45 Excellent Stag Tattoo Designs and Ideas

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Stag tattoos, or deer tattoos, are about as magnificent an animal tattoo as you’ll find. The mighty stag has long played a mythical role as well as a practical one in almost every culture where they’re found. From Asia to North America and across Europe, the stag kept stomachs full and legends alive. The stag played a particularly important role in Celtic and Christian folklore.

There’s never been a better time to get a stag tattoo. It seems like all the other creatures of the forest are having their day in the sun but you don’t see nearly as many stag tattoos as you should. Whether you’re on the fence or already have your heart set on getting a stag tattoo, here are a few of the best stag tattoo designs floating around.

This psychedelic stag.

Psychedelic stag tattoo by Adrian Bascur

(Photo: Adrian Bascur)

This negative space dotwork design.

Negative space dotwork stag by Dino Nemec

(Photo: Dino Nemec)

This creative connecting design.

Creative connecting stag tattoo by Chris Rigoni

(Photo: Chris Rigoni)

This double exposure stag tattoo.

Double exposure stag tattoo by Janis

(Photo: Janis)

This watercolor stag tattoo.

Watercolor stag tattoo by Josie Sexton

(Photo: Josie Sexton)

This space-themed thigh piece.

Space-themed stag tattoo by Dino Nemec

(Photo: Dino Nemec)

This gradient masterpiece.

Gradient stag tattoo by Ash Timlin

(Photo: Ash Timlin)

This stag with dreamcatcher in antlers.

Stag with dreamcatcher in antlers by Anna Yershova

(Photo: Anna Yershova)

These colorful blossoms.

Stag tattoo by Asao

(Photo: Asao)

This sketch style stag tattoo.

Sketch style stag by Frank Carrilho

(Photo: Frank Carrilho)