40 Flawless Hamsa Hand Tattoo Designs

Palm-shaped protection people.

40 Flawless Hamsa Hand Tattoo Designs | TattooBlend

Designed with the sole purpose of warding off the evil eye, the hamsa’s origins can be traced all the way back to the ancient city of Carthage—modern day Tunisia—or ancient Mesopotamia depending on who you ask. Along with providing protection against the evil eye, the hamsa also represents strength, power, and blessings.

As far as interesting and meaningful symbols go, it doesn’t get much cooler than the palm-shaped hamsa amulet, often referred to as the hamsa hand or just plain hamsa. The shape of the hamsa represents an open palm, often containing an eye in reference to the “evil eye” which is believed to cause illness, misfortune, and even death.

Hamsa hands range from the elaborate to the unadorned. In this article we’ll take a look at a wide variety of different hamsa tattoo designs ranging from intricate mandala-influenced works to stunning watercolor renditions. We hope you enjoy this list as much as we enjoyed putting it together.

This beautiful forearm work.

Hamsa on forearm by Grain

(Photo: Grain)

This itty bitty hamsa.

Itty bitty hamsa hand by Octavois

(Photo: Octavious)

These gorgeous florals.

Gorgeous floral hamsa hand by Flo Nuttall

(Photo: Flo Nuttall)

This geometric pattern.

Geometric hamsa hand by Martynas Snioka

(Photo: Martynas Šnioka)

This air-brushed hamsa.

Airbrushed hamsa by Lenara

(Photo: Lenara)

This back piece.

Hamsa hand on back by Fin Tattoos

(Photo: Fin Tattoos)

This epic dotwork design.

Dotwork hamsa hand by Doctor Woo

(Photo: Doctor Woo)

These tiny turquoise leaves.

Hamsa hand with small turquoise leaves by Klaudia Hołda

(Photo: Klaudia Hołda)

This mandala hamsa hand.

Mandala hamsa by Flo Nuttall

(Photo: Flo Nuttall)

This awesome thigh piece.

Hamsa hand on thigh by 8 Golden Falcons

(Photo: 8 Golden Falcons)