Whale Tattoos – Meaning + Designs

Whale Tattoo meaningmaternal (like an elephant), peace (like a frog), strength (like a shark), power (like a dragon), protection (like a seahorse), safety (like a lighthouse), rebirth (like a phoenix), serenity (like a panda), etc. These are the most important meanings, of course. There are tons of other meanings also.

In the meantime, have some whale tattoo designs:

Eskimo whale tattoo

Eskimo whale tattoo

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Grey whale tattoo

Grey whale tattoo

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Whale Tattoo symbolism:

  • Chinese symbolism: the whales are/were sacred in most cultures, including the Chinese culture. In China, people believe some sort of whale with feet and hands (like a man) ruled the ocean in ancient times.
  • Whale origins: whales are related to dolphins, altough not in the same suborder. There are a couple of types of whales: killer whales, beluga whales, pilot whales, etc. Most people get tattoos with all these type of whales. There are also other types of whales: the blue whale, the humpback whale and bowhead whale.
  • Vietnamese culture: some cultures (including vietnamese) associate whales with divinity. Vietnamese people also hold funerals for whales in the center of the town. You can read more about it here.
  • In the Bible: the whales were also presented in the Bible. Whales were called “sea monsters“. They were also called “Big Fish“.

Do you need some more pictures for your next tattoo?

Tribal whale tattoo design

Tribal whale tattoo design

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Killer whale tattoo design

Killer whale tattoo design

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Whale Tattoos on celebrities – if you can find some celebrities with whale tattoos, please share with us. In the meantime, we have plenty other tattoos on our website (and the celebrities that have that tattoos). Just search our website and see what you can find.

Whale Tattoo Placement ideas – on your ankle, on your back, on your chest, on your shoulder, etc. One thing to keep in mind – before getting the whale tattoo make sure you really want it. Nowadays most people get tattoos (many), yet regret them. Get something because you want it, not something because others want it.

Want some more pictures?

Whale tail tatoo designs

Whale tail tatoo designs

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