10 Best Underwater Tattoo Ideas: Top Ideas for Underwater Tattoos

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Best Underwater Tattoo Ideas Top Ideas For Underwater Tattoos

10 Best Underwater Tattoo Ideas: Top Ideas for Underwater Tattoos

The underwater kingdom is like an alien world right here on earth. The sea is a mysterious place of wonder, a place where reality is sometimes stranger than myth. The sea and its creatures have inspired a countless number of artworks, and doubtless inspire countless more.

That is why we put together our list of the 10 Best Underwater Tattoo Ideas. Timeless underwater tattoos ideas that span from the surface, to 20,000 leagues below. This is an underwater tattoo list that Aquaman and Captain Nemo can both agree on.

‘From fish, to mermaids, whatever these tattoos may be.’ ‘Take it  from me, you want a tattoo, from under the sea..’ ‘Da, Da, Da, Da, Dada, Da, Da, Da!’


#10: Killer Whale Tattoo

What a "killer" idea for an underwater tattoo... Looks like he is having a "whale" of a time. All puns aside, it's easy to "sea" why someone would want an Orca underwater tattoo.

Best Underwater Tattoo Ideas Top Ideas For Underwater Tattoos

Tattoo done by Eddie


#9: Koi Fish Tattoo

The Koi is becoming an international symbol of peace, Koi also can mean love, friendship, and affection.  And you my friend, will love a new Koi fish piece for your next underwater tattoo. 

Koi Fish Tattoo Best Underwater Tattoo Ideas

Tattoo done by Tacho


#8: Squid Tattoo

The bane of Captain Nemo's existence... the giant squid. Hailing from 20,000 leagues (whatever a leagues is?), I think this misunderstood "sea-monster" was just lonely, there can't be much squid tail to chase at that depth. And, even if you could find a date, imagine the dinner bill... hold the calamari... a mean, "c'mon people!"

Squid Tattoo Best Underwater Tattoo Ideas 

Tattoo done by Ryan


#7: Jellyfish Tattoo

The mesmerizing Jellyfish, the "looks cool, but don't touch" prince of the ocean. The different colors of the jellyfish tattoo below, and the way it seems to moving even when it is still, makes this an underwater tattoo guaranteed to make the rest of the ocean peanut butter and jellyous 

Color Jelly Fish Tattoo Best Underwater Tattoo Ideas

Tattoo done by Steve


#6: Crab Tattoo

Don't let it rough exterior fool you, under natures armor the crab is just a sweet little crustacean trying to make their way in the world. If you tasted that good you would wear armor too. Some crabs have even been known to turn on their brethren and served as delicious "Krabby Patty's" just to make a quick buck... looking at you Mr. Krabs ... you would never catch Mr. Inkwells serving octopus ceviche.

Yin Yang Night and Day Crab Tattoo Best Underwater Tattoo Ideas

Tattoo done by Sara


#5: Mermaid Tattoo

Mermaids are the most famous of the underwater mythical creatures, whether sirens or saviors they have been a center piece of mariner folklore since first person set sail. Mermaids are also a staple in the tattoo world, first made popular by sailors returning home, but now, tattooed on land-lovers and seamen alike.

Mermaid Tattoo Best Underwater Tattoo Ideas

Tattoo done by Sarah


#4: Octopus Tattoo

 If it isn't Mr. Inky himself, the snappy blue octopus complete with his the top hat, mustache, and monocle! A lot of people ask, "If Mr. Inkwells has a tattoo shop, why doesn't he have tattoos?" Well, the answer is simple, an octopus has it's ink on the inside! 

Octopus Mr Inkwells Tattoo Best Underwater Tattoo Ideas

Tattoo done by Sara


#3: Sea Turtle Tattoo

From teaching us that slow and steady wins the race, to imparting ancient wisdom with a slice of pizza (no anchovies please!), as our heros in a half shell, turtles have always held a special place in out hearts. Even if turtles are not your favorite under sea creature, after seeing this stunning tattoo even zombies will be saying "I like turtles."

Sea Turtle Tattoo Best Underwater Tattoo Ideas

Tattoo done by Steve


#2: Great White Shark Tattoo

With a whole week of tv dedicated to it, the Great White Shark is #2 on our Best Underwater Tattoo Ideas list, and we just may need to "get a bigger list...". Inspiring equal levels of fear and awe, the ocean's apex predator makes an awesome tattoo. And who knows, maybe that shark tattoo will save your life one day.

Picture this, you are taking a nice dip and watching the sun go down, you feel something brush against your leg, it hits you again, this time with a noticeable force and your heart starts racing.... you look down to see dark mass just below the surface of the water and large gray fin penetrating the surface... it's jaws open wide.... Then, you show this beast your tattoo, it immediately blushes and apologizes for the whole "about to eat you thing". It then promises to make it up to you by attacking other people (without shark tattoos of course) and returning to you with any goods left over from the meal. Jewelry, cash, gold fillings, whatever. Now you have a cool tat, a new friend, and some change in your pocket.

Now aren't you glad you got that shark tattoo?

Great White Shark Tattoo Best Underwater Tattoo Ideas

Tattoo done by Steve


#1: Goldfish with Shark Fin Tattoo

Ensuring that he will never ever end up in a plastic bag at a carnival, like so many of his brothers, this clever little goldfishy is in a shark disguise designed to keep predators at bay. Not only that, but it has won him the top spot on our Best Underwater Tattoo Ideas list, bravo I say. Bravo!

Goldfish with Shark Fin Tattoo Best Underwater Tattoo Ideas

Tattoo done by Ryan


We hope you enjoyed our deep dive into underwater tattoos. What were your favorite underwater tattoos? What underwater tattoo ideas would be on your list? Let us know in the comments below.

Did one of these underwater tattoo ideas grow sea-legs and walk into your subconscious? If so, make sure to book your tattoo at Mr. Inkwells tattoos, where one of our aquatic artists can give you a tattoo amazing enough to get you a VIP pass to Atlantis.

See you soon!

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