20 Fascinating Esoteric Tattoos

jentheripper in Tattoo Ideas

People get esoteric tattoos sometimes more for the mysterious aspect and the provocation than for the real meanings.

Yet, you have to be careful to how others can be repeled by your ink and how it could put you in trouble. For example, runes look like very cool hipster tattoos, but beware, some of them are used by hate groups, especially on fingers. So, no, these tattoos are not harmless if you get them just for the badass look. But open your minds, and if you really dig occult and vintage magic illustrations such as old engravings, then yes, be confortable with your esoteric tattoos!

There are two commonly known types of magic: the black one and the white one, aka wiccan magic. People can enjoys symbols related to both of them. Some esoteric tattoos are more inoffensive than others, especially those inspired by tarot cards, sacred geometry and the popular Oui-ja. Some others, on the other hand, are raising more eyebrows... Everything related to Freemasonry, Illuminati and all-seeing eyes is a hot topic! Pentacles, Baphomets and goats can also attract haters, even if they are now quite demystified thanks to fantastic movies and tv series as well as metal music.

So, before you visit the dark side of tattoo, better make some researches! But if you think you know enough or if you just enjoy an artistic dose of fantastic, you won't be scared by these fascinating esoteric tattoos... Because, after all, these are only art, aren't they? ;-)

Freemason inspiration by Alex Tabuns.
Freemason inspiration by Alex Tabuns.
Tarot Baphomet tattoo by Anderson Luna.
Tarot Baphomet tattoo by Anderson Luna.
The Hanging Man tarot card tattoo by Andrey Svetov.
The Hanging Man tarot card tattoo by Andrey Svetov.

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Witch riding a goat by Baylen Levore.
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The portfolio of Daniel Meyer is full of esoteric tattoos with occult symbols.
The portfolio of Daniel Meyer is full of esoteric tattoos with occult symbols.
Pentacle tree tattoo, also by Daniel Meyer.
Pentacle tree tattoo, also by Daniel Meyer.
Delicate tarot cards by Emily Ann.
Delicate tarot cards by Emily Ann.
Creative goat tattoo by Ergo Nomik.
Creative goat tattoo by Ergo Nomik.
And a very impressive one by Robert Borbas aka Grindesign......
And a very impressive one by Robert Borbas aka Grindesign......
Cool tattoo by Javier Betancourt.
Cool tattoo by Javier Betancourt.
Bones and skulls Leviathan cross by Joe Sinner.
Bones and skulls Leviathan cross by Joe Sinner.
The dreaded Death tarot card by Kola Hari.
The dreaded Death tarot card by Kola Hari.
Love this blackwork witch by Marina Galushko!
Love this blackwork witch by Marina Galushko!
Alchemy symbols fingers tattoos by Maxime Büchi aka MxM.
Alchemy symbols fingers tattoos by Maxime Büchi aka MxM.
This one makes me laugh... The conspirationists will enjoy! By Ron Henry Wells.
This one makes me laugh... The conspirationists will enjoy! By Ron Henry Wells.
A rad Hanging Man by Thieves of Tower...
A rad Hanging Man by Thieves of Tower...
Tarot card by Victor J Webster.
Tarot card by Victor J Webster.
You may dislike the symbol, but the placement is sick... By Veks Van Hillik.
You may dislike the symbol, but the placement is sick... By Veks Van Hillik.
There is also a more direct way to say you're into occult... This, well, tattoo belongs to tattooed model and performer Cervena Fox. Photography by Bilacous.
There is also a more direct way to say you're into occult... This, well, tattoo belongs to tattooed model and performer Cervena Fox. Photography by Bilacous.

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