18 Traditional & Enticing Mermaid Tattoos

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Legendary aquatic creatures e.g. mermaids are the sirens of the depths and these traditional mermaid tattoos are equally as enticing!

There is perhaps no sea creature as legendary as the mermaid, with the torso of a woman and the tail of a fish. Stories and myths of mermaids have been told throughout the human history. Even today there are reports of mermaid sightings, but for the most part they are confined to the realms of legend and mythology. Due to the nautical associations with mermaids, they were one of the first images used in early maritime tattooing.

Mermaid tattoos have for decades been a classic tattoo design, they were worn by sailors as symbols of temptation and became one of the first pin up style tattoos. More recently mermaid tattoos have been associated with feminine power and womanhood. Of course you can go as creative as you want with these mythical creatures when getting a mermaid tattoo, but you can never go wrong with some bold traditional mermaid tattoos!!

Mermaid Tattoo by Ashley Love
Mermaid Tattoo by Ashley Love
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Epic Tattoo by Bjorn Liebner
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Mermaid Bottle Tattoo by Cassandra Frances
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