Mythical creatures have captivated our hearts and imagination for centuries. Born out of ancient legends, these creatures remain a staple in today’s fantasy fiction. We see them in movies, TV shows, books, paintings, logos, commercials--any and all forms of creative art and media. Although we know they’re not real, we can’t resist the charm and allure of mythical beings. They bring a bit of magic to our humble existence.
You don’t have to be a fan of fantasy fiction to appreciate mythical creatures. Certain beings, such as unicorns and mermaids, have edged their way into popular culture. Disney’s The Little Mermaid could be credited for instilling a fascination with mermaids into younger generations. Similarly, My Little Pony transformed the fierce and powerful unicorn into adorable and beloved animated characters. Nevertheless, mythical creatures, in all forms and varieties, continue to dazzle individuals of all ages.
For true fans, fantasy fiction is more than just a hobby--it’s a way of life. Fan clubs and national conventions, such as Comic-Con, are abound with creative and imaginative individuals who live and breathe the fantasy genre. If you’re one of these individuals, you’re a prime candidate for a mythical tattoo. Tattoos that feature mythical creatures are magical and truly epic. For inspiration, we’ve rounded up some examples of amazing mythical tattoos that feature some of our favorite magical creatures. Scroll down to view some incredible tattoos featuring dragons, unicorns, mermaids, phoenixes, and Krakens.
Dragons are perhaps the most mighty and fearsome creatures of the fantasy genre. While dragons have always been popular, Game of Thrones has recently thrown them in the pop culture spotlight. The first image below features a new temporary tattoo from our collection.
Unicorns are the embodiment of the word “majestic.” It goes without saying that these beautiful creatures make for stunning tattoos. The first tattoo pictured below is from our semi-permanent tattoo collection.
Mermaid tattoos are popular among both men and women. Their beauty, grace, and mystique are unmatched.
The legendary phoenix is a powerful symbol of the cyclical nature of life. The beautiful bird is known for arising from the ashes of the flames that consumed him.
The Kraken is a legendary sea monster that resembles a giant squid or octopus. Check out our recent post on Kraken tattoos to learn more about the enormous tentacled creature.