43 Spectacular State of Michigan Tattoos

State of Michigan Tattoo Designs

What a beautiful place to live. From glistening snow-covered rooftops in the winter to pristine sandy beaches that never seem to end in the summer, the great state of Michigan is truly a magical place to live. Those who call the Great Lakes State home are spoiled with the best of what every season has to offer.

Let’s take a look at some of the most amazing examples of Michigan pride.

This bathymetry forearm piece

State of Michigan Tattoo

The realistic underwater typography shading really grabs the viewers attention and gives the entire piece that vintage look.

This petoskey stone piece

Michigan Petoskey Stone Tattoo

Petoskey stones were formed by petrified coral being worn smooth by receding glaciers over time. The petoskey stone also happens to be Michigan’s state stone.

This stylized chest tattoo

State of Michigan Tattoo Design

From the bold outlines to the detailed patterns that make up the interior, this tattoo is definitely one of the most intricate designs we’ve seen so far.

This tribute to the Great Lakes

Michigan Great Lakes tattoo

Most of us remember the names of the Great Lakes from the mnemonic HOMES = Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie, Superior. The focal point of this tattoo is definitely the Great Lakes, but this tattoo is still all Michigan.

These “I live here” tattoos

Michigan Mitten Tattoo

When you ask a Michigander where exactly they live, they usually explain it like this

Michigan Hand Tattoo

Having a small tattoo marking your hometown’s location makes things even easier

Cool Michigan Hand Tattoo

Love where you live.

This naturalistic mitten tattoo

Naturalistic State of Michigan Tattoo

Those trees, that sky, that water, makes you wanna get out of the office and visit Michigan’s state parks.

This Great Lakes shoulder tattoo

State of Michigan Tattoo Design

Another cool Great Lakes tattoo.

This colorful Mackinac Bridge tattoo

State of Michigan Mackinac Bridge tattoo

With more freshwater coastline than any other state, it’s not surprising that water finds it’s way into most of these designs.

A few quick facts about the state of Michigan:

*Michigan has 11,000 inland lakes.

*The name Michigan is derived from the Indian words “Michi-gama” which means large lake.

*No matter where you are in the state, you are never more than 6 miles from a lake or stream.