27 Tempting Devil Tattoos

jentheripper in Tattoo Ideas

If angels are a very valued tattoo design, their rivals, demons, are not far behind. Indeed, character of the Devil has softened his image.

And he is not a taboo tattoo anymore. It is perhaps the result of strong connections with traditional Japanese tattoo art, where demons (hannyas and oni for example) are in demand. In Occident, bikers and soldiers often show some evil ink, and lot of girls have some little cute demons tattooed in sexy places.

The Devil still symbolizes vice. If you like to party, good things such as games, cigars and sex, it may be a mischievous tattoo idea. He stands for the appeal of life’s charms, but also mocking destiny and taking life with humor. Pin-up tattoos are often represented with devil costumes. Of course, She Devils represent temptation and lust. They are worn both by men and women.

If you are feeling insecure with your Devil tattoo, you should team it up with an angel. One on each shoulder or side of the body: they will represent your right to choice, ambivalence or spiritual quest. In tattoos, they can either fight or kiss, depending of their owner point of view. Swallows can replace angels and demons, especially if you like new school. If you think you are on the highway to hell, you may find some inspiration in those devilishly great tattoos.

Tattoos lovers will of course think straight away to Sailor Jerry. This is a copy of the legendary tattoo artist, by Tim Pangburn of TLC’s America's Worst Tattoos.
Tattoos lovers will of course think straight away to Sailor Jerry. This is a copy of the legendary tattoo artist, by Tim Pangburn of TLC’s America's Worst Tattoos.
Classic representation with some tongue … and New York City ! (Artist unknown).
Classic representation with some tongue … and New York City ! (Artist unknown).
This design by artist Coop is often chosen, here by Nathan.
This design by artist Coop is often chosen, here by Nathan.

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New School angel and demon by Jesse Smith.
New School angel and demon by Jesse Smith.
New school evil swallow by Miss Meg.
New school evil swallow by Miss Meg.
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And this one is a collaboration between Sean Herman and Nate Beavers.
That is just so funny ! God spanking Satan by Wan Tattooer … Love it !
That is just so funny ! God spanking Satan by Wan Tattooer … Love it !
No representation here, just a fun quote : ‘Hell is empty and all the devils are here’ …
No representation here, just a fun quote : ‘Hell is empty and all the devils are here’ …

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