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!
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!
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Here is a similar design:
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This small alien tattoo has a tiny little planet next to it:
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If you think aliens would feel pessimistic after visiting planet Earth, here is one you should add to your list of tattoo ideas:
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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.
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:
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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:
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Let's face it, aliens continue to be a controversial subject. Too many people just don't believe they exist.
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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:
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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:
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Here is a slightly more funny take on this alien tattoo idea but one that's still cool nonetheless:
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A message from the aliens themselves:
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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:
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Do you prefer your flying saucer having more detail? Here is one with beautiful and intricate details:
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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!
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This is a simple design that speaks a thousand words:
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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?
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When aliens visit Earth, the cows always seem to suffer. Here is an alien tattoo that hits the mark:
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Here is a tattoo with abduction elements that stays hidden behind your ear:
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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:
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It is likely that the aliens know who is in charge on Earth and want to see what all the fuss is about:
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If you were an alien wouldn't you want to abduct pizza?
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An alien with human Gen Z fashion sense? Now you have seen it all when it comes to alien tattoo ideas!
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Not all alien invasions are planned. Some may be caused by drinking while flying.
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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.
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:
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If you believe aliens are hiding amongst us in convincing disguises, this is a cool and bold design to get:
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Hey, they may be inspiration for some of the greatest works of art:
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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:
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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:
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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:
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Other alien tattoos show a little green man relaxing with a book:
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Why wouldn't aliens be blowing bubbles in space?
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This alien has the right idea. If you want to spread a little love and pride, this alien tattoo combines the two concepts!
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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:
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And who can forget this iconic scene?
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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:
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If you prefer something more abstract, there is always this alien tattoo design:
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In case you want to take some creative license with your alien head tattoo, here is one in color:
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We can't forget one of the cutest aliens to ever grace the silver screen. He taught us about Ohana after all:
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Then there are these guys from Toy Story. A little cute and a little creepy at the same time, they are iconic nevertheless:
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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:
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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.
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Aliens plus mind altering substances make a cool combination for anyone with paranoia:
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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:
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In case you believe it won't be a friendly interaction, here is an alien tattoo that will do you justice:
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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!
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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:
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Here are aliens abducting dinosaurs:
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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:
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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:
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Looking for alien tattoos with a dual meaning? This simple alien head tattoo is sure to do the trick:
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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:
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If you and your friends are all about toasting each other and having a good time, this is a fun alien tattoo:
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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:
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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:
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In case you're all about the details, this is the tattoo design to consider:
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This is a more complex design - not to mention a more colorful take on this myth:
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What's great about this alien tattoo is that it combines various alien-inspired elements and Egyptology to create something truly unique:
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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:
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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:
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Ever wondered what an alien hybrid might look like? This alien tattoo is an excellent representation of this:
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If you want to celebrate your love of 420 and aliens, you can do this with a really cool tattoo:
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This is an equally cool design but has some sinister elements.
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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:
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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:
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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 to