15 Spellbinding Mermaid Tattoos Part 2

jentheripper in Tattoo Ideas

For long, mermaids, aka sirens, have fascinated sailors and human beings in general. Tattoo art is celebrating them.

(Looking for Mermaid Tattoos Part 1? It is HERE). Gorgeous women, they first appeared in the American traditional style, with iconic flashes made by the father of contemporary tattoo art, Sailor Jerry. Indeed, mermaid tattoos have evolved, first getting more and more sexy and detailed with neo traditional craze. Fans of Disney movie The Little Mermaid and of cartoons would favor new school little pin-ups, and lovers of erotic style would get them as realistic and voluptuous as possible... You can also want something to recall the tales of your childhood with cute naive little mermaids to cheer you up! But the dark, dangerous roots of mermaids (see part 1 for a short history of mermaids) is still present and coveted by ink collectors, especially with the trends of the engraving and blackwork tattoos. Mermaid tattoos can be a little less sexy with skeleton bodies instead of curvy, enticing flesh... With their serpentine shape, you can play with their placement, emphasizing the natural curves of the body for elegant and dynamic tattoos. So, do you want a swimming mythological beauty on your skin? Then, take a look a these bewitching mermaid tattoos...

Great traditional mermaid backpiece by Marija Ripley.
Great traditional mermaid backpiece by Marija Ripley.
Esoteric ancient illustration with the graphic style known as the Photoshop style of Xoil.
Esoteric ancient illustration with the graphic style known as the Photoshop style of Xoil.
Elegant mermaid tattoo by Victor Montaghini. The blue dots are due to the silly Facebook censorship and are not part of the tattoo.
Elegant mermaid tattoo by Victor Montaghini. The blue dots are due to the silly Facebook censorship and are not part of the tattoo.
Voluptuous mermaid playing with aquatic animals by Tony Adamson.
Voluptuous mermaid playing with aquatic animals by Tony Adamson.
Erotic realistic mermaid by Steve Morris...
Erotic realistic mermaid by Steve Morris...

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