10 Best Weightlifting Tattoos: Best Ideas For Weightlifting Tattoos

Tyler Martina

10 Best Weightlifting tattoo Ideas Best Ideas For Weightlifting Tattoos

10 Best Weightlifting Tattoos: Best Ideas For Weightlifting Tattoos

Tattoos and weightlifting go together like barbells and plates. And it makes sense, if you are lifting you are building your body. And what do people do after they build something? They decorate!

That is why we put together our list of the 10 Best Weightlifting Tattoo Ideas. So you can use a new tattoo as another excuse to show off your chiseled body. Whether you are a PowerLifter, a Body Builder, or CrossFitter, we will have a tattoo idea for you.

So, get your protein shake ready, unwrap your power bar, and get pumped, for our list of the 10 Best Weightlifting Tattoo Ideas.


#10: Heart Made of Weightlifting Equipment Tattoo

Somehow the cold iron seems to always warm the heart, and this weightlifting tattoo shows this perfectly. The heart contains all of the gym classics, dumbbells, their cousins kettlebells, and of course weight plates, and I think it's safe to assume there are no 35s.

Heart Made of Weights Tattoo  Best Weightlifting Tattoo Ideas

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#9: CrossFit Tattoo

this CrossFit inspired tattoo is next on our weightlifting tattoo list. The tattoo is simple and clean, making it perfect for all those diehard CrossFitters out there. Plus, it is basically an equipment list for anybody looking to open a CrossFit Box.

Crossfit Tattoo  Best Weightlifting Tattoo Ideas

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#8: Squatting Weightlifting Tattoo

There are really no "must do" weightlifting exercises... except the squat. This weightlifting tattoo pays homage to one of the most notorious weightlifting activities, the squat. A necessary evil when trying to build the "quads of gods".

Squatting Woman Tattoo  Best Weightlifting Tattoo Ideas

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#7: Barbell Weightlifting Tattoo

The only thing you really need to begin your weightlifting journey is a barbell and some weight. You can use it for for pressing, deadlifts, squats, and almost any of the basic exercises. A barbell is perfect tattoo for any weightlifting purest.

Multicolored Barbell with Weight tattoo  Best Weightlifting Tattoo Ideas

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#6: Donut Dumbbell Weightlifting Tattoo

One of the best side effects of weightlifting that no one tells you about, is getting to eat almost anything while bulking. This weightlifting tattoo is a reminder that if you remember to lift, then you will be entitled to snack.

Donut Dumbbell Tattoo Best Weightlifting Tattoo Ideas

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#5: 80s Style Dumbbell Weightlifting Tattoo

Bodybuilding really began to take off in the 1980s, this is the decade that the world really learned what the human body was capable of when trained correctly. And that is why this 80s style dumbbell tattoo is #5 on our list.

80s Style Dumbbell Tattoo  Best Weightlifting Tattoo Ideas

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#4: Old Time Strongman Weightlifting Tattoo

This Old Timey Strongman tattoo is aptly done in the traditional style. Seeing a weightlifting tattoo like this brings you back to the days of Strongmen working out on the pier and amazing passersby with their never before seen feats of strength.

Old School Strong Man Tattoo  Best Weightlifting Tattoo Ideas

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#3: Death From Cardio Tarot Card Tattoo

Deadlifting a 1/4 ton is nothing, but even going for a light stroll is enough to bring many weightlifters to the brink of collapse. The Sandlot crew had the dreaded dog, weightlifting circles have... cardio... it's even hard for me to say. And this weightlifting tattoo visualizes how a cardio day feels perfectly.

Tarot Card Cardio Running Tattoo  Best Weightlifting Tattoo Ideas

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#2: Arnold Bodybuilding Tattoo

The legend, the man who transcended bodybuilding to become one of the most well known names in the world. Arnold, baby. This Arnold tattoo shows him doing what he does best, posing. A great weightlifting tattoo idea for any lifter trying to live the American dream.

Arnold Bodybuilding tattoo  Best Weightlifting Tattoo Ideas

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#1: Snake, Flowers, and 45, Weightlifting Tattoo

This neo-raditional style tattoos centerpiece is the most important part of weightlifting, the weight. The weight is what builds us, it is what makes us grow. It never lies to us, and it never gets angry. It is simple, effective, and treats everyone equally. It is there for those of us that want to push our limits, and it will reward you only if you put in the effort. Those who worship at the iron cathedral have all felt its cold embrace, and heard it calling you back whenever you leave. In a life of confusion, it is a compass that always points in the right direction. 

Traditional Style Snake and 45 weight Tattoo  Best Weightlifting Tattoo Ideas

tattoo artist Emily Walker


We hope this article about weightlifting tattoo ideas “pumped you up”. Were there any weightlifting tattoos that caught your eye? Let us know in the comments below.

Did admiring all these weightlifting tattoos make you want a weightlifting tattoo of our own? If so, make sure to book your tattoo at Mr. Inkwells’ tattoo shop, where one of our amazing artists can do the “heavy lifting” and design the perfect weightlifting tattoo for you.

See you soon!

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