Horse Tattoos gallop in my heart. These pics and descriptions of horse tattoo art blew my mind. HIGHLY RECOMMEND for anyone who loves to be inspired. Ever heard of “horsepower”? It’s literally a measurement unit and that’s no coincidence! Horses are majestic and elegant animals that have quite a lot of symbolism for different cultures. That’s why a lot of people choose horse tattoos as a way to express themselves as a free, powerful and passionate person.
Horses are also ridiculously beautiful animals with eyes that gaze into your soul and melt your heart, make your ovaries explode and instantly make you wanna protect them. Tony Soporano became obsessed with a horse for obvious reasons, and he’s pretty badass, panic attacks and everything.
Horses’ history with humankind goes way back. They have been here for us since the beginning of time and have always been helpful and loyal companions. They’ve been there when we have come, seen and conquered. No wonder why they are a symbol of victory and freedom!
Horses also symbolize honor, loyalty, fertility and sexual drive, obviously. There are literally brands of sex related products that choose horses as their trademark and poster species for their marketing campaigns.
Horse tattoos are a good fit for those reasons and more. If you want a tattoo that has a meaningful interpretation, this is a good place to start. Horses and their courageous gallop symbolize a yearning for freedom, and isn’t that what we all try to do through tattoos?
1. Tree and Saddled Horse Tattoo
This saddled horse can mean only one thing: it has been domesticated and is probably a loyal companion to some human.
2. Stunning and sexy horse tattoos
This amazing design on the side of this model has a lot of detail, drama and movement to it. It’s a good way to show how horse tattoos can resemble freedom and sexual drive at the same time!
3. 3D Horse Tattoos
This trend in tattoo designs is very impressive and shows amazing results. In this case, this piece has a mixture of techniques that give this horse tattoo an effect of coming out of the chest, what a way to show the freedom to express oneself!
4. Horse Tattoos with Mandala Details
This arm tattoo has a very unique design. Mandalas are very popular among the tattoo scene and this is a pretty good example on how to apply it to horse tattoos.
5. Watercolor Horse Tattoo
Watercolor is another cool trend, we have a couple horse tattoos with this technique in this list. This one is in the arm which, along with the design, gives it a lot of movement, don’t you think?
6. Horse Face on the Arm
We established before that the eyes of the horse where the ultimate cuteness weapon. And the face of a horse is very majestic indeed. This gorgeous tattoo looks like a sketch and has some watercolor to it, too.
7. Lower Sternum Horse Tattoos
Isn’t this an amazingly sexy and well designed tattoo? The horse’s face looks calm and concentrated and it has some angelical tone to it. Plus you can’t beat that technique and placement. Is a very pretty tattoo for girls with a free spirit!
8. One-lined Horse Tattoo
This horse tattoos are getting ridiculously gorgeous. Seriously, just take a look at this design made with just one line. We have another one like this later on the list. If you don’t fall in love with this design, even if you don’t want it for yourself, there’s something clearly wrong with you!
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9. Poetic Horse Tattoos
This horse tattoo placed on the back is very poetic and has a gorgeous technique. The horse looks like there’s a strong wind that he calmly takes and keeps walking.
10. Abstract Horse Tattoos
This design is very artistic and abstract. The horse is not completely drawn and the upper part look like flowers. We can also see some movement.
11. Doctor, there’s a Horse in my Pulse!
This one’s for the hardcore horse lovers! Have you ever loved an animal so much that you felt your heart beats faster when you see it? Then this tattoo might the one for you!
12. Native American Horse Tattoos
Horses are very symbolic animals for the Native American culture. They resemble strength and freedom. This particular design has a dreamcatcher and some feathers, also important elements in the Native American symbolism.
13. Upper-back Horse Tattoos
This tattoo is very simple yet elegant. With just a few lines the artist catches the determination of the face of the horse. This also has some movement, kind of a leitmotiv with horse tattoos, don’t you think?
14. Full Side Horse Tattoos
Maybe you want to get a big tattoo of an elegant horse standing on it’s back legs, prepared to charge. This is a good example of what you can get. It has a very cool technique with lines and shadows.
14. Tiny Horse Tattoos
If you’re looking for something a little more discreet, this kind of horse tattoos might be your choice. Wrist tattoos are very popular among girls and, plus, you get to see your tattoo very easily!
15. Inner Forearm Horse Tattoos
Now if you’re looking to be able to see your tattoo very often and want a little bigger design on you, this is a very good example of what you’ll get. This tattoo is also very simple and not too flashy, so is kind of discreet too.
16. Horse Tattoos for the Ones that Really Love Horses
This is a very popular design that never goes out of style.
17. Dramatic Horse Tattoos
This Asian art style tattoo has a lot of movement and darkness to it.
18. Geometric Horse Tattoos
Geometric tattoos are in now, and you can virtually get anything done with a geometric style. This tattoo ys a good example of the technique applied to a horse.
19. Girly Watercolor Horse Tattoos
In this gorgeous tattoo you can also see a few Native American elements. The eyes of the horse, the strong lines and colors make a beautiful result.
20. Minimal Horse Tattoos
This design, also on the wrist, is very minimal and discreet. With just 4 strokes we can see a horse outline. Very original, don’t you think?
21. Symmetric and Traditional Dual Horse Tattoo
This design has the best of both worlds: on the left side there’s a symmetric and on the right side there’s the “regular” horse tattoo. Great tattoo to place on the leg!
22. Full Back Horse Tattoos
This is a very impressive horse tattoo that, once again, has some elements of African American culture.
23. Neo Traditional Horse Tattoos
This is an Amazing Tattoo! Big in size and beautifully placed on the outer thigh, this tattoo is a great option if you’re looking for strong contrasts, colorful design.
24. Elegant Side Horse Tattoo
This is another girly design, great to be placed on the side of your body. It’s not an obvious horse and that makes it more beautiful!
25. Horse with a Flower Crown
Here’s another feminine design of a horse with beautiful eyes. Roses have a lovely pink hue and the notes of blue make it a very peaceful tattoo.
26. Sketch-like Horse Tattoos
Sketch-like tattoos are a popular trend that makes your design look very alternative and artsy.
27. Sequence Running Horse Tattoo
We’ll find another example of this theme later on the list. In this case, we have three horses creating a sequence if them running.
28. A Girl and her Horse
There’s always a very special bond between girls and horses, it’s a common thing, even the Simpsons did it!
29. Horses Roaming your Body
Here’s another take on the horses running creating a sequence. This time on another part of the body, very discreet and with a lot of flow.
30. Cinematography and Horses Tattoos
This is a very artsy tattoo that appeals to those who know very well the history of cinema, as it resembles a very important part of the creation of modern cinematography.
31. Another One-Line Horse Tattoo
Remember earlier that one-line horse tattoo? This is the other one.
32. Horse Running and Rose
This design is also very big and has a more classic approach to the horse running trend.
33. Horse and Flowers on Leg
This tattoo is very similar in style and technique to the next one.
34. Mandala and Horse Tattoos
With a mixture of dots and lines, this mandala horse tattoo is perfect for the upper thigh.
35. Asian Ink Horse Tattoos
This is another example of the Asian-Ink looking horse tattoo, this one is very masculine.
36. Charging Horse Tattoo
This black ink design is very vivid and shares its technique with the previous tattoo, like taken from an ancient Japanese book.
37. Monocycle Horse Tattoo
This elegant horse with a top hat is standing in a monocycle like it’s nobody’s business. A very classy tattoo.
38. Traditional Horse Tattoo on the Back
This has to be one if the top designs on this list, so many elements and strong black and shadows.
39. Just Color Horse Tattoos
Usually watercolor tattoos have some black outlines, in this case is just color, which gives it a very original outcome.
40. Sketch Watercolor Horse Tattoo with Roses
To end our list, we present this eclectic design between the sketch and watercolor trends.
As you’ve seen, there are plenty options to choose from when it comes to horse tattoos. If you feel like showing off your traits of freedom, loyalty and wisdom, yoy may want to consider one of the amazing designs that we just showed you.
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