10 Best Military Tattoo Ideas: Best Ideas For Military Tattoos

May 19 2021

10 Best Military Tattoo Ideas The Best Military Tattoos

10 Best Military Tattoo Ideas: Best Ideas For Military Tattoos

The Military and tattoos go hand in hand. Since the beginning of recorded history warriors from Militaries around the world have been getting tattoos to represent who they are, and what they do. Tattoos were actually made popular in the modern era in America by our Military men and women traveling the world and coming home with tattoos. 

Now, nothing seems more American than Tattoos, that is why we have put together our list of the top 10 Military Tattoo Ideas. The list is not broken down by branch, so these ideas should inspire some military tattoo ideas whether you are in the Marines, the Air force, or anything in between. Some are classic Military tattoo ideas, and some are new. One thing they all have is common is they are a great way represent yourself and your country.

Now, lay out your fatigues, take off your boots, and enjoy this list of the 10 Best Military Tattoo Ideas ….

 

#10: Anchor Military Tattoo

The Anchor is a classic Military tattoo idea, they look great tattooed in any style, and they represent your link to home no matter where you are in the world. If you want a simple, yet meaningful Military tattoo, you can't go wrong with an anchor tattoo.

Anchor Military Tattoo Tattoo Best Military Tattoo Ideas

Tattoo done by Ryan

#9: Grim Reaper Military Tattoo

The Grim Reaper is another great Military tattoo idea, albeit a bit morbid. The Grim Reaper Military tattoo below reads " Die Slow", which can have dual meanings. The first: Live a long life. (for your friends) The Second: Die a slow painful death. (for your enemies) Take it how you choose, either way the Grim Reaper is a great Military tattoo idea.

Grim Reaper Military Tattoo Tattoo Best Military Tattoo Ideas

Tattoo done by Ryan

#8: Spartan Military Tattoo

the OG's of the Military, a Spartan tattoo is #8 on our Best Military Tattoo Ideas list. The Spartans have been an inspiration to Military units since before the Last Stand of the 300. And, continue to be a shining example of honor, and what it means to be a citizen and a badass.

Spartan Military Tattoo Tattoo Best Military Tattoo Ideas

Tattoo done by Ryan

#7: Compass Military Tattoo

We all need something to help guide us when we lose are way. That is why this compass tattoo is #7 on our Military tattoo ideas list. Compass tattoos can be done in many styles, the compass tattoo below is done in the classic Military style, Old School / Traditional , decorated with a rose and sparrow representing that their compass is guided by their loved ones.

Compass Military Tattoo Tattoo Best Military Tattoo Ideas

Tattoo done by Sarah

#6: Statue Of Liberty Military Tattoo

Liberty, it is what we are all trying to protect. That is why this tattoo of our little gift from France is a perfect Military tattoo. This Military tattoo will remind you and others what we are fighting for, not only here, but wherever we go. Live Free, Die Well.

Statue Of Liberty Military Tattoo Tattoo Best Military Tattoo Ideas

Tattoo done by Ryan

#5: Mulan Military Tattoo

Women were banned from the Military for a long time, that is why this Mulan tattoo is #5 on our Best Military Tattoo Ideas list. This tattoo represents the struggle women had to go though just to help protect their country. The story of Mulan is the story of a woman turned warrior, and all she had to go through to make that happen.

Mulan Womans Military Tattoo Tattoo Best Military Tattoo Ideas

Tattoo done by Tacho

#4: Mermaid Military Tattoo

Number four on our Best Military Tattoos list is this Mermaid Tattoo. Mermaids have been tattooed on sailors for centuries, but they are not exclusive to them. The Mermaid is a great tattoo for any Military branch. They can represent a loved one, serve as warning not to give in to temptation, or mean a ton of other things not sea related. 

Mermaid Military Tattoo Tattoo Best Military Tattoo Ideas

Tattoo done by Sarah

#3: Military Branch Insignia Tattoo

Of course a Military branch insignia tattoo is a perfect Military tattoo idea. They look awesome, plus you get to rep your squad. The tattoo below is done in the traditional black and grey style to create a great looking USMC tattoo.

USMC Logo Military Tattoo Tattoo Best Military Tattoo Ideas

Tattoo done by Sarah

#2: Survival Knife Military Tattoo

"Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum" - "If you want peace, prepare for war". This Military tattoo could have been our #1 Military tattoo idea. It is a survival knife with a banner that translates to: If you want peace, prepare for war. The tattoo looks amazing, and the meaning is amazing as well, making this one of our top Military tattoo ideas.

Survival Knife Si vis pacem, para bellum Tattoo Best Military Tattoo Ideas

Tattoo done by Sarah

#1: Bald Eagle Military Tattoo

The mighty Bald Eagle comes in at #1 on Best Military Tattoo Ideas list. Nothing makes you think of the Armed Forces of the USA quite like the Eagle. It is the Perfect Military tattoo no matter your branch. It is the symbol of not only freedom, but of America. And, that symbol is known throughout the world. 

Bald Eagle Traditional Military Tattoo Tattoo Best Military Tattoo Ideas

Tattoo done by Steve



Thanks for checking out our 10 Best Military tattoo ideas list, whether you are in the Marines, Army, Navy, Air force, National Guard, or any branch, we hope you found some new ideas for your next tattoo. What Military tattoo idea was your favorite? Were there any Military tattoo ideas we missed? Let us know in the comments below.

For all Military personnel and veterans, in appreciation for your service and all that you do Mr. Inkwells gives a minimum 10% discount on all tattoos, gear, and more. This discount is always running all year long. You can book your new military tattoo by clicking here, and work with one of our expert artists to design a Military tattoo just for you.

See you soon!

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