Cool Victorian & Steampunk Inspired Animal Tattoos

Steampunk is an interesting sci-fi subculture rooted in Victorian culture and technologies to make a cool futuristic yet vintage fusion

The Ministry Of Peculiar Occurrences is the online authority on what's going on in steampunk subculture and on their website they define the genre as "an inspired movement of creativity and imagination. With a backdrop of either Victorian England or America’s Wild West at hand, modern technologies are re-imagined and realized as elaborate works of art, fashion, and mechanics. If Jules Verne or H.G. Wells were writing their science fiction today, it would be considered “steampunk.”

The culture has grown over the years and a lot of it die hard fans are getting tattooed that reflect the steampunk ethic and connection to Victorian vintage design. As I searched through tattoo inspiration boards on Pinterest about the subject I saw that animals were a popular theme in steampunk & Victorian inspired tattoos. Cats, owls and foxes were among some of the designs that came up so if you are a steampunk fan or even looking for a different kind of animal tattoo you will find some inspiration here. Check them out!

Sarah CalaveraFrom Tattoodo App
Beautiful black and grey work on this steampunk kitty tattoo by Jesse Pinette at Precision tattoo #steampunk #victorian #scifi #vintage #futuristic #cat #blackandgrey #JessePinette #PrecisionTattoo
Beautiful black and grey work on this steampunk kitty tattoo by Jesse Pinette at Precision tattoo #steampunk #victorian #scifi #vintage #futuristic #cat #blackandgrey #JessePinette #PrecisionTattoo
Sarah CalaveraFrom Tattoodo App
Awesome mechanical butterfly design by Anil Gupta #steampunk #victorian #scifi #vintage #futuristic #butterfly #mechanical #AnilGupta
Awesome mechanical butterfly design by Anil Gupta #steampunk #victorian #scifi #vintage #futuristic #butterfly #mechanical #AnilGupta
Sarah CalaveraFrom Tattoodo App
Gorgeous delicate colorwork on this piece Photo from Pinterest by unknown artist #steampunk #victorian #scifi #vintage #futuristic #beetle #colorwork
Gorgeous delicate colorwork on this piece Photo from Pinterest by unknown artist #steampunk #victorian #scifi #vintage #futuristic #beetle #colorwork
Sarah CalaveraFrom Tattoodo App
This cat looks rather distinguished as a Victorian gentleman Photo from Pinterest by unknown artist #steampunk #victorian #scifi #vintage #futuristic #tophat #cat #victorianframe
This cat looks rather distinguished as a Victorian gentleman Photo from Pinterest by unknown artist #steampunk #victorian #scifi #vintage #futuristic #tophat #cat #victorianframe
Sarah CalaveraFrom Tattoodo App
Nice colorful steampunk cat Photo from Pinterest from unknown artist #steampunk #victorian #scifi #vintage #futuristic #cat
Nice colorful steampunk cat Photo from Pinterest from unknown artist #steampunk #victorian #scifi #vintage #futuristic #cat
Sarah CalaveraFrom Tattoodo App
Great black and grey linework in this steampunk owl design Photo from Pinterest by unknown artist #steampunk #victorian #scifi #vintage #futuristic #owl #blackandgrey
Great black and grey linework in this steampunk owl design Photo from Pinterest by unknown artist #steampunk #victorian #scifi #vintage #futuristic #owl #blackandgrey
Sarah CalaveraFrom Tattoodo App
Love the white highlights on this steampunk inspired lion tattoo Photo from Pinterest by unknown artist #steampunk #victorian #scifi #vintage #futuristic #lion
Love the white highlights on this steampunk inspired lion tattoo Photo from Pinterest by unknown artist #steampunk #victorian #scifi #vintage #futuristic #lion
Sarah CalaveraFrom Tattoodo App
Flawlessly smooth colorwork on this Victorian cat design by Kristian Kimonides #steampunk #victorian #scifi #vintage #futuristic #cat #KristianKimonides
Flawlessly smooth colorwork on this Victorian cat design by Kristian Kimonides #steampunk #victorian #scifi #vintage #futuristic #cat #KristianKimonides
Sarah CalaveraFrom Tattoodo App
This mechanical cat tattoo appears to have a neo traditional vibe Photo from Pinterest by unknown artist #steampunk #victorian #scifi #vintage #futuristic #cat #mechanical
This mechanical cat tattoo appears to have a neo traditional vibe Photo from Pinterest by unknown artist #steampunk #victorian #scifi #vintage #futuristic #cat #mechanical
Sarah CalaveraFrom Tattoodo App
Stunningly detailed steampunk fox tattoo love the smooth colors Tattoo by Mikhail at White Rabbit #steampunk #victorian #scifi #vintage #futuristic #fox #Mikhail #WhiteRabbit
Stunningly detailed steampunk fox tattoo love the smooth colors Tattoo by Mikhail at White Rabbit #steampunk #victorian #scifi #vintage #futuristic #fox #Mikhail #WhiteRabbit
Sarah CalaveraFrom Tattoodo App
Strong black and grey steampunk owl by Wpid #steampunk #victorian #scifi #vintage #futuristic #owl #Wpid
Strong black and grey steampunk owl by Wpid #steampunk #victorian #scifi #vintage #futuristic #owl #Wpid
Sarah CalaveraFrom Tattoodo App
The color combination in this tattoo rocks Photo from Pinterest by unknown artist #steampunk #victorian #scifi #vintage #futuristic #owl #colorwork
The color combination in this tattoo rocks Photo from Pinterest by unknown artist #steampunk #victorian #scifi #vintage #futuristic #owl #colorwork
Sarah CalaveraFrom Tattoodo App
Killer lion and mechanical design in black and grey Photo from Pinterest by unknown artist #steampunk #victorian #scifi #vintage #futuristic #mechanical #lion #blackandgrey
Killer lion and mechanical design in black and grey Photo from Pinterest by unknown artist #steampunk #victorian #scifi #vintage #futuristic #mechanical #lion #blackandgrey
Sarah CalaveraFrom Tattoodo App
Great linework in this steampunk kitty tattoo Photo from Pinterest by unknown artist #steampunk #victorian #scifi #vintage #futuristic #cat #blackandgrey
Great linework in this steampunk kitty tattoo Photo from Pinterest by unknown artist #steampunk #victorian #scifi #vintage #futuristic #cat #blackandgrey
Sarah CalaveraFrom Tattoodo App
This corseted vixen has some great steampunk attitude tattoo by Steven Barnes #steampunk #victorian #scifi #vintage #futuristic #vixen #fox #StevenBarnes #corset
This corseted vixen has some great steampunk attitude tattoo by Steven Barnes #steampunk #victorian #scifi #vintage #futuristic #vixen #fox #StevenBarnes #corset
Sarah CalaveraFrom Tattoodo App
And finally the most infamous pair of Victorian crime fighting sleuths Sherlock Holmes and Dr.Watson...as squirrels NICE! Tattoo by Marco Schmidgunst #steampunk #victorian #scifi #vintage #futuristic #SherlockHolmes #DrWatson #squirrel #MarcoSchmidgunst
And finally the most infamous pair of Victorian crime fighting sleuths Sherlock Holmes and Dr.Watson...as squirrels NICE! Tattoo by Marco Schmidgunst #steampunk #victorian #scifi #vintage #futuristic #SherlockHolmes #DrWatson #squirrel #MarcoSchmidgunst