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Grab These Bull Tattoos by the Horns

Grab These Bull Tattoos by the Horns

Tattoo Ideas2 min Read

Horned, powerful, and hugely symbolic, these bull tattoos are gonna make you go buck-wild.

Don’t be confused: bulls are more than just male cows. Bulls are thick, powerful, sturdy beasts with a symbolic history as old as time. The bull isn’t like its steer counterpart for several reasons, the biggest one being: a bull isn’t castrated. Yes, the bull has all its manly private parts, allowing for its aggression and power to come full throttle — full throttle as a symbol as well as in the form of bull tattoos.

Bull Tattoo by Alex Tabuns #bull #bulltattoo
Bull Tattoo by Alex Tabuns #bull #bulltattoo
Bold Hand Tattoo by Cody Eich #bull #bulltattoo
Bold Hand Tattoo by Cody Eich #bull #bulltattoo

The bull has represented numerous things throughout the Torah and the King James’ Bible — the golden calf being one of the more famous stories, where the newly freed Israelite slaves were discovered to be worshipping golden statues rather than their beloved God. Thou shalt have no other gods before Me (Exodus 20:2), remember? But the bull has represented more than just a religious misstep — the bull, a symbol of strength and fertility, was often invoked as a way to express that a specific person in the Bible was powerful, or as a way to show God’s leadership. God brings them out of Egypt and is for them like the horns of the wild ox (Numbers 23:22).

Fierce Tattoo by Dan Molloy #bull #bulltattoo
Fierce Tattoo by Dan Molloy #bull #bulltattoo
Tattoo by Holly Ellis #bull #bulltattoo
Tattoo by Holly Ellis #bull #bulltattoo
Tattoo by J Swan #bull #bulltattoo
Tattoo by J Swan #bull #bulltattoo
Colorful Bull Tattoo by Joe Frost #bull #bulltattoo
Colorful Bull Tattoo by Joe Frost #bull #bulltattoo
Tattoo by Marco Mantovani #bull #bulltattoo
Tattoo by Marco Mantovani #bull #bulltattoo
Awesome Tattoo by Mateus Petrillo #bull #bulltattoo
Awesome Tattoo by Mateus Petrillo #bull #bulltattoo
Dotwork Bull Tattoo by Michele Zingales #bull #bulltattoo
Dotwork Bull Tattoo by Michele Zingales #bull #bulltattoo
Tattoo by Pablo Diaz-Granados #bull #bulltattoo
Tattoo by Pablo Diaz-Granados #bull #bulltattoo
Tattoo by Seth Wood #bull #bulltattoo
Tattoo by Seth Wood #bull #bulltattoo
Tattoo by Stevie Edge #bull #bulltattoo
Tattoo by Stevie Edge #bull #bulltattoo
Bull Train Tattoo by Gianni Orlandini #bull #bulltattoo
Bull Train Tattoo by Gianni Orlandini #bull #bulltattoo

Like their lion and dolphin counterparts, bulls are just made to be tattoos. Full of symbolism, and fun to draw, a bull tattoo is a total delight, and not at all like being a klutz in a china shop.


Hateful Kate
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