Looking for a tattoo that will stand out in the crowd the way a snake or spider may not? Look no further than your new best friend, the scorpion tattoo. If a plain old scorpion doesn’t appeal to you, maybe someone you love (including yourself) falls under the zodiac sign Scorpio (born between October 23rd to November 21st).
Regardless, scorpion tattoos have a lot of range when it comes to creativity and design. They have easily secured a place (and will stay) among the best tattoos ideas for men.
1. Traditional Scorpion Tattoo
Traditional scorpion tattoos often look realistic in design with bright and bold colors added, though the attention to detail and realism is totally in the hands of the designer. Overall, conventional scorpion tattoos tend to entail a simple image of a scorpion with red circular background and highlights distinctive features, such as a stinger and pinchers.
2. Scorpio Constellation Tattoo
Scorpio constellation tattoos look best when done with delicate line work and intentional yet straightforward detailing. A constellation tattoo is a fun and artsy option to represent your star sign.
3. Scorpio Sign Tattoo
You have options when deciding to get your favorite zodiac sign inked. Scorpio’s symbol looks similar to the letter “M” with an arrowed tail. There are really no rules when it comes to Scorpio sign tattoos. You can also easily throw an actual scorpion image with the symbol if you desire.
4. Tribal Scorpion Tattoo
Despite the fact that some people have deemed tribal tattoos outdated (trust us, they are making a comeback) animal tribal tattoo always manages to look fresh and enticing. Given the intensity of a scorpion and its brutal stinger in general, combining this animal with a tribal design only makes the tattoo that much cooler.
5. Scorpio Flower Tattoo
Though Scorpios have reputations for being tough on the outside (after all, actual scorpions do have exoskeleton), they are also known to be real softies once they let you into their inner circle. Adding a flower, lets you highlight the sweetness and love that Scorpios truly possess.
6. Small Scorpion Tattoo
A small scorpion tattoo looks the best when not too much detail is put into the design. Modern and trendy tattoos call for a more minimalistic look anyway, so this is sufficiently hip for the more modern man.
7. Scorpio Moon Tattoo
Under astrology, your moon sign is said to have control over your emotions, moods, and feelings. Having a Scorpio moon placement means you are loyal, sensitive, and need support from those around you. Nothing better than paying tribute to your loyal and sensitive side than getting a tough-looking scorpion tattoo (always best to leave people guessing, right?).
8. Scorpion with Rose Tattoo
Since scorpions have stingers and roses have thorns, this combo fits perfectly. These beautiful yet dangerous scorpions with rose tattoos will reflect one another forever.
9. Simple Scorpion Tattoo
For men who prefer less detail and a more subtle design, simple scorpion tattoos can be done tastefully and with quality. At the same time, the tattoo doesn’t have to be a stick figure to be ‘simple,’ less line work and shading are usually needed to achieve the desired style.
10. Minimalist Scorpion Tattoo
The best thing about minimalism is that you get to choose what that means to you, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and all. From a thin outline of a scorpion to the simple Scorpio constellation you can design whatever you want. Stick to less detail and more shaping when designing, for the best result.
11. Red Scorpion Tattoo
Red scorpion tattoos manage to embody the intense and fiery side of scorpions in a very effortless way. To get out of the same old – same old, throwing a vibrant splash of color is a great way to spice things up.
12. Black Scorpion Tattoo
This one is pretty self-explanatory. If you want your blackwork tattoo to look more realistic and less animated, just ensure that the design accounts for shading rather than simply filling in the lines.
13. Scorpion and Frog Tattoo
The moral of this classic tale is that humans, like the scorpion in the fable, have compulsions they cannot resist (like hurting others). Not the happiest of fairytales, but this does show a realistic view of humanity. If that sounds like something up your alley, this tattoo can be done in virtually any style to match your wishes.
14. Realistic Scorpion Tattoo
Scorpion drawings require a decent amount of detail due to their strange exoskeletons and curled stinger, finding the right artist will be important for proper execution.
15. Mortal Kombat Scorpion Tattoo
For gamers, the Mortal Kombat scorpion tattoo is the ultimate way to pay tribute to the iconic video game. Though an actual scorpion does not need to be included in the design, fellow Mortal Kombat players will certainly recognize the frightening and menacing face.
16. Scorpion Tattoo Stencil
For those craving a more playful look, a scorpion tattoo taken from a simple stencil can give a “childhood drawing” effect that many men enjoy when it comes to art.
17. Scorpion 3D Tattoo
While it will take a skilled tattoo artist, 3D scorpion tattoos create an insane illusion that people will love. Just keep in mind that detailed 3D tattoos such as this often require a lot of patience and time in the chair. But the finished product will be well worth the wait.
18. Egyptian Scorpion Tattoo
Egyptian scorpion tattoos are more intimidating and powerful looking than regular scorpion tattoos with their aggressive stand and dark shading. A king among scorpions, fit for a king among men.
19. Scorpion Heart Tattoo
Find a soft side to your badass scorpion tattoo. This tattoo is a great option to commemorate the Scorpio in your life, or an easy way to playful add some new ink to your body. Our recommendation is to get this one done in color.
Best Placement for a Scorpion Tattoo
20. Scorpio Sleeve Tattoo
A full sleeve takes some major commitment but luckily there is plenty of content to add to a scorpion-themed sleeve. If you want the main focal point to be the actual scorpion consider adding desert-themed tattoos or other zodiac images to fill in the space.
21. Scorpion Back Tattoo
From getting a detailed scorpion tattooed on the upper back to an in-depth zodiac piece, scorpion back tattoos allow you to have ample space to get creative.
22. Scorpio Thigh Tattoo
For those wanting a more significant piece that can also be easily hidden, Scorpio thigh tattoos are ideal. If you are looking to really collaborate with your chosen artist, the thigh is a great canvas to work with.
23. Scorpion Hand Tattoo
Scorpion hand tattoos are bold, best for the man that wants everyone to know he has tattoos. For a head-turning piece, design the tattoo in a way that allows the claws of the scorpion to extend onto your pointer finger and thumb, spreading across the hand.
24. Scorpion Foot Tattoo
Getting any tattoo on the front of the foot is both unique and easy to hide, making scorpion foot tattoos great for men who are ready to commit to the image but don’t want to have it out on display at formal or business events.
25. Scorpio Arm Tattoo
Scorpio arm tattoos are a more traditionally masculine route to take. Due to the natural shaping in men’s arms, there are ample easy to design a tattoo to bring out the best of your features.
26. Scorpion Chest Tattoo
Go big or go home, ok or don’t, and get a smaller tattoo, it’s really up to you. The chest is a powerful place to get any tattoo and your new tough scorpion tattoo will be no exception.
27. Scorpio Wrist Tattoo
While it would need to be on the smaller side, the sign of Scorpio or even a tiny scorpion caricature would be a fun idea for the wrist. If you’re into script tattoos, the wrist would also be perfect for a tattoo of the actual word ‘Scorpio.’
28. Scorpion Neck Tattoo
Scorpion neck tattoos will certainly do the trick if you want to turn heads and catch some attention. For men who prefer a less ‘in your face’ ink, get your scorpion tattoo done on the back of your neck rather than the side or front.
29. Scorpio Finger Tattoo
Though you could do a very small and simple scorpion tattoo on the finger, a better way to represent the sign of Scorpio is to tattoo the actual symbol, a small “M” with the arrowed tail.
30. Scorpion Forearm Tattoo
The forearm is a fantastic place for a scorpion tattoo because it is long and slender, meaning the tattoo itself can fit perfectly depending on the size you are going for. Another option is getting inked on the inside of the forearm, for a less obvious tattoo.
Scorpion Tattoo FAQ:
What does a scorpion tattoo mean?
While the scorpion tattoo most commonly represents fear, protection, and intimidation, it can also stand for loyalty and your protective outer shell (because you’re really a big softie).
What tattoo should a Scorpio man get?
From the Scorpio star constellation to the symbol for the astrological sign of Scorpio or the scorpion itself – Scorpio men have many options for getting inked. A simple scorpion tattoo would also work well for a Scorpio man.