Inside: Adorable Loch Ness monster tattoo ideas to immortalize the hide and seek champ.
We have all heard stories about the Loch Ness monster as we were growing up: The mysterious and never caught water beast that roam the loch ness lake. It’s filled children with wonder for almost a century.
It’s such an interesting story that has reached many corners of the world (and people’s hearts) so naturally, there are plenty of Loch Ness monster tattoos to show for it.
If you are on the hunt for a Loch Ness monster tattoo, then you are in luck; I created an epic list of over 70 of the cutest and most unique Loch Ness monster tattoos the internet could muster up. But before we get into that, let’s go over a few important things.
The History of the Loch Ness Monster
The story of the Loch Ness monster(or Nessie as some call it) began all the way back in 1933 in the beautiful Scottish countryside. There was a lake, Loch Ness, that was said to be the home of a mysterious water creature with a long neck and a big body.
Evidence that proves its existence has been found but none that was ever a sure-fire explanation, and it’s still never been found to this day. Many people actually still believe the Loch Ness monster is real, and it is just a super great hider.
Many people have claimed to have spotted the creature over the years but it still hasn’t been confirmed for certain, so many Nessie lovers out there are still hanging onto the hope that she exists and that they will be able to prove it during our lifetime.
What Does The Tattoo Meaning?
If you are someone who has always believed in the Loch Ness monster, then that enough can be your meaning for getting it, but there are a few other themes that are super inspirational that I thought I’d include.
It is also a tattoo that will let other people know that you are a believer in the supernatural: things like Bigfoot, aliens, and other conspiracy theories fall under this symbol. It basically is saying, don’t believe everything you are told. There is more out there than you may ever expect.
Getting a Loch Ness monster tattoo can be symbolic of keeping your childlike wonder as you go through the world. To be able to keep your beliefs despite there being no proof and remaining hopeful in the face of adversity… is what this tattoo means.
So if you find this inspiring then keep on reading… for the best ideas.
Loch Ness Tattoo Cost
You may be wondering how much a Loch Ness tattoo will cost. I hate to tell you that I don’t have an exact number for you, seeing as that is highly dependent on what kind of tattoo you end up getting. The bigger they are, the most expensive.
The best and only way to get an exact estimation of what it will cost to book a consultation with your local tattoo artist(or whoever you are going to go to to get it done). Only then will you be able to know how much your specific tattoo will cost.
How Much Will It Hurt?
Getting a tattoo of the reigning hide and seek champion will hurt, this is unavoidable. What is avoidable though, is how badly it will hurt. There are certain places on the body that are more sensitive to others(i.e. any spot where the bones are closest to the skin, there are more nerves in these spots), and by avoiding them you can save yourself some pain.
One of my favorite places to get a tattoo is on my forearm.
Classic Nessie Tattoos
Now that we got all of that covered, we can get to the part that you are most excited about: the tattoo ideas!
This first list is full of classic Nessie, aka what everyone THINKS she looks like.
1. Black Silhouette of the Loch Ness Monster
2. Sweet Little Nessy
3. Simple Loch Ness Monster
4. Black and Red Monster
5. Black and White Cute Monster
6. Realistic Loch Ness Monster
7. Detailed Loch Ness
8. Light Blue Monster
9. Scary Loch Ness Monster
10. Loch Ness Monster Witch
11. Sharp-Toothed Monster
12. Matching Ankle Tattoos
13. Hide and Seek Champion
14.Loch Ness Monster and Aliens
15. Mystical Monster
Cute Loch Ness monster Tattoos
16. Loch Ness monster Outline
17. Scottish Noodle Dragon
18. Simple and Sweet
19. Sweet Lock Ness Monster
20. Loch Ness Monster in the Lake
21. Traditional Piece
22. Black and White Tattoo
23. Detailed Black and White
24. Simple Outline
25. Loch Ness Behind the Ear
26. Simple Outline
27. Circle Landscape
28. Cute Outline
29. Outline of the Loch Ness Monster
30. Detailed Realistic Nessie
Colorful Loch Ness monster Tattoo Ideas
If you love color then you have to check out the list below. I made sure to include some of the most vibrant tattoos of the Loch Ness monster I could find, I love colored tattoos!
31. Colorful Loch Ness Monster
32. Cartoon New School Style
33. Best Hug in the World
34. Traditional Loch Ness Monster
35. New School Nessy
36. Cartoon Loch Ness Monster
37. Loch Ness Monster in a Juice Glass
38. Loch Ness monster Devouring a Boat
39. Loch Ness in Color
40. Soft Monster
41. Deep Color
42. Loch Ness Outline
43. New School Loch Ness Monster
44. Blue and Black Loch Ness Monster
45. Intense Piece
46. Patchwork Loch Ness Monster
47. Cute Paint Splat
48. Big Tooth
49. What’s Out There…
50. Cute Colorful Monster
51. Loch Ness with Unicorn Horn
52. Diamond Landscape
53. Cute Scottish Nessie
54. Full-Color Loch Ness Monster
55. Intense Monster
Unique Loch Ness Monster Tattoos
As if the Loch Ness monster was unique enough itself, these tattoos went and bumped it up a notch! I think these are some of the coolest finds of my week.
If you love what you see, make sure to check out the artist and give them some love, they deserve it!
56. Realistic Loch Ness
57. Sweet Looking Loch Ness Monster
58. Monster with a Scottish Hat
59. Loch Ness Monster
60. Dark Monster with Red Sun
61. Expressive Nessie
62. Old School Loch Ness Monster
63. Interesting Loch Ness Monster
64. Old Nessie
65. Cute Black and White
66. Detailed Lake
67. Awesome Sketch
68. Skyline Loch Ness Monster
70. Rainbow Loch Ness
71. Goofy Sketch
72. Interesting Loch Ness Monster
73. Vile of the Lake
I hope you found some new inspiration for this near-century-year-old beast. I am honestly consistently shocked by the amazing tattoo art that is on the internet. Some of these artists are just absolutely incredible.
If you are interested in other animal tattoos, know that there are so many options that you can choose from. That’s the beauty of tattoos, you can never really run out of ideas for them. But sadly you can run out of space. Just some food for thought, maybe make your tattoo smaller. This way you can continue to get more as you get older.
Oh and make sure you are doing proper after-care on the days that follow your tattoo appointment. Otherwise your seriously risk messing up your beautiful new addition.
Now, what are you waiting for?
Grab your phone and make yourself an appointment. Nessie waits for no one!