For some unexplainable reason arrow tattoos are among the most popular tattoo designs in existence. Maybe it’s their seductive slender appearance or the way their proportions fit perfectly onto arms, legs, and fingers. Either way, some pretty spectacular examples of arrow tattoos are being created as tattoo methods evolve and the level of detail artists are able to achieve increases. Here are some of our favorite arrow tattoos created by tattoo artists from all over the world.
This colorful watercolor tattoo.
There are watercolor tattoos and then there are watercolor tattoos. This gorgeous arrow tattoo is definitely the latter. With a shaft comprised of majestic purples and blues this design almost appears to change colors right before your eyes. (Photo: G.NO)
This intricate arrow.
It’s as if someone started to add color to this piece then suddenly abandoned the task. The tiny hints of turquoise and mustard yellow ink really bring the piece together. (Photo: Marie Roura)
These two different types.
Here we have two arrows of similar size and shape but very different details. It’s always amazing to see the level of detail artists are able to achieve these days. (Photo: Doy)
These decorative circles.
There’s a number of arrow tattoos floating around out there that feature these decorative circles and lines. What they symbolize we’re not exactly sure. Any ideas? (Photo: Cristiano Fernandes)
While not a new concept, this text-for-shaft arrow tattoo is one of the best we’ve seen. An elegant free hand font transitions into a lovely layered feather. (Photo: Apocalypse Tattoo)
This elegant geometric arrow tattoo.
When Anna’s working, that means she’s winning. Constantly creating some of the most tasteful tattoos you’ll ever lay eyes upon, Russian tattoo artist Anna Bravo always manages to surprise us with her delightful black and grey ink designs. (Photo: Anna Bravo)
This amazing abstract arrow design.
Sketch style genius Inez Janiak creates bold and beautiful designs that evoke a certain level of awe from blackwork lovers the world wide. This stylistic arrow gets an aesthetic boost from a few delightful dotwork triangles. (Photo: Inez Janiak)
This striking sketch style work.
And again. As far a single arrow tattoos go, it doesn’t get much better than this. (Photo: Inez Janiak)
This small shoulder tattoo.
Everyone’s always a fan of tiny tattoos and this gorgeous arrow tattoo placed strategically on this subjects shoulder is no exception. (Photo: Flower)
This assortment of arrows.
Who knows who started this design trend but small cluster-of-arrow tattoos are seemingly everywhere you look online. From temporary tattoos to the real thing, it’s easy to see why these attractive designs are so popular. (Photo: Jéssika Campos)
This wonderful geometric pastel piece.
This creative compass and arrow abstract work utilizes soft pastel colors to create shapes within shapes. (Photo: Karl Marks)