Reviewed & updated: October 21, 2022 by Jamie Wilson BA
If you’re a fan of the land down under, then we’ve picked out some amazing tattoo designs for you. These are great for your Australian love.
Australiana-inspired tattoos are a mixture of flora and fauna from the land down under.
The tattoo artist tries to express Aussie pride by incorporating significant Australian symbols in the Australiana tattoos. The execution of these tattoos is always beautiful and well-detailed.
These tattoo designs make sure that the Australian culture is not lost; rather more expressed. Tattoos of various Australian symbols such as the continent, the koalas, the kangaroos, southern cross tattoos, the echidnas etc., are used as an inspiration for Australiana tattoos. Let’s have a look.
The Pollen World
This ornate piece of art is a tattoo of wattle plants. Placed right above the ankle amidst other tattoos and yet the delicate details of this particular tattoo stand out. The beautiful colours of green, yellow, and orange blend together especially well. The detailing in the leaves looks so realistic and intricate. The way the leaves and the flowers merge makes the tattoo unique.
The Oriole And Eucalyptus Of Australia
It is a masterpiece inspired by the land down under. The enticing minimalistic look of the black-eyed oriole bird and the wonderful shades of the tattoo have been executed beautifully.
The dotted effect on the head of the bird along with the crossed broad line pattern across the back of the bird gives it a very delicate look. The eucalyptus leaves are tangled among one other giving it a realistic look. The little details of a few droplets of dew on the surface of the eucalyptus leaves and the worn-out edges of the leaves show that the tattoo artist has perfectly captured the essence of a realistic vision.
Local Bird Tattoo
This is a unique tattoo with local crow birds. This tattoo consists of ten crows tattooed above the shoulder blades. The angles in which the crows have been drawn are especially eye-catching.
Beautifully detailed work on the part of the tattoo artist. Each crow outline has been finished to perfection. The dark and light shadings on these figures look amazing and the outcome is very lifelike, yet quite creative.
Australian Rainforest Tattoo
A scenic tattoo of the Australian wildlife is mesmerizing. The tattoo shows Australian Sambars on the ground, koalas and birds on trees, and an interesting aquatic view of fishes in the lake. The forest is designed with elaborate details of trees, water-body and wildlife.
With the mixture of shades of pink, grey and black inks, the overall tattoo is the most astonishing artwork by the amazing tattoo artist. The tattoo has perfectly captured the essence of a true Australian wildlife. People who are nature-oriented and animal lovers can definitely opt to get this Australian pride tattoo.
Aussie Pride Kookaburra
This is a minimalistic tattoo of a bird. It’s an Australian Kookaburra bird sitting on a branch. It looks ravishing. The tattoo artist has just used black ink. The tattoo artist has provided fine details. The bird is shown as facing sideways allowing its pointy beak to be in view.
The Kookaburra is considered a symbol of love. The tattoo is a basic and a miniature piece. Overall the tattoo artist has shown that minimal can be abundant. The animal is inspired by the heart of Australia where it is mostly local yet a typical Aussie symbol.
Southern Cross Sugar Glider
This is a beautiful and intricately designed tattoo of a sugar glider on the side leg region. The vibrant colours add so much radiance to the tattoo that it looks popping and is visually very appealing. The eyes especially stand out with the light reflecting on them. The detailed flower work also adds life to this breathtaking tattoo.
The placing of the tattoo is also done thoughtfully as the way the sugar glider is drawn and wraps around the leg, the angles really fit into place. The colours compliment each other and this is a beautiful piece of artwork by the tattoo artist.
May Gibbs Mushrooms
This particular tattoo portrays May Gibbs mushrooms, which are two very famous characters of an Australian illustration. This delicately detailed tattoo is placed on the sleeve region which is the perfect spot due to adequate spacing. These mushrooms almost look lifelike and real.
That’s how well the tattoo artist designed and drew it. The shadow work itself is marvellous and exquisite. The shading and expressions of the characters have been captured well.
Australian Koala tattoo
Here is a very vibrant piece of art; this tattoo shows us a beautifully portrayed koala. Koalas are a national symbol of Australia’s distinctive wildlife. This brightly coloured tattoo depicts how perfectly and lifelike the animal has been drawn on the man’s arm, it’s very realistic.
This piece of art is richly decorated and every piece is well crafted, every detail is well drawn and even the eyes of the koala are so expressive. Most of the tattoos are black and white while this one stands out of the crowd as vividly fluorescent; it is soft yet superior. This tattoo would be a perfect choice for anyone who is looking for an idyllic image. This tattoo will for sure bring out a smile to anyone who sees it.
Australian Wattle Plants
This exquisite piece of art is a tattoo of wattle plants. Placed on the inner wrist you can notice the delicate details of this particular tattoo. Blackwork makes it stand out. The shading work through dot styled patterns in particular has been done marvellously.
The way the eucalyptus leaves and the wattle flowers fit in together makes the tattoo the centre of attention.
It is a magnificent piece of a tattoo on the leg of a person above the ankle. It’s a piece sharing a warning sign of a kangaroo with an extravagant patchwork effect. The tattoo artist has maintained a perfect balance between various colours and their hues. The vertical effect of the tattoo which seems thread like gives it an astonishing look.
The messy unfinished thread look on the borders of the tattoo gives it a realistic overview of the whole tattoo. The delicate shaded ink on the thick borders gives it an amazing appeal. Overall, it is a very creative way to portray the national animal of Australia, by using it as a symbol rather than drawing the real portrait of it.
There are many other Australiana tattoo designs that you can refer to. Some of them are listed below:
- Australian Fauna
- Australian Echidna Animals
- Australian Shepherd Tattoo
- Australian Southern Cross Tattoos
- A Mob Of Kangaroos
- The City Of Melbourne
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