15 Gripping Centipede Tattoos

21inkedd in Tattoo Ideas

You can't beat some arthropod ink and these centipede tattoos are some of the best!

Centipedes are elongated arthropods with one pair of legs per body segment, and despite the name not all centipedes have 100 legs. In fact centipedes can have anywhere between 30-354 legs depending on the size and which of the estimated 8000 species of centipede it is!! A carnivore and predator of other insects and bugs the centipede has symbolic meaning that goes far beyond its simple existence. In some Native American cultures and traditions the centipede could travel between the underworld and the physical world and because of this were seen to be a source of power. Other similar tribal cultures likewise saw the centipede as having the ability to cross from the world of the living into the world of the dead!

If the interesting symbolism hasn't got you sold on getting a centipede tattoo yet then these gripping centipede tattoos surely will. From some of the world's best tattoo artists we're bringing you some of the best and boldest centipede tattoos.

Centipede Skull Tattoo by Ben O'Grady
Centipede Skull Tattoo by Ben O'Grady
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Centipede Tattoo by @gregory12er
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Tattoo by All Kind Tattoo
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Tattoo by Brandon Huckabey

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