Sea Shells are some of the ocean’s most beautiful gifts to us land dwellers. They come in all sorts of different sizes and shapes, colors and hues. They are absolutely stunning. If you have a love for the ocean, the site of a seashell can bring such joy and nostalgia. It’s easy to see why seashells would be a popular idea for a tattoo design, whether it is the main design or part of a bigger design. Black and gray styles or full color, sea shells are beautiful and can fit perfectly on most places of the body.
Are you a lover of the ocean and perhaps consider yourself to be a mermaid stuck in a human’s body? Then getting a sea shell might be the perfect idea for your next tattoo. If you’ve been thinking of getting a seashell tattoo, check out the following 10 gorgeous seashell tattoos for inspiration:
Tattoo Artist: Nick Hart
Even though this seashell tattoo is void of color, it does not detract from its beauty. This 3D style black and gray seashell looks as if it is shimmering in the sun.
Tattoo Artist: Paula Castle
A beautiful array of seashells and leaves makes this amazing tattoo more like a beach still life!
“She is tossed by waves but does not sink” pretty much sums the strength of women. Look at that gorgeous seashell frame around the words.
Amazing oyster with pearl tattoo that takes up the entire upper back of the wearer.
Here we see the detailed outline of a seashell with an artistic, painterly, watercolor color treatment of the shell. This combination makes it look fun yet elegant.
Amazingly realistic seashell seen here on this wearer’s shoulder, with its deep hues of violet and blue.
Here we see another seashell with a pearl in it, adorned with flowers and dainty chains.
Tattoo Artist: Russell Van Schaick
A more abstract version of an ocean-inspired bicep tattoo. Absolutely beautiful.
From art to ink.
Tattoo Artist: Sam Whitehead
Look at all those vibrant colors making this sea shell mandala magical!
A simple blue seashell is a perfect expression for the tattoo wearer’s love for the beach and sea.