25 Meaningful Rabbit Tattoos

jentheripper in Tattoo Ideas

There is much more than cuteness in rabbit tattoos. Rabbits have always been a strong symbol of connection with the magic world.

A god in many ancient cultures, the rabbit kept playing tricks on the hunters and heroes, thus considered as a trickster in African and Native American mythologies, known sometimes under the name of Nanabozho. In China, this Zodiac symbol is a protector, giving a long life and happiness. A joyful animal that appears with the return of Spring, the rabbit is also associated with fertility and Easter, for Christian symbolism but mostly just chocolate bunnies! We can also quote the mythical Jackalope.
Whether you think that there is a rabbit in the moon or that it is a spiritual totem, you can get rabbit tattoos to illustrate how you have leapt over obstacles in your life or because you like to have a symbol of intelligence on your body. Rabbits are also associated with sex and lust, so it's not surprising that Playboy chose a rabbit as its symbol and launched the Playboy Bunny girls. But this cute furry animal is also more innocent in childhood literature or in popular culture. This includes of course the white rabbit of Alice in Wonderland, Walt Disney's Thumper, Bugs Bunny, cheeky Roger Rabbit, or scary like Franck in Donnie Darko. You can find many different styles of rabbits in fiction, including comics, marketing and video games.

The magicians were famous for their rabbit-in-a-hat trick, kids were doing its long ears in shadow plays and mathematicians gave the Fibonacci number to artists while searching a way to describe the rabbit's reproduction... We told you, the rabbit is one hell of a magic tattoo! So have you already let in magic into your life with an adorable, witty or perhaps mysterious rabbit tattoo? If you are not sure yet, take a look at this meaningful and beautiful selection of rabbit tattoos!

Small watercolor tattoo by Candelaria Carballo.
Small watercolor tattoo by Candelaria Carballo.
It's not too late to get an Alice's White rabbit from Craftz Berlin!
It's not too late to get an Alice's White rabbit from Craftz Berlin!
New school for strong stomachs by Craigy Lee...
New school for strong stomachs by Craigy Lee...
Poetic hare by David Hale.
Poetic hare by David Hale.

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Oh so adorable little thing by Jesse Smith!
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Delicate flying rabbits by Justin Snow.
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Esoteric magic rabbit on the palms! Ouch but wow! Can you tell us who is the artist?
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A rabbit in the night sky by Marcin Aleksander Surowiec... or is it the contrary?
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This one is beyond beautiful, don't you think? By Matt Lambdin.
This one is beyond beautiful, don't you think? By Matt Lambdin.
A linework Alice's rabbit by Nouvelle Rita.
A linework Alice's rabbit by Nouvelle Rita.
Hare on the hand by Peter Aurisch.
Hare on the hand by Peter Aurisch.
Trippy tattoo by Petra Hlavackova.
Trippy tattoo by Petra Hlavackova.
Funny shadow play by Philippe Hernandez!
Funny shadow play by Philippe Hernandez!
And love this framed one! Unfortunately, couldn't find the name of the artist: can you tell?
And love this framed one! Unfortunately, couldn't find the name of the artist: can you tell?
Another missing credit for this lovely piece, tell us in comments!
Another missing credit for this lovely piece, tell us in comments!
Nice piece by Riki Kay Middleton.
Nice piece by Riki Kay Middleton.
A framed watercolor Alice tattoo by Sasha Unisex.
A framed watercolor Alice tattoo by Sasha Unisex.
Gorgeous Japanese sleeve by the master Shige! Wow!
Gorgeous Japanese sleeve by the master Shige! Wow!
Would you take the tea with the March Hare? By Susanne König.
Would you take the tea with the March Hare? By Susanne König.
Mythological rabbit by Teresa Sharpe.
Mythological rabbit by Teresa Sharpe.
I had the privilege to see this tattoo in reality, and it's a winner! By Virginie B. of La Brûlerie.
I had the privilege to see this tattoo in reality, and it's a winner! By Virginie B. of La Brûlerie.
This realistic tattoo is inspired by the Watership Down novel. Could you tell us who is the artist?
This realistic tattoo is inspired by the Watership Down novel. Could you tell us who is the artist?

Which rabbit would you get??

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Writer for art related medias. Fell in love with tattoo while researching for another passion, crime history. Travelling, admiring, sharing.

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