Inside: Totally Unique Snowflake Tattoo Ideas. 

Ever heard of Snowflake Bentley? The man who first photographed snowflakes? We owe our understanding and appreciation of the delicate, fragile sky crystal to Mr. Bentley, who in 1885 took the first ever photograph of a perfect, unspoiled snowflake. He was the one to prove that every single snowflake is unique–no single one is like another. What a beautiful discovery that has so many layered meanings when it comes to people, to life!

I love the idea of every snowflake belonging only to itself, unique and different from all the others around them. The same can be said for people. If this rings true for you, then a snowflake tattoo is the perfect choice to showcase your individuality. Explore these different snowflake tattoos to find one that will inspire your very own design!


Snowflake Tattoo Unique Ideas

Snowflake Tattoo Meaning

Who can forget that entire worlds exist inside a single snowflake? Thanks to Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas, I haven’t been able to look at a snowflake without remembering all of Whoville fit into its tiny, intricate center! Thanks to Mr. Bentley, I know that every single snowflake is different from every other snowflake, making its design difficult to replicate. A snowflake tattoo can be as different and unique as you are. Plus, it’s overall shape makes for a great filler tattoo that can easily be incorporated into already existing designs!

When you look at a snowflake in passing, from a distance, it looks like a blob of uninteresting white. Upon closer inspection, however, you’ll be able to make out the lacy designs, intricate swirls and designs that create a beautiful work of art. Because snowflakes melt so quickly and are so short-lived, they make for a great metaphor. Appreciate what you have when you have it! Life is fleeting and fragile, just like a snowflake.

Snowflakes are also synonymous with the holiday season and is a staple when it comes to Christmas decorations. It is also a symbol for Christ’s birth, his brief time on earth and the beauty he created through his ministry. If you’re a religious or spiritual person, a snowflake tattoo would make for a great tribute tattoo. If you’re a quiet, introspective person, a snowflake tattoo will perfectly reflect that. Ever heard a snowflake hit the ground? Nope, because they are soft and gentle and silent. Snowflakes are also a great representation rebirth and transformation. Even though snowflakes melt, they turn into water that then feeds the the grass, the trees, the flowers.

There are literally so many different meanings behind a snowflake! Pick your favorite and let it inspire your very own tattoo design.


Planning Your Design

Snowflakes are really very versatile tattoo designs. Their general shape and design can easily fit anywhere, and even in the trickier spots like elbows or the inside of a knee. Because they are so detailed and intricate, I suggest a larger design. Over time as ink bleeds, you might lose some of those little design details that make snowflakes so unique. They make for great additions to any outdoorsy, Mother Nature motif.

Unique Snowflake Tattoo Designs

1. Small Snowflake Tattoo Idea

2. Watercolored Snowflakes

3. Crystalized Snowflakes

4. Back of Neck Flake

Snowflake Tattoos In Bunches Blizzard Tattoo Ideas

5. Detailed Line Work 

6. Wintery Snowflake Design

7. Large Snowflake

8. Unique Snowflake Tattoo

9. Find Detailed Snowflake Design

Geometric Snowflake Tattoo

Colored Snowflake Tattoos

10. Blue Shaded Snowflake

11. Pink Ombre Snowflake Collection

12. White Snowflake Tattoo

13. Frozen Snowflake Tattoo Design

Colored Snowflakes tat Inspiration

14. Rainbow Snowflake

15. Blue and Purple Snowflake Design

16. Bright White Snowflake

17. Frosty Blue Flake

18. Pink Snowflake Tattoo

Snowflake Tattoo Glittered Design Drawings

Fun Snowflake Tattoo Ideas

19. Floral Inspired Snowflake

20. Flakes Flowing Up the Foot

21. Dainty Snowflake Behind the Ear

22. Super-Detailed Snowflake Tattoo Sleeve

Fun Tattoo Ideas For Winter

23. Large Rib Snowflake

24. Middle of the Back Design

25. Tiny Top of Foot Flake

26. Snowflake Finger Tattoo

Unique Tattoos For Celebrating Winter Solstice

More Inspiration Ideas You’ll Love

  • Rainbow Baby Tattoo Ideas – A rainbow baby is one that is conceived right after a miscarriage. Just as a rainbow comes after the storm, so can a miracle come after a tragedy. Many parents are getting tattoos to commemorate both of these babies. Celebrate the miracle and remember the loss with a beautiful, colorful rainbow baby tattoo.
  • Eye Catching Aesthetic Tattoo Ideas – Aesthetic is concerned with beauty or the appreciation of beauty, and what better way to show off what you think is beautiful than some stunning tattoos. From ocean waves, soaring butterflies, to pretty flowers, and colorful designs these eye-catching aesthetic tattoo ideas are perfect for your next ink session. Some of our favorite tattooed areas for these are small but fun places like behind the ear, forearm, collarbone, or finger. You can create a beautiful story with these simple works of art, let us know in the comments your favorite.
  • Watercolor Butterfly Tattoo Ideas – Watercolor tattoo designs are filled with vibrant colors, thick and thin lines, and realistic artwork. Gaining traction over the years, watercolor tattoos are becoming more and more popular. Once you see them, you’ll understand why! These beautiful butterfly watercolor tattoos are stylish, unique, and creative. Many watercolor pieces are larger in size because it takes more space to properly shade and get it to look more realistic. Be sure to check out these lovely designs for your next watercolor butterfly tattoo.