Octopus Tattoo Meaning – Symbolism and Pictures

Octopus Tattoo meaning – some of the main meanings of the octopus tattoos are: adaptability, intelligence and graceful. The octopus is also related with agility (like a small lizard or alligator) and protection/flexibility. Do you know that the octopus is very intelligent and very flexible? The octopus is also related to camouflage/defense (she uses the ink against predators). It’s also related to fertility (this is because the female octopus can lay around 200,000 eggs). They can also change their skin color (defense mechanism). They also have 3 hearts. Some people relate them to evil (like a medusa), being an yin and yang with the dolphins.

Furthermore, the octopus also means illusion and mystery. These octopus tattoos are perfect for both men and women (maybe the colors are different, but in rest everything is the same). Do you want a couple of pictures?

Japanese octopus tattoo

Japanese octopus tattoo

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Octopus tattoo for men

Octopus tattoo for men

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Octopus Animal Symbolism:

  • Do you know that the Octopus is probably more intelligent than many other invertebrates? Not only intelligent, an octopus also has short and long term memory, yet ready to learn. If you are ready to learn, yet intelligent, the octopus tattoo is probably good for you.
  • Kraken symbolism: along the history, the octopus played an important role and symbolism. These Kraken were legendary sea monsters (octopuses). It is said that these giant octopuses were attacking ships.
  • Greek mythology: they say the Gorgon is inspired from the octopus. Here are some gods from the Greek mythology: Poseidon, Zeus, etc.
  • Ainu/Japanesse mythologyAkkorokamui was, like Kraken, a huge giant octopus.

Here are another 2 pictures for your next octopus tattoo:

Black and White octopus tattoo

Black and White octopus tattoo

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Another Black and White Tattoo for octopus

Another Black and White Tattoo for octopus

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Celebrities with Octopus TattoosJohn Frusciante (he has an octopus tattoo on his shoulder), Chad Smith (in case you don’t know him, he is the drummer from Red Hot Chili Peppers).

Octopus Tattoo Placement ideas – on your arm, on your back, on your chest, on your elbow, on your forearm, on your knee, on your shoulder (maybe like John Frusciante). Some more pictures:

Black Octopus tattoo

Black Octopus tattoo

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Gray Octopus tattoo

Gray Octopus tattoo

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Also, people searching for octopus tattoos, are also searching for owl tattoo pictures.

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