The raven is one of the most distinct and perhaps the most mysterious bird alive today. The raven is so mysterious that even Edgar Allan Poe’s most famous poem is about one. Think about all of the urban legends that float around about this mysterious bird, which is perceived as both lucky and unlucky, depending on the culture. The movie “The Crow” was also about a raven, and if you’ve seen it, that mood and aesthetic that carries all the way through is completely unique and magnetic.
Are you a fan of this mysterious bird? Have you been thinking about getting a raven tattoo? Check out these 20 mysterious raven tattoos for ideas and inspiration!
This mysterious Raven is perching himself onto a mysterious hand with an eye on it.
Gorgeous violet colored Raven adds more to the mystery.
Here is a menacing Raven across the chest of this tattoo enthusiast along with some ink splatter elements.
Here is a raven’s head followed by tree roots hanging underneath.
This Raven and skull tattoo looks like a book illustration. Beautifully done, this is a beautiful take on the mysterious, dark Raven.
A large old-school style Raven with beautiful dark roses takes up the bicep of this tattoo enthusiast.
Taking up most of the back of this tattoo wearer is a squawking, intimidating Raven in flight.
This Raven design is fragmented by the silhouette of an old tree for this lovely tattoo.
Perhaps the most mysterious Raven tattoo on this list is this one. The raven’s head is covered in cloth as it is perched atop a clock.
Polka trash style makes this Raven tattoo stand out. Multiple Ravens in the sky make for an even more eerie feeling. Can’t you hear all the Raven’s cawings up there?
This Raven wraps around the entire shoulder of this wearer into his chest and onto his back. Wonderful effect.
This tattoo has the same idea but goes into the arm for a three-quarter sleeve.
Ravens and cherry blossoms make a good contrast and therefore a great tattoo.
A traditional and mysterious Raven, here seen cawing in the moonlight.
This raven perched on top of a stylized skull looks like he was drawn to the skin with pen and ink. What a cool style for a tattoo!
Here is a majestic raven, in mid-flight, taking up all of the wearer’s right back and some of the left upper back. Great work.
Here is another stylized raven tattoo, with a geometric/abstract element to it.
The placement accentuates the moodiness of this raven in flight.
Birds of a feather… this mysterious raven tattoo features two ravens connected, both with crossed out eyes, one with a negative shape heart. This one is thick with black ink and takes over the wearer’s chest.