10 Best Calf Tattoos: The Best Ideas For Calf Tattoos

September 01 2021

10 Best Calf Tattoos: The Best Ideas For Calf Tattoos

10 Best Calf Tattoos: The Best Ideas For Calf Tattoos

Calf tattoos are a perfect place to put a large tattoo. The calf is large enough for almost any design, and tattoo ink tends to look very vibrant. It may not seem like it, but calf tattoos seem to be on the more painful side, but how they look is totally worth it, so don't let the pain dissuade you.

Calf tattoos are also fairly easy to hide from those you don't want to see them, which makes calf tattoos a good choice when you are nervous about people seeing your tattoo and want something larger than the normal easy to hide tattoo.  On the flip side they are also very easy to show off, just wear shorts or a skirt or a dress, and everyone will see your new tattoo.

Below is our list of the 10 Best Calf Tattoo Ideas. These tattoo ideas should give some inspiration for your next Calf Tattoo.

 #10: Lucky Rabbits Foot Calf Tattoo

Probably should have been placed #7 on our list, at #10 on our Best Calf Tattoo Ideas list we have this lucky rabbits foot tattoo. This rabbits foot tattoo placement and design makes for a great calf tattoo. Plus, it is the most humane way to get the lucky rabbits foot you've had your eye on.

Lucky Rabbits Foot Calf Tattoo Best Calf Tattoo Ideas 

Tattoo done by Devon

#9: Lantern Calf Tattoo

Light up your leg with a lantern calf tattoo! All puns aside, the shape of the lantern fits perfect with the shape of the calf. The length and darkness of the tattoo really have a very aesthetically pleasing effect that will be sure to "lighten up" even the darkest of days.

Lantern Fine Line Calf Tattoo Best Calf Tattoo Ideas

Tattoo done by Tacho 

#8: Butterfly and Flowers Calf Tattoo

Classic tattoo options are perfect for calf tattoos too. Here is a great example of how you can fit two classic tattoo elements into a cohesive calf tattoo.  The flowers start at the ankle and get larger on the way up the leg. Then, at the top of the calf we have the colorful butterfly with its wings spread matching the natural shape of the top on the calf.

 Butterfly and Flowers Calf Tattoo Best Calf Tattoo Ideas

Tattoo done by Ryan

#7: Rat With Eyes Calf Tattoo

This rat with many eyes calf tattoo symbolizes that although we don't always see rats, they see everything. They inhabit the underworld, the places humans are too frightened to go, the sewers, the dumpsters, the cellar. Everything we throw in the trash, flush down the toilet , bury or try and hide, the rat eventually sees. Maybe that is why we fear them, they know or deepest and darkest secrets.  However you personally feel about rats, we all have eyes for this amazing calf tattoo.

 Rat Made Of Eyes Calf Tattoo Best Calf Tattoo Ideas

Tattoo done by Devon

#6: Geometric Mandala Calf Tattoo

The ornamental look of this tattoo fits the top of the calf beautifully. The geometric shapes of the mandala really draw the eye downward to the diamond at the end of the bottom most line. This creates the illusion of more length, in turn making the leg with tattoo appear longer. A fancy trick for those trying to appear taller.

 Geometric Mandala Calf Tattoo Best Calf Tattoo Ideas

Tattoo done by Sarah

#5: Skeleton Cowboy Calf Tattoo

Skull with a gold tooth? "Sign me up." Plus, a guitar, a cowboy hat, a cactus, and a sunset? "Here's all my money, take it!" For a tattoo with a lot going on, this calf tattoo doesn't feel crowded, in fact, it fits perfectly. The unique color pallet also adds to an already amazing looking tattoo.

Skeleton Cowboy Calf Tattoo Best Calf Tattoo Ideas 

Tattoo done by Ryan

#4: Realistic Daisy Calf Tattoo

Following the natural curves of the body as this realistic daisy tattoo finds its way up the calf. The beauty of this tattoo is not only the flower, but the way the tattoo has become one with the leg, it looks so natural, like it belongs there. Beautiful, natural, simple yet complex, just like people.

Realistic Daisy Calf Tattoo Best Calf Tattoo Ideas 

Tattoo done by Summer

#3: Nipsey Hussle Flags Calf Tattoo

Just like Nipsey Hussle, this flags calf tattoo flows amazingly well. The way the flags cross and the banners flow down the top of the calf uses the calf tattoo space to perfection. The detailed blackwork makes this tattoo look clean and elegant, yet it allows it to still boldly stand out, just like Nipsey himself.

 Nipsey Hussle Flags Calf Tattoo Best Calf Tattoo Ideas

Tattoo done by Ryan

#2: Heart Shaped Great Wave Calf Tattoo

The Great Wave tattoo, redesigned in a great way, placed in a great location on the calf. Coming in at #2 on our Best Calf Tattoo Ideas list this tattoo fits the calf perfectly. Any heart or tear drop shaped tattoo looks great in the upper back of the calf, the uniqueness and dare I say... greatness of this tattoo truly makes it rise above.

 Wave and Sun inHeart Shape Calf Tattoo Best Calf Tattoo Ideas

Tattoo done by Ryan

#1: Mr. Inkwells Octopus Emblem Calf Tattoo

Of course the Mr. Inkwells calf tattoo would be #1 on our Best Calf Tattoo Ideas list. Not only does the shape and layout of the tattoo fit the calf perfectly, it is also a redesign of the classic Mr. Inkwells logo! This calf tattoo would look just as good on a leather vest, but we will always prefer drawings on live human flesh as opposed to dead animals.

Mr Inkwells Octopus Calf Tattoo Best Calf Tattoo Ideas

Tattoo done by Ryan

 

We hope you liked our list of the 10 Best Calf tattoo Ideas. Were there any good Calf tattoo ideas we missed? What was your favorite Calf tattoo idea? Let us know in the comments below.

Did our Calf tattoo list inspire you to get a Calf tattoo of your own? If so, make sure to book your tattoo at Mr. Inkwells tattoos shop. Where one of our talented artists will give you a calf tattoo that will make the rest of your leg peanut butter and jealous.

See you soon!

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