32 Exceptional Snake Tattoos

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Are you ready for a symbolic serpentine tattoo? If you are, you would be interested in a few snake tattoo designs. This creepy creature is associated with water; this water connection makes it a symbol of healing and cleansing. A snake sheds its old skin and dons a new one. You could say that a snake symbolizes renewal and freshness as well. A snake with two heads on either ends, denotes unity of opposite thoughts. Since ancient times a snake has been worshipped as a protective creature. It’s time you gave this mystical creature a thought.

If you are petrified of snakes you may skip this one. But yes, if you are looking for a symbolic creature you may consider tattoos of snakes. In ancient times a snake was considered to be a protective symbol; which is why you will often see a god or goddess wearing a snake on their head. The ancient Greeks and Romans subscribed to this view and snakes were guardians of their burial sites. You may want a snake tattoo as a symbol of healing and cleansing as this intimidating creature is associated with water. You will have to decide what your snake tattoo means to you.

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Fiery Red

Allow this red snake, with yellow eyes, to lash out its fangs from your upper arm.

Fiery Red

Fiery Red

Fangs

Your upper arm will be a topic of discussion with this long snake displaying its fangs.

Fangs

Fangs

Tail in Jaw

This is a small tattoo of a snake to remind you that you are protected at all times.

Tail in Jaw

Tail in Jaw

Electric

Wear this electrifying tattoo of a snake flashing its terrifying fangs and bulging eyes.

Electric

Electric

In the Garden of Eden

This tattoo on the chest is intriguing with a skull head, a blue snake and some red flowers.

In the Garden of Eden

In the Garden of Eden

Anchor

A seaman can wear this protective symbol of a snake climbing up an anchor to protect him from all dangers of the sea.

Anchor

Anchor

The Evil One

This evil face is sure to keep all adversities away and make you feel safe.

The Evil One

The Evil One

At War

How about this scene of two creatures of protection snake and eagle about to attack one another?

At War

At War

Attack

Use colorsred, blue and orange to depict the tussle between an eagle and a snake.

Attack

Attack

Upside Down

Give reverence to this enchanting creature with this enormous tattoo of a snake amidst giant carnations.

Upside Down

Upside Down

On the Crawl

Show your affinity for the most feared creature with this realistic tattoo engraved on your tummy.

On the Crawl

On the Crawl

The Serpent and the Apple

This tattoo on the arm is a reminder of the serpent tempting Eve with the famous apple.

The Serpent and the Apple

The Serpent and the Apple

Spotted Snake

This is an unusual tattoo of a snake engraved in black and fiery red colour.

Spotted Snake

Spotted Snake

Out to Conquer

Wear this enlarged head of a serpent in contrasting colours-red, green and yellow on your arm.

Out to Conquer

Out to Conquer

Destroyer

Your arm is the appropriate place to sport this tattoo of a snake done in oriental style.

Destroyer

Destroyer

Tail in Mouth

A little unusual for a tattoo; wear this snake in this position on your back, chest or arms.

Tail in Mouth

Tail in Mouth

Fear Some

Show this magnificent creature in action as it retaliate and encircles around its prey.

Fear Some

Fear Some

Dagger Drawn

Combine this dreaded creature with a symbol of death a knife for this fascinating result.

Dagger Drawn

Dagger Drawn

Temptation

This tattoo is a reminder of the serpent tempting Eve with the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden.

Temptation

Temptation

Heal and Clean

Wear this tattoo if you believe that this protective creature heals, cleans and purifies.

Heal and Clean

Heal and Clean

Mystical

Combine both a dragon and a snake and make this mystical creature for your upper arm.

Mystical

Mystical

Dangerous

Show the might of the snake with this tattoo of this magnificent creature squeezing its prey.

Dangerous

Dangerous

Guardian

If you really believe that a snake protects, wear it as a symbol on the side of your face.

Guardian

Guardian

Entwined

Use the expanse of your back to display this beautiful blue spotted snake in slithering motion.

Entwined

Entwined

In Action

Go for this tribal tattoo on your back as reverence for the god of health and healing.

In Action

In Action

Butterfly and Snake

Engrave this beautiful scene of a snake with a butterfly in contrasting colours- black and red.

Butterfly and  Snake

Butterfly and Snake

Mystical

Combine an eagle, a skull and a snake in monochromatic black for this fascinating effect.

Mystical

Mystical

Blue Roses And Snake

A black and pink snake moving around beautiful and delicate blue roses makes a very vibrant tattoo.

Blue Roses And Snake

Blue Roses And Snake

Garland

Throw this yellow and black beautiful snake around your neck to protect you from all evil.

Garland

Garland

Double Menace

The menace is twofold when there is a double-headed snake-like in this striking and artistic tattoo.

Double Menace

Double Menace

Keep Away

Make your inner feelings known with this statement and the fierce snake as your protector.

Keep Away

Keep Away

h3>Snake Skin

Decorate your arms with these beautiful skinned snakes as a symbol of protection, health and healing.

Snake Skin

Snake Skin

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