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Drawing with strong energy is done in different techniques, guided by individual preferences. Most shark tattoos involve the use of rich shades that allow you to draw in all their glory the sea predator and its surrounding habitat. Monochrome drawings also have a right to exist, concluding an incredibly powerful energy message in a laconic simple image.

Popular shark tattoo designs

A beautiful charismatic inhabitant of the deep sea can be presented in different ways:

  • single silhouette with detailed outline of the body, powerful jaws, shark grin;
  • tattoo of a shark against the background of the sea with the image of waves, sailboats, anchors;
  • drawing in cartoon format detailing popular and fictional plot;
  • abstract body decor, in which the shark appears in an unusual background for her, with a pronounced change in appearance, size and proportions.

The thumbnail view directly determines the preferred location for the tattoo:

  • mostly round tattoos are applied to the chest area, scapula;
  • an arm or a leg is effectively adorned with oblong images depicting a marine life in motion.

Shark Tattoo Styles and Techniques

Masters of tattoo parlors fill a drawing of a sharp-toothed predator in techniques that imply special expressiveness and originality.

Old school

The style, the origins of which are associated with sailors and their life, does not lose popularity in modern tattoo art. The presence of a shark in the plot of a tattoo is often due to the sacred meaning of a colorful design made in color with many additional details, clearly outlined lines. One of the best areas for an old school tattoo is the shoulder.


Photos of a shark tattoo in the linework style attract attention with an unusual schematic depiction of a sea predator, smoothing out its inherent aggressiveness.


The abstract style allows the most daring experiments not only with color, but also with the drawing of the main character of the tattoo.

New school

Drawings are characterized by a pronounced metaphor of the image, comicism or, conversely, obvious aggressivenesscharacter.


Tribal shark tattoos are often chosen by men to emphasize the muscularity of the body with the help of curved thick lines, patterns that form a pattern.


Charismatic tattoos, on which the shark appears in the form of an ornament of figures and lines, are filled with a deep sacred meaning. Polynesian motives are often made singular, without additional decoration.


Minimalistic shark tattoos effectively decorate the wrists, ankles, neck, and under the chest. Black and white images can be used to create a pair of ideas.


A shark in a watercolor style looks very harmonious, despite the aggressiveness inherent in the image. One of the interesting variations is a white shark against the background of azure water, flower arrangements.

Shark tattoos for men

Most photos of shark tattoos demonstrate their versatility, acceptability for both sexes. Male drawings are distinguished by their large sizes, more often they demonstrate the obvious bloodthirstiness of the image. Usually, such images are used to decorate the forearm and back to demonstrate exceptional influence.

For girls

Women's tattoos are done by combining bright shades, preferring pictures of nature to aggressive subject compositions. The pattern looks especially feminine and expressive on the leg, emphasizing the grace and fragility of the outlines.

Shark tattoos, even in miniature design, become a magnet for the views of others. Therefore, themed wearable decor does not tolerate inaccuracies. An experienced master will definitely note the nuances of the image, accurately transfer the created sketch to the body to reflect the individual details that are important for the owner of the tattoo.

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