Amazing cobra tattoo by Holly Azzara

12 Badass Cobra Tattoos

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Arguably the king of snakes the cobra is synonymous with images of danger, speed but also royalty and high status. The name cobra covers a number of snake species that share the common trait of spreading their neck ribs to form a flattened and widened hood, but truthfully not all snakes called cobras are in fact true cobras. Cobra as a word simply means 'snake with hood' or 'hood-snake' in Portuguese. But enough with the details, whether the cobra is actually a cobra is not all that important in getting a badass cobra tattoo!!

Cobra tattoos are one of the most popular choices for snake tattoos and take their symbolism from ancient roots. In ancient Egypt the cobra was adopted as a symbol of royalty and pharaohs would wear a cobra at the top of their headdress as a representation of sovereignty, knowledge, life, and youth. Feeling like getting a cobra tattoo yet? Well here are some awesome cobra tattoos to get you even more inspired!!

Colourful cobra by Salt Water Tattoo
Colourful cobra by Salt Water Tattoo
Realistic Tattoo by Inky Joe
Realistic Tattoo by Inky Joe
Snake Tattoo by Nazo
Snake Tattoo by Nazo
Cobra Tattoo by Chapel Tattoo
Cobra Tattoo by Chapel Tattoo
Cobra Tattoo by Ollie XXX
Cobra Tattoo by Ollie XXX

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