Elephant tattoos are on the rise among tattoo lovers of all ages and backgrounds. The elephant is known to represent many things among different cultures. Because of its size and strength, it represents being strong, and being tough, like its exterior skin. Patience is also a virtue symbolic of this great animal, as is honor.
One of the most common reasons that people get an elephant tattoo is because elephants mean good luck and good fortune, and everyone wants some of that! Protection is also a meaning, probably because of its size, toughness, and the fact that it moves as a herd and they protect one another. They are social creatures, like humans are, which makes them very relatable. A mother and baby elephant (or multiple baby elephants) are a popular choice among mothers (and some fathers) as the bond between mom and baby elephant are very strong, as are humans’. In the same theme, loyalty is also seen as a strength of this animal. The elephant is a regal animal and is seen to also mean dignity and even royalty.
Determination is a trait of the elephant, as they are of strong mind. Elephants are known to have an astounding mental capacity for memory and are known to be wise. Here are 10 Elephant Tattoos that you won’t forget:
Black graphics and tribal-inspired elephant tattoo design.
An illustrative elephant that echoes the days of the turn of the century circus, where, unfortunately, many animals were being mistreated.
Floral tattoo using the silhouette of the animal.
Gorgeous henna design inspired mama and baby elephant.
Another unique henna elephant design.
Cute cartoon style baby elephant.
Realistic elephant with moth or butterfly wings for a bit of fantasy and whimsy.
Tiny mama and baby elephant tattoo on the neck.
Realistic black and gray portrait of a magnificent elephant.