Bat Tattoo Ideas

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Now let us discuss about bat tattoo ideas. Unique in the animal kingdom, the bat is the only mammal that can fly. Although this singular ability may contribute to its abundance worldwide, there is no doubt that the bat is a successful animal, since it accounts for 20% of all mammal species. It comes as no surprise, then, that the symbolism of the bat covers quite a wide spectrum as well.

Although our modern conception of bats in the west has largely been a negative one, a journey back in time reveals that this was not always the case. According to the ancient Greeks, Diana was the many-breasted virgin goddess of the forest who watched over births and infancy. The Greeks also knew that bats suckle their young, the only flying creature to do so. It thus seemed natural for them to pair the two images together such that bats will sometimes accompany Diana in classical legends, where both came to symbolize motherhood. It was only a small step from the symbolism of motherhood to the symbolism of fertility and sex.

There are some awesome bat tattoo ideas that we gathered all over the internet and you can make them as your guide.

Bat Tattoo Ideas on Foot

We’ll start off our look at images of bat tattoos with those that are solid color and would think of when working on a coloring book or a fun Halloween activity. First is the bat tattoo on the foot below, which was a fairly popular placement for bats.

Bat Tattoo Ideas on Arm

Next we have the solid black bat tattoo on the upper arm or shoulder. As in the foot tattoo, I like the inclusion of several bats, as we most times see bats flying in groups, and it gives it a more interesting look with these types of designs than one that would be standing alone.

Bat Tattoo on Back

These bat tattoos on the lower back are nice. If I was going to get a solid black set of bat tattoos, I would probably go a route like this; mostly because of the unique and pointy look of the bats, rather than the more benign type above.

Bat Tattoo Ideas on Side

Sometimes words can be distracting with images, and in this case the tattoo borders on being almost too busy. The red is also a little distracting for me, but is seems like she gets away with it.

The words in this case are pretty cool and go with the bat tattoo image. I think if it had been done all in black it would have been a lot more compelling. But pretty nice even with it.

Tribal Bat Tattoo Ideas on Back

Tribal is one of my favorites, and when done right, works with almost any tattoo theme, including the bat one, as you can see below.

Very nice, and I particularly like the placement, as it displays the style really good.

Vampire Bat Tattoo Ideas 

Even though this vampire bat tattoo is far from reality, in truth there are vampire bats, and they can and do suck the blood of their victims. In real life the teeth are so sharp the victims, in most cases, don’t even know the little critter is using them as a pin cushion.

As for the tattoo, it’s very well done and detailed, and seems to say just what the image wants it to. Definitely a talking piece.

Bat Tattoo Ideas Hanging Upside Down

Now this upside down bat tattoo is just great, as it is based on reality but also a very well done and compelling image. I love that cave look in the background which really adds to the overall quality of the tattoo.

Fantasy Bat Tattoo Ideas 

The fantasy bat tattoo below is extraordinary, but you have to like that type of art to think of it that way. But whether you like the material or not, the artwork and design is tremendous, and really works great when using the back as a canvass.

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