Reviewed & updated: October 19, 2022 by Jamie Wilson BA
People are either number one or two in this question! Do you find a rat to be cute or disgusting? Tell us in the comments below! But before that, check out our top 10 rat tattoo design ideas you need to see! Whether it’s for science or the Chinese Zodiac, rat tattoos are a popular tattoo choice by men. Take a look for yourself!
What does a rat tattoo mean?
As with most tattoos, it will depend on the culture you come from. A rat tattoo in general represents curiosity, perseverance and wisdom! While the West is more traumatized by rats bringing all sorts of diseases, the East thinks of rats as bringers of fortune and good luck!
What are good luck tattoos?
Many people claim their tattoo art brought them tremendous luck! You have your classic Western good luck tattoos like the four leaf clover or horse shoe. But don’t forget to tattoo rat for good luck too! A rat tattoo meaning fortune, prosperity and health is all we need right now!
Black Ink Outlines Big Rat Tattoo Simple Rat Tattoo Designs Leg Placement
Need a quirky tattoo rat to bring you good luck? Then how about this simple black ink outlined rat tattoo? It even carries you round things! Charming as it is, some people are afraid of rats. So be prepared for comments about this one!
Creative Design Cosmic Rat Tattoo Black Ink Work With Pops Of Color
Have you seen a more pleasing tattoo rat in your life? The subdued colors and amazing coloring job are what is calming about this one! If you were born in the Year of the Rat, this is the tattoo for you. Bring those cosmic forces of luck down to your knees and tattoo rat on your forearm!
Japanese Rat Tattoo Black and Gray Nezumi Traditional Rat Tattoo For Men
Were you one of the people born in the fortunate Year of the Rat? Then we recommend tattooing this black and gray nezumi tattoo. Done in a style reminiscent of Japanese traditional paintings, you’ll surely love this one on your forearm or calf muscle!
Rat Tattoos Representing Death and Illness Awesome Design For Forearm Placement
Is that a fan of all things horror and gory? Boy do we have a rat tattoo idea for you! To see more, continue reading! This bat/rat hybrid animal is the stuff of nightmares. People in the Middle Ages would definitely think of death and illness upon seeing this tattoo. But we think it would look awesome as a forearm rat tattoo!
Incredible Eerie Dead Rat Tattoo Horror Franken-Rat Design Showing Teeth
And speaking of creatures of death, check out this rat tattoo flash image! Would not want this guy as a pet for sure! The linework and white highlights on this one are amazing. We suggest placing this eerie Franken-rat on your thigh or calf muscle!
Unique Dead Black Rat Tattoo With Skeleton Design Knee Tattoo Idea
Need a sleek and powerful rat tattoo? We got you covered! The bold blackness against a white skeleton will instantly capture everyone’s attention. Did you know? Rats tattoos actually represent perseverance and wisdom!
Black And Red Ink Outlines Cute Rat Tattoo Enjoying Outdoor Hobbies
Are you the type of outdoorsy people perhaps? We have a rat tattoo for you! This adorable rat loves taking walks and catching fish. If that reminds you of yourself, even better! Choose two different colored inks to make the tattoo more interesting.
Adorable Fat Rat King Tattoo With Golden Crown Happy and Cute Rat Tattoos
One doesn’t usually think of rats as kings of anything really! But we think they should rule your skin with a cute tattoo! Take a look at this happy fat rat enjoying his cheese kingdom. Bring more fortune and happiness to your life and get him tattooed on your biceps or calf muscle!
Lovely Rats Tattoos Heart Shaped Tails Tiny Rats In Love Tattoo Idea For Couples
These heart shaped tails of two rats are the perfect couples matching tattoo idea! So soft and cuddly! Choose an interesting fur pattern to personalize the tattoo. Ideal tattoo for near the elbow or knee placement!
Angry Rat Ready To Start Blastin’ Cool Rat Tattoo Designs For Men
We saved this one for the last boom! You wouldn’t want to be next to this little guy when he’s angry, that’s for sure! If you have a short temper, this explosive rat tat is worth getting. Even his eyes are flaming red from rage!
Having Said All That
We hope you enjoyed our top 10 picks for rat tattoos above! To get the best experience in body art, have a rat tattoo idea ready before your appointment. Feel free to take inspiration from our list and get yourself a lucky rat tattoo this month!
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