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105+ Teddy Bear Tattoo Ideas Good Enough to Squeeze

by Sherri Owens

This post is a treat for teddy bear fans! I have rounded up the top teddy bear tattoos: everything from simple designs to the most outrageous concepts.

It is always a treat for me to design and ink teddy bear tattoos. This is because these tattoos are such a lovely and fun combination of childhood and adulthood. Not to mention, my clients come up with some pretty hilarious and creative designs for me.

I searched high and low to find the best teddy bear tattoo ideas and have also included a few tips on customizing these tattoos to your specific sense of style. Let's begin!

The Best Teddy Bear Tattoo Ideas

Here are the top teddy bear tattoo designs for you to choose from:

Minimalistic Teddy Bear Tattoos

Do you want a simple teddy bear tattoo? Well, then you are in luck! This is because there are plenty of teddy bear tattoo designs for you to choose from in this category.

Tiny Little Teddy Ankle Tattoo

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Now, you should keep in mind that there are varying levels of minimalism for this kind of teddy bear tattoo. For instance, if you really want to keep your teddy bear tattoo as simple as possible, then just the outline of the teddy bear along with the eyes and a snout will do the trick.

Tiny Teddy Bear Inner Arm Tattoo

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Of course, if you want your teddy bear tattoo to have a bit more detail, then this is fine too. Your teddy bear tattoo can also include elements like a little bow - you can even draw a simple fluffy teddy bear tattoo with lines representing the fuzz.

Mini Teddy Bear Outlined Inner Arm Tattoo

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Another thing to keep in mind is that this kind of teddy bear tattoo doesn't have to be just done in black ink either! If you want a more colorful teddy bear tattoo, there are various options here. You can either have the outline done in a different color or add a few color details or adornments to the teddy bear tattoo here and there.

Tiny Teddy Bear Arm Tattoo

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Keep in mind that a minimalistic teddy bear tattoo doesn't have to mean a boring one! With a little bit of imagination and creativity, you can easily turn your simple design into a cute teddy bear tattoo.

Tiny Small Teddy Bear Tattoo

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Check out these teddy bear tattoos to determine which kind of design may be right for you:

Tiny Black Line Teddy Arm Tattoo

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Brown Teddy Bear Arm Tattoo

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Black Line Teddy Bear Tattoo

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Cute Little Teddy Fine Line Tattoo

Image by @lunatyk_studio via Instagram

Sad Face Teddy Bear Tattoo

Image by @teekatatts via Instagram

Realistic Teddy Bear Tattoos

Want to go all out with your teddy bear tattoo? Then you should consider a realistic teddy bear tattoo design. Just remember that a realistic teddy bear tattoo cost can be higher as there is a greater level of detail involved here.

Sketch Style Teddy Bear Tattoo

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If you want a more meaningful teddy bear tattoo, then you may want to consider drawing inspiration from one of your own teddy bears. This makes for the perfect tattoo if you had a favorite teddy bear when you were growing up.

Grey Teddy Bear with Red Bow Dotted Tattoo

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Even if you no longer have that teddy bear, you can search through your old childhood photographs to come up with an image of your stuffed animals that you can show your tattoo artist. In case you are getting a teddy bear tattoo to commemorate your child, you can choose one of their favorite soft toy bears for inspiration.

Big and Mini Furry Teddy Bear Tattoo

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This being said, you can use any teddy bear to get the design for your teddy bear tattoo.

Dotted Teddy Bear Wrist Tattoo

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Now, you may imagine that you need to get bigger tattoos for this kind of teddy bear tattoo. However, this isn't the case at all. You can still get small teddy bear tattoos with a complex design. You simply have to work with your artist to determine how you are going to scale down these details.

Sad Face Brown Teddy Tattoo

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You can then get a small tattoo that will fit anywhere - upper arm, ankle, etc.

Brown Teddy Realistic Tattoo

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Brown Soft Toy Teddy Arm Tattoo

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White and Brown Cook Teddy Tattoo

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Grey Fluffy Teddy Bear Tattoo

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Sketch Style Sad Face Teddy Bear Tattoo

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Clothed Teddy Bear Tattoos

As the name suggests, these teddy bear tattoo ideas consist of teddy bears wearing different outfits. I have found that this is such a cute and fun way to personalize your teddy bear tattoo.

Teddy Bear with Frock and Hearts Tattoo

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If you want, the teddy bear in your teddy bear tattoo can simply be wearing clothes that you find on soft toys. Or, you can get creative with the kind of outfit you want for your teddy bear tattoo.

Brown Teddy with Frock and Hat Tattoo

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For instance, the bear in your teddy bear tattoo can be wearing a particular costume. Or, it can be wearing clothes that are typically worn by a popular cartoon or movie character!

Teenie Weenie Teddy Tattoo

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Also, don't forget to accessorize when it comes to this kind of teddy bear tattoo! From hats and scarves to glasses, there are a lot of different ways to elevate the style and look of your teddy bear.

Brown Teddy with Pink Dress and Band Arm Tattoo

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Remember that if you are going with a more realistic teddy bear tattoo you should also make an effort to ensure that the clothes look just as authentic. This is especially true when it comes to the different types and textures of clothing.

Teddy Wearing School Uniform Arm Tattoo

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Teddy Wearing Pajamas Tattoo

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Brown Teddy with Casual Clothes Tattoo

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Teddy in Dungaree Grey Shaded Tattoo

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Teddy in Traditional Dress Tattoo

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Worn Out Teddy Bear Tattoos

This is definitely an interesting kind of teddy bear tattoo to consider for yourself. For this kind of design, you have a worn down, dirty, or broken teddy bear tattoo. There can be a couple of different meanings to such a teddy bear tattoo.

Bold Line Broken Leg Teddy Tattoo

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On the one hand, a broken teddy bear tattoo doesn't necessarily have to be a bad thing. This is because a worn-out teddy bear is essentially one that has been played with quite a lot. So, this kind of teddy bear tattoo can be a symbol of love and enjoyment.

Worn Out Brown Teddy Bear Tattoo

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If this is the kind of feeling that you would like to evoke with your broken teddy bear tattoo, then you may want to ensure that you still have a cute teddy bear tattoo. Then, you can simply add little areas where the teddy bear has been patched up. Or, the teddy bear tattoo may show the bear with a missing eye.

Damaged Grey Teddy Tattoo

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The other meaning behind a broken teddy bear tattoo is a bit sadder. This kind of teddy bear tattoo may be a symbol of how you are feeling on the inside - how what you have faced in your life has taken a toll on you. Or, this kind of teddy bear tattoo may showcase how you feel used up by certain people in your life.

Injured Teddy with Wings Tattoo

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For such a teddy bear tattoo, the damage to the teddy bear can be a bit more extensive. Also, some of the damage and tears may not be repaired.

Mini Teddy with Wounds Tattoo

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Damaged Crying Teddy with Blue Bow Tattoo

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Smiling Damaged Teddy Line Tattoo

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Stabbed Injured Crying Teddy Bear Tattoo

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Damaged Brown Teddy Bear Tattoo

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Black and White Teddy with Scratches Arm Tattoo

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Red Ink Damaged Teddy Wrist Tattoo

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Black Line Worn-out Teddy Tattoo

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Black Line Damaged Teddy with Stitches Tattoo

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Fully Worn-out Teddy Tattoo

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Furry Teddy with Pink Hearts Tattoo

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Black and White Injured Teddy Tattoo

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Floral Teddy Bear Tattoos

If you are looking for a more cheerful or upbeat teddy bear tattoo, then you may prefer the idea of a floral teddy bear tattoo! So, what does this kind of tattoo entail?

Brown Teddy with Daisy Flower Tattoo

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Well, as you can imagine, it includes flowers but it is up to you to decide how to add flowers to the teddy bear tattoo designs.

Brown Teddy with Flowers and Leaves Tattoo

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For instance, if you want to keep it simple, then you can have a teddy bear tattoo where the teddy bear is clutching a flower. I know that it is not strictly a flower, but I do have a couple of tattoos with the teddy bears holding clovers - if you need a little bit of extra luck in your life, go with a clover!

Brown Teddy with Leaves and Sparks Tattoo

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In case you want a really cute teddy bear tattoo, then you may want to consider a tattoo where the teddy bear is sitting on the flower! For something a little simpler, you can have a tattoo where the flowers are surrounding the teddy bear.

Brown Teddy with Green Flower Tattoo

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This kind of teddy bear tattoo can be more meaningful than most people realize. This is because different flowers hold different meanings. For instance, the lily of the valley is symbolic of good luck and joy. Lavender, on the other hand, is associated with calmness.

Teddy Bear on a Gardenia Flower Tattoo

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So, you can choose a flower that best suits the meaning or intention behind your teddy bear tattoo. Of course, you are also free to simply choose a flower because you like it!

Brown Teddy with White Florals Tattoo

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Another perfect idea for such a concept is to get a teddy bear tattoo with floral patterns all over it! This can be a great way to introduce bright colors into your tattoo design

Tiny Brown Teddy with Multicolored Flowers Tattoo

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Fluffy Teddy with Red Florals Tattoo

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Brown Teddy with Purple Flowers Tattoo

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Brown Teddy and Sunflower Tattoo

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Simple Line Teddy with Flower Crown Tattoo

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Flower Patched Simple Teddy Tattoo

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Linework Teddy Bear with Floral Tattoo

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Grey and Blue Teddy with Red Flower Arm Tattoo

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Heart Shaped Florals and Teddy Tattoo

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Grey Teddy and Single Flower Tattoo

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Teddy Bear Tattoos with Hearts

What better way to say unconditional love with your new tattoo than to add hearts into the mix?

Black Line Teddy with Red Hearts Tattoo

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Once again, there are a lot of different ways that you can include hearts in your teddy bear tattoo. One option is to have the heart as a frame for your teddy bear. This works well if you want to add some sparkle to your teddy bear tattoo as you can add decorative elements to the heart.

Brown Teddy and Heart Cushion Tattoo

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Another idea for your teddy bear tattoo can be to have the teddy bear holding the heart. This is a really cute idea as this teddy bear is reminiscent to the bears that you give on Valentine's Day or special occasions.

Tiny Teddy Holding a Heart Tattoo

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A bit more of an unusual teddy bear tattoo idea is where you draw heart patterns on the teddy bear.

Lined Teddy with Heart Stamps Tattoo

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Black Ink Teddy and Broken Heart Leg Tattoo

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Greyscale Teddy and Heart Tattoo

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Greyscale Teddy with Blue Heart Balloon Tattoo

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Sketch Style Teddy with Black Hearts Tattoo

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Black Line Teddy with Bold Hearts Tattoo

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Angel Teddy Bear Tattoos

This is a really cute idea for your teddy bear tattoo. You can choose a more simplistic design here or do something a bit more intricate and complex.

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If you want to take the simple route, then you can simply add angel wings to the teddy bear. In case you want to make a bit more of an impact with your teddy bear tattoo, then you can add more heavenly or angelic details to the tattoo design.

Teddy Bear Angel Arm Tattoo

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Of course, these don't have to be angelic elements. You can easily add other whimsical details to the teddy bear tattoo if you want. As you can imagine, there are no rules that you need to follow. So, you can go with a design that is as basic or as creative and as unique as you like!

Brown Angel Teddy with Trumpet and Florals

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Blue Ink Teddy Angel Tattoo

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Teddy Bear Family Tattoos

This can be a lovely teddy bear tattoo to get if you want to commemorate your dear ones. Here, you have the teddy bears depicted as a family.

Brown Teddy Family Tattoo

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If it is just you and your partner, then you can get two teddy bears, perhaps on their wedding day. In case you want to depict your entire family, then you can have parents and kids.

Or, you can have a parent and child in your tattoo - there are plenty of options for you to choose from here!

Teddy Groom and Bride Tattoo

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Teddy Bear Couple Forearm Tattoo

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Teddy Father and Child Leg Tattoo

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Teddy Bear Activity Tattoos

With these kinds of tattoos, you have the teddy bears engaging in various activities. These can be anything from baking a cake or cooking a meal to dancing or having a picnic.

Of course, you are also free to depict the teddy bears getting up to all kinds of mischief as well!

Bear’s Cooking Class Arm Tattoo

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Greyscale Fisher Bear Tattoo

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Teddy on the Bike Arm Tattoo

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Teddy Bear Volleyball Player Tattoo

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Teddy Building Sand Castle Arm Tattoo

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Teddy with Guitar Arm Tattoo

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Greyscale Singer Teddy Tattoo

Image by @pinktattoos via Instagram

Teddy with Pizza Arm Tattoo

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Traveling Teddy Tattoo

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Armed Teddy Bear Tattoos

If you are looking for an alternative to an adorable teddy bear tattoo, then you should consider this category - armed teddy bears!

As the name suggests, with these teddy bear tattoos, the bears are all armed with various weapons. It is a pretty funny sight to see something so cute and cuddly wielding such dangerous objects.

Killer Teddy Arm Tattoo

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Gangster Teddy Leg Tattoo

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Evil Teddy with a Knife Shaded Black and Grey Tattoo

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Military Teddy with Bomb Tattoo

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Teddy with Gun Tattoo

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Rambo Teddy Tattoo

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Teddy with Knife Tattoo

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Fighter Teddy Shoulder Tattoo

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Punk Teddy Bear Tattoos

This is also a different take on the teddy bear tattoo idea. Here, you have the teddy bears dressed up as punks.

Such a tattoo works especially well if you are equal parts sweet and rebellious!

Punk Themed Black Teddy Tattoo

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Greyscale Punk Teddy Arm Tattoo

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Punk Rock Teddy Tattoo

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Famous Teddy Bear Tattoos

From Paddington Bear to Ted from the Ted movies, there are a few different famous bears. If you want to have these bears commemorated as body art, then here are the tattoos that you should be checking out:

Paddington Bear Tattoo Piece

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Ted the Brown Teddy Tattoo

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Smiling Ted with Glass Tattoo

Image by @luca_arancio via Instagram

Ted with Beer and Money Bag Tattoo

Image by @inkedmag via Instagram

Drunk Ted with Beer Bottle Tattoo

Image by @bessielou_ via Instagram

Paddington Bear on Circle Frame Tattoo

Image by @licia.ink via Instagram

Paddington Bear Reading with a Cup of Tea  Tattoo

Image by @beck.tattooer via Instagram

Scribble Style Paddington Bear Tattoo

Image by @indiabehrens via Instagram

Bejeweled Teddy Bear Tattoos

This is such a cool concept. With this kind of teddy bear tattoo, you can either make the bear look like it has been carved out of precious stones, or you can make the bear look like it is a part of an accessory!

Bejeweled Gold Teddy Bear Tattoo

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What Does a Teddy Bear Tattoo Mean?

There can be a lot of different meanings associated with a teddy bear tattoo. For instance, in some cases, a teddy bear can be a representation of childhood. In this case, it may be a way for you to remember all the wonderful memories that you had as a little one.

Or, your teddy bear tattoo can remind you to hold onto elements of being a child. This could be a sense of fun, hope, or innocence.

A teddy bear tattoo can also be a symbol of safety. Some children carry around teddy bears to soothe themselves when they are upset or stressed and you may have done this as well. If so, a teddy bear tattoo can be a symbol of certain self-soothing techniques.

A teddy bear tattoo may also be a symbol of your own child. Getting inked with their favorite toy can be a sweet and touching way to commemorate your little one.

Well, there you go - the top teddy bear tattoos to choose from. It doesn't matter what kind of concepts or styles you have in mind, you are sure to find what you are looking for here!

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