As a general rule, we believe that sharks are the great predators of the sea, and in many cases, we have no reason. It is true that there are sharks that are intrepid hunters, who have no mercy, but there are also sharks that only eat plankton, such as the whale shark.
As for the fact of the fear they cause in humans, we should also relativize it, in fact, Of the more than 350 known shark species, only 12 are considered dangerous for humans, and of them the white shark, the tiger shark and the bull shark are responsible for the attacks on humans. And for every human death from a shark attack, humans hunt-catch 2 million sharks.
And yes, it is true that we have to relativize sharks, because they are not statistically as dangerous as cinema or television makes us believe, but it is advisable to be careful if we are at sea and we find a white shark, because its Bite force is 3 times more than that of a lion and 20 times more than that of a human.
There are many legends about sharks, like that old Polynesian legend that says sharks were condemned by the gods to swim forever without ever stopping due to their misconduct. That explains, in a non-scientific way, the fact that sharks never stop swimming, really happens because they have no operculum like other more evolved fish and need to always be in motion to be able to breathe through the gills.
Shark tattoos are very common, because they represent freedom, energy, ferocity, sacred symbols. While in the West the shark appears as a feared element, capable of causing irreparable damage, in other cultures, such as Maori or Polynesian cultures, the shark is a sacred element, as it represents hunting, the survival instinct.
Many lovers or people who live from the sea are sharks tattooed as a sign of respect for that dangerous companion of the environment, such as sailors or surfers. It is also common to meet people who have suffered shark attacks (as we have said, it is much less common than cinema makes us believe) and decide to tattoo a shark as a souvenir.
And of course, the geek world also comes to tattoos, there are many shark tattoos that embody sharks from the world of cinema or television: the mythical Spielberg movie Shark, Bruce from Finding Nemo, Deep Blue Sea or that Rare Dinoshark, half dinosaur and half shark.
Shark tattoos often represent power, independence, domination, leadership, as they are commonly feared animals that can sow chaos, so it is better to keep them respect. And although it is uncommon to suffer an attack by a shark, who would not be afraid if he sees a spine peek a few meters from where he is taking a bath?
White sharks, hammerhead sharks, Maori symbols related to sharks, shark sirens… there are so many reasons related to sharks that in the world of tattoos it would cost a lot to decide on one of them.
I am not very superstitious, nor am I usually very tremendous, but in the case of seeing a dorsal fin peeking near me, I would doubt that a shark tattoo would free me from the attack.
We dive into our tattoo gallery with this great design of a hammerhead shark made only with black ink and certain areas with various shaders. It has a tribal air that results in a fantastic and very ethnic finish.
We continue with this wonderful tattoo design of a hammerhead shark again, this one with a marked Maori style and fabulous shapes. It is intuited that it is made on this person’s leg, and for him only black ink has been used, something typical of tattoos with this tribal style.
To continue, we find this impressive rotary design of a white shark coming out of the water with a fearsome expression and jaws full of blood. This tattoo that wraps the forearm of this person is made using contrasts of colors very achieved.
Again we are facing a hammerhead shark. In this tattoo with such a realistic style located on the arm, we can see the shark tearing the skin of this person’s arm. A striking tattoo without a doubt, and for which some slightly muted tones of the original colors have been used.
In this case, we can see a tattoo located on the chest of this person, which is very colorful and in which there is a winged shark that seems quite angry and voracious. The style of this tattoo is clearly cartoony and unrealistic, and for him very striking colors have been used.
In this curious and original design, we find the jaws and eyes of a shark, all with very simple strokes and lack of detail. Perhaps it is only the beginning of a more elaborate and yet to be finished work. The drawing is located on the elbow, and that is exactly where the jaws of the shark fit.
Large shaded tattoo of a shark on the back
Very original this tattoo on the back and arm of a mosaic shark
Very colorful tattooed sleeve with a bloody shark at the bottom
Beautiful this one in the back in black and white
Tattoo on the leg of a great shark emerging from the water
Curious tattoo on a shark’s hand next to a few words of pride
Very strange this tattoo with this color animal species
Lovely shaded tattoo on the arm with marine species
Very bloody this tattoo on the back of the hand
Very simple and color, on a red background
Impressive black and white shaded tattoo of a great shark
Fun design of the evolution of a shark-rocket tattoo in color
On the shoulder in tribal style with the shape of a shark
Full color tattoo with a sea bottom on the arm
Tattoo on the arm of a shark coming out of some bloody waves
Arm tattoos with several blue sharks swimming in the sea
Colorful tattoo on the leg of a very bloody shark
Spectacular color tattoo on the arm and chest of sharks and other marine animals
Tattoo on the torso of a colored shark with a ship in the background
Large tattoo on the back of a shark’s hand with colored figures around
Seabed scene very successful, the reflection technique has been great.
You can see how the sketch is, and how it really looks on the skin with all its details and color.
Perfect tattoo of a great shark next to the navel. It is ideal for this swimmer, you will surely feel identified.
Going down this man’s fist, this bloody shark.
Design with sets of shapes following the silhouette of a shark, it would hit a lot for a girl. It has more feminine touches.
The cycle of life, the big one eats the little one.
Colorful tattoo on the arm of a shark between waves
Super realistic tattoo, if you are doing it, heavy can be perfect for you.
In the leg they are also very good, but in gray tones it would be more molar.
Funny color tattoo of a shark with top hat and monocle
Colorful half sleeve oriental style.
Huge tattoo on the back of a shark with other marine animals. It seems to me a very cane tattoo, the shark seems to attack you at any time. I take this opportunity to congratulate those tattoo artists who really manage to capture so much realism in a tatto.
I don’t like the tattoo very much, although the shark antler catches my attention. Why will it be?
Curious tattoo on the armpit of a shark with a baby in its mouth. Actually, I would never have thought of a tattoo in the armpit, I think it has to hurt a lot.
Between the depths, this full color tattoo of this fantastic scene.
It is very bestial this great tattoo on all the side, I really liked how it has been the Hawaiian style.
Spectacular design playing with the skin tones, although here we have the provisional sketch, maybe they will add some detail, or the client himself requests an object as anchors, very common with sharks.
Great tattoo of a shark with small blue shapes inside
This time with bluish tones, not very common among our photos.
This design has become very popular, with the Hawaiian style padding.
With simple ovals this curious way of making a shark has been achieved.
The hammerhead shark, to my surprise it takes a lot. I like white sharks more because they tend to impose more, but it is true that I am very surprised how good they are.
Cartoon and funny portrait of two sharks at war. It is another of the pending designs to capture.
Shaded tattoo of a shark and a seabed
This is one of the ones that impose the most and take the most. I see one of these in the back, what do you think?
Small color tattoo surrounding an anchor, honestly it is an animal and an element that I love, they also have the perfect measurements.
Nice tattoo sleeve of a shark on the arm between the waves
Funny tattoo characterized as the guitarist Slash
Here we have another design, not yet seen in leather, but that can be very promising.
Tattoo with a lot of color on the back of a shark’s hand in the sea
The shape chosen to make this shark’s color fill is strange. How many do you see
A very sailor tattoo, focusing the anchor and the shark that is in it, two things very seen on the high seas.
Very fashionable design among the photos in this article.
There are many designs combining tribal and sharks, here is an example of one.
Shark-shaped tribal knee tattoo
Playing with the shades of the seabed, it has been very good result. Some brave would do it?
I do not understand well the composition of this one, it seems that it goes by sections that have tried to join in this photo. I would like to see this tattoo well because it is true that it has potential.
Great design swimming in the sea.
The silhouette of King Triton carried with a furious shark in the process of finishing.
The originality of this tattoo is incredible. There are many who have lost limbs of the body practicing some aquatic activity, such as surfing, diving, or simply spending a day at the beach in a dangerous area. It seems to me a very brave gesture and as a sign of respect towards marine nature what this man has done. Tattoo the cause of his loss, playing with the form he left.
Stuffed with curious shapes.
Colorful tattoo with a shark and various shapes around
Design waiting to be embodied in someone’s skin, do you sign up?
This hyper real shark tattoo has left me freaking out! It is one of the most realistic I’ve seen in a long time. I love these animals from the deep sea, we must recognize that they impose a lot.
Simple next to a curious symbol.
This shark is designed with silhouettes of hooks inside, ironic combination.
Stuffed with shapes and symbols.
Nice one swimming among roses.
It is not very well appreciated what it is, in fact I would never imagine that it is a shark.
Aggressive and full color on the arm.
Who would be the brave man who would tattoo his entire leg like this? The truth is that I love the subject and it has been like a photo under water, but I could never do something so big.
Big and looking furious.
Shading of a large specimen on the shoulder.
Three curious colored sharks.
The contour of two sharks in the back. Each tattoo is done in several processes. This is still in the first process.
A shark’s color surrounded by seawater everywhere and with initials at the bottom.
Shark showing teeth. It has a disproportionate denture for the body it has.
Color and neck with a huge shark. A horrible design. I do not understand how someone can choose such a tattoo for their body.
In the chest of one of these animals and among fish.
We see this with metallic tones that attract a lot of attention.
Simple and in the back.
Shaded and realistic.
Little shark with a very realistic body, but I don’t like how they have drawn their faces.
Awesome shark on the arm.
Big and in the torso.
Tabernacle of a shark surrounded by blood. Sharks are very dangerous animals and have attacked many bathers throughout history.
Tribal style on the back
Another small one in the arm made with fine black lines.
In this shark I was struck that the reflection of the water through the beam of light that usually crosses the water has been reflected in your skin. It is a very original detail and it looks pretty good.
Shark tattooed with water and where the teeth are seen.
Small and color of a dolphin with a leaf in its mouth.
Behind has some tribal forms.
This is simply art. I am fascinated by the majesty of this animal and this tattoo artist manages to fascinate anyone, moving to the depths of the ocean.
In the belly this shark tattooed very aggressive among waves of fire.
Scuba divers, with sharks and sea plants. I am sure that this man is a sea lover and may also be a scuba diver.
Near the navel, in the belly of a girl with a pull out of the water.
Shark that is being killed with a knife.
The hammerhead is more popular than I thought. In this case, other motifs related to the seabed, such as plants, have also been tattooed.
Big design of a hammerhead fish.
In this following example we can how using Maori or Hawaiian forms you can get any animal we want.
A little weird design on the arm that has been constructed with red and black tribal shapes.
Black and white on the leg and another on the ankle
Big and ugly where only the silhouette has been tattooed.
Finally, other new designs of large or small sharks for women or men.
It is a very ugly design, from my point of view, but for tastes colors guys!
Sharks are the animals that I like the most but not this species.
It gives a little scary.