An Egyptian tattoo is one of those statement art pieces that will adorn your skin and always have people ask you about it. It’s gorgeous and it’s meaningful.
Every single tattoo idea that you may have under this theme will certainly have a story to tell. So, whatever you decide to get done, it’ll be special.
When you start searching for the perfect design, you’re met with so many different options that you’re a bit overwhelmed. That’s why you’ll have many different designs to choose from within this article! I hope you find something that speaks to your soul.
Egyptian god tattoo
Some choose to tattoo Anubis on their skin to represent a loved one who crossed over to the other world. So, getting an Egyptian tattoo and choosing Anubis is a very special thing. This tattoo, in particular, has many different symbols, like hieroglyphics, and even a scarab. The shading is done to create a wonderful contrast between the different parts of the tattoo.
Here we have another example of a black and gray Anubis tattoo. There are many details in his face, and even the sand at the bottom of the tattoo was done with some gorgeous shading.
Anubis is usually shown as quite an intimidatingly looking god. This design confirms that, as well. This is a full-body design of Anubis with hieroglyphics in the background, and even some pyramids at the bottom.
It’s also quite possible that you’re interested in a much darker design. This tattoo has more black ink than anything. Anubis is shown in his full glory, waiting to protect you against evil.
In contrast to the previous one, this Anubis tattoo is much lighter. There are many geometrical images incorporated into it, like the photo frame at the bottom, and some of the lines that create a small, but gorgeous detail.
A good rule of thumb is to always make sure that you’re adding details that are specific to your needs. For example, if you want to add some color to your Egyptian tattoo, no one says that you can’t! Here, you can see the sun coming around the moon, and there’s even color in the eyes.
A Horus tattoo is a symbol of protection, sacrifice, and healing. When you look at how many details there are in this tattoo, you’ll be on your way to the parlor soon. You can even see little people walking into the maze.
The goddess Isis is a representation of love, creation, fertility, and motherhood. This is a much smaller tattoo than the previous ones that you’ve seen, but it’s just as detailed. You can see the perfect female figure, her wings, and the crown that represents the Sun on her head.
Egyptian Sphinx tattoo
The Sphinx is something that everyone recognizes as a very important part of Egyptian architecture. So, if you want to get an Egyptian tattoo, this might be the perfect choice for you.
A Sphinx tattoo represents symbolizes secrecy and mystery. The star in the middle of this tattoo is done with negative space, but the rest has a lot of white outlines, and it’s filled with black ink.
This is quite a simple tattoo compared to the previous ones. There’s shading, black outlines, but the highlights are done simply by letting the skin peak through.
This design is so unique. Half of the Sphinx’s face is done in hieroglyphics, and the other half has a human face. The circle underneath actually represents a solar eclipse, and the Egyptians believed that this has a very special meaning.
The woman’s face is flawlessly done. This is a semi-realistic tattoo, and the shading is perfectly done, the transition between the shades of gray and black are genuinely what make this the perfect piece.
Egyptian pharaoh tattoo
There were many pharaohs in Ancient Egypt. Their images are very mysterious and the fact that you’re interested in an Egyptian tattoo, you may want to consider their images, as well.
You don’t have to put too many details into the tattoo of a pharaoh to make it appealing. Here you can see an image of Nefertiti, but behind her is a red circle that represents the sun. It’s a simple tattoo, but the outlines are gorgeous.
This is a realistic tattoo of a pharaoh, and when you look closely you’ll see that the shading has shaped the entire face. The cobra on the crown is a well-known symbol of the Ancient Egyptians, so adding that to your tattoo would give it even more meaning.
This is an animated design of an Egyptian pharaoh. You don’t always have to make things look realistic! You can also make it look like anything you desire. Just like this example, where you can find all the aspects of an animated tattoo with all the details from an Egyptian tattoo.
The traditional tattoo style is one that captivates the attention of everyone and anyone who sees it! It’s mostly recognizable because of the thick outlines, and the bold colors – such as you can see in this design!
Unique Egyptian tattoo ideas
With all the different designs, it’s hard to choose the right one. However, how about you put all of those together? This tattoo is done in different stages, the eye of Horus is at the top, there are pyramids and camels, and a scarab at the bottom.
If you’re into geometrical tattoos, then you can still have your Egyptian tattoo in this style. The little details, like the eye of Horus, the Sphinx, the image of Anubis and Horus at the bottom, all of these little things make this tattoo so absolutely perfect.
In Ancient Egypt, people believed that a Scarab was a sign of rebirth, transformation, and protection. This is a detailed, but quite simple tattoo. There are not many shadows within it, but the outlines are crisp and clean.
This is another geometrical tattoo with an intricate design. The Sphinx is the only shadowed part of the tattoo, that catches your attention immediately. However, different hieroglyphics are added to make things more interesting.
I know that there wasn’t an Egyptian tattoo that was fully colored. Now, we have an example of that. This is Cleopatra with Anubis, but the most interesting part is the eye of Horus that has no color within it, only an outline, and the rest is just the color of the skin.
An image that was also important to the Ancient Egyptians is the Sphinx cat. It’s known that people believed that cats had magical powers. You can see all the different wrinkles on the cat’s face, the whiskers are highlighted. You can even see the hieroglyphics beneath it! This is such a unique design, that could adorn your body if you choose so.