Excellent Emu Tattoos

The emu shares the prestigious title of being a part of Australia's Coat of Arms along with the kangaroo.

stacie_mayer9 months ago in Tattoo Ideas

But did you know that both of these animals are unable to walk backwards?

Similar to an ostrich with their long necks and legs, the emu is a flightless bird native to Australia. Emus feature heavily in Indigenous Australian mythology across various Aboriginal groups and the animals' movements often mimicked in indigenous dances. 

Despite not being seen as cute as their Coat of Arms counterpart, the kangaroo, emus make for an interesting and unique tattoo choice. 

Stacie MayerFrom Tattoodo App
A simple, traditional style emu head tattoo by Geno. #emu #Australia #Australiananimal #Australianfauna #Geno #traditional
A simple, traditional style emu head tattoo by Geno. #emu #Australia #Australiananimal #Australianfauna #Geno #traditional
Stacie MayerFrom Tattoodo App
Emu tattoo in the style of traditional Indigenous Australian artwork. Tattoo by Mike Rossow. #emu #Australia #Australiananimal #Australianfauna #Aboriginal #IndigenousAustralia #Aboriginalartwork #MikeRossow
Emu tattoo in the style of traditional Indigenous Australian artwork. Tattoo by Mike Rossow. #emu #Australia #Australiananimal #Australianfauna #Aboriginal #IndigenousAustralia #Aboriginalartwork #MikeRossow
Stacie MayerFrom Tattoodo App
An emu family Inigenous Australian artwork tattoo by Casey Lee Cadaver. #emu #Australia #Australiananimal #Australianfauna #Aboriginal #IndigenousAustralia #Aboriginalartwork #CaseyLeeCadaver
An emu family Inigenous Australian artwork tattoo by Casey Lee Cadaver. #emu #Australia #Australiananimal #Australianfauna #Aboriginal #IndigenousAustralia #Aboriginalartwork #CaseyLeeCadaver
Stacie MayerFrom Tattoodo App
Cheeky new school emu tattoo poking out from an armpit. Tattoo by Blake Blame. #emu #Australia #Australiananimal #Australianfauna #BlakeBlame #newschool
Cheeky new school emu tattoo poking out from an armpit. Tattoo by Blake Blame. #emu #Australia #Australiananimal #Australianfauna #BlakeBlame #newschool
Stacie MayerFrom Tattoodo App
Black and grey realistic emu tattoo by Jason Turner. #emu #Australia #Australiananimal #Australianfauna #blackandgrey #realism #JasonTurner
Black and grey realistic emu tattoo by Jason Turner. #emu #Australia #Australiananimal #Australianfauna #blackandgrey #realism #JasonTurner
Stacie MayerFrom Tattoodo App
This emu has some serious emo attitude. Tattoo by Matt O'Baugh. #emu #Australia #Australiananimal #Australianfauna #emo #emoemu #neotraditional #newschool
This emu has some serious emo attitude. Tattoo by Matt O'Baugh. #emu #Australia #Australiananimal #Australianfauna #emo #emoemu #neotraditional #newschool
Stacie MayerFrom Tattoodo App
Blackwork emu tattoo with a child's name and birthdate. Tattoo by Zach Strouse. #emu #Australia #Australiananimal #Australianfauna #blackwork #ZachStrouse
Blackwork emu tattoo with a child's name and birthdate. Tattoo by Zach Strouse. #emu #Australia #Australiananimal #Australianfauna #blackwork #ZachStrouse