9 Simple and Traditional Snake Tattoo Designs with Meanings

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Animals have always been an integral part of tattoo designs. Several animals are included in different designs all over the world. Snakes like other animals look excellent and foreboding when inked upon your body. Realistic looking snake tattoos are the most frightening. They require a certain boldness to get done and thus, make it impossible for people to mess with you once you have it. Again you can keep the snake realistic or make it artistic or abstract.


Snakes are important in many cultures and are parts of important ancient symbols. In many cultures snakes represent betrayal and treachery. Thus people often get snake tattoos to remind them of someone who once broke their trust.

Different Styles and Types of Snake Tattoos for Men and Women:

Here are the best snake tattoo designs to help you choose from.

1. A Snake Arrow Tattoo on Arm:

Many people get snake tattoos because they are reptile lovers and not just because the snake looks good. These reptile lovers may also be fans of archery. For these people, this design is perfect. A snake curled around an arrow not only looks daunting but for them includes the two things they love most in the world. Thus it looks great tattooed upon their arms.

2. Snake Skull Tattoo Design on Chest:

Snakes and Skull Tattoo

Vicious looking snakes curled around a cracked skull that too features a murderous expression is another great tattoo design. This design has a more rebellious look and is not really pleasant to look upon. Yet if your purpose to ask the people staring at your body to mind their own business,then this tattoo will work miracles in doing that.

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3. Artistic Full Snake Tattoo on Arm:

A Snakes Tail as its Head Disappears within the Skin

This design is realistic looking and certainly scary. It shows a snake disappearing within the folds of your skin. It is skilfully made and actually gives the appearance that a slimy snake is slithering on your arm and has somehow managed to break and enter your skin!

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