Pay close attention. You are about to scroll through 48 of what can only be described as the best hummingbird tattoos that have ever, or will ever exist. Their mere presence on your screen should evoke of level of awe usually reserved for firework shows and extreme weight loss photos. These are, the greatest hummingbird tattoos of all time. Just kidding. But we think they’re pretty nice. Enjoy!
This gorgeous dotwork design.
Well, at least the first hummingbird tattoo is pretty great right? This back shoulder piece looks incredibly soft for lack of better words. It’s body was done in an oversaturated dotwork style which Ben has undoubtedly mastered. (Photo: Ben Doukakis)
This turquoise-throated puffleg.
Here we have one of the most beautiful species of hummingbird, the turquoise-throated puffleg. Also known as Godin’s puffleg, this particularly alluring bird lives mostly in South America, we think. Only a few known samples have been taken from the wild and all of those being over 100 years ago. Now on the critically endangered list, some speculate that this species might indeed be extinct. (Photo: David Corden)
This watercolor ribcage work.
Here we have a gorgeous watercolor long-tailed hummingbird filled in with some truly wonderful watercolor work. But then what else would you expect from the amazing Simona Blanar. (Photo: Simona Blanar)
This devastatingly delightful dotwork design.
With all the dotwork designs being created these days, you might notice that this piece looks a little different than what you’re use to seeing. Why? The size of the dots of course. Instead of the usual bevy of small dots, this artist chose to comprise this hummingbird tattoo entirely of large dots, giving it a lovely vintage feel. (Photo: Mayra Oiseaux)
This glowing shoulder piece.
Straight out of a National Geographic, this hummingbird in flight features a cut-out aura of it’s natural surroundings that give the viewer a sense of how the birds look in nature. (Photo: Dane Grannon)
This segmented patterns.
This piece shows off the artist’s creativeness by breaking the bird down into separate portions, all which contain their own unique patterns and design. This creative approach coupled with a wonderful display of color gives this piece an undeniably artistic feel. (Photo: Brian Gomes)
This breathtaking hyperrealism work.
Our favorite design on the list goes to, unsurprisingly enough, Alex Bruz. His knack for creating jaw-dropping hyperrealism animal tattoos is well known throughout the industry. (Photo: Alex Bruz)
This beautiful watercolor forearm piece.
A wonderful hummingbird indeed, but what really grabs your attention is the dark and mysterious watercolor background. The dark shades of the background make the bright pinks of the bird stand out in an amazingly unique way. (Photo: Ondrash)
This ruby chested hummingbird.
Literally.. (Photo: Joanne Baker)
This whimsical watercolor work.
(Photo: Anderson Castaño Velez)
This blackwork hummingbird tattoo.
Hummingbirds are known for their quick, bee-like wings. But what most people don’t know is that their tongues are just as quick. A hummingbird’s tongue can lick up to 15 times per second when feeding. (Photo: Alex Bruz)
This small tricep tattoo.
What an amazing location for this tiny colorless hummingbird tattoo. We’ve always been a big fan to tricep tattoos and this beautiful little bird illustrates exactly why. (Photo: Doctor Woo)
This beautiful back-shoulder hummingbird.
Here we have a truly unique design. Call it watercolor, surrealism, or whatever other category of style you might think this design falls into but one thing’s for certain. This piece rocks! (Photo: Hill Tattoo)
This playful pair.
Sasha Unisex is known for her fantastic segmented watercolor style. Her style is so unique that her work is easily recognizable upon first glance. These two gorgeous hummingbirds are a prime example of her highly praised style. (Photo: Sasha Unisex)
This spatule-tailed side tattoo.
Despite their unsuspecting appearance, hummingbirds are among the most aggressive bird species in the animal kingdom. As a testament to their ferocity, hummingbirds routinely attack larger aggressive species such as jays and even hawks. (Photo: Joanne Baker)
This red circle.
Presumably a rising sun, or perhaps just a decorative shape, this circle of color surrounds the hummingbird’s head like a crimson halo. (Photo: David Hale)
This new school hummingbird.
This hummingbird tattoo features an intriguing color combination that, while extraordinary, isn’t too far fetched for that of a real hummingbird. Fun fact: Different species of hummingbirds regularly cross breed with one another making it tough distinguish certain species due to the high number of hybrid breeds now in existence. (Photo: David Corden)