Wood comes from trees, a living force in nature that represents strength and life. We use wood for warmth as well as shelter. We’ve also used it to write words on, to express the greatest thoughts of mankind throughout history. Not to mention, many modern conveniences are also made possible because of wood. Wood is one of the most beautiful textures and patterns formed in nature. Think about woodgrain and rings found in tree trunks. Think about the warmth of the color of wood and how bringing that nature into our own environments can instantly make a space feel more calm. It’s not hard to see why many tattoo enthusiasts are drawn to wood, and why they would choose to make wood a major element in their own tattoos.
Are you thinking about getting wood incorporated into your next tattoo? Check out these 10 Wonderful Wood Tattoos for ideas and inspiration:
This tattoo has it all, trees in their natural setting of the forest, a slice of a tree to show the beauty of the wood grain, and mushrooms growing from the earth.
This wood grain tattoo truly shows how perfect Mother Nature’s design is.
Here we see a lone pine tree, the perfect shape and subject for a forearm tattoo.
Tattoo Artist: Daniel Baczewski
Here is a slice of life in the forest among the trees.
Tattoo Artist: David Allen
Woah, can you believe the sheer size and realism exhibited on this wood grain leg tattoo? Amazing.
Tattoo Artist: Johannes Folke
Tattoo Artist: Lukas Zglenicki
Cats and the woods? They go hand in hand.
Another wood slice. It is truly a great size, shape and design for the shoulder.
To end this list, just pure wood grain as a full sleeve. Brilliant.