50+ Traditional Grim Reaper Tattoo Designs With Meaning (2020)

Grim Reaper Tattoos

Most people think that the meaning of grim reaper tattoos is only associated with death. This is not entirely true as the tattoo of grim reaper can hold different meanings that change according to the context.

For example, a grim reaper tattoo with blood on scythe will mean that you accept death and respect life. While a faceless grim reaper design would represent that you are trying to overcome your fears.

Here we present you 50 grim reaper tattoo design for men and women –

Grim Reaper Scythe Tattoos

1. The scythe of the grim reaper should be sharp and pointed. Here is a scary grim reaper face tattoo without his robe.
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2. You can try a grim reaper tattoo in action where the reaper is shown about to remove the soul from the body by using his scythe.
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3. If you want a scary tattoo design then show a faceless grim reaper with hourglass tattoo. This will show that you accept death is inevitable.
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4. You can also show the grim reaper holding the ace of spades card. This will mean that mortal men often think they are the king but in the end the fall to death.
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5. As Grim reaper is really old school tattoo design. Therefore you will find many traditional grim reaper tattoos design like this.
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6. As grim reaper is associated with death so showing some mystical fog around your grim reaper would be cool idea.
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7. You will find hundreds of grim reaper designs from ancient art books. You can base your tattoo design on them.
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8. If you do not wish to show the scythe then opt for a grim reaper face tattoo like this.
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9. Different cultures portrayed grim reaper in different styles. For example this is Mexican culture inspired grim reaper tattoo.
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10. Can you see the emotionless and fearless eyes of the grim reaper in this tattoo design? I am usually not scared by tattoo designs but this one is a brilliant work of art. There are many stories online that will make you believe in the grim reaper.
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11. Most people opt for male grim reaper tattoos design but female grim reaper tattoo also have their own grace.
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12. Here this traditional design shows the grim reaper being attacked by an evil snake. Can you guess the meaning?
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13. This grim reaper tattoo seems to be inspired from the harry potter art.
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14. Grim reaper with hourglass tattoo is very popular design but don’t just go for black and grey design. Here is a colourful version which I found more attractive.
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15. This is a double exposure tattoo design where the artist made the grim reaper tattoo using a butterfly tattoo, a skull tattoo, a feather tattoo, and a rose tattoo.
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16. Some considered half-moon as scary. A cool idea would be to add a half moon behind your grim reaper tattoo.
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17. The grim reapers tattoos don’t have to be scary and all. You can have fun design like the following.
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18. You can mix up two different style of ghostly designs. For example here is a mix up of casper the ghost and grim reaper.
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19. If you are more like Ghost rider then you should try a grim reaper tattoo where the reaper is about to take the soul of the victim.
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20. There can be a deep logic by adding a date to your grim reaper tattoo. Mostly add it to remember the date of their loved ones.
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21. My favourite kind of design is to show the scathe hovering over the head of the grim reaper like this.
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22. While I like a scathe with skeleton handle but still I would say a wooden handle would look amazing too.
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23. You can add a guardian angel tattoo design to your tattoo of grim reaper like this.
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24. There are many death related quotes that can be added to the grim reaper tattoo just like this.
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25. A tiny and minimal tattoo of grim reaper would look equally cute and scary.
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26. A clever tattoo artist would smartly use the black, grey and white shade to give an awesome look to the tattoo of the grim reaper.
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27. This tattoo of grim reaper is more like a death angel, in fact more as a savior of world.
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28. According to Christianity, the grim reaper is appointed by the god to take souls of people. So a cool idea would be to add a cross tattoo to the grim reaper design.
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29. Many men like grim reaper tattoo to remind themselves that they are going to die anyway so why not live the moment.
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30. Showing all teeth of grim reaper will be an average idea. But if you show teeth like this then it would be even better style.
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31. Scathe is the usual weapon of grim reaper. Why not show the reaper with a different weapon like a sword may be?
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32. Faceless grim reaper tattoo are scary. If you want to make the tattoo even more scary then do not add eyes to the skeleton.
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33. As grim reaper does a blood business so a scary design would be to add droplets of blood to it like this.
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34. I agree that the face of this traditional tattoo of grim reaper is not symmetrical but it might be done to show two faces of death (good and bad).
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35. Here is a female grim reaper tattoo that looks more like a femme fatale.
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36. Showing fire in the eyes of the grim reaper would also be an awesome style.
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37. Can you guarantee that you are going to see another day? This quote perfectly sums up the concept of death.
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38. You can style the robe of grim reaper in such manner that is looks like the chest bones of the skeleton body.
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39. As there are many art styles of grim reaper so I would encourage you to look in holy books to better understand the appearance of the reaper. Here is a grim reaper tattoo inspired by the Jesus era.
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40. It’s common to show a bald reaper due to skull. But a unique idea would be to show hairs to the skull like this.
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41. You can try different avatars of grim reaper. For example here is a pirate inspired grim reaper tattoo which looks more like skeleton of Jack sparrow ( from POTC: The Black Pearl movie).
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42. The blood dripping from the scathe of the grim reaper should look real therefore ask the artist nicely for it.
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43. If you are a heavy metal fan then you would surely like this tattoo of grim reaper.
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44. If you show a nicely pressed robe of grim reaper then it won’t be cool. But if you show a robe like this then the tattoo would represent that you mean business.
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45. The quote of this tattoo and the face of the grim reaper do not do justice with each other.
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46. Showing an inverted scathe in the tattoo like this would mean that you are always in huge trouble and can’t help others.
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47. A faceless and skeleton less grim reaper tattoo like this seems to come out straight from the scary nightmares.
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48. You can add a graveyard to the tattoo of grim reaper.
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49. This traditional grim reaper tattoo is good for travellers who believe that their next journey might be their last.
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50. An emo grim reaper tattoo riding a unicorn can be one of the best tattoo design idea for girls.
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Which grim reaper tattoo design from the above photo gallery you liked the most?