20 Beautiful Dagger Tattoos

minerva in Tattoo Ideas

At its most primal level, a Dagger represents Death.

Ancient Aztecs used special ceremonial daggers to cut the still beating hearts out of their human sacrifices as they paid homage to their gods. It's pretty brutal, but such a dagger represented the fearsome power of Death over all other living things. It is the Unknown force behind the steel that has the power to take a life that makes it an intimidating (yet elegant and beautiful) tattoo imagery. The powerful symbol of the Dagger evolved and have been around since traditional/old school tattooing flourished, and it's a popular tattoo design because of its sharp and sleek look. It now comes in different layouts and variations, such as a dagger through the heart (symbolizes betrayal in love, or unconditional love to a parent or close family member), or a dagger with a banner that tells something about the bearer's fighting spirit or personality, or a simple dagger with roses for aesthetic purposes. Whichever layout you choose, you will never go wrong with a dagger tattoo. It's a classic. Check out these 20 beautiful Dagger tattoos for ideas. :) Enjoy!

bloody dagger
bloody dagger

Indeed. Khalil Gibran (all-time favorite author & idealist) wrote that, "Much of your Pain is self-chosen. It is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self." :)

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    dagger and roses
    dagger and roses

    Here's a beautiful personalized dagger with a moth and rose added for richness by Stefan Johnsson.

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    Daggers usually come with floral elements to balance out the intimidating look of the tattoo. It gives it an ornate and elegant feel.

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    symbolic dagger
    symbolic dagger

    Awesome unconventional rendition of a dagger by Ross K Jones.

    Bee-inspired dagger tattoo by Henry Lewis at Skull & Sword tattoo.

    Smooth black & grey rendition by Philip Yarnell.

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    How cool is a dagger through 3 wolf heads and snakes?! Tattoo done at Providence Tattoo.

    So much fighting spirit in this one. Awesome backpiece by Stefan Johnsson.

    skull inspired dagger
    skull inspired dagger

    Check out the rad shading technique done on the skull!

    This one is creatively done. Beautiful!

    big cat inspired dagger
    big cat inspired dagger

    Classic dagger through a panther's head reinvented by Ross Nagle.

    tibetan dagger
    tibetan dagger

    This Tibetan dagger's looking neat!

    Daggers look stunning in black & grey as well. Tattoo by Tim Hendricks.

    dagger on a skull
    dagger on a skull

    Love the placement of this one.

    girl with a dagger tattoo
    girl with a dagger tattoo

    Any tough & confident chick can rock a Dagger tattoo....even on the face!

    dagger for lunch, dagger for dinner
    dagger for lunch, dagger for dinner

    I cannot put into words how this photo is just amazing! Love the dagger placement!

    mix and match dagger combination
    mix and match dagger combination

    Another clever way to place it on the hands.

    The gold effect is stunning!

    This design is fascinatingly far-out yet finely executed.

    Check out our Pinterest boards for more Dagger tattoos! :)

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    Hi! My name’`s Minnie, writer & Tattooer at Good Hand Tattoo Philippines. We specialize in creating All-original and Custom-designed Traditional tattoos. Please show your support by following our page on Facebook :-)

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