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Breaking News: Bigfoot Sighted in Body Art

Breaking News: Bigfoot Sighted in Body Art
Tattoo Ideas2 min Read

Sasquatch tattoos to make you want to believe, too.

Oh my god, it's a squatch... tattoo. And you skeptics out there didn't believe they existed. Well, the joke's on you, because these humanoid creatures have lumbered in droves into the world of tattoos, and there are photos of them that are far more resolute than the ones of their real-life counterparts. Here is a troop (what do you call a group of sasquatches by the way?) of them to make you reconsider you closed-minded and rational worldview. So, get ready to become believers, you disbelievers out there.

Bigfoot taking a break from sneaking around in the woods by Joshua Bowers (IG——joshuabowers). #Bigfoot #JoshuaBowers #newschool #Sasquatch #Yeti
A traditional depiction of a Sasquatch by Josh Mason (IG—excelsiorrr). #Bigfoot #Sasquatch #traditional #Yeti
This black and grey portrait by Paul Naylor captures Bigfoot's majesty (IG—paulnaylortattoos). #blackandgrey #Bigfoot #portraiture #Sasquatch #Yeti
A bunch of truther iconography from Ross K. Jones (IG—rosskjones). #Bigfoot #pyramid #Sasquatch #traditional #UFO #Yeti
A gorgeous blackwork landscape with a squatch in it by Kayla Hitzler (IG—kayybunny). #Bigfoot #blackwork #ullustrative #landscape #Sasquatch #Yeti
A strikingly realistic depiction of a sasquatch by Mike DeMasi (IG—mikedemasi_aj). #Bigfoot #color #portraiture #Sasquatch #Yeti

The American folklore figure Bigfoot, aka sasquatch or yeti depending on the region in which the creature appears, has captivated people for a very long time now. Though many members of the scientific community discount the existence of this creature, there are tons of individuals who ardently believe that squatches wander wilderness all over the world. Some people even attest to have seen theses ape-like animals in person. A few of them have even produced what they consider to be photographic evidence of these beasts' existence, though these images are often highly contested as being fraudulent. Regardless if such documentation is a hoax or not, Bigfoot has definitely captured the imaginations of all sorts of folks, and nothing exemplifies this fact more than the body art of these shaggy critters.

A badass portrait of Bigfoot by Josh Baker. #Bigfoot #portraiture #Sasquatch #Yeti
So that's where that squatch went by Devin Zimmerman (IG—devin_thedude10). #Bigfoot #DevinZimmerman #newschool #UFO #Sasquatch #Yeti
A pair of gendered traditional sasquatches by Gerry Kramer (IG—gerrykramer). #Bigfoot #Sasquatch #Yeti
An incredibly realistic depiction of a bigfoot from Christian Perez's porfolio (IG—christian1perez). #Bigfoot #color #portraiture #Sasquatch #Yeti
A charming new school and gentlemanly bigfoot by Mathew Davidson. #Bigfoot #gentleman #newschool #Sasquatch #Yeti
A squatch in its natural environment via Cathy Johnson (IG—ladybird_tattoos). #Bigfoot #landscape #neotraditional #Sasquatch #Yeti

Depending on your version of the truth, Bigfoot may or may not exist in real life, but the legendary creature definitely roams the world of tattoos, and what's even crazier is the many styles in which it's appeared. These bipedal simians have been illustrated in virtually every genre of tattoos. The ones illustrated in black and grey as well as color realism are lifelike enough that it can make you wonder if the artists who did them saw these elusive beasts in person. Several silly new school ones have even stumbled out of the tree line and onto peoples' skin as seen in the gentlemanly one above. Speaking of the woods, they look particularly majestic when in their natural environments, next to streams, firs, and mountains. Regardless of what style they're rendered in, all of these squatches suggest that their furry figures exists beyond just folklore.

An awesome black and grey shoutout to Harry and the Hendersons by Pepper (IG—pepperspicy). #Bigfoot #blackandgrey #portraiture #Sasquatch #Yeti

An awesome black and grey shoutout to Harry and the Hendersons by Pepper (IG—pepperspicy). #Bigfoot #blackandgrey #portraiture #Sasquatch #Yeti

If you enjoyed any of these depictions of Bigfoot, make sure to check out the artists' Instagrams, and if you are a true believer, think about getting one of them to illustrate a Sasquatch on you, too.  

Ross Howerton
Written byRoss Howerton

BA in Literary Studies from The New School. MFA in Creative Writing from NMSU. Staff Writer for Tattoodo. I love art, books, movies, music, and video games. Hit me up on Twitter @Powertonium