Inside: Penguin tattoo ideas that everyone will love.
Do you have a favorite animal? Most people do. One of my top animals happens to be one of the world’s flightless birds: a Penguin! I am guessing if you clicked on this article, a penguin may be one of your favorites too.
So with that in mind, I have searched the internet for some of the coolest penguin tattoo ideas. During my search, I learned that penguins have more to offer than a cute face…they hold symbolic meaning too!
According to an article dedicated to this topic, “the penguin symbolism includes intuition, dreams, resourcefulness, evolution, and contrast. They also bring some important lessons as spirit animals. They can show you the way in tough times, as they encourage you to be adaptable in your life.” How cool is this?
If any of these themes resonate with you, then you have to check out the penguin tattoo ideas listed below. But before we do, let’s go over cost and pain!
How much do penguin tattoos cost?
This is a hard question to answer. Each tattoo is different in terms of how much it costs. The longer they take to get done, the more expensive they are. This is because most artists charge by the hour, so if you choose a huge penguin tattoo…it’s gonna be spendier than a small one.
Do tattoos hurt?
Yes, they do. In order to get a tattoo, you have to have a tattoo needle stab you more than 100 times a second. This will cause some general pain and discomfort. If you want to avoid this pain, get yourself some numbing cream.
I had no idea this stuff existed until I was on hour 4 of my quarter sleeve. When my tattoo artist asked if I wanted some, I was DUMBFOUNDED. The relief that came afterward was very rewarding after the previous hours I had endured. Get some!
Alright, are you ready to look at some tattoos?
Simple Penguin Tattoo Ideas
First up, I wanted to show you some clean and simple designs. As you go through this list, please make sure to have your own tattoo in the forefront of your mind. Think about what color you want, if you want it to be simple or realistic, and perhaps where you want to put it. Write down your ideas!
1. Mama and Baby Penguin in Watercolor
2. Little Baby Penguin Wrist Tattoo
3. Cute Matching Penguins on Wrist
4. Penguin Design with Spiral
5. Cute Little Penguin Sketch with Stars
6. Penguin Wearing a Hat with Drink
7. Penguin made with Dot Work
8. Sweet Male Penguin Looking Up
9. Hilarious Penguin Wearing a Bikini
10. Penguin with Spiral Design
11. This Was In Fact Your First Rodeo
12. Penguin Design Ideas on Arms
13. Realistic Simple Penguin
14. Lightwork Penguin
15. Tiny Black and White Penguin with Yellow
Black and White Penguin Designs
Since penguins are already black and white, these tattoos don’t seem too far off from the real thing. But if you like little to no color on your tattoos, then this is the list that I made with you in mind. I have plenty of black and white tattoos; I understand the appeal.
16. Cartoon Family of Penguins
17. Penguin Design That’s Adorable
18. Crazy Looking Penguin Eating Fish
19. Cool Penguin Skeleton
20. Cute Little Penguin with Snowflake
21. Penguins of Madagascar
22. Simplistic Little Penguin
23. Cute Penguin Design with Little Sword
24. 2 Tone Penguin on Arm
25. Black and White Penguin with Yellow
26. 4 Penguin Babies
27. Cute Little Fluffy Penguin
28. Penguins Jumping Rope
29. One Line Tattoo of Outline
30. Spooky Punk Penguin
31. Penguin with Cute Floral Design
32. Funny Chunky Penguin
Penguin Tattoos for Men
This next list is all you guys out there! I am just obsessed this these designs. They are powerful and very unique! Take a look at these to see which ones you like best.
33. Penguin Family in Color
34. Hilarious Emperor Penguin
35. Cute Colorful Snow Globe with Penguin
36. Cute Matching Penguins for Men and Women
37. Penguin with Dot Shading
38. Cute Periscope Penguin Family
39. Black and White Penguin Looking Up
40. Cute Little Guy with Balloon
41. 2 Penguins on Different Arms
42. Simple Black and White Penguin with Cool Details
43. Emperor Penguin on Shin
44. Funny Hockey Playing Penguin
45. Cute Double Penguin Ink
46. Black and White Penguin Set
Unique Penguin Designs
Next up, we have some of the most unique penguin tattoo designs that I have seen to date. I think my favorites are the ones that include the northern lights behind the penguins. I know they don’t really need any more beauty than they already have…but it helps. Take a look through these and decide what you think.
47. Cute Crystals with Snowflake Design
48. Baby Penguins Under the Northern Lights
49. Sweet Little Penguin
50. Little Lightning Penguin Outline
51. Full Penguin Sleeve
52. Penguin Picking Flowers
53. Sweet Penguins in Love
54. Penguin Family Feeding a Baby
55. Dark Penguin Design
56. Huge Realistic Penguin
57. Cute Little Penguin with a Red Shirt
58. Penguin Splashing in Water
59. Cute Penguin with Sunset Design
60. Realistic Penguin from Madagascar
61. Mother Feeding Baby Penguin
62. Watercolor Splatter Art on Penguin
63. Floral Penguin Design, Cute & Realistic
Coolest Penguin Tattoo Ideas
Don’t let the name of this list fool you; all of the tattoo ideas on this list are cool. These just happen to be the COOLEST ones you will find. Not a big deal or anything. Take your time going through these; they have some great qualities. I especially love number 66.
64. Adorable Realistic Penguin
65. Tiny Penguin with Pink Balloon
66. Penguins Swimming Through Flowers
67. Penguin with a Snowflake on Stomach
68. Traditional Style Penguin
69. Simple Lightly Drawn Penguin
70. Green Sweater with Snowflakes
71. Cute Penguin with Sunset Behind Them
72. Funny Flannel with a Hat
73. Penguin Swimming with Bubble
74. Colorful Penguin with Cool Shell
75. Penguin Tap Dancing
76. Pingu the Penguin Ink
77. Penguin with Longitude and Latitude
78. Cute Little Detailed Fluffy Penguin
79 Penguin with a Sparkler
80. Watercolor Penguin with Ombre Color
81. Penguin with Rainbow Splatter Art
Must See Penguin Designs
Lastly, here are some of my favorite penguin tattoo ideas on the whole list. I am genuinely in love with these, so much that I am considering booking an appointment right now. Check them out!
82. Baby Penguin with Blue Eyes
83. 2 Penguins, One with Skeleton Penguin
84. Balloons with Watercolor
85. 2 Baby Penguins with Splatter Art
86. Penguin Drawn with One Line
87. A Picture Perfect Cuddle Session
88. Penguin with Life Float
89. Abstract Penguin Love Tattoo
90. Adventure Is Out There
91. Tiny but Mighty Penguin Design
92. Geometric Penguin Design
93. Penguin with Fire Design
94. Abstract Green Sun with Penguin
95. Heart Penguin Kiss Design
96. Penguin Sitting On the Earth
97. Cute Simple Colorful Penguin
98. Triangle with Pink and Blue Shape
99. Baby Penguin with the Northern Lights
100. Penguin Stuffed Animal
101. Colorful Penguin Astronaut
So…what did you think? I hope that you took your time to contemplate what kind of penguin tattoo you really wanted while looking through these. Think about what size, what style, and if you want it in color or not!
Placement can come after you figure out what exactly you want to get done. Plus, once you are clear on that, you can connect with your artist to see how much they think it will cost.
If you love these animal tattoos, then you should continue the fun with some of our other options. We have plenty!