37 Gorgeous Fox Tattoos

jentheripper in Tattoo Ideas

Animals are always a good tattoo idea as we all have our totem. But one of them is particularly trendy around the web: the fox.

An obvious choice to symbolize cunning and nature, the Red fox is also in many civilisations an incarnation of wisdom, magic and even sex: indeed « foxy » means at the same time malicious and sexy.

In Asia, the fox is a common tattoo design with a distinctive feature : nine tails (or another number). It refers to a legend coming from India and settled in Japan where foxes are named Kitsune. Female demons serving Fertility Goddess Inari, they are earning new tails as they grow old. The are also masters of transformation and trickery. In Native American and Nordic civilizations, foxes are often named Tricksters, creatures using their magic power to bewitch humans. They can be represented with a third eye.

In Occident, fox tattoos are mostly influenced by children's literature and dressed as humans, like in Roald Dahl’s novel and Wes Anderson’s movie Fantastic Mister Fox.

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    Not necessarily full of sense, fox tattoos are also liked by animals lovers for their bright colors and cute aspect, as a softer version of the wolf tattoos. Here is a selection of the greatest fox tattoos that can be found on the internet.

    Adriaan Machete
    Adriaan Machete

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    Berlin tattoo artist Adriaan Machete put a leather jacket on his fox.

    Ayrat Yusupov
    Ayrat Yusupov

    Tricksters often come with dreamcatchers. Tattoo by Ayrat Yusupov (Russia).

    Colin McClain
    Colin McClain

    Fantastic Mr Fox reference with a furry tie by Colin McClain (Indiana).

    Fox tattoo
    Fox tattoo

    A classic photo of a fox in the snow, perfectly depicted by Den Yakovlev (Russia).

    Dennis Sivak (Ukraine) has mastered this realistic portrait.

    Fix tattoo design inspired by Fluna
    Fix tattoo design inspired by Fluna

    Foxes work well as tribal tattoos too. Inspired by a design of Fluna (tattooer unknown, please tell if you know).

    Emily Rose
    Emily Rose

    His eye looks like glass and the whole composition by Emily Rose (Australia) is just stunning.

    Erin Chance, New Zealand
    Erin Chance, New Zealand

    Dapper yet bloodthirsty for this great chest piece by Erin Chance (New Zealand).

    Japanese style fox tattoo
    Japanese style fox tattoo

    Freehand Japanese tattoo artist Gakkin covered both chest, shoulder and half sleeve with this traditional kitsune.

    Fox tattoo
    Fox tattoo

    Fancy but dangerous, by Greggletron (Oregon).

    Fox tattoo
    Fox tattoo

    This one is very romantic for Valentine’s day ! By Guen Douglas (Netherland).

    Jakub Nadrowski
    Jakub Nadrowski

    Gorgeous fox head by Jakub Nadrowski (NY).

    Fox tattoo
    Fox tattoo

    ‘We’re all different, but there’s somethinf fantastic about that’, another fantastic reference by Jessica Lopes (Brazil).

    Fox tattoo
    Fox tattoo

    This one is really fun and cute ! By Karviniya (Russia).

    Fox tattoo
    Fox tattoo

    Great old-school couple of dapper foxes on hands, by Best Ink winner London Reese (California).

    Matty Nox
    Matty Nox

    Love the contrast and shape of this fox with skulls, by Matty Nox (Russia).

    Maud Dardeau
    Maud Dardeau

    French tattoo artist Maud Dardeau crowned her black and grey piece with laurels.

    This Megan Massacre tattoo is a very nice reference to X-files !

    Nika Samarina
    Nika Samarina

    An original tribal version with great colors and patterns. By Nika Samarina (Russia).

    Native American feathers and a more realistic fox, also by Nika Samarina.

    Neo traditional fox tattoo
    Neo traditional fox tattoo

    Berlin neo-traditional artist Peter Aurisch always gives a plus one to his tattoos.

    Simple yet lovely old-school tattoo by Roberel (France).

    This winged fox is absolutely gorgeous on a shoulder. By Rom Azovsky (Russia).

    Great head by Ross Turpin (Belgium).

    Third eye and arrows in that hand piece by Sam Warren (Pennsylvania).

    Shawn Hebrank (Colorado) tattooed a foxy kitsune on a foxy lady …

    Fox tattoo
    Fox tattoo

    A woodland scene by Theresa Sharpe.

    Fox tattoo
    Fox tattoo

    Another piece by Theresa Sharpe. Want to read more about her ? Check our article here.

    Black and grey work for Valentin Hirsch (Germany).

    Fox tattoo
    Fox tattoo

    Original, cute geometric and abstract tattoo by Yadou (Poland).

    A very nice leg tattoo (unknown artist, please contact us).

    Matching tattoos by unknown artist.

    Fox tattoo
    Fox tattoo

    Cute sleeping fox by Cheked.

    Dressed like a gentleman (unknown artist).

    Fox tattoo
    Fox tattoo

    Traditional Japanese Nine tailed fox side tattoo (artist unknown).

    Fox tattoo
    Fox tattoo

    Wings, rainbow colors and white ink make this back piece unique (unknown artist).

    A fox head is a great idea for a finger tattoo ! (Artist unknown).

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