Crown tattoos: A symbol of power, wealth, glory and triumph, the crown dates back to Ancient Egypt and the Roman Empire. Made from precious metals and sparkling jewels, these status symbols represent the top elite of society. The Crown Jewels in Great Britain attract millions of visitors each year in the Tower of London.
They include the crowns of Sovereigns, Consorts and Princes of Wales, both past and present, with the most famous being the Imperial State Crown. This was re-made for the coronation of The Queen’s father, King George VI, and is set with over 3,000 gems! Royal crowns sometimes feature flowers, thorns or oak leaves, formed into the shape of a wreath. The diversity and rich history of crowns provide a tattoo artist with endless possibilities in designs. Crowns can be made to look masculine or feminine, super intricately detailed or rather simple and can vary in size and location.
More Than 50 Crown Tattoos For Your Royal Inking Ambitions
51. Light and Truth
A beautifully designed crown, with the Latin banner, “Lux et Veritas,” hanging below. The colors here make me think of the holiday season, but this tattoo is a year-round gem.
50. Crowns and Ribbons
Crown tattoos can be feminine and intricately detailed, I love the pink ribbon that seems to breezily flow through the crown in this tattoo. This piece rules!
49. Royal Cat
Of all the crown tattoos I’ve come across, this may be my favorite. This cat is straight up fierce, looking royal as hell in that headdress. I love it so much. The all-black design works perfectly here, leaving the art of detail to be appreciated by all.
48. One Love, One Life
Ah, coordinating king and queen crown tattoos. Talk about true love! As you can see from these tattoos, the crowns of the king and queen differ in shape and size with the queen’s looking a bit more like a tiara while the king’s is more robust.
47. A Crowned Rose
Beautiful line work with feminine details, this tattoo rises above all crown tattoos. If you love the rose as much as I do but maybe crowns aren’t your thing, check out 88 of the best flower tattoos here.
46. Small Crown Tattoo
Simple and fit for a prince, this crown tattoo may be small but carries great meaning.
45. A Royal Pair
Another variation of the King and Queen tattoo (or Prince and Princess if you fancy), these colorful pieces are reminders of strength, loyalty, love and beauty. Intricate line work with rich, deep colors, these crown tattoos are fit for any kingdom.
44. Colorful Crown
I immediately thought of Mardi Gras upon seeing this tattoo solely based off of the coloring. Green, purple and gold, this crown tattoo placed near the hip is a fun symbol of faith, justice and power.
43. Wrist Tattoo
This wrist tattoo is lovely. The beauty of the design and overall symbolism of the crown make this piece a winner for ages and ages to come. Crown tattoos really are beautiful.
42. Gift of Royalty
Put a bow on it! I absolutely love the use of color here and the overall design of this crown tattoo. It’s an example of how easy it is to add variety to these designs and truly make it your own. You’ll notice this crown, and many others, includes a cross detail at the very top which traditionally symbolizes the Christian nature of the monarchy of that country. Not all crowns, even in monarchies, associated with Christianity used a cross as its top decoration, with some French crowns using other national symbols. Decorative crosses are most often associated with the British Crown Jewels and Papal Tiaras.
41. Dainty Crown
I adore this dainty little wonderful crown tattoo. It’s so freakin’ cute! As I seriously contemplate running out and getting this tattoo, you may want to check out 88 other adorably tiny tattoo ideas here. Pinky swear, you’ll want one too.
40. A Crowned Skull
A skull and crown tattoo can symbolize good luck to those who opt for a design like this one. For some it may mean something like a king (or queen) even in death. Whatever the meaning, the details here sure make this shoulder tattoo stand out.
39. Queen of My World
I love this piece. The colors, the design and the overall message make these kind of crown tattoos fit for royalty. It’s a good reminder in a society where so many people strive to be the best of the best, just to be known or famous for something. You don’t need to literally live in a castle or own crowned jewels to validate the meaning of your life and those around you. I’m not promoting the idea of self-centeredness, but rather a positive view of self-worth. Let this tattoo be a reminder that we are the kings, queens, princes and princesses of the world – all deserving of love, loyalty and happiness.
38. Delicate Crown
This tiny little crown wrist tattoo complete with a cross at the top is a beautiful ode to the royal hat. The lines are simple, yet bold and the wearer will appreciate this piece for years to come.
The particular location of this tattoo is what struck me when I initially came across it. Beautiful and bold with feminine qualities, this crown is fit for a princess. The fleur-de-lis inspired design here is indicative of a French ruling empire, but has been seen among English and Scottish royals as well.
36. Feminine Crown
Another tiny crown piece, this tattoo on the index finger is perfectly inked. Simply charming and I love it.
35. A “Reign Deer”
There’s something about animals in crowns that I find utterly amusing and genuinely wonderful. I mean, we humans are a part of the animal kingdom, right? Call this buck Prancer, Dancer or Blitzen because he’s clearly a “reign deer.” Get it? Get it!? Reigning over the animal kingdom, of course! I adore the placement of this tattoo and the detail work is fabulous. As the owner of a dog named Rudolph (yes, really), I have a person love for all deer, reindeer and “reign deer.” Definitely one of my favorites.
34. Crowned Jewels
Dangling over this woman’s shoulder, this crown is delicately detailed and really pretty. The pink gem adds a nice touch to the overall piece here.
33. Shoulder Tattoo
An example of a larger crown piece, this tattoo is a colorful representation of royalty, wealth and love. From the large crown to the deep, rich red roses and that sparkling diamond, this piece pops no matter what kingdom you’re in. I like that the crown was kept relatively simple in design here given it’s larger size.
32. Crown with Flowers
The flowers here gorgeously surround this simple and beautiful crown on this woman’s arm. The line work here makes for a really pretty tattoo to be admired by all.
31. Crowned Foot
Many crown tattoos are often paired with other symbols of wealth as we see here with the plethora of diamonds cascading around the centerpiece. Many royal crowns are lined with diamonds, crystals and gemstones. With this piece on your foot, you can look down, see a crown and never frown again!
Whether you choose to get a crown tattoo for the symbolic representation or merely for the beauty of the design, this piece is another example of how versatile a crown can be. With a glow surrounding it, this crown is elegantly shaped and studded with gems.
29. A Royal Hearing
A hidden gem behind the ear, the placement of this tattoo is unique as is the overall design of the crown. It holds a more interesting design than other traditional crown tattoos I’ve seen and that’s why I like it. This tattoo shines despite the lack of gems and color.
28. Artsy Royals
I love these tattoos! I haven’t come across many whimsical and artsy takes on the crown design so I was thrilled when I spotted these beauties. The splashes and dashes of color add a fun element to these corresponding king and queen crown tattoos. I feel like a mere peasant just looking at these true royals now.
27. Lion King
Whoa, this tattoo is crazy realistic and I’m in love with it. Crown and lion tattoos are often seen together as this design is symbolic to the Leo Zodiac sign. King of the jungle and ruler of the wild, this beautifully dangerous creature symbolizes strength, dominance and fierce loyalty to his pack. Are you a Leo or just a total lion-lover? Check out some more amazing lion tattoos here.
26. Queen Mom
The queen is the most powerful chess piece, able to move any number of unobstructed squares in any direction along a rank, file, or diagonal on which it stands. Similarly in life, mom’s are the powerful queens who help to guide us through this crazy life. No wonder this person chose to honor their mom with a royal crown tattoo as intricate and beautifully designed as this.
25. Forever and ever
These tattoos seem to be matching with no visible difference between king and queen. The line work is really detailed and the font is beautiful. I love the idea of all of these couples so in love that they truly have found their prince charming’s and princesses. It’s a pleasant reminder that love is not lost and a testament to the strength of these relationships in a world that can be so volatile.
24. The Prince
Simple, yet elegant in detail, this small crown is an ode to ‘the prince,’ whomever that may be.
23. Crowned Gorilla
This royal gorilla looks straight up pissed…perhaps the lion above has been seen approaching his kingdom’s turf? Not sure, but at any rate I love how this gorilla’s striking blue eyes coordinate with the gems on its red and gold crown. Definitely a unique piece, no peasant will be messing with this royal.
22. Mommy’s Princess
Pink, purple and gold, this princess piece is a beautiful piece of art.
21. Better than a Diamond
I love that this particular crown tattoo is placed on the ring finger. Perhaps her prince has a matching tattoo? Simple and delicate, this crown is a royal gem and I want one right now.
20. Queen of hearts
This piece is definitely more colorful than most of the other crown tattoos I’ve come across. I like the inclusion of hearts in this design and the layers of color used on this foot tattoo. Any princess or queen should be proud to sport a gem like this; I’d hate to have to cover it up in the colder months!
19. Simple heart and crown
I love this tattoo in particular because it reminds me so much of my own tattoo! I have a similar looking heart on my wrist with a paw print incorporated in it. Simple tattoos like this are incredibly charming and pretty. I would prefer to see this piece in a more visible spot like the wrist or shoulder, or even as an ankle piece. But the beauty of tattoos is that they are uniquely personal and one can choose to have them placed wherever they please!
18. King in death
Another crown bearing skull, this tattoo makes a bold statement.
17. Loyal Dog
Look at this pup! The crown seems to overtake this dog’s head, certainly standing out among the rest. With the words, “loyalty comes free,” it’s clear the crown in this case symbolizes loyalty and love to this person. Another case of an animal wearing a crown, you know I love it!
16. Monogrammed Crown
I really like this tattoo. Whether the “H” stands for someone in this person’s life or their own name (Prince Harry???), it’s a classic way to forever declare your love and loyalty to someone special. The crown, teetering off the top, is a well-designed addition to the initial. I’ve been told to never get anyone’s name tattooed on my body (what if I end up hating them?!), but an initial is always a good alternative if you desperately need to declare your love for this person in ink-form. If things don’t work out the initial could always stand for anything else! Oh, hah you thought this “H” was meant for Harry, the former love of my life? No, no it just stands for “hope” or “happiness” or “hamster.”
15. A Royal Pair
Could these tattoos be any more sweet and perfect? In this case, the guy has the queen’s version of a crown tattooed, while the woman has a smaller depiction of a king’s crown on her hand. These crown tattoos are precious and I hope this couple stays together forever and ever and ever. Perhaps they even live in a castle with a moat. I hope they do.
14. Royal Crown Pillow
The use of red, gold and purple in this tattoo are colors rich with royalty. The artist did justice in making this pillow and crown look as if they are made of velvet, adding a richness to the overall piece. The details down to the tassels are beautifully done and stand to be admired for ages.
13. Bold Crown Tattoo
Simply bold and perfectly placed, I love, love, love this tattoo. It’s large enough not to be missed but not overbearing in any way. It’s a bit whimsical and definitely unique from most other crown tattoos I’ve come across. Any royal should be happy to have this ink.
12. Sparkling Crown
I love how this tattoo genuinely appears to sparkle on this woman’s ankle. Pretty and feminine with touches of pink and diamond accents, this crown certainly symbolizes wealth and power.
11. White-ink crown
A crown design in its simplest form, you might miss this tattoo at first glance as it’s inked in white. As mysterious as some royal families can be, this tattoo is unique and fun. Intrigued by the look of this white ink? Check out 33 other white tattoos for all you white ink lovers here.
The placement of this tattoo is particularly unique and I like the numbers underneath, whatever the significance they may hold. Clearly “178” means something to this person and this is why I love tattoos. It’s a way for folks to visually share stories and meaningful details within their lives. This tattoo stands out with bold lines to be cherished forever.
9. Royal Rose
A blue rose! I love the line work in this tattoo; it’s whimsical and every aspect flows well into one another. The crown is simple, but large enough not to be missed as it sits upon the blue rose (which is totally awesome). I love out of the ordinary tattoos like this where colors are swapped and something as simple as a rose is reimagined in a way that is still so beautiful and lovely.
8. Queen Mariah
As in the Queen of Christmas, Mariah Carey, right? The shading in this tattoo is what makes it stand out in my opinion, giving it a dimension unseen in other crown tattoos. “Mariah” is written in a beautiful script font, a beautiful ode to person behind the name.
7. Crowned for life
I love seeing infinity tattoos with a unique spin as they are such a popular tattoo design, especially for the younger crowd. It’s nice to think of all that a crown symbolizes lasting for infinity, like wealth, power, justice and love. The placement of this tattoo is also super cool as it is drawn downward rather than straight across. An infinite gem for sure.
6. The Frog Prince
Can I tell you something? I saw this tattoo, added it to my list, fell asleep and dreamt that I had this exact tattoo on my leg. For real! That’s how much I love it. I’ve always adored frogs; I think they are such interesting little creatures and “The Frog Prince” is one of my favorite fairytales. It may take many kissing many frogs to find your prince charming, but ah it’s so worth it when you find him! This tattoo is a fun combination of a frog, heart, “M,” infinity symbol and, of course, a crown. Whimsical and colorful, this tattoo is certainly a conversation piece. I’d wear sandals year-round just to show it off.
5. Princess Snookie
Y’all remember Snookie, right? AKA Nicole Polizzi from the MTV reality show, Jersey Shore. Yep, that’s the one. Anyway, this is her crown tattoo — as bold and colorful as her truly one-of-a-kind personality. Apparently this was her first arm tattoo which she got done in Vegas. To her, the crown represents being a “strong, independent woman,” while the tiny cross on top is for “remembering loved ones that passed but also for being Catholic.” And the bow? An ode to her feminine “girlyness.”
4. Symbolic Crown
This crown is surrounded with a banner which holds the date that is clearly important to this person. I often associate crowns with gold so I like how this is simply done in all gold which just slight shadows of black ink. The banner adds a personal touch making this royal crown even more meaningful.
3. Bright Crown
If Hawaii was a separate country, ruled by a king and a queen, this is what I imagine their crowns would look like. Bright and bold, pleasing to the eye and adorned with gold and jewels, this crown is a work of art. I love the large pink flowers and diamond accents surrounding this piece. I just want to take the crown off this woman’s arm and wear it! It’s so pretty!
2. Crown back tattoo
I really like this heart-topped crown. The details are intricate and colorful with a banner holding the name of either the person or a loved one. I like the idea of topping the crown with something other than a cross; especially if you don’t see the crown as a religious symbol. You could add a heart like this person or something like a four-leaf clover, paw print or even a cheeseburger! Whatever you love! As long as it makes you happy, that’s all that really matters when getting a tattoo.
1. Shining Royalty
Let’s take a minute and admire how beautiful and amazing this tattoo is. The crown-wearing diamond seems to be sprouting from the flower in this design which is super unique and cool. The diamond straight-up shines here and can we look at that crown it’s sporting? Magnificent! The royal purple, gold casing and ruby-colored gems come together to make this crown a piece to be treasured in any kingdom. This tattoo truly represents wealth, power and beauty; this artist did a lovely job.
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