Popularity is not everything, and that is something that lovers of tattoos inspired by those mysterious and magical creatures such as mummies know well. This type of tattoos, although it is not a groundbreaking trend that has conquered the whole world and is not part of the popularity podium in the world of tattoos, has come to have countless fans who proudly wear their mummy tattoos. And it is that, often, it is better to have a faithful group of followers than to be part of a fashion that trivializes with the symbolism and that ends up losing the original meaning with which it started. So, we invite you to put aside your fears and immerse yourself in our wonderful gallery of tattoo images with designs inspired by mummies and let yourself be bewitched by their ancestral charms, and you can rest easy, here there is no Egyptian curse that ok, we have already taken care of it personally.
If we speak technically, a mummy is the corpse of a human being or some other animal that has undergone the ritual of mummification, a process by which the organs and skin are preserved exceptionally well, because they have been treated with certain chemicals to embalm them, or under certain environmental conditions such as very low temperatures or relatively low humidity. This practice, although it is highly related to Ancient Egypt, is not something exclusive neither from that historical time nor from North Africa, since mummies of humans and other animals have been found on all continents, which means that Cultures of practically the entire planet have practiced this custom of mummification at some historical stage.
But if we leave aside the purely scientific and historical, it is when things get interesting and the culture of the mummies rises to completely different levels. And it is that the mummies, with the passing of decades and the advancement of some leisure and art media such as cinema, have become authentic icons of popular culture. The times that mummies have starred in movies, television series, novels and video games of the horror genre are not few or isolated. And tattoos, by drinking directly from everything related to popular culture and being part of it, have absorbed all this folklore related to mummies and they have constituted a whole genre within the world of body art.
Thus, mummy tattoos often represent these creatures of this mythology in a multitude of designs, styles, colors and sizes. Perhaps the most popular design is one that represents the quintessential classic mummy: the corpse wrapped in bandages. These designs can be both in color and only with black ink and using shading techniques. In this way, both boys and girls opt for this type of tattoo to wear on practically any area of the body, although the most common are usually the back and arms.
If you want your tattoo to look perfect even when you have already become a mummy, we advise you to follow some hygiene and proper care guidelines after the tattooing process, a process that we recommend to take place in a specialized center that can guarantee the best quality work on a tattoo that will last a lifetime.
What does a girl think about these designs?
Perhaps the most obvious reason to get one of these tattoos is the passion of the person who is tattooed for ancient Egypt, despite this, if you take a look at the designs in the gallery, not all the drawings seem to be inspired in Egypt, but rather mummy tattoos are chosen to give a terrifying touch to the final design. And I said it at the time, tattoo and terror don’t seem like a very good idea.
Face of a mummy with closed eyes that can undoubtedly disturb more than one who is looking at it. This is because, thanks to the hyper realism that characterizes this design, it seems that at any moment the character will open his eyes.
Strange design of a mummy and we say this because the green tone can be associated more with other characters than with a mummy, in which white, gray and yellow must predominate. The red hat is another element that never ceases to amaze us, as it is a bit disconcerting within the design.
Design of a haunted house, as little original, with ghosts and mummies that seem to come out of it. The background in black tones that goes from being a path to heaven has a very natural transition and the color that imitates the transparency of ghosts is very good.
Simple design of a mummy that appears rolled up in a very organized way. The chosen area is correct because it conforms to the design and it has a brightness that gives it volume and contrasts with the shadow that has been given to it on the opposite side.
Here we see a mummy with Egyptian details such as the eye and the eyebrow, which look like the eye of osiris. The fabrics of this mummy are semi transparent and this allows us to observe the nose and mouth. This transparent fabric effect requires experience and a lot of technique to achieve a result like the one you can see in the image.
Design of a mummy similar to the one we have seen previously. Performed hyper realistic with a shadow that could have been worked better, but with a good result. Similar to the design similar to this one, one may feel somewhat uncomfortable looking at this design as it looks like it will come alive at any time.
In this case we can see an angry mummy that clenches the jaw with which it breaks a chain that seemed to keep it locked. The bandages reveal a broken skin with a grotesque appearance.
Mummy that seems to have been buried many, many years ago and we say this because the skin of the mummy looks very old and is full of imperfections. It is striking that the outline of the face is so fine and that of the rest of the design so thick and linear compared to the features of the face.
Mummy with fluorescent colors and a more than worked background in which you can see several pyramids and a sunset. Going back to the main figure, the fluorescent colors give it a comic book look that has a spectacular result. Good use of perspective and background, as well as transitions at the end of the tattoo in the lower area.
We do not know for sure if it is a mummy, but from the wrinkled face it may be one of them. What I would like to highlight in this design is the look, since a deep and very powerful look has been achieved and largely, once again, the brightness achieved with the white lines that contrast with the dark of the eyes.