If your spirit animal happens to be a wolf, then you’re in luck. Because these last few weeks I’ve been scouring the web for the best examples of wolf tattoos and I have to say, you’re going to be impressed. I’m always astonished by the lack of quality tattoo designs floating around out there. I mean, it’s a permanent piece of art that will be with you for the rest of your life, the least you can do is take some time to vet your artist and make sure you’re getting a quality design. This frustration is the main reason I started this site. Anyways, if a wolf tattoo is something you’re seriously considering, then this list is right where you need to be. Behold, high quality wolf tattoos that inspire.
Wolves are pack animals by nature, so it’s only fitting that many people decided to get more than one wolf in their design. These two simple, yet highly detailed wolves are beautiful examples of a no frills approach to design. A close inspection reveals a delightful texture.
Two clashing styles
This design concept is a popular one that’s been applied to almost every animal design imaginable. Aside from being a little easier to ink, than, say, an entire work of realism, the blending of the two different styles gives the viewer more to take in which makes things more interesting.
A blue-eyed wolf
Here we have a beautiful portrait of a wolf in its natural habitat. A winding road, snow-covered trees, and a full moon are all details that can be found in this design. The methodic pulse of grey and black ink give this piece a sense of harmony and flow.
A multi-pose design
Not quite sure which pose your wolf should occupy? Good news, you don’t have to settle for just one—as Korean tattooist BK has illustrated above. BK is one of my favorite artists when it comes to sketch style designs. He’s one of the few artists that work exclusively in the style.
A starry wolf
Done in a fantastic and highly stylized watercolor fashion, this wolf tattoo has a majestic and cosmic feel to it. It takes a creative mind to think up something like this, which is true with almost every watercolor design. Davide Famiglietti, you sir have talent.
A subtle watercolor design
Watercolor tattoos are everywhere these days. But the artist who created this masterpiece is in a class all by himself. He goes by the moniker Doy, and he’s one of those must-follow tattoo artists on Instagram that I stalk with no remorse.
An amazing forearm piece
I like to think there’s a special place in heaven reserved for those who create tattoo designs as beautiful as this. And whether or not you’re looking for a wolf tattoo of your own, you can’t help but appreciate a design of this caliber. As you can see here, wolves have a tendency to inspire the best out of artists who attempt them.
A galaxy wolf
If you’re familiar with Resul’s work, then you must have instantly recognized his style the second you laid eyes upon this piece. Resul loves to sample sections of his designs in a cosmic or galaxy themed style. What I love about his sections of space is the realistic vision he creates which perfectly captures the grandeur and mystery of the cosmos.
A beautiful back piece
This design is another one that’s been floating around the web for a while. But just because it isn’t brand spanking new doesn’t make it any less of a pleasure to view. It’s one of those designs that you never get sick of. An instant classic if you will. And its top lighted nature adds a dramatic effect to the mix.
The thigh is a great place to get a tattoo. And this design is so well suited for this location that I wouldn’t be surprised if you told me she was born with it. The wolf itself is of course done to perfection but what really stands out are the almost paisley-like patterns around the perimeter of the design that fade into the background.