand and powerful with strikingly unique features that really make us curious about these seemingly ancient beasts. We have compiled 30 of our favorite powerful elephant tattoo designs for you to look at.In many cultures it is considered good luck when the elephant has its trunk facing upwards like the above photo.
Often people will get nostalgic cartoon characters tattooed to remind them of their youth.A popular tattoo nowadays is the finger tattoo. His designs are very popular amongst tattoo fans because of their unique and surreal look (not to mention that not many can afford one of his actual paintings any more).Another example of an abstract style elephant tattoo, this time made up entirely of brush strokes. The other thing that is interesting about this design is that they have chosen what is probably considered the least interesting side of the elephant (the behind) and used that as the basis for their design, yet for some reason it just really works well.This is more a hindu style elephant design.
Traditionally elephants were painted for ceremonial purposes often with very intricate designs such as the design above.Getting a tattoo behind the ear is particularly common place amongst females these days and was some what popularized by singer Rihanna who has tattoos in the same spot. Cartoon elephants can look very cute as tattoo designs and are quite popular with females.Elephants are considered very loyal creatures, particularly because the male will stay chaste for 2 years whilst the female partner is pregnant which is unusual in the animal world.
They are very loyal to their young calfs as well and will generally stick together as you can see in the above design.This is another great example of the elephant with its trunk up to represent good luck. The elephant also looks very happy in this design and we love the use of a lot of geometric patterns and shapes to make up the elephant.You may not see it at first glance but this incredible back tattoo design is actually made up of two elephants facing outwards that are joined together with an amazing floral style pattern. This is one of the most beautiful and unique tattoos that we have seen.Here you can see the homage to elephants working in old circus shows with these interesting elephant knee tattoo designs. Definitely not the kind of tattoo to get if you fall over and scrape your knees a lot, but none the less an incredible design!Simple yet poignant little elephant design above someones ankle. It looks like a shot straight out of a David Attenborough documentary on elephants in Africa. This might be symbolic of having 3 family members, also note that the trunks are facing up at the end for good luck. Of course if you have another family member you can always add to this kind of design later on!The wrist is one of the most popular spots for tattoos these days and here is a great yet simple design of an elephant. When working with a smaller space such as your wrist – generally simpler works best!A family of five beautiful elephants lining the bottom of someones foot. Simple outlines of elephants like this work really well here and whats interesting about this design in particular is that it’s in reverse order from normal. Because it has such a unique and recognisable shape you can get it colored in completely like the above design and still recognise it easily as an elephant.A great design incorporating flowers and the elephant on the side of someones ribs.
In particular we really like how they have managed to merge the two designs in to one tattoo and that the elephants ear kind of becomes the flower, very cool indeed!We love this modern and abstract design.
You can get it side on walking and it looks great and you can also get it inked on straight on with just its face, trunk and ears and it still looks like a great design. We particularly like the vector style of this one where the tattoo remains bold and will not fade like some smaller more intricate designs.This is one of our favorite and most beautiful elephant tattoo designs we have seen. We love the teal and love how the elephants trunk works its way up the body and the overall shape of the elephant works with the persons curves.So there you have it, 30 of our favourite elephant tattoo designs, all unique and beautiful in their own way. If you’re thinking of getting an elephant tattoo but not sure what kind of style or design you’re after hopefully this has given you some inspiration!



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