18 Vivid Octopus Tattoos

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While a creature of innate intelligence, creativity and flexibility, the octopus is also filled with the mystery of the watery environment in which it lives. Include the octopus' chameleon-like ability to change its color, or disappear in a cloud of black ink and this sea creature becomes a dark monster of the depths where it dwells. The unknown of the oceans contribute to the sense of wonder and mystery surrounding this tentacle creature.

This mysterious creature also ranges in size from a few inches to enormous monsters of the deep, the North Pacific Giant Octopus can weigh up to 150 pounds! As a master of camouflage the octopus’ mystery only grows, it can literally disappear before your eyes. In tattooing the octopus represents will, focus, magic, illusion, defence, mystery, expansion, complexity, adaptability, insatiability, and unpredictability. It is also a favourite tattoo of many tattoo artists. The great range that comes with an octopus makes it a unique and fulfilling tattoo for any creative artist. Here’s some of the best octopus tattoos out there!

Great black and grey tattoo by Chopstick Tattoo
Great black and grey tattoo by Chopstick Tattoo
Realistic Octopus Sea Tattoo by Sile Sanda
Realistic Octopus Sea Tattoo by Sile Sanda
Amazing Octopus Whale Tattoo by Plurabella
Amazing Octopus Whale Tattoo by Plurabella
Octopus Whale Tattoo by Ink and Dagger Tattoo
Octopus Whale Tattoo by Ink and Dagger Tattoo

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