110+ Snake Tattoos Designs With Meaning (2024)

Snake Tattoos come in different varieties – such as traditional, tribal, and Westworld styles. Do you know the meaning of snake tattoos? They can have multiple meanings according to the context. Snakes have been mentioned as mysterious animals throughout history.

What Does a Snake Tattoo Symbolize?

A snake tattoo can symbolize transformation, rebirth, and healing due to the snake’s ability to shed its skin. It can also represent power, danger, and protection.

A cobra snake tattoo often symbolizes protection, royalty, and wisdom. The cobra’s hood and poised stance convey a sense of readiness and vigilance.

Wondering What Goes Well with a Snake Tattoo?

Elements like roses, daggers, skulls, and moons complement snake tattoos well. These elements can add depth and additional meaning to the design.

An episode of ancient aliens even claimed that the aliens who visited earth in the past were like snakes, which is why they are considered magical all over the globe.

From Hindu Lord Shiva to Chinese culture, you will find snakes everywhere. Snakes usually mean mystery and magic. They also represent the afterlife and life in another form.

The best place for a snake tattoo depends on the design and size. Popular placements include the arm, leg, back, and hand. For a dramatic effect, a snake tattoo can wrap around limbs or follow the spine.

The best placement of snake designs is on your arm or hand area, where it’s clearly visible. Here we have chosen 50 cool snake designs that you can try.

Traditional Snake Tattoo

1. This design is inspired by prison tattoos and is mostly used by gangs, and thugs.

Snake Tattoos

2. Many ancient tribes used Snake’s poison on their daggers to kill their prey. A Snake and dagger tattoo is a cool combination.
American Traditional Snake Tattoos

3. It will be hard for anyone to move their eyes from such a beautiful 3d venomous snake tattoo design on the sleeve.
3d Snake Tattoo

4. Many snake species are more popular than others. For example, Rattlesnakes are known for their distinct appearance and sound. You can try a rattlesnake design like this.
Black And White Snake Tattoo

5. Many ancient tribes consider snakes as their sigil. This design is inspired by Japanese art.
Celtic Snake Tattoos

6. Cobra is called the king of snakes. Here is a majestic King cobra tattoo design. Snakes represent a fearless and powerful personality, what better way to show it than this cool king cobra tatt?
Cobra Snake Tattoos For Guys

7. Even though I admire front-facing snake designs but side posing looks good too.
Coiled Snake Tattoo

8. As snakes are mentioned throughout history therefore you will find a lot of tribal snake designs that you can consider for tattoos.
Aztec Snake Tattoo

9. Snake and eagle are enemies. Many people try snake and eagle tattoos to show that they seek revenge.
Eagle And Snake Tattoo

10. Not all snakes are poisonous. Some snakes kill with constriction and you can try tattoos of such snakes (like Python). Although there are more than 3000 species of snakes, not all of them are venomous.
Egyptian Snake Tattoos

11. One common idea suggested for men is to try it on the whole chest like this. But mind you not everyone admires such designs.
Full Body Snake Tattoo

12. Girls similarly can try a large-size design on their back but then again think before you commit.
Japanese Snake Tattoo Meaning

13. Traditional snake tattoos look scary and therefore they are very popular. Here is a collection of traditional tattoos to admire.
Japanese Snake Tattoos

14. Here is a Japanese snake tattoo design where the artist inked a beautiful cherry blossom tattoo inside the snake.
Neo Traditional Snake Tattoo

15. Many people opt for snakes as cover-up design but they alone won’t be able to cover up. So you need designs like this. The flower tattoo mixed with the snake is good to cover any bad tattoo design.
New School Snake Tattoo

16. If you opt for a brown snake tattoo (of Australia) or a rattlesnake design like this or even a python tattoo then you might get a good cover-up design.
Rattle Snake Tattoo

17. A hissing snake design has a unique meaning. It represents aggression. Therefore opt for it if you have an aggressive nature.
Realistic Snake Tattoos

18. Hindu God Shiva is associated with snakes. Many people like to have a cobra tattoo that is seen around the neck and biceps of Shiva. Here is a cool collection of Hindu tattoos.
Shiva Snake Tattoos

19. You can have a childish design if you want to show yourself as a mischievous person.
Simple Snake Tattoo

20. Snake is associated with death in many cultures so a common combination is to try snake and skull tattoo.
Skull Snake Tattoo

21. Many people like to have snake tattoos on their fingers. It is often used as a matching tattoo design by royal families.
Small Snake Tattoo

22. Here is an odd design where a snake is wrapped around the apple tree, it looks interesting and you can try it.
Snake And Apple Tattoo

23. A cool snake and sword tattoo design for those who consider themselves warriors.
Snake And Dagger Tattoo

24. This design is childish but if you want a temporary pastel tattoo then here it is. It’s best to avoid childish-looking tattoos with snake design, it won’t go well together.
Snake Arm Tattoo

25. Ever heard the quote that a snake eats its own tail? Here is the visual representation of it. It also forms an infinity symbol, a simple snake tattoo that look cool too.
Snake Eating Itself Tattoo

26. Most people opt for eye tattoos on their biceps. I think a snake eye tattoo would be a majestic idea.
Snake Eyes Tattoo

27. The poison of the snake is in its sharp teeth and showing it in your tattoo design is an awesome idea.
Snake Head Tattoos

28. Here is another traditional snake and rose tattoo design that will suit girls.
Snake Leg Tattoo

29. Snake skin tattoos are also in demand but to pull off a stunning animated tattoo like this you have to find an experienced tattoo artist.
Snake Scale Tattoo

30. Snake outline tattoos are not as cool as realistic snake tattoos. Still, if you want to try then here is one design for you.
Snake Skeleton Tattoo

31. Forearm is the best place to try snakeskin tattoos and you won’t be disappointed by the results.
Snake Skin Tattoo

32. This snake and skull tattoo design is inspired by medieval art and I must say it is way better than most designs I have seen.
Snake Skull Tattoo

33. Here is a snake inked using blackwork tattoo art. It will leave long-lasting impression on viewers.
Snake Sleeve Tattoo

34. This traditional snake design would look way better on the stomach (of girls).
Snake Tattoo Arm

35. Here is a “Harry Potter” inspired design that shows the house Slytherin.
Snake Tattoo Designs

36. Adding multiple snakes to your tattoo design will show that you believe in fortune and the next life.
Snake Tattoo Drawing

37. Snakes’ designs look equally great on calves so try them.
Snake Tattoo Flash

38. A black and grey snake design will have its own charm but still, I would recommend a colorful pattern.
Snake Tattoo Sleeve

39. While my favorite design is a snake constricting an arm but design like this also looks great.
Snake Tattoos For Men

40. If you wish to try a traditional design then this is an ideal color choice.
Snake Tattoos For Women

41. Dangerous snakes are usually longer than 6 feet so try a long snake with coils if you want to represent danger.
Snake Tattoos On Arms

42. You can wear a snake like an ornament or jewelry. For example here this girl got a tattoo like a piece of anklet jewelry.
Snake Tattoos On Feet

43. Shoulder is not a great choice for snake tattoos but some designs are meant to be on shoulders.
Snake Tattoos On Shoulder

44. This Aztec Civilization inspired snake tattoo will be too hard to explain to everyone.
Snake Tribal Tattoo

45. Here is a simple yet mesmerizing tattoo that will leave a long-lasting impact on the mind of viewers.
Tattoo Snake

46. Do not have another sub-par tattoo around your majestic snake tattoo or they will ruin the whole look.
Traditional Snake Tattoos

47. Here is a tribal tattoo design that can be your first tattoo.
Tribal Snake Tattoo

48. Two-faced snakes have the deep meaning as they represent dual personalities of a person.
Two Face Snake Tattoos On Arm

49. Green snake will look way better than other color designs.
Watercolor Snake Tattoo

50. Here is a white ink snake tattoo design that looks great on hand.
White Snake Tattoo

Which snake tattoo design do you like the most and why?

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