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25 Precious Panda Tattoos That Are Almost Too Cute

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Opting for something meaningful enough to get tattooed on your body forever can sometimes be a daunting task. With animals especially, there’s oftentimes additional pressure to opt for hyperrealistic, larger-than-life works of art that take a lot of time, effort, and money. What about a panda tattoo?

When picking the perfect tattoo, you don’t need to follow the rules of the game. Whether you’re looking for a design that reminds you of your favorite animal or you want an homage to an animal that represents who you are, you can experiment with different styles of panda tattoos.

Between small and simple tattoos that don’t require you to break the bank and bigger, bolder pieces that challenge your strength, patience, and pain tolerance, we’re positive you can find a panda tattoo that’s modern, minimal or maximal, and almost too precious to be a tattoo.

We’ve hunted down a few of our favorite panda tattoos to inspire you to take the plunge, from line art and dreamy designs to impressively realistic imagery.

1. A simple tattoo of a sleepy panda

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Starting with the cutest panda tattoo we’ve ever seen, you might be on the hunt for something sweet and simple that’s going to represent your nature and your personality. A sleepy panda tattoo on the forearm might be your way of saying “I’m always sleepy and I’m not ashamed to admit that!”

2. A tiny panda tattoo on the forearm

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When deciding on the perfect panda tattoo, you might struggle to choose between delicate and dainty panda tattoos and the ones that require a whole lot more time, energy, and money. We’re here to say that a tiny panda tattoo can (and will) pack as much punch as a bigger, bolder one.

3. A Chinese ink painting panda tattoo

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While we’re on the topic of bigger, bolder tattoos, you might want to consider getting a traditional Chinese ink painting panda tattoo. Chinese ink paintings are strikingly beautiful and they’re a great way for you to play with different styles and symbols that complement the motif of the panda.

4. A panda tattoo on the wrist

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What about a panda on the wrist? When you decide to bite the bullet and get a cute, cuddly panda tattoo, you might be on the fence about the right tattoo placement – a wrist tattoo promises to be on display at all times and make you the talk of the town.

5. A matching panda tattoo


We can’t forget about matching panda tattoos! Whether you and your SO (or BFF, or a family member) share a particular obsession with fluffy panda bears or want to play with the fact that pandas represent all things peace, you might want to consider getting a matching panda tattoo.

6. A watercolor panda tattoo


What’s great about panda tattoos might be the fact that they’re extremely wearable and versatile. You can choose between blackwork tattoos, fine-line tattoos, line-art tattoos, or – for example – watercolor tattoos. You might be a colored tattoo connoisseur, after all.

7. A matching watercolor panda tattoo

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While we’re on the topic of watercolor tattoos, we might as well suggest you consider the possibility of getting a matching watercolor tattoo with a special someone. Pandas are a great source of “ink-spiration,” and that’s why you’re free to explore your creativity and come up with original, outstanding designs.

8. A delicate and dainty panda tattoo

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We’re obsessed with tiny tattoos because they’re perfect for first-timers and tattoo-getters who don’t want to spend too much time, effort, or money on a tattoo. A delicate and dainty panda tattoo can be a great way for you to commemorate something you like without going all out.

9. A sweet and simple panda tattoo

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We can say the same thing about the sweet and simple panda tattoo you see right here! A precious panda hanging from what seems to be a bamboo branch might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but we’re obsessed with how elegant and effortless the entire composition looks.

10. A cute tattoo of a panda with a heart


Why not get a cute tattoo of a panda holding what seems to be a heart-shaped balloon? When you decide to get a panda tattoo, you can “go big or go home” – or you can go with something small and sweet that represents who you are as a person and a tattoo-getter.

11. A dotwork panda tattoo


We adore dotwork tattoos, and for a good reason, too. With a dotwork tattoo, you can count on a soft, muted tattoo that doesn’t take away from the beauty of the design. Dotwork tattoos, for those of you who don’t know, are created by inking a series of dots that come together to create the desired image.

12. A panda tattoo on the collarbone

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Collarbone tattoos might not be for the faint of heart, but they’re some of the most visually striking tattoos on the market right now. We suggest you opt for a collarbone panda tattoo if, and only if, you’re a serious tattoo enthusiast and you’ve been through the process of getting a tattoo more than once.

13. A silly panda tattoo

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Why not get silly with your tattoo? Whether you want to showcase your creativity or work with your tattoo artist to come up with something that’s going to put a smile on your both your faces, you might want to get a tattoo of a panda sipping on coffee and working on a computer.

14. A realistic, colorful panda tattoo on the leg

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We’ve got something for everyone – a realistic, colorful panda tattoo might be a bit much for a first-timer, but there’s no denying that colorful tattoos attract attention for a reason. When you decide to get a realistic, colorful tattoo, make sure you do your research and go to a really, really good tattoo artist.

15. A fine-line panda tattoo on the arm

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We can’t forget about fine-line tattoos considering they’re all the rage these days. Fine-line tattoos are perfect for modern minimalists, but that doesn’t mean that they’re always small and simple – a fine-line tattoo can cover whatever body part you want to get tattooed without going overboard.

16. A panda tattoo sleeve

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We can’t say the same thing about a tattoo sleeve, though! When you decide to get a tattoo sleeve, you know you’re going to spend days at the tattoo parlor working with your tattoo artist to get the perfect design – a panda tattoo might not be a popular tattoo sleeve motif RN, but that’s about to change.

17. A tattoo of a panda family

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What about a tattoo of a panda family?

Whether you want to devote a tattoo to your family or simply showcase your love of fluffy panda bears, you might want to get a tattoo that depicts exactly that. Between blackwork tattoos, fine-line tattoos, and colorful tattoos, you can’t go wrong with whatever you choose.

18. A tattoo of a panda holding onto a bamboo branch

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We can’t get enough of pandas, that’s for sure! A tattoo of a panda holding onto a bamboo branch might be your way of saying “I’m holding on for dear life and I’m not letting go!” Whenever you’re going through a tough time, take a look at your panda tattoo and recharge your soul with positivity.

See also: 24 Tweety Bird Tattoo Ideas To Commemorate Your Childhood

19. A tattoo of a panda surrounded by bamboo branches

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What can we say, pandas and bamboo branches are a perfect match. Whenever you’re struggling to come up with the perfect panda tattoo design, don’t shy away from adding elements that promise to amplify or completely change the meaning of the tattoo.

20. A warrior panda tattoo

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Why not combine the two things that represent you the most? Whether you’re a softie who likes to cuddle and munch on delicious foods or a warrior who knows how to fight for what’s right, you might appreciate the meaning behind the perfectly executed warrior panda tattoo.

21. A line-art panda tattoo

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With a line-art tattoo, you don’t need to worry about spending hours and hours at the tattoo parlor. Whether you’re a minimalist or someone who appreciates the craftsmanship of line-art tattoos, you might inspired to pick a line-art tattoo for your next ink session.

22. A tattoo of a panda chewing on bamboo leaves

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We already mentioned that pandas and bamboo branches go together, and we weren’t kidding. When you start working on the design of your tattoo, don’t shy away from experimenting with silly styles and symbols that promise to make your tattoo stand out.

23. A tattoo of a sleepy panda on the leg


Pandas are cute, cuddly, and – sleepy. What better way to commemorate your love of all things panda than with a cute tattoo of a panda sleeping on a tree?

24. A panda tattoo on the chest

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When you’re on the hunt for a chest tattoo worth your while, consider getting a panda tattoo. Panda tattoos can represent a myriad of meanings, but they’re oftentimes seen as symbols of peace, purity, and friendship – and they’re associated with the Yin and Yang tattoos, too.

25. A panda tattoo on the thigh

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We’ve arrived at the end of the article with a panda tattoo on the thigh. Now, your panda doesn’t need to wear pearls and gems, but that’s a great option to consider when you’re searching for something original, never-before-seen. Whatever you decide to do, we’re keeping our fingers crossed for you.