90+ Gorgeous Mythological Tattoos (Greek, Roman and Indian)

Mythological tattoos can make for some amazing ink. That tattoo can represent something very personal to you, or it can be an image of something you find profoundly cool. It doesn’t matter why you want to get a mythological tattoo, all that matters is that you love it and are prepared to keep it with you forever.

If you like the idea of a mythological tattoo, here are some of our favorites that really stand out.

1. Cat

Turn your pet into a mythological creature.
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Turn your pet into a mythological creature.

2. Greek God

Having a Greek God tattooed on you doesn’t sound like a bad deal.
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Having a Greek God tattooed on you doesn’t sound like a bad deal.

3. Medusa

Make Medusa a little less scary with tons of color.
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Make Medusa a little less scary with tons of color.

4. Athena

Athena is an amazing tattoo to invest in.
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Athena is an amazing tattoo to invest in.

5. Griffin

Griffins are cool to look at and are beautiful tattoos.
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Griffins are cool to look at and are beautiful tattoos.

6. Fenrir

This tattoo breaths gorgeous details. Why don't you get it?
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This tattoo breaths gorgeous details. Why don’t you get it?

7. Mermaids

Mermaid tattoos can be darker if you want.
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Mermaid tattoos can be darker if you want.

8. Unique

Your mythological tattoo can be as unique as you.
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Your mythological tattoo can be as unique as you.

9. Demon

This demon tattoo is different and amazing.
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This demon tattoo is different and amazing.

10. Odin

A big Odin tattoo is a great mythological piece.
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A big Odin tattoo is a great mythological piece.

11. Anubis

Anubis is a stunning tattoo you can get.
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Anubis is a stunning tattoo you can get.

12. Icthyocentaur

Any mythological creature will turn into an amazing piece.
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Any mythological creature will turn into an amazing piece.

13. Solar System

A solar system with Sisyphus is a beautiful tattoo.
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A solar system with Sisyphus is a beautiful tattoo.

14. Phoenix

A phoenix is a great tattoo for representation.
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A phoenix is a great tattoo for representation.

15. Scarab

A scarab tattoo is unique and stunning. You will look amazing with it.
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A scarab tattoo is unique and stunning. You will look amazing with it.

16. Centaur

You can make our centaur tattoo your own.
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You can make our centaur tattoo your own.

17. Cerberus

Let Cerberus protect you with this perfect tattoo design.
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Let Cerberus protect you with this perfect tattoo design.

18. Poseidon

The water God is a great tattoo for a mythological piece.
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The water God is a great tattoo for a mythological piece.

19. Goddesses

 Goddesses make for a beautiful tattoo. They are the representation of beauty.
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Goddesses make for a beautiful tattoo. They are the representation of beauty.

20. Dragon

You can’t have a mythological tattoo with a dragon.
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You can’t have a mythological tattoo with a dragon.

21. Spartan

Let you true warrior shine with a Spartan tattoo like the one above.
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Let you true warrior shine with a Spartan tattoo like the one above.

22. Thor’s Hammer

You don’t need a portrait for your mythological piece.
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You don’t need a portrait for your mythological piece.

23. Icarus

 Use shapes to make your tattoo look spectacular.
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Use shapes to make your tattoo look spectacular.

24. The Caduceus

Have a tattoo that represents a new beginning.
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Have a tattoo that represents a new beginning.

25. Large Piece

 Your mythological piece can be a large piece that you can always add more to.
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Your mythological piece can be a large piece that you can always add more to.

26. Octopus

They might not seem lie a mythological piece, but they are.
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They might not seem lie a mythological piece, but they are.

27. The Helm of Awe

Your mythological piece can be a nice symbol.
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Your mythological piece can be a nice symbol.

28. Artemis

Artemis is always a stunning tattoo to get.
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Artemis is always a stunning tattoo to get.

29. Eye of Horus

The Eye of Horus makes for a beautiful piece that can be any size.
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The Eye of Horus makes for a beautiful piece that can be any size.

30. Trident .

 This Trident tattoo is amazing and perfect for sizing with other tattoos.
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This Trident tattoo is amazing and perfect for sizing with other tattoos.

31. Yggdrasil

Moon phases mean a lot in mythology.
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Moon phases mean a lot in mythology.

32. Hippocampus

A hippocampus makes for a unique and stunning tattoo.
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A hippocampus makes for a unique and stunning tattoo.

33. Zeus 

It represens a life and death of Zeus. His destiny is depicted in this tattoo.
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It represens a life and death of Zeus. His destiny is depicted in this tattoo.

34. Goddess Isis

Who wouldn't want to wear a major goddess in ancient Egyptian? She is the perfection.
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Who wouldn’t want to wear a major goddess in ancient Egyptian? She is the perfection.

35. Cerberus

Here is the fantastic Cerberus tattoo that is surrounded by poppies and vines.
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Here is the fantastic Cerberus tattoo that is surrounded by poppies and vines.

36. Cupid and Psyche 

A Roman myth, Cupid and Psyche, shows the romance to its fullest. Look at how perfect they are.
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A Roman myth, Cupid and Psyche, shows the romance to its fullest. Look at how perfect they are.

37. Lady Justice

 Lady Justice has always been a favorite figure for many things. How about getting a tattoo of it?
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Lady Justice has always been a favorite figure for many things. How about getting a tattoo of it?

38. Phoenix

According to a Greek legend, Phoenix is a bird-like creature living in Paradise. It is so magical.
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According to a Greek legend, Phoenix is a bird-like creature living in Paradise. It is so magical.

39. Perseus

Being one of the most important heroes in Greek mythology, Perseus is worth getting a tattoo.
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Being one of the most important heroes in Greek mythology, Perseus is worth getting a tattoo.

40. Horus

Horus is a deity that is depicted by a falcon-headed man. Go for this mythological tattoo.
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Horus is a deity that is depicted by a falcon-headed man. Go for this mythological tattoo.

41. Nike of Samothrace 

This monument is seen as one of the best works of Hellenistic art. Give it a shot.
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This monument is seen as one of the best works of Hellenistic art. Give it a shot.

42. Hanuman 

A mythological figure of Hindu, Hanuman, is a god and companion of god Rama. It is a bold tattoo.
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A mythological figure of Hindu, Hanuman, is a god and companion of god Rama. It is a bold tattoo.

43. Sicilian Triskele

A female head with three legs... This woman symbolizes Sicily. Why don't you get its tattoo?
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A female head with three legs… This woman symbolizes Sicily. Why don’t you get its tattoo?

44. Ouroboros

Everyone will ask the meaning of your Ouroboros tattoo. It's a serpent that eats its own tail.
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Everyone will ask the meaning of your Ouroboros tattoo. It’s a serpent that eats its own tail.

45. Aphrodite

 Aphrodite is an ancient Greek goddess of beauty. It's super-cool to see a portrait like that.
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Aphrodite is an ancient Greek goddess of beauty. It’s super-cool to see a portrait like that.

46. Achilles 

Here is a super-detailed artwork for you to get inspired for your next tattoo appointment.
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Here is a super-detailed artwork for you to get inspired for your next tattoo appointment.

47. Cassandra 

If you want to get a tattoo that symbolizes beauty, go for Cassandra. She was a princess of Troy.
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If you want to get a tattoo that symbolizes beauty, go for Cassandra. She was a princess of Troy.

48. Atlas

How hard it must be to hold up the heavens and sky! Atlas is a great choice for a mythological tattoo.
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How hard it must be to hold up the heavens and sky! Atlas is a great choice for a mythological tattoo.

49. Sisyphus

A sisyphus is a stunning and eye-catching tattoo to get. You should go for it.
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A sisyphus is a stunning and eye-catching tattoo to get. You should go for it.

50. The Hammer of Thor

 One of the most known symbols of Norse mythology is the Hammer of Thor. Why don't you get a tattoo of it?
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One of the most known symbols of Norse mythology is the Hammer of Thor. Why don’t you get a tattoo of it?

51. Viking Runes

Knuckle Viking Runes can be one of the most coolest mythological tattoo to get. It is full of Norse vibes.
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Knuckle Viking Runes can be one of the most coolest mythological tattoo to get. It is full of Norse vibes.

52. Satyr

Satry is a part-man and part-donkey mythological figure. If you want to try something unique, go for it.
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Satry is a part-man and part-donkey mythological figure. If you want to try something unique, go for it.

53. Achilles

The son of Thetis, Achilles, is a hero that you must get as a tattoo because of his power.
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The son of Thetis, Achilles, is a hero that you must get as a tattoo because of his power.

54. Harpy 

This mythological creature is both scary and fabulous to look at. Let's get a tattoo of Harpy.
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This mythological creature is both scary and fabulous to look at. Let’s get a tattoo of Harpy.

55. Trident Design

This trident design will take your tattoo to a whole different level. It gives some sea sorceress vibes.
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This trident design will take your tattoo to a whole different level. It gives some sea sorceress vibes.

56. The Fall of Phaeton

The son of the Sun-God, Phaeton fell from the sky. You can get a tattoo like this and look amazing.
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The son of the Sun-God, Phaeton fell from the sky. You can get a tattoo like this and look amazing.

57. Artemis

A daughter of Zeus and a favourite goddess, Artemis, is a nice tattoo idea to get.
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A daughter of Zeus and a favourite goddess, Artemis, is a nice tattoo idea to get.

58. Crane Woman 

A crane woman may look like something crazy but this unusual tattoo can be a nice idea.
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A crane woman may look like something crazy but this unusual tattoo can be a nice idea.

59. Kitsune

 Kitsune are about the foxes that have paranormal abilities in Japanese folklore. Give it a shot.
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Kitsune are about the foxes that have paranormal abilities in Japanese folklore. Give it a shot.

60. Amphora

A black and gray tattoo of an amphora has a gorgon's head in the middle of it and you are sure to look amazing.
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A black and gray tattoo of an amphora has a gorgon’s head in the middle of it and you are sure to look amazing.

61. Persephone

She was a goddess of the dead but also of life, spring and nature. Plus, she symbolizes the duality of life.
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She was a goddess of the dead but also of life, spring and nature. Plus, she symbolizes the duality of life.

62. Hera

In Greek mythology, Hera is the goddess of family, women and marriage. It gives a nice look, too.
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In Greek mythology, Hera is the goddess of family, women and marriage. It gives a nice look, too.

63. Goddess Freyja Tattoo

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The Norse goddess Freyja is a goddess of love, beauty and fertility. The tattoo of her depiction with two wild cats looks amazing above. Simple line art is used for the whole tattoo and the goddess covers upper arm with her beauty and falcon feathers on her hair.

64. Kratos Tattoo

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Kratos is a brutal warrior, known for his athleticism and fighting prowess, as well as his infamous rage and violence. The arm tattoo above depicts Kratos’ face which has an aggressive vibe. His face stands out on a black base. Below his face, a red frame in which there is an image of people in a ship, probably on the way to war is placed.

65. Mermaid Tattoo

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A mermaid, a legendary sea creature with the upper body of a human and the tail of a fish can be a nice mythological tattoo design. The tattoo is placed on the arm, as this is the body part closest to the ocean. It feels like this realistic mermaid is swimming upwards to take something.

66. The Orphic Egg Tattoo

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The Orphic egg is is a symbol of ancient Greek mythology that represents the cosmic egg from which the universe is said to have hatched. It is depicted as an egg entwined by a serpent in this big-sized tattoo above. Placed on the arm, this tattoo will make you stand out.

67. Slavic Underworld God Veles Tattoo

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If you are interested in Slavic heritage or you want to show your connection to it, this Veles tattoo which is depicted as a horned, bearded figure with an animal head like a wolf is for you. Get this big shady tattoo on your forearm to show the power of this underworld god.

68. Atlas Tattoo

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Atlas was given the responsibility of holding up the heavens as punishment from Zeus but in this tattoo, he carries the weight of a circle of “existencia” on his shoulders. This arm tattoo could symbolize the idea that life is a constant challenge, but one must persist and persevere in order to keep moving forward.

69. Side Rib Medusa Tattoo

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Here is a popular tattoo choice for those who are drawn to the powerful and intriguing mythology of Medusa. In this side rib tattoo, medusa with snakes on her hair is ready to turn people to stone with her gaze. If you like realistic and artistic black tattoos, go for it.

70. Simurgh Tattoo from Persian Mythology

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Wanna shine with a mythical bird? Then, a detailed Simurgh bird shoulder tattoo is all you need. This mythical bird is considered a symbol of wisdom, purity, and creation. Simurgh has the head of a human, the body of a lion, and the wings of an eagle. On its body part, small ornamental and geometrical designs are placed.

71. Krampus Tattoo

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Krampus is a half-goat, half-demon figure that is popular in Germanic folklore. Above, this figure is presented as a sleeve tattoo. It has a goat-like body, horns and some tools on his hand to punish naughty children during Christmas. This dark tattoo is well presented with bold lines and shading details.

72. Phases of Werewolf Tattoo

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Are you ready to turn your thigh into a piece of art? This werewolf tattoo is a human who has transformed into a wolf-like creature. In this tattoo, his transformation from man to beast is seen since he slowly turns into a wolf in three phases. Bright colors and bold lines show that it is a great traditional tattoo with a shiny moon detail.

73. Ganesha Tattoo

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The Hindu god, Ganesha, is a figure whose head is an elephant and while it has a body of a human. Placed on inner arm, the Ganesha has many different decorations on its body such as pearls, flowers and ornamental tattoos. If you admire Hindu culture, try it out.

74. Anubis Tattoo

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Anubis is the god of death, mummification and embalming. In Anubis arm tattoo above, its black body color with a golden Egyptian costume show how spectacular he is. The golden ornaments are drawn in such a way that they look so real and the cross detail between its collars symbolize its religion in a nice way.

75. Pegasus Tattoo

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Being a mythological horse with wings, pegasus can be a great tattoo idea on shoulder. The blue color on its wings and body is really striking, and the way the tattoo artist put this tattoo together makes it look like Pegasus is flying out of the water. It’s really cool!

76. Colorful Phoenix Tattoo

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The phoenix is a mythical bird that dies in a fire, then rises from its ashes to be reborn. Thus, this tattoo is a very powerful symbol of renewal and change. It is inked on the back of arm and the color palette is eye-catching with red, orange and yellow flames as well as green leaves.

77. Mokosh Slavic Goddess Tattoo

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Here is a Slavic goddess who was worshiped by ancient Slavic communities. Mokosh is a goddess symbolizing fertility, water and the earth, with her red and white regional dress and a crown of blue flowers on her head above. In the tattoo, the goddess is raising one of her hands and she seems to be holding a drop of water falling from the air. In addition, the green background behind it reveals that she symbolizes fertility.

78. Artistic Hades Tattoo

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Are you ready to get compliments with a full leg tattoo? Being a Greek god of the underworld, Hades is depicted super dark with his eyes that are full of flames and his three-headed dog that is made up of fire (Cerberus) below his face. This tattoo covers all the leg and it takes a lot of time to ink.

79. Vibrant Kali & Shiva Tattoo

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This tattoo is a combination of two Hindu deities that are portrayed together in Hindu mythology: Kali & Shiva. On the left thigh, there is Shiva whose face is light blue and he is a meditating ascetic, with a third eye on his forehead and a serpent around his neck. On the right thigh, Kali who has a black skin, ferocious expression and severals skulls on her body.

80. Fenrir Tattoo

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Being a mythical wolf from Norse mythology, Fenrir is a giant and scary wolf with sharp teeth and powerful jaws. His black and gray ink tattoo above starts from the shoulder and stretches to elbow. It looks like there is a skull biting his head but he is full of anger to beat it.

81. Namazu Tattoo from Japanese Mythology

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In Japanese mythology, Namazu is a giant catfish that is said to cause earthquakes. It lives beneath the earth and represents the unpredictability of nature. This green fish tattoo on the side rib has vibrant colors and bold lines, which makes it look like a traditional tattoo. On its body, an image of stairs is tied up and it may mean that he is underground and unexpected things can happen by power of nature on earth.

82. Horus Tattoo

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This strange-looking muscular body belongs to Horus, which is an important god in ancient Egyptian mythology. Using a black ink with shading details, his full body with a falcon-head image is done on arm. Wearing an Egyptian armor, Horus is ready to make your arm stand out.

83. Realistic Eros Tattoo

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The Greek god of love, Eros, is showed in a black and gray realistic style in this tattoo. It is depicted as a young man with bow and arrow, symbolizing his power to make people fall in love. As a nice detail, his name “Eros” is written below his figure with capitalized letters and a nice font.

84. Slavic God of Thunder Perun Tattoo

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Perun is a Slavic god of thunder, associated with the sky and weather, and is one of the most important deities in Slavic mythology. His quite eye-catching tattoo is placed on the leg above with dark and bold lines. This powerful, warrior-like figure with a long beard, will show your admiration for the ancient pagan Slavs.

85. Phoenix Tattoo

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Are you ready to spread the energy of a phoenix? Go for a tattoo in which the mythological bird is placed above the chest and its wings stretching out to upper arm. This firebird is depicted with orange and red feathers, and it symbolizing rising from the ashes after death, To give it a stronger look, small red watercolor splashes are added.

86. Blackwork Werewolf Tattoo

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This tattoo looks like a shadow, doesn’t it? With heavy use of solid black ink, the werewolf is created in a realistic way. Standing on two legs and howling with its head raised, this human-like wolf shows how wild and frightening it is. Also, it is placed on the inner arm.

87. Artistic Shiva Tattoo

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Let’s shine with a Hindu lord Shiva portrait on your shoulder. He is adorned with a third eye in the center of his forehead and a sacred serpent on his shoulder as well as a trident behind him. Done by using colorful and realistic tattoo technique, this tattoo also features a pink lotus flower which symbolizes purity, enlightenment, and spiritual growth, making it a fitting addition to the Shiva portrait.

88. Detailed Hades Tattoo

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The spookiness of the underworld god of the Greek seems to be doubled with this tattoo. Long-haired and bearded Hades dazzles with this tattoo style of dots and interspersed fine details. The trident in his hand and the three-headed dog Cerberus in front of him are incorporated to the design. If you want a tattoo which is a powerful symbol of death, power, and rule over the afterlife, go for it.

89. Colorful Pegasus Tattoo

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In the design above, there is a depiction of Pegasus, a mythical horse with wings, in the act of rearing up on its hind legs. The design is colored green, which adds a unique and creative touch to the traditional image of a Pegasus. Also, it is a hip tattoo, which is a sexy one.

90. Arduinna Tattoo

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Why not covering your arm from the shoulder to the elbow? In this complex tattoo design, there is an Arduinna riding a boar or holding an arrow or a hunting spear. Plus, it is  surrounded by nature elements like trees and leaves. If you want to show your love for the natural world, try it out.

91. Griffin Tattoo

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Here is another mythical creature which is known as the griffin. Especially if you have a muscular body, getting a griffin on your chest is a great idea. In the design above, griffin is depicted as having the body of a lion and the head of an eagle. Its long lion tail stretches out to the upper arm as a nice detail.

92. Poseidon Chest Tattoo

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In this piece of body art, there is an image of Poseidon with a trident. Poseidon, the Greek god of the sea, is placed on the chest with sea waves. Also, he is holding a giant golden trident symbolizing his control over the oceans.

If you love mythology, then get a cool piece tattooed on you. There are a wide variety of styles you can choose from and it is easy to make it your own style and add your own flair to it.

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Soheil Khaledi

I've been a tattoo artist for over 13 years, working in 35 states and abroad. My art is prominent in the Pacific Northwest and Hawaii. I also tattoo on military bases in foreign countries. I share my inspirations on my blog.

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