Animals are beautiful and thus make beautiful tattoos. They are also a way to express our human feelings and to show our true personality.
Animals can show the better but also the worst of the human being. With their colors and textures, they are making great humorous tattoos, either badass or cute.
For centuries, Art as used animals dressed and behaving as humans has been used to send message or to entertain people (that is called anthropomorphism). Cartoons has borrowed the trick and there are numerous tattoos of Bugs Bunny, Nemo or Sid from Ice Age, not only because they are funny, but also because they mean something for their owner.
In traditional tattoos, funny animals are often references to tales or proverbs. New school ones are closer to pop culture and more used for their literally cartoon side (one cannot but think of the work of Jesse Smith). But you can find funny animals in every style of tattoos, and the possibilities are unlimited.
Want to show some humor and cuteness at the same times? Here are 50 tattoos that will make you go from roaring with laughter to melting with cuteness.
Badass steampunk cat by Laur ZenBenZen!
Cute one by Tiny Miss Becca.
Haha this bunny by Teniele Sadd is so funny!
But this one is a bit weird.
So is this one by Jackalope.
Gentleman bunny by Russ Abbot.
Tea time cuteness.
This Monmon cat by Horimoto is going to have a bad surprise!
Cute owl by Shawn Will.
This monkey like music. By Sasha Unisex.
This pigeon too ! By Jan Mraz.
Photo by Laurent Patouillard with new school tattoos by French artists Dimitri HK and Noka Tatwo and Canadian artist Safwan.
Yay or nay?
The wolf is dressed as the grandmother to eat the Red Riding Hood! Epic piece by Nikko Hurtado !
Here the wolf prétends to be a lamb ... great old-school tattoo by Dan Smith.
Crazy tattoo by Neo ...
This frog is a party animal! By Eddy Lou.
Love this shark by Donovan Hdz!
Fun hermit crab by David Tevenal.
Cute doggie by Davee Blows!
A-do-ra-ble mouse by Dan Molloy.
Very fun Anabi's bird!