45 Wicked Mermaid Tattoos
Mermaid tattoos are iconic in Tattoo History due to the heritage of sailors.
This design has been widely used in American Traditional tattoo, and the most famous examples are the ones of Sailor Jerry.
The mermaid, this mythological creature half-woman half-fish, is supposed to cast a spell over sailors (and every man) with their singing and charms to drown them. She became a bit nicer in culture after the tale of Andersen, adapted by Walt Disney, The Little Mermaid, and several tattoo lovers and artists are inspired by Ariel.
Sensual, aesthetic and mysterious, mermaid tattoos can be great in every style and are coveted both by men and women. For inspiration, here are 45 fantastic pieces by some of the best artists in the world.
Famous classic actor Gary Cooper had some mermaid ink.
Gorgeous side piece by Jim Sylvia.
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This tattoo by Eddie Focht is based on a Sailor Jerry's design.
Great old school piece by Alix Ge.
Stunning backpiece ! (unknown artist, tell us)
Cute tattoo by Ami James.
Your mermaid tattoo will look great when you will be older!
Chest piece by Claudia De Sabe.
Sailor and mermaid love :)
Adorable mermaid head by Courtney Brims.
Nice black and grey work!
Love the motion in this lovely piece by Curtis Burgess.
And watercolor effect by Jukan.
Nice tattoo by David Glantz.
Old school with a skull.
Two interesting pieces by David Hale.
Smooth work of Hayley Lakeman.
In love with old school tats <3
Four amazing tattoos by new school master James Tex
Gorgeous chest piece by Jeff Gogue!
Nice black and grey work.
Zombie mermaid sleeve by Maximilian Rothert :P
Vintage design. Love the hair ! :P
By Mike McAskill.
Another nice side piece.
Work of Nick Baxter.
Fantastic design and dotwork effect by Rocky Zero ! <3
Great new school sleeve.
Beautiful sleeve by Steve Moore.
Waiting for her sailor, by Uncle Allan.
The tats on this legs are just awesome ! <3
Tattoo by Valerie Vargas.
Sailor Jerry's inspired piece.
Fun Disney split tattoo !