Inside: Trendy laurel wreath tattoo ideas that you’ll love.
You may have heard of laurel being used for door wreaths that you can use during the holidays, but did you know that they make for wonderful tattoos as well?
Laurel has a very distinct and yet very simple look, so they make for great tattoos. They are known for their long, slender leaves as well as adorable little buds that blossom during certain times of the year.
Whether you are looking for a solo laurel tattoo or want to use it as an addition to another tattoo you may have in mind, this plant has your back. And so do I!
I created a list of over 70 of the best laurel tattoo ideas on the internet. You can look through these to help you find inspiration for your own ink.
Meaning Behind a Laurel Wreath Tattoo
For many people, laurel is synonymous with ancient Greece. This is due to the fact that laurel wreaths were a popular form of head attire for ancient Grecians. They would wear crowns of them with their togas, creating that famous combo that Greece is known for.
Back in the day, whenever someone was celebrating something whether that was a victory or something else, they would where these laurel headbands to make the significance of the moment. Imagine them like the birthday sash of ancient Greece. Crazy right?
SO if you are someone who has become the victor over something, be it a hardship, a new job, or simply getting out of bed during a tough time, then you should consider getting this tattoo.
It is basically telling you to celebrate your victories instead of being so harsh and critical of yourself. We are often our own worst critics and biggest bullies, and it is no way to live. It just creates an unbalanced life for you, and you deserve better. This tattoo can be a representation of that.
How Bad is the Pain from Getting This Tattoo?
When it comes to tattoos, you really can’t gauge how badly it’s going to hurt. I mean, you can use the basic rule of thumb: Stay on the meatier parts of your body, like the forearm and thigh. These parts have more protected nerve endings, and thus you feel it less than in the bonier areas.
But overall, the pain will vary from person to person depending on their own tolerance. What is extremely painful to one may not feel like anything to the next. You’ll just have to try it and see for yourself.
How much does a Wreath Tattoo cost?
The cost of any tattoos, not just laurel, will be presented to you at your consultation with your artist. Otherwise, it’s nearly impossible to get a 100% accurate estimation.
For the most part, tattoo artists charge on an hourly basis, so you are going to have a consultation with them to discuss your tattoo, and how long it will take to complete. The good thing about doing this is that many tattoo artists will only charge you what they quoted you for in the beginning, so it will rarely be more than what you were expecting.
Just remember to always tip, and tip well. Many people don’t realize that tipping at a tattoo place is actually a pretty common occurrence. Treat your artists well!
Designs Inspired By The Olympics
Now that we have discussed those things, let’s take a look at the important stuff: what your tattoo will look like. When you are deciding on your own tat, the best thing you can do is to look up some inspiration to get you started. I’ve got you covered here!
1. Medusa Tattoo
2. Black and White Wreath
3. Simple Wreath
4. Detailed Laurel Wreath
5. Knee Wrapped Laurel
6. Collar Bone Tattoos
7. Laurel Throat Tattoo
8. Simple Laurel Rib Tattoo
9. Beautiful Chest Piece
10. Circular Wreath on Elbow
11. Black Wreath with White Laurel
12. Laurel Wrap
13. Shaded Leaves
14. Down Pointing Laurel
15. Laurel Surrounding 4 Leaf Clover
Cute Laurel Wreath Ideas
These are some of the most adorable laurel wreath tattoo ideas on the internet. I have found that they not only contain the classic laurel wreath, but many of these have taken their own spin on it.
16. 2 Strands of Laurel
17. Large Leaves in Black and White
18. Black and White with Shaded Leaves
19. Pointy Detailed Leaves
20. Laurel Wreath Idea
21. Shoulder Laurel Wrap
22. Simple Black Wreath Silhouette
23. Laurel with Butterflies
24. Simple Throat Wrap
25. Dotted Laurel
27. Feminine Wreath
28. Leaves with Red Accents
29. Black Leaves with Great Linework
30. Simple Chest Laurel Wreath
31. Shoulder Piece
32. Black and White Laurel
33. Chest Laurel Tattoo with Great Detail
34. Laurel with Blossoms
Unique Olympic Designs
If you are on the hunt for a simpler and unique design, it’s time to take a look at this list. These are some of the downright cutest and coolest Laurel wreath tattoos you will be able to find. Who knew there were so many different variations?
35. Scalp Tattoo
36. Skull with Laurel
37. Laurel with Eyeball
38. Beautifully Detailed Leaves
39. Light Grey Laurel
40. Feminine Throat Tattoo
41. Back Piece
42. Circular Knee Tattoo
43. Matching Laurel Tattoos
44. Feminine Style Drawing
45. Cute Laurel Wreath with Dragonfly
46. Laurel Wreath with a Heart
47. Simple Dainty Tattoo
48. Tattoo on the Wrist
49. 2 Strands of Laurel Wreaths
50. Realistic Laurel Leaves
51. Laurel Wreath on Hand
52. Vine Wrap on Shoulders
53. Simple Outlined Laurel
54. Laurel Hand Wrap
55. Eye Ball Triangle with Laurel
56. Laurel Wreath in Color
57. Dainty Laurel with Cute Center
58. Perfect Circular Wreath
59. Detailed Leg Tattoo
Simple Laurel Wreath Tattoos
For those of you who prefer your tattoos to be more on the minimalistic side, this last list is going to be the one for you. I made sure to put the best of the best here to finish us off strong.
60. Laurel Wreath with Crown
61.Black and White Wreath
62. Detailed Wreath with Dotted Shadow
63. Simple Laurel
64. Simple Laurel Outline
65. Elbow Tattoo
66. Dark Laurel
67. Vibrant Wreath In Color
68. Laurel with Tree
69. Full Circle Knee Tat
70. Laurel Wrap with Berries
71. Full-Color Laurel
72. Simple Outline
73. Cute Chest Tattoo
Did you find a laurel wreath tattoo that you loved? I hope so! I didn’t even realize I wanted one of these in my life until this list, so if you were already on the lookout for some ideas you must be already booking your tattoo appointment!
One of the most important things to consider when making such a permanent decision is whether or not the design makes you happy. There are so many people today who are too preoccupied with worrying about how tattoos are going to look when we are old, that they forget why we are getting the tats in the first place: to tell the world that we are who we are, and we aren’t ashamed.
In many places, tattoos are still less accepted by society. We are the outlaws, the rebels, and it’s up to us to continue to make these choices with our better interests at heart. We can get as many tattoos as we please! After all, we will never be able to run out of ideas, now will we.
Running out of space? Yeah, that is another story, but we will cross that bridge when we get there.