Raven Tattoos

History and Meaning of the Raven Tattoos in Different Cultures

Being ones of the smartest birds, ravens have always fascinated people. There’s something so enchanting, mysterious and slightly scary about ravens that it is impossible to stay indifferent towards them.

This helps us understand why raven tattoos are so popular among both men and women. However, raven tattoos appear to be one of the most contradictable images. And the reasons are clear if we take into account different cultures:

  • In the Celtic culture, a raven was the symbol of wisdom and longevity.
  • For ancient Greeks, these birds were the symbols of productivity and a good fellow traveler.
  • In the Scandinavian mythology, Odin had 2 raven-helpers and they symbolized intellect and memory.
  • Ancient Egyptians believed that raven was the symbol of destruction and death.

The interesting thing is, you can have a raven tattoo done just to show your admiration of this creature. If you belong to the subculture of goths, you might like the gloomy appearance of this bird, too. All in all, it’s you who decide the true meaning of a tattoo.

It is common to get ravens images inked in dark colors, though you can add colors, like red or blue. The number of possible raven designs is endless: from realistic flying raven tattoos to small and simple black raven inks. The final decision is only yours.

You are about to be blown away by the beauty of 100 raven tattoo designs, so keep scrolling.

Cool black raven arm tattoo

Black raven tattoo on the thigh

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Cool raven chest tattoo for men

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Impressive raven chest tattoo on man

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Raven with roses tattoo on the shoulder

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Simple Celtic raven tattoo on chest

Raven arm tattoo ideas

Red sun and black raven tattoo on the calf

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Raven sleeve tattoo design

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Edgar allan poe raven tattoo sleeve

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Small raven tattoo on the side

Beautiful Raven back tattoo idea

Odins ravens back tattoo

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