40+ Amazing Whale Tattoos You’ll Never Forget

Emphasis on the amazing.

This beautiful back piece.

Blackwork Whale Tattoo by Ilwol

Someone’s texture game is on point. This dazzling display of detail is black and grey ink hyperrealism at it’s best. (Photo: Ilwol)

This vertical blue whale.

Best Blue Whale Tattoo by Ben Doukakis

Blue whales are the largest living creatures to have ever lived. At one point in time, it’s estimated that over 200,000 blue whales once swam the oceans of the world. Now that number has fallen to around 25,000. (Photo: Ben Doukakis)

This light floral work.

Whale with Flower Tattoo by Reindeer Ink

An elegant floral piece because who doesn’t love elegant floral pieces. Not usually a design you’d associate with a guy, but after seeing how amazing this came out we’re giving it a big two thumbs up. (Photo: Reindeer Ink)

This rope-work in progress.

Whale Tattoo Design by Sasha Masiuk

Clean lines. Can’t wait ’till it’s finished. (Photo: Sasha Masiuk)

This tantalizing dotwork design.

Gorgeous Whale Tattoo by Sarah Herzdame

Absolutely breathtaking. Fun fact: Each population of humpbacks sings it’s own unique song which, surprisingly enough is learned from other whales, not known from birth.(Photo: Sarah Herzdame)

This impressive forearm work.

Dotwork Whale Tattoo by Ben Doukakis

As tough as it is to pick out a favorite in Ben’s ever-growing collection of whale tattoos, we’re going to go on record with this one. Keep up the awesome work Ben! (Photo: Ben Doukakis)

This elegant watercolor work.

Watercolor Whale Tattoo by Adrian Bascur

While on the subject of favorites, Adrian Bascur is on our shortlist of picks for the best watercolor tattoo artist. His creative vision and use of color is simply divine.

This geometric whale tattoo.

Geometric Whale Tattoo by Sarah Herzdame

Here we have a beautiful mandala design made up of hundreds of expertly placed dots. (Photo: Sarah Herzdame)

These whales done with one continuous line.

One Line Whale Tattoo by Mo Ganji

Well, at least the whales and waterline were done with one single line. In rare form, Mo adds a dotwork moon or planet just above the waves. (Photo: Mo Ganji)

This spin art space work.

Watercolor Whale Tattoo by John Brass

Carefully selected colors melt together like an abstract spin art painting that’s been tilted instead of spun. (Photo: John Brass)