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75 Stunning Alien Tattoos That Will Blow You Into Outer Space

by Sherri Owens

If you are interested in all things extraterrestrial, then getting an alien tattoo make sense. Of course, you probably need some inspiration to figure out just what you want to get inked.

Fortunately, I have designed my fair share of alien tattoos. As a result, I have had to conduct research into the kind of alien inkwork that already exists and can act as a guide for you.

From little alien heads to full blown abduction scenes, this post has a wide choice for you to pick from. Go ahead and take a look!

Minimalistic Alien Tattoos

Sometimes, you want to keep it simple with your tattoos. The good news is that there are plenty of people who are on board with this idea.

Check out this happy alien head tattoo, for instance. It is small enough to fit on your finger but still pretty cute!

small alien tattoo on a finger

Image by @edivagr via Pinterest

Here is a similar design:

alien tattoo on the wrist

Image by @diariofemenino via Pinterest

This small alien tattoo has a tiny little planet next to it:

small alien tattoo and a tiny little planet

Image by @eo602560 via Pinterest

If you think aliens would feel pessimistic after visiting planet Earth, here is one you should add to your list of tattoo ideas:

smoking alien tattoo

Image by @irindie via Pinterest

Of course, minimalistic alien tattoos don't have to be small. They can be any size - the key here is a clean and simple design.

Sci-Fi Aliens

Maybe you're all about the details. In this case, you will want an alien tattoo that has a depiction of aliens that is closer to what you would find in sci-fi literature or art.

Unlike your traditional little green man, this kind of alien tattoo contains a more reptilian version. These depictions tend to be scarier too.

Here is a great piece of artwork:

Sci-fi alien tattoo on both arms

Image by @highlyvibingtattoos via Instagram

If you would like to take the idea of an evil alien overload up a notch, this humanoid alien tattoo is sure to do the trick:

black sci-fi alien tattoo

Image by @josefgdz via Pinterest

Aliens Exist Tattoos

Let's face it, aliens continue to be a controversial subject. Too many people just don't believe they exist.

alien tattoo with the word Believe

Image by @rodrigoslum via Pinterest

If you want to get the message out there that aliens do exist, you should really consider this one. It is equal parts beautiful and eerie - a true work of art!

This one is cute but still gets the message across:

believe alien tattoo on wrist

Image by @tribodosgoticos via Pinterest

Maybe you aren't completely sure about the existence of unearthly life forms but you do want to believe in them. Well, here is an alien tattoo design that will get the message across:

black spaceship tattoo

Image by @hongjo via Pinterest

Here is a slightly more funny take on this alien tattoo idea but one that's still cool nonetheless:

spaceship and wording tattoo

Image by @maykew via Pinterest

alien tattoo with the wording 'open your mind'

Image by @l_e_rze via Pinterest

A message from the aliens themselves:

alien and spaceships in a desert tattoo

Image by @tattoodo via Instagram

Alien Spaceship Tattoo

The only thing that's as popular as aliens are their spaceships - aka flying saucers.

Here is a cute and simple UFO tattoo that will look great on your ankle:

miniature spaceship tattoo

Image by @cris__alis via Instagram

Do you prefer your flying saucer having more detail? Here is one with beautiful and intricate details:

ufo spaceship tattoo on the arm

Image by @bambootattoomaster via Instagram

Here is an alien spaceship tattoo in color with a forest as a background - the geometric shape defines the boundaries of the tattoo, pulling this work of art together!

alien spaceship in colour

Image by @ccomstock517 via Instagram

This is a simple design that speaks a thousand words:

fine line spaceship tattoo

Image by @audreylynne0143 via Pinterest

Alien Abduction Tattoos

Judging by how aliens are depicted in media, abduction is high on their list of priorities.

Check out this fun alien abduction tattoo - a green alien stereotype, spaceship, and shark - what more could you ask for from a tattoo design?

coloured spaceship tattoo with a shark

Image by @stevestontattoocompany via Instagram

When aliens visit Earth, the cows always seem to suffer. Here is an alien tattoo that hits the mark:

spaceship tattoo with a cow underneath

Image by @inkedmagazine via Pinterest

Here is a tattoo with abduction elements that stays hidden behind your ear:

alien tattoo behind the ear

Image by @clay3925 via Pinterest

If you are on the lookout for more complex alien tattoo ideas, here is one that you might like. It appears simple at first glance. However, take another look and you will see that there's a lot more going on:

complex alien tattoo

Image by @david_sc_blackink via Instagram

It is likely that the aliens know who is in charge on Earth and want to see what all the fuss is about:

spaceship and cat tattoo

Image by @SpaceTurtle97 via Pinterest

If you were an alien wouldn't you want to abduct pizza?

pizza and spaceship tattoo

Image by @alexjarcu via Pinterest

An alien with human Gen Z fashion sense? Now you have seen it all when it comes to alien tattoo ideas!

alien fashion tattoo

Image by @tribodosgoticos via Pinterest

Crash Landing on Earth Tattoo

Not all alien invasions are planned. Some may be caused by drinking while flying.

alien drinking tattoo

Image by @marlinspikeink via Instagram

What is great about this alien tattoo is that it is simple and to the point but tells a pretty funny story all the same.

Aliens on Earth Tattoo

Alien tattoo designs depicting aliens on Earth can be really fun. There are a lot of tattoo ideas you can choose from.

You can have something really zany like an alien riding a whale:

tattoo of an alien on a whale

Image by @yooroo_tattoo via Instagram

If you believe aliens are hiding amongst us in convincing disguises, this is a cool and bold design to get:

cool and bold alien tattoo design

Image by @tattoodo via Pinterest

Hey, they may be inspiration for some of the greatest works of art:

mona lisa alien fantasy tattoo

Image by @tatosthinkideen via Pinterest

It would make sense for aliens to become just as obsessed with cats as we are. In this sense, this alien tattoo would be purrfect:

tattoo of an alien hugging a cat

Image by @MissMollyMocha via Pinterest

If you aren't a big fan of humanity and think aliens would feel the same, here is some body art that is sure to showcase this notion:

alien tattoo with wording

Image by @colonemy29 via Pinterest

Aliens in Space Tattoo

Aliens probably spend most of their time in outer space. Here are some alien tattoo space ideas showcasing their space navigational skills!

Here is an alien relaxing in their intergalactic garden:

alien with cactus plants tattoo

Image by @dani8ks via Pinterest

Other alien tattoos show a little green man relaxing with a book:

tattoo of an alien reading a book

Image by @chelsealeeforsy via Pinterest

an alien reading a book in bed

Image by @UniqueTattooss via Pinterest

Why wouldn't aliens be blowing bubbles in space?

alien in space tattoo

Image by @al_caban via Instagram

Pride Alien Tattoo

This alien has the right idea. If you want to spread a little love and pride, this alien tattoo combines the two concepts!

alien astronaut tattoo

Image by @deadtiredtattoo via Instagram

Pop Culture Alien Tattoos

The alien film universe is vast and so are the alien tattoo designs available.

Let's start with the movie that got us all obsessed with aliens in the first place: ET. It's only fitting for it to be one of the best alien tattoos to consider:

coloured ET tattoo

Image by @boonetattoos via Instagram

And who can forget this iconic scene?

ET Be Good tattoo

Image by @jedharwood via Pinterest

There are few aliens more famous than the Xenomorph from the Alien franchise. If this is one of your favorite films, there are plenty of tattoo designs to choose from.

Here are some with exquisite detail that should be reserved only for a talented tattoo artist:

Xenomorph tattoo

Image by @02_tattoo via Pinterest

complex alien tattoo

Image by @jonathanlempereur via Pinterest

If you prefer something more abstract, there is always this alien tattoo design:

abstract alien tattoo

Image by @todobrarada via Instagram

In case you want to take some creative license with your alien head tattoo, here is one in color:

green alien tattoo

Image by @sevenonefivetattoocollective via Instagram

We can't forget one of the cutest aliens to ever grace the silver screen. He taught us about Ohana after all:

cartoon alien tattoo

Image by @botelho13 via Pinterest

Then there are these guys from Toy Story. A little cute and a little creepy at the same time, they are iconic nevertheless:

toy story aliens tattoo

Image by @missriestattoostudio via Instagram

Philosophical Alien Tattoo

Want a modern extraterrestrial take on a wise saying? These alien head tattoos are a cool representation of hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil:

3 aliens tattoo

Image by @ajovick via Pinterest

If you've ever wondered what a Zen alien looks like, these alien tattoos are some of the best representations you will find. As an added bonus, they work well with an existing body art scheme that has similar philosophical elements.

black alien tatoo on the arm

Image by @danymaciel39 via Instagram

Aliens plus mind altering substances make a cool combination for anyone with paranoia:

Trust No One alien tattoo

Image by @lmavila1495 via Pinterest

Aliens and Astronauts

It makes sense to get alien tattoos with astronauts. After all, they are usually the most likely to run into each other.

Here is a cute representation of the two parties meeting:

alien and an astronaut tattoo

Image by @guirocha14 via Pinterest

In case you believe it won't be a friendly interaction, here is an alien tattoo that will do you justice:

astronaut alien tattoo

Image by @mazimet.tattoo via Instagram

As far as alien tattoos go, this is certainly a thought-provoking one. It's all about looking beyond what is right in front of you. It's also a good reminder that it doesn't matter how much you know, there is always so much more to discover!

'truth is out there' alien tattoo

Image by @kittenkudi via Pinterest

Aliens and Dinosaur Tattoos

Sure, aliens and astronauts are a normal motif in space-inspired tattoos but there are other unique designs you can consider as well.

Here is a dinosaur maneuvering a spaceship:

dinosaur on a spaceship tattoo

Image by @gordos19 via Pinterest

Here are aliens abducting dinosaurs:

dinosaur and a spaceship tattoo in colour

Image by @04a9l01cni08u9i via Pinterest

aliens abducting dinosaurs tattoo

Image by @jillianrogue via Pinterest

Feeling Like an Alien

You may be into aliens and alien tattoos because you feel like an outsider on your own planet. If you're dreaming of a home in outer space, here are some beautiful alien tattoo designs to check out:

i want to believe alien tattoo

Image by @boofandmoose via Pinterest

This alien tattoo may be simple but it's also quite poetic thanks to the lyrics from Radiohead's Creep accompanying it.

Here is a beautiful alien spaceship tattoo that showcases a voluntary abduction:

artistic alien tattoo

Image by @ponstattooing via Instagram

Looking for alien tattoos with a dual meaning? This simple alien head tattoo is sure to do the trick:

Alien face tattoo

Image by @tribodosgoticos via Pinterest

Matching Alien Tattoos

Matching alien tattoos can work in two ways. You can get one on either your arm or foot. Or, you can have a matching tattoo with your bestie, sibling, or partner.

This one is simple and cute. It's also an excellent tattoo for siblings who have a playful rivalry going on:

matching sibling alien tattoo

Image by @bep_hector_solf via Pinterest

If you and your friends are all about toasting each other and having a good time, this is a fun alien tattoo:

aliens with wine tattoo

Image by @sweetattoo16 via Instagram

What's great about these alien tattoo designs is that they complement each other but aren't identical. They are great for two people with different personalities who also value each other's company:

matching alien tattoos

Image by @tattooart_fariba_lenzen via Pinterest

Aliens Built the Pyramids Tattoo

The myth that aliens built the pyramids is a pop-culture phenomenon. It only stands to reason that you might want to get an alien tattoo that promotes this idea.

If you want something simple that gets the message across, this UFO tattoo will get the job done:

spaceship and pyramid tattoo

Image by @mandyyy_maeee via Pinterest

In case you're all about the details, this is the tattoo design to consider:

detailed tattoo of a pyramid and spaceship

Image by @tattoodotcom via Pinterest

This is a more complex design - not to mention a more colorful take on this myth:

aliens and pyramid tattoo in colour

Image by @hdtattooer via Instagram

What's great about this alien tattoo is that it combines various alien-inspired elements and Egyptology to create something truly unique:

egyptian alien tattoo

Image by @luismaune25 via Pinterest

Alien Exploration Tattoo

You may typically associate aliens with celestial bodies and space exploration. This is why this tattoo is such a fitting homage. It also features a really cute alien:

green celestial alien tattoo on leg

Image by @zefor_ink via Instagram

The Reimagining of Aliens

You don't need to follow the rules when it comes to getting alien tattoos. Why not reimagine an alien in an entirely new role?

Here is a really cool tattoo of an alien as a Grim Reaper:

grimreaper alien tattoo

Image by @rustiktattoo via Instagram

Ever wondered what an alien hybrid might look like? This alien tattoo is an excellent representation of this:

mermaid alien tattoo

Image by @msgreenwoodd via Pinterest

420 Alien Tattoos

If you want to celebrate your love of 420 and aliens, you can do this with a really cool tattoo:

420 alien tattoo

Image by @naldams89 via Pinterest

This is an equally cool design but has some sinister elements.

alien arm tattoo

Image by @gabextattoo via Instagram

Sassy Alien Tattoos

There are probably at least one or two sassy aliens in the galaxy. Here is a funny alien tattoo of a little green man flipping the bird:

paul the alien tattoo

Image by @@gabes831ink via Pinterest

In case you want the sassiness toned down a bit, here is an alien who comes in peace but still has a bit of attitude:

green alien tattoo

Image by @brianfoustink via Pinterest

Psychedelic Alien Tattoos

Theories about aliens reached fever pitch during the 60s and 70s - the same time that psychedelic rock and art became popular. It only makes sense to put the two aesthetics together in these groovy alien tattoo ideas.

If you're looking for a simple design like an alien head, here is the perfect example. It is classic but unusual all at the same time:

Psychedelic Alien Tattoo

Image by @Lerigozar via Instagram

Want an alien tattoo that is more out there? Here's one that is sure to mess with your mind and anyone else that sees it:

trippy alien tattoo

Image by @funnyberry38 via Pinterest

This alien-inspired tattoo is ideal for anyone who wants to combine some cool and trippy elements. Best of all, the bright and hazy colors are a perfect match for the era!

cool trippy alien tattoo

Image by @kittenpokes via Instagram

Alien Technology Tattoo

Most people associate aliens with superior tech. If you want to showcase this in your tattoo, here is a full sleeve design that does just this:

Alien Technology Tattoo

Image by @petertattooist via Instagram

Here the look is slightly more modern and this includes the alien design as well. Even the colors are stark and contrast with each other to create a bold effect.

A Full Chest Piece Tattoo

If you are devoted to all things alien, then a small tattoo isn't going to cut it. This is especially true if you want to bring a lot of elements together.

Here is a full chest piece that showcases practically everything alien-related all at once. Yes, there is a lot going on but it is a truly beautiful work of art:

Full Chest Piece Tattoo

Image by @vanderson15bobetech via Pinterest

There are so many alien tattoos to choose from - the options are truly endless. This list should help you to figure out just what kind of ink would suit you best.

This should serve as a base for the alien tattoo that you've always wanted.

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