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210+ Bat Tattoo Ideas to Drive You Batty!

by Sherri Owens

From a bat silhouette to Dracula inspired bat tattoos, the option for bat tattoo designs are endless.

As an artist, I have designed many a bat tattoo and know all the styles and designs that you can construct around the bat theme.

Welcome to the ultimate collection of these bat tattoos!

Bat Silhouette Tattoos

If you are looking for a simple bat tattoo, a bat silhouette is one of the best bat tattoo designs to consider. The outline of a bat is immediately recognizable due to the spiky design of the bat's wings.

Due to the minimalistic nature of this bat tattoo, these bat tattoos can be as small or as large as you like.

Looking for the most minimalistic bat tattoos possible? Here are the tattoo styles to consider for your bat tattoo. They work on the clavicle, arms, chest, etc.

As you can see from these bat tattoos, the bats are typically depicted in packs. If you want, your bat tattoo could feature a singular bat.

Flying Bats Leg Tattoo

Image by @mikieptattoos via Instagram

Grey Flying Bats Forearm Tattoo

Image by @zumitats via Instagram

Black Flying Bats Leg Tattoo

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Black Bats Forearm Tattoo

Image by @liane_tattooart via Instagram

Black Bats Forearm Tattoo

Image by @georgiamae_tattoos via Instagram

Bats Behind Ear Tattoo

Image by @angelleofpain via Instagram

Black Flying Bats Arm Tattoo

Image by @instattootion via Instagram

Black Flying Bats Chest Tattoo

Image by @big_boyz_ink via Instagram

Flying Bats Forearm Tattoo

Image by @odditiestattoo via Instagram

Would you like your bat tattoo to have a few more features? Maybe you prefer a bat tattoo that was more complex. Here are bat tattoos you can choose:

Rose and Bat Knee Tattoo

Image by @cloudiatattoo via Instagram

Coffin and Bats Leg Tattoo

Image by @gabby13tattoos via Instagram

Small Flying Bats Chest Tattoo

Image by @nona.ink via Instagram

Colorful Woman and Bats Shoulder Tattoo

Image by @eva.tattoos via Instagram

Shaded Bats Forearm Tattoo

Image by @jdmitchell.tattoo via Instagram

Batman Symbol Bat Tattoos

Are you a fan of Batman? If so, these Batman bat tattoos are a great idea.

It keeps in line with the minimalistic design of the bat symbol of bat tattoos but still has something extra to elevate your Batman bat tattoo:

Batman Symbol Chest Tattoo

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Batman Symbol Shoulder Tattoo

Image by @jonathon_promer via Instagram

Bat Wing Bat Tattoos

Of course, one of the most recognizable parts of the bat is the bat wings. If this is the kind of bat tattoo - minus the bat body and legs - that you would like to get, there are plenty of tattoo ideas.

Here are the bat wings bat tattoos that should be at the top of your list:

Shaded Bat Wings Arm Tattoo

Image by @misa.dahmer via Instagram

23 and Bat Wings Neck Tattoo

Image by @gabe_the_greek via Instagram

Bat Wings Neck Tattoo

Image by @gore_jess_ink via Instagram

Small Bat Wings Elbow Tattoo

Image by @968kol via Instagram

Angels and Bat Wings Chest Tattoo

Image by @tattookittykat via Instagram

Black Bat Wing Shoulder Tattoo

Image by @mattattooed via Instagram

If you want a bat wings bat tattoo that will take up most of your upper back, here is a good piece of art work:

Devil Horns and Bat Wings Back Tattoo

Image by @bloodyallyandm4l_sunset via Instagram

Want your bat wings bat tattoo to be more inspired? Here are the bat tattoos art that you should consider:

Hand with Eye and Bat Wing Leg Tattoo

Image by @ieshagoddentattoo via Instagram

Girl with Bat Wings Arm Tattoo

Image by @fidelitytattooco via Instagram

Gold Bat with Red Jewel Back Tattoo

Image by @koenigskind.tattoos via Instagram

Vampire Bat Tattoos

Vampire bats are probably one of the most infamous species of winged creatures around. Therefore, vampire bat tattoos are a great bat design idea.

If you want bat tattoos with more realistic features, it is best to do your research. Show your tattoo artist images or drawings of either a vampire bat or other bat tattoos.

This is the only way to guarantee accuracy with vampire bat tattoos.

This kind of bat tattoo is a lot more versatile than you might think. As such, there are lots of types of bat tattoos to select from.

Here are some of the bat tattoo variations that you can consider:

Vampire Bat Hanging Leg Tattoo

Image by @doomsdaydani via Instagram

Spooky Little Bat Elbow Tattoo

Image by @petite.thief via Instagram

Vampire Bat with Drops of Blood Leg Tattoo

Image by @minnow.tattoo via Instagram

Spider Net and Vampire Bat Hand Tattoo

Image by @_flying.fox_ via Instagram

Vampire Bat Forearm Tattoo

Image by @tattoosbyayla via Instagram

Colored Vampire Bat Hand Tattoo

Image by @__bexxii via Instagram

Colored Hanging Vampire Bat Arm Tattoo

Image by @collins_tattoos via Instagram

Bloody Vampire Bat Thigh Tattoo

Image by @kane_tattoos via Instagram

Colorful Vampire Bat with Flowers Arm Tattoo

Image by @hayleyblackwoodtattoo via Instagram

Spooky Vampire Bat Leg Tattoo

Image by @lo.ud.mo.th via Instagram

Vampire Bat Thigh Tattoo

Image by @beelee_tattoos via Instagram

Flying Spooky Bat Tattoo

Image by @amberida.tattoo via Instagram

Black Bat Wrist Tattoo

Image by @youtigernow via Instagram

Colored Vampire Bat Hand Tattoo

Image by @devils_ink_tattoos via Instagram

If you like the idea of a sternum bat tattoo, these are stunning bat tattoos that you should take a look at. These bat tattoos work well as chest pieces too.

Black and Gray Hanging Bat Tattoo

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Hanging Vampire Bat Stomach Tattoo

Image by @magpietattooshop via Instagram

Grey Vampire Bat Stomach Tattoo

Image by @legocart via Instagram

Vampire Bat Belly Tattoo

Image by @goldentarotinkclub via Instagram

Tired of standard vampire bat tattoos? Choose a bat tattoo from one of these to shake things up!

Vampire Bat Hanging on Branch Leg Tattoo

Image by @tats.by.bri via Instagram

Bloody Flying Vampire Bat Tattoo

Image by @ghostbunnytattoos via Instagram

Grey Stars and Bat Hand Tattoo

Image by @daniellejeannetattoo via Instagram

Gray Vampire Bat Goblet Leg Tattoo

Image by @_zaddy_taddy_ via Instagram

Flowers and Vampire Bat Hand Tattoo

Image by @foxx.teeth_ via Instagram

Colorful Vampire Bat Thigh Tattoo

Image by @j9illustration via Instagram

Black Vampire Bat Neck Tattoo

Image by @picotee.dustfairy_ via Instagram

Bat with Red Eyes Knee Tattoo

Image by @laceybtattoos via Instagram

Flying Vampire Bat Chest Tattoo

Image by @ms_lizzos_art via Instagram

Flowers and Vampire Bat Biceps Tattoo

Image by @coyoteviejo.ink via Instagram

Vampire Bats Elbow Tattoo

Image by @marthyluck via Instagram

Fruit Bat Tattoos

If you have ever seen a bat and thought, “how cute!” it's likely you were looking at a fruit bat. As far as bats go, they are pretty cuddly looking, thanks to their big eyes and snout.

Due to this, fruit bat tattoos typically have a happier, brighter image.

Given their name and their diet, these bats - and bat tattoos - are also symbols of nature. This is why you will often find fruit bat tattoos to be surrounded by fruit, trees, and even flowers.

Once again, do your research. If you want a great deal of detail, look up images or other bat tattoos as inspiration for your tattoo artist.

If you are looking for bat tattoos that focus on realism, here are the bat tattoo styles to consider:

Realistic Fruit Bat Biceps Tattoo

Image by @tattoosnob via Instagram

Hanging Bat Leg Tattoo

Image by @blackwolf_ink via Instagram

Wrapped Bat Forearm Tattoo

Image by @syluss.ink via Instagram

Realistic Fruit Bat Arm Tattoo

Image by @miguelcamarillo via Instagram

Colorful Figs and Bat Tattoo

Image by @chonkynoodlesoop via Instagram

There are many ways to get creative with a fruit bat tattoo. If you want to broaden your horizon, here are the bat tattoos that may inspire you:

Raspberries and Bat Arm Tattoo

Image by @anabell.m.art via Instagram

Blueberries Figs and Bat Tattoo

Image by @tawnyowltattoo via Instagram

Flowers Butterfly and Bat Arm Tattoo

Image by @flossie_fantastic via Instagram

Shaded Fig and Bat Arm Tattoo

Image by @kennypixie via Instagram

Colored Bat with Fruits Arm Tattoo

Image by @justinstattoos via Instagram

Grapes and Bat Arm Tattoo

Image by @j.vandytattoos via Instagram

Sleeping Bat Hanging on Branch Tattoo

Image by @launiongrafica via Instagram

Black Leaves and Bat Arm Tattoo

Image by @mxszymanska via Instagram

Small Fruits and Bat Back Tattoo

Image by @alauring__arts via Instagram

Bat Eating Figs Arm Tattoo

Image by @foxxtastic via Instagram

Baby Bat with Flowers Arm Tattoo

Image by @hcierritattoos via Instagram

Flowers and Fruit Bat Leg Tattoo

Image by @nellytattooss via Instagram

Flowers and Bat Arm Tattoo

Image by @mizmeltattoos via Instagram

Colorful Flowers and Bat Tattoo

Image by @tattoosbyree via Instagram

Grey Bats with Fruits Arm Tattoo

Image by @samtpfote_art via Instagram

Colored Bat Eating Peach Tattoo

Image by @emery.cat via Instagram

Of course, if you want to go in a different direction with your fruit bat tattoo, this could be the art form that works for you:

Strawberry and Bat Arm Tattoo

Image by @south.west.tattoo via Instagram

Blackwork Bat Tattoos

Would you like a bat tattoo done entirely in black? Don't be fooled by the name, these bat tattoos can be incredibly beautiful and complex pieces.

Here are the blackwork bat tattoos you should check out:

Black Bat Ribs Tattoo

Image by @gerson_tattoos via Instagram

Vampire Bat below Knee Tattoo

Image by @sillou_ink via Instagram

Bat Hanging on Branch Thigh Tattoo

Image by @davidcrowtattoo via Instagram

Black Vampire Bat Biceps Tattoo

Image by @thebutcherbrand via Instagram

Flying Bat under Brest Tattoo

Image by @lunarlane via Instagram

Black Vampire Bat Thigh Tattoo

Image by @joemallardtattoos via Instagram

Hairy Bat Calf Muscle Tattoo

Image by @kultxblack via Instagram

Black Flying Bat Thigh Tattoo

Image by @christen_wolfe via Instagram

Branches with Flowers and Vampire Bat Tattoo

Image by @domcalitattoo via Instagram

Black Flying Bat Arm Tattoo

Image by @alba_burtonandthekingtattoostudio via Instagram

Hanging Bat Leg Tattoo

Image by @crawlingsquidtattoo via Instagram

Black Bat Tattoo

Image by @deborahpowtattoos via Instagram

Traditional Bat Tattoos

As tattoo lovers may already know, traditional refers to a style of bat tattoos. These bat tattoos boast thick black lines and bold colors feature heavily. It is a throwback to a more classic form of tattooing in America.

Since the bat tattoo is a fairly iconic piece of ink, it only makes sense that the traditional design is so popular for bat tattoos.

Not only is this style absolutely stunning for your bat tattoo, it can also help to elevate your bat tattoo completely.

With the right bat design, you can make the bat tattoo on your skin look gentle and delicate or utterly vicious - the choice is up to you!

Dark & Red Flying Bat Back Tattoo

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Colored Vampire Bat Tattoo

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Blood Drops from Vampire Bat Tattoo

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Colored Vampire Bat Arm Tattoo

Image by @skullofages via Instagram

Branch with Flowers and Bat Tattoo

Image by @heatherdelbene via Instagram

Colored Vampire Bat Tattoo

Image by @black_market_tattoos via Instagram

Moth with Flower and Bat Tattoo

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Vampire and Bat Leg Tattoo

Image by @jordandolby via Instagram

Red Flower and Bat Arm Tattoo

Image by @maddiecadetattoo via Instagram

Bat with Chains Leg Tattoo

Image by @corazoncito.tyrano via Instagram

Colorful Vampire Bat Chest Tattoo

Image by @pins_and_needlestattoo via Instagram

Blood Drops from Vampire Bat Belly Tattoo

Image by @rubengcao via Instagram

Leopard and Bat Both Hands Tattoo

Image by @tattoosbyaxc via Instagram

Hanging Vampire Bat Bely Tattoo

Image by @maxpain_tattoo via Instagram

Most traditional bat tattoos are done in color but as you can see with these bat tattoos, a black ink bat tattoo can be just as striking:

Black Hairy Bat Elbow Tattoo

Image by @twotonguestattoo via Instagram

Grey Vampire Bat Tattoo

Image by @annamarietattoos via Instagram

Black Vampire Bat Tattoo

Image by @shannondoestattoos via Instagram

Black Vampire Bat Leg Tattoo

Image by @k_inkkongtattoo via Instagram

Flowers with Moth and Bat Arm Tattoo

Image by @henstoothtattoo via Instagram

Bat eating Strawberries Forearm Tattoo

Image by @3dimes_ via Instagram

For these kinds of bat tattoos, always visit a professional who is familiar with this tattoo style.

Neo-Traditional Bat Tattoos

Neotraditional bat tattoos are tattoos that are a modern approach to traditional tattoos.

Due to this, a neotraditional bat tattoo can have more colors, motifs, and greater detail as well.

Curious about what neotraditional bat tattoos look like? Here are all the different styles for this kind of bat tattoo that you can select from:

Blood Drops and Vampire Bat Hand Tattoo

Image by @lacortetattooer via Instagram

Flowers and Purple Eyed Bat Tattoo

Image by @panda13tattoos via Instagram

Black Sparkling Bat Chest Tattoo

Image by @saddmortem_ via Instagram

Colored Flowers and Bat Leg Tattoo

Image by @sarahameliatattoos via Instagram

Leaves and Vampire Bat Arm Tattoo

Image by @jmc.tattoo via Instagram

Orange Eyed Vampire Bat Tattoo

Image by @menios_hbt via Instagram

Colorful Vampire Bat Back Neck Tattoo

Image by @nicholasoryan666 via Instagram

Vampire Bat Arm Sleeve Tattoo

Image by @joakoayalatattoo via Instagram

As this is a fairly new tattoo style, it is important to work with an artist who can produce bat tattoos that follow the rules.

Dracula Inspired Bat Tattoos

It can be argued that Bram Stoker's Dracula is one of the reasons that bats and bat tattoos are so popular around the world.

The novel - and the resulting movies - are the reason that there is a gothic element attached to bats and bat tattoos.

Therefore, if you are looking for a bat tattoo to reinforce the creatures of the night, then these are excellent bat tattoos to consider.

Here are the Dracula-based bat tattoos that you can draw inspiration from:

Dracula Castle and Vampire Bat Hand Tattoo

Image by @lennoxtattoo via Instagram

Bloody Hand and Vampire Bat Leg Tattoo

Image by @subterraneo_tattoo via Instagram

Black and Grey Dracula with Bats Tattoo

Image by @martianartstattoo via Instagram

Dracula and Flying Bats Tattoo

Image by @the_ripper_tattoo via Instagram

Black Dracula and Flying Bats Tattoo

Image by @arnaldolauerandnovoarte via Instagram

Dracula and Bats Shoulder Tattoo

Image by @jackie_sue_tattoo via Instagram

Transylvania Castle and Bat Tattoo

Image by @mxaguirre via Instagram

Now, this bat tattoo isn't quite in keeping with the Dracula theme but it is a great piece of art for anyone obsessed with vampires:

Vampire Lady and Bats Thigh Tattoo

Image by @bloody_cherry_tattoosandcambalache.collectttive via Instagram

Bat Tattoos with the Night Sky

A bat tattoo with the night sky as the background just makes sense for your body art, doesn't it? After all, this is when bats are most active.

These kinds of bat tattoos are fairly common. Therefore, you have plenty of bat tattoos to choose from.

However, what will surprise you about the bat tattoo at night is how soft it looks. For the most part, this bat tattoo art consists of beautiful and delicate imagery. Here are the best bat tattoos at night to check out!

Want a simple bat tattoo with the night sky? Well, these are the bat tattoos with the right art forms:

Stars and Bats Forearm Tattoo

Image by @tragic.aestheticx via Instagram

Moon and Stars with Flying Bats Arm Tattoo

Image by @sinners_circle_tattoo via Instagram

If you prefer your bat tattoo to have more detail, here are the bat tattoos that will stand out:

Bats with Moon and Cross Arm Tattoo

Image by @tattooastrid via Instagram

Moon and Bat Shoulder Tattoo

Image by @graceaverytattoo via Instagram

Black Vampire Bat Arm Tattoo

Image by @bblackhoundd via Instagram

Half Moon and Hanging Bat Arm Tattoo

Image by @fckthhetinytattooer via Instagram

Flower and Bat Chest Tattoo

Image by @brandonorrtattoos via Instagram

Grey Full Moon and Bat Arm Tattoo

Image by @abronia_tatts via Instagram

Night Sky and Flying Bats Shoulder Tattoo

Image by @asailorsgrave via Instagram

Linework Stars and Bats Arm Tattoo

Image by @jade_tattoo.uk via Instagram

Moon Stars and Mama Bat with Baby Bat Tattoo

Image by @anabell.m.art via Instagram

Night Sky Flowers and Bat Arm Tattoo

Image by @maria.das.tattoos via Instagram

Black Moon with Stars and Bat Tattoo

Image by @marissakaytattoo via Instagram

Moon with Hanging Bat Arm Tattoo

Image by @bb_hive_tattoo via Instagram

The night sky in your bat tattoo doesn't need to be depicted in the background. Here are bat tattoos that contain all the details within the outline of the bat tattoos:

Colored Bat with Moon and Stars Arm Tattoo

Image by @carolinedivinetattoos via Instagram

Bat Cutie with Night Sky Arm Tattoo

Image by @rolesckontroles via Instagram

Night Sky and Bat Chest Tattoo

Image by @dananascully via Instagram

Bat with Moon on Wings Leg Tattoo

Image by @benetpeachtattoo via Instagram

Would you like bat tattoos to have more color? Here is a bat tattoo design to consider:

Colored Bat with Night Sky Tattoo

Image by @russtytattoo via Instagram

Halloween Bat Tattoos

If you have an obsession with bats and bat tattoos, it likely started with Halloween.

The link between Halloween and bats - as well as bat tattoos - began when Celts celebrated the ancient festival of Samhain.

The bonfires that the Celts lit during these celebrations attracted bugs, which were hunted by bats. This is the link to both Halloween as well as bat tattoos.

If you are a fan of Halloween and all things spooky, then a bat tattoo is a natural choice.

You may be wondering how to pull off a Halloween bat tattoo. I mean, how is a Halloween bat tattoo any different from a regular bat tattoo?

Well, there isn't really a difference, which is why your Halloween bat tattoo should include other elements of this gothic time of year.

Want bats to feature heavily in your bat tattoo? Here are the bat tattoos to look into:

Moon with Spider Web and Bat Tattoo

Image by @ohh_inks via Instagram

Halloween Pumpkin with Dagger and Bat Tattoo

Image by @tattoosnob via Instagram

Pumpkin with Candies and Bat Tattoo

Image by @skylar_rose_art via Instagram

Bar Hugging Pumpkin Arm Tattoo

Image by @sabrinaspellmantattoo via Instagram

Sketched Bat with Pumpkin Tattoo

Image by @jolie_rouge_tattoo via Instagram

Bat tattoos with pumpkins are a pretty common phenomenon. Of course, these also tend to have some skulls and ghosts to help things along.

Here are the bat tattoos you should use for inspiration:

Pumpkin with Ghost and Flying Bats Tattoo

Image by @spoopytattoos via Instagram

Pineapple with Coconut and Bats Knee Tattoo

Image by @skylar_rose_art via Instagram

Smiley Pumpkin and Bats Tattoo

Image by @spoopytattoos via Instagram

Skull with Pumpkin and Bats Tattoo

Image by @monjanet13 via Instagram

Linework Pumpkin and Bats Arm Tattoo

Image by @prissycoink via Instagram

Castle with Ghosts and Bats Tattoo

Image by @lauren_tattoos via Instagram

Halloween Theme with Bats Arm Tattoo

Image by @penny_a_artwork via Instagram

Books with Candies and Bats Tattoo

Image by @larktattoo via Instagram

Want bat tattoos that are a bit out there? Here are the bat tattoos that will pique your interest:

Ghost with Bat Wings Arm Tattoo

Image by @nevermoretattoo via Instagram

Pusheen with Ghost and Bats Tattoo

Image by @spoopytattoos via Instagram

Witch and Bats Thigh Tattoo

Image by @xenon.rain via Instagram

Cartoon Bat Tattoos

Not into bat tattoos that are gothic, scary or creepy? That's OK! There are plenty of cute bat tattoos to choose from.

If you're looking for an adorable bat tattoo, cartoon bat tattoos are the way to go. The cartoonish features and bright colors of these tattoos will cheer up the bat design immensely!

Some bat tattoos are based on popular cartoons while other bat tattoos simply possess cartoonish features. Due to this fun bat design, you can also create something completely wacky.

Here are the bat tattoos you should consider:

Mini Bat Arm Tattoo

Image by @lisafmg.tattoo via Instagram

Violet Bat Tattoo

Image by @hxney.bat via Instagram

Heart with Flowers and Bat Tattoo

Image by @aimie_morris_tattoo via Instagram

Flowers and Hanging Bat Leg Tattoo

Image by @mahaganyshaw via Instagram

Colored Moon and Bat Thigh Tattoo

Image by @panda13tattoos via Instagram

Violet Cartoon Inspired Bat Tattoo

Image by @goodvibrationsink via Instagram

Creative Bat Tattoos

Are you looking for bat tattoos unlike anything you have seen before? Perhaps you want something that doesn't really fit into any particular style or genre.

If this is the case, here are the bat tattoos you should use as a base for your own bat tattoo:

Grey Shaded Bat Thigh Tattoo

Image by @inkrabbittattoo via Instagram

Flying Bat Knee Tattoo

Image by @torielyceart via Instagram

Black and Grey Bat Biceps Tattoo

Image by @psilocybink.tattoo via Instagram

Black Bat Chest Tattoo

Image by @ske.tatto_art via Instagram

Vampire Bat with Pumpkin Leg Tattoo

Image by @wadupdock via Instagram

Black Spooky Bat Tattoo

Image by @artbymykie via Instagram

Linework Flying Bat Tattoo

Image by @marzzcreatez via Instagram

Four Winged Bat Ribs Tattoo

Image by @alienboyfriend via Instagram

Bat with Spreaded Wings Chest Tattoo

Image by @brojadarktattoo via Instagram

Black Flying Bat Back Tattoo

Image by @sandelraul via Instagram

Mushrooms and Brown Bat Arm Tattoo

Image by @opossum_blues via Instagram

Bat with Lamp Arm Tattoo

Image by @scaledxwings via Instagram

Black Flying Bat Arm Tattoo

Image by @rtc_ink_ via Instagram

Bird and Red Bat Arm Tattoo

Image by @anthemtattoo via Instagram

Bats Hanging on Branch Arm Tattoo

Image by @ibuprofane.tattoo via Instagram

Moon with Spiders and Bat Chest Tattoo

Image by @curlsjrtattoos via Instagram

Black Minimalistic Bat Arm Tattoo

Image by @mohanstattooinn via Instagram

Cross and Bat Back Tattoo

Image by @narythe3rd via Instagram

Grey Shaded Bat Chest Tattoo

Image by @art.judojad via Instagram

Black Flying Bat Arm Tattoo

Image by @katt.tattoos via Instagram

Moon and Flying Bats Arm Tattoo

Image by @rubyloustattoostudio via Instagram

Black Bat with Spreaded Wings Back Tattoo

Image by @julkasmigelska via Instagram

Roses and Hanging Bat Stomach Tattoo

Image by @leni_moonshine via Instagram

Crying Eye and Bat Arm Tattoo

Image by @sombreanimaltattooandinkerman_tattoo via Instagram

Grey Flying Bat below Breasts Tattoo

Image by @tattrotten via Instagram

Black Bat with Open Mouth Ribs Tattoo

Image by @erikvankobra via Instagram

Black and Red Bat Tattoo

Image by @sono.tattoo via Instagram

Floral Bat Knee Tattoo

Image by @sadiebartchtattoos via Instagram

Wrapped Bat Tattoo

Image by @superstattoos via Instagram

Furry Flying Bat Ribs Tattoo

Image by @samhain.ttt via Instagram

Tea Cup with Cat Skull and Bat Arm Tattoo

Image by @marleedonati via Instagram

Fruits and Hearts with Bat Leg Tattoo

Image by @jessicaluxtattoo via Instagram

Big Eyed Hairy Bat Arm Tattoo

Image by @mikejohnstontattoo via Instagram

Scary Bat Leg Tattoo

Image by @mon1nk via Instagram

Happy Red Bat Arm Tattoo

Image by @nialaurenr.tattoo via Instagram

Black Bat Neck and Head Tattoo

Image by @oliver.tattoos via Instagram

Black Angry Face Bat Tattoo

Image by @vitrola_tattoo via Instagram

Bat with Horns and Third Eye Tattoo

Image by @666nazgul via Instagram

Guitar and Flying Bats Tattoo

Image by @finalsintattoo via Instagram

Colorful Bat Hanging from Branch Tattoo

Image by @tattoosbyzay_ via Instagram

White Bat with Cherries Arm Tattoo

Image by @darrylduncan via Instagram

Grey Flying Bat Tattoo

Image by @cyphertattoo via Instagram

Black Bat Chest Tattoo

Image by @sn0.ttt via Instagram

Grey Hanging Bat Back Tattoo

Image by @thewickedcrowtattoo via Instagram

Grey Flowers and Bat Tattoo

Image by @rafaelmagaton via Instagram

Cat with Bat Wings Arm Tattoo

Image by @brushworktattoo via Instagram

What is the Symbolism of Bats and Bat Tattoos?

There is no denying that a bat tattoo looks incredibly cool. However, if you're getting a bat tattoo inked on your body, you will want to know the significance of it as well.

Bats - and bat tattoos - can be interpreted in different ways around the world.

For instance, in Japanese culture, bats and bat tattoos can be a sign of both luck as well as chaos. In China, bats and bat tattoos are a sign of life and longevity.

If you consider Native American culture, the symbolism varies quite a bit, depending on the tribe. In some instances, bats and bat tattoos symbolize light, rain, water, fertility, and rebirth. Others believe bats and bat tattoos to be a symbol of death and darkness.

Bats are seen around the world as creatures of darkness as they dwell in caves. However, your bat tattoo can also be a symbol of happiness and positivity.

It doesn't matter what kind of bat tattoo you want to get, there is a bat design for everyone. From Batman to gothic horror, the bat tattoo options are endless.

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