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Turtle Tattoos to Bring You Out of Your Shell

Turtle Tattoos to Bring You Out of Your Shell

Tattoo Ideas1 min Read

There are as many turtle species as there are turtle tattoos.

Turtles, while not necessarily associated with power or with brawn, have a long history of being inspirational totems. One of the oldest known animals, turtle fossils date back about 220 million years, and tortoises, the turtle’s land-loving cousin, are known to live upwards of 200 years. Turtles got game and history — they live all over the world, in various terrains and climates, and have more than 300 different species. That’s a lot of Turtle and a lot of inspiration for turtle tattoos.

Faceted tattoo by Alisa Tesla. #Turtle #TurtleTattoo
Faceted tattoo by Alisa Tesla. #Turtle #TurtleTattoo
Cute foot tattoo by Andrew Hoffman. #Turtle #TurtleTattoo
Cute foot tattoo by Andrew Hoffman. #Turtle #TurtleTattoo
Mandala turtle by Ben Doudakis. #Turtle #TurtleTattoo
Mandala turtle by Ben Doudakis. #Turtle #TurtleTattoo
The colorful work of Dusty "Duza" Brasseur. #Turtle #TurtleTattoo
The colorful work of Dusty "Duza" Brasseur. #Turtle #TurtleTattoo
Sweet one by Hami Iffy-Négyökrű. #Turtle #TurtleTattoo
Sweet one by Hami Iffy-Négyökrű. #Turtle #TurtleTattoo
Realistic ocean piece by Jack Galan. #Turtle #TurtleTattoo
Realistic ocean piece by Jack Galan. #Turtle #TurtleTattoo
By Jamie Lee Parker. #Turtle #TurtleTattoo
By Jamie Lee Parker. #Turtle #TurtleTattoo
Watercolor tattoo by Josie Sexton. #Turtle #TurtleTattoo
Watercolor tattoo by Josie Sexton. #Turtle #TurtleTattoo
Sumi-e turtle by Lee Stewart. #Turtle #TurtleTattoo
Sumi-e turtle by Lee Stewart. #Turtle #TurtleTattoo
Great one by Marshmillos. #Turtle #TurtleTattoo
Great one by Marshmillos. #Turtle #TurtleTattoo
Small tattoo by Miss Ink. #Turtle #TurtleTattoo
Small tattoo by Miss Ink. #Turtle #TurtleTattoo
Another gorgeous mandala turtle by Nikko Barber. #Turtle #TurtleTattoo
Another gorgeous mandala turtle by Nikko Barber. #Turtle #TurtleTattoo
Awesome exotic scene by Philip Maier. #Turtle #TurtleTattoo
Awesome exotic scene by Philip Maier. #Turtle #TurtleTattoo
Graphic tattoo by Rodolphe. #Turtle #TurtleTattoo
Graphic tattoo by Rodolphe. #Turtle #TurtleTattoo

Earthy, persistent, engaging — it’s no wonder people feel inspired to get turtle tattoos on their bodies. The sweet turtle has been a symbol for ages, and will continue to be, especially for folks who feel a specific connection to both land and water.


JenTheRipper
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