Tattoos have been traditionally associated with criminals and sailors. An amalgamation of both i.e. the pirates, the sea criminals who looted other ships and lived life on their own terms, are also a famous tattoo design. Pirate tattoos symbolize free spirit and strong will. They represent the fearless attitude of the marauders and are carved in various shades and images. The most popular among them is the pirate ship. The official carrier of the criminals is painted mostly with the jolly Roger. Jolley Roger refers to the flag of the pirates.
Other images include the sea birds and animals along with other things associated with the sea life. The pin up wench or the consort of the pirates is also a hit with the pirate tattoo lovers. Her sexy and saucy avatar is quite charming and liked by people a lot. Apart from this, the famous movie “Pirates of the Caribbean”, based on the life of the pirates has a huge lot of admirers. Here we have compiled 30 pirate tattoos that reflect the hardy and intriguing life of pirates. Take a look and you are sure to be mesmerized by the badass pirates.
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Skeleton Pirate The skeleton with a danger symbol on its head-gear, carved on chesta and reaching up to abdomen, has a creepy look.
Funny Pirate Tattoo The jolly roger symbol, carved on the back, in the center, looks cute and comic.
Funny Pirate Tattoo
Danger is Here The pirate flag was a warning to the sailors that they would not be shown any mercy and therefore should surrender without resistance.
Danger is Here
Pirate Rib Tattoo Traditional black and grey pirate tattoo with the face of a woman is attention grabbing.
Pirate Rib Tattoo
Night Pirates The grim reaper face and the burning torches point to the cruel sea raiders who attack at night.
Throat Pirate Ship Tattoo The very sight of the pirate ship would send shivers down the throat of the sailors and passengers, which is symbolized here.
Throat Pirate Ship Tattoo
Leg Tattoo Red pirate ship with a sky blue flag and the face of a wench looks catchy.
Pirates Of The Caribbean Full back design inspired from the famous movie with the portrait of Johnny Depp makes for a magnificent tattoo piece.
Pirates Of The Caribbean
Funny Pirate Tattoo The jolly Roger symbol, carved on the back, in the center, looks cute and comic.
Funny Pirate Tattoo
Live Forever The pirate flag symbol with a liner meaning “live forever” indicates the tough and never-dying spirit of the pirates.
Sexy Woman Pirate The pirates often had women consorts with them who accompanied them on their ships.
Sexy Woman Pirate
Pirate Fish Tattoo The scaly fish with its face shaped as a pirate, carved on the inside of the forearm, looks cool.
Pirate Fish Tattoo
Colorful Shoulder Tattoo This pirate tattoo piece showing a lighthouse, palm trees and a laughing skull looks vibrant and bright.
Colorful Shoulder Tattoo
Dolphin Pirate tattoo Innovative and cute, this imaginative piece indicates the slow extinction of pirates just like the endangered dolphin.
Dolphin Pirate tattoo
Leg Pirate Tattoo A single tiny skull and a trail of three skulls on both legs together look attractive.
Leg Pirate Tattoo
Laughing Marauder This colorful and cunning pirate wielding a sword and sickle looks scary as well as comic.
Pirate Owl Wearing an eye patch and holding a sword in its hand, the colorful owl looks charming.
Elegant Pirate Tattoo This shoulder piece with a skull and roses surrounded by the beautiful vine embroidery has an aesthetic look.
Elegant Pirate Tattoo
Pirate Pinup Wench The sexy and saucy pin-up wench with a sword in her hand and a skull-cap is bold and brash.
Pirate Pinup Wench
Murderous Pirate The laughing pirate represented as a skull has evil intentions and will not spare anyone.
Saucy And Bold This woman pirate is very dangerous as she knows how to use a gun as well as sword.
Saucy And Bold
Majestic Pirate Tattoo The furious sea breeze and the laughing pirate with his hair flowing in the air looks awesome.
Majestic Pirate Tattoo
Killer Voyage The frightening pirate ship is moving on the waves in search of its next victim.
Portrait Pirate Tattoo Jack Sparrow, the main protagonist of the famous movie “Pirates Of The Caribbean”, carved on shoulder.
Portrait Pirate Tattoo
Model Pirate Girl The hot pin up wench, carved on the back of the leg, looks like a fashion model.
Model Pirate Girl
Awesome Pirate Tattoo The pirate with a crow on its back symbolizes evil and bad omen but has a badass look.
Awesome Pirate Tattoo
Back Tattoo The stormy weather and the
Dangerous Pirate Ship A black and grey pirate ship with the Jolley Roger carved on the front of the leg.
Dangerous Pirate Ship
Bravehearts The pirate ship, sailing on the stormy waves, presents an exciting sight and symbolizes valour.
Courage And Strength The cute pirate girl holding a flag in her hands and an eye covered with a patch gives a strong message.
Courage And Strength
Strawhat Pirate Skull Pirate logo from the Anime series “One Piece”, carved on leg that looks bright and catchy.
Strawhat Pirate Skull