Reviewed & updated: December 22, 2022 by Jamie Wilson BA
Looking for some amazing black and white tattoos? We have ten amazing black and white snake tattoo designs for you that you will love.
Black and white tattoos are pretty popular around the world.
Even though a lot of people like colorful tattoos, the timeless look of black ink tattoos never lose their charm. And snakes are also one of the most popular tattoo subjects of all times.
People have been getting snake tattoos for a long time. In different cultures, snake tattoos have different meaning. Usually snakes are a symbol of life, death and regeneration or renewal. Since snakes usually shed their skin from time to time, they are also used as a symbolism of transformation, rebirth and change. If you put a black and a white snake together in a tattoo, the contrast between them works the same as a yin and yang tattoo. It represents the contrast between life and death. So if you are looking for some cool black and white snake tattoo designs for yourself, then we have a few tattoo ideas in store that you will love.
Amazing Black and White Snake Tattoos
Starting off with a very cool forearm tattoo of a snake. This tattoo is a timeless classic. People who love getting snake tattoos usually go for a design like this in the beginning. The placement of the tattoo begins at the lower part of the forearm and goes down to the wrist. The snake is faced downward but you can also go for a design where the snake goes up the arm. The art style of this tattoo is really fantastic and the details really make this tattoo look even more eye catching. The forked tongue of the snake brings the whole picture together. The artist also used white ink to bring out the eye of the snake. You can go for a design like this if you like traditional tattoos.
Cool Snake Tattoo Black and White on Hip
Nobody can argue with the fact that thigh and hip tattoos look really sexy. This amazing snake tattoo combines the two of them into one. The tattoo of the snake starts from the lower hip and continues towards the upper part of the thigh. The tattoo is very simple but attractive. The small details make it come to life. The snake has a diamond head design which is very popular nowadays. There are also some sun rays coming above the head of the snake. The small moon beside one of the bends of the snake’s body completes the picture. If you want a more detailed tattoo, you can ask your tattoo artist to add more elements in it. But you can also choose to stick with this simple and elegant design if you want.
Fantastic Black and White Snake Tattoo on Wrist
If you like snake tattoos that look edgy and dangerous, we have got your back. This super intense snake tattoo in the picture is perfect for someone who wants a darker snake tattoo. As you can see, in the tattoo, the snake’s body wraps around the wrist area of the person and then the mouth of the snake is open to reveal a vicious, fanged mouth. The details on this tattoo are amazing and even the texture on the body of the snake is done really well. If you are a fan of cobras, then you can get a fanged cobra tattoo done in the same style. Even though black is the dominant color in the tattoo, the artist has also used some white ink details to bring life to their art. The white eyes of the snake look especially alive.
Eye Catching Ouroboros Symbol Tattoo Black and White
The Ouroboros symbol is pretty famous. The symbol basically shows a snake that is eating its own tail. And it represents the never-ending cycle of life and death. Basically it shows the destruction or end and rebirth or beginning at the same time. The meaning behind it is that every end comes with a new beginning. So if you have lost something, it only marks the beginning of a new chapter in your life. In this tattoo, we can see that a woman has the Ouroboros symbol on her back. The tattoo is black and grey and has some really amazing details. You can choose to get this tattoo anywhere on your skin. Just ask your tattoo artist to draw some pictures of the symbol and choose the one that suits you the best.
Beautiful Black and White Snakes Forearm Tattoo
As we already told you before, two serpants- one black and one white, represents the contrast between life and death, good and bad- much like the yin and yang symbol. Tattoo artist Mirko Sata is famous for his designs which usually feature two black and white serpents. This white and black snake tattoo by Sata is really beautiful and the contrast is really stunning as well. There are also two half-dark moons incorporated into the design which complete the look of this amazing tattoo. The details on the black and white snake tattoo is gorgeous. If you want your artist to use white ink on your white snake tattoos, then you can ask them to create a design that will incorporate both a white and a black ink serpent. Tattoos like this will look good on anybody.
Black and Grey Snakes on Stomach Tattoo Ideas
The stomach is not the place that many people get tattoos on but if you are used to getting tattoos, we recommend you give stomach tattoos a try as they look really stunning. And if you are looking for a cool snake symbol tattoo for your torso, then we have just the thing for you. You can get this tattoo in the picture where two black and white snakes are facing each other. The black and white tattoos of the two snakes begin from the outer part of the torse and the two heads come together below the navel. If you are not afraid of needles and can sit through a bit of pain, then this fantastic tattoo will look really great on anyone. The snake symbolism in this tattoo is fantastic as well.
Stunning Black Ink Ouroboros Symbol Arm Tattoo Designs
If you have been looking for a band tattoo for your arm, then instead of going for a simple band tattoo, you can go for a really cool Ouroboros symbol design for your tattoo. As you can see in the picture, there is a snake tattoo around the arm of the person and the snake is eating its own tail. It gives a new edge to simple band tattoos and looks very interesting as well. The details on the tattoo are also fantastic and bring the snake to life. The Ouroboros sign is a has great symbolism of rebirth, continual renewal, and new beginnings. Let this tattoo be the inspiration for your next tattoo adventure.
Matching Black and White Snake Tattoos on Thighs
You do not always have to get a single tattoo of two snakes. In fact, you can two tattoos of similar snakes with different colors just like the ones in the picture. As you can see, the person has two tattoos of one black and one white snake on two thighs. The traditional nature of these tattoos look really amazing and the details on the tattoos look fantastic as well. You can also choose to use both black and white ink in your tattoo. Just ask your tattoo artist to come up with a design that suits you. You can get these two tattoos on your forearms as well. Some people also choose to get these as couple’s tattoos where one person gets the dark snake while the other gets the light snake tattoo. These tattoos look really good on anybody.
Black and White Snake Tattoo on Forearm
Across many cultures, snakes have various different meaning. In some cultures it represents rebirth, transformation. But in some other, the snake or the serpent is the symbol immortality and fertility. They are also associated with wisdom. Depending on what you want your tattoo to represent, you can get a very cool snake tattoo design just like the one in the picture. This tattoo is a pretty simple hand tattoo that starts from the forearm and finishes under the wrist on the upper side of the palm. The design of the tattoo makes it look almost realistic and the texture brings it to life. If you are a fan of snakes the then this tattoo will be really good for you.
Black and White Snakes Symbolism Tattoo with Red Flower
We are going to finish our list with another Mirko Sata piece. Even though all the tattoos in the list were black and white through and through, it never hurts to throw in a splash of color into your tattoo. Just like Sata has done in this one. As we can see, there are two snakes, one black and one white. And they are intertwined with each other around the stem of a flower. The flower is a red spider lily which is really famous. These flowers have often been used in amimes and usually represent ‘final goodbyes’. This goes really well with the theme of rebirth that snakes represent. The vibrant red flower of the flower adds depth to the tattoo.
Did not find your perfect tattoo in this list? Do ot worry as we have some other ideas for you to look into.
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- Amazing black and white tattoo
- Tattoos that symbolize wisdom
- Amazing tattoos to symbolize fertility
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What does a black and white snake tattoo mean?
A black and white snake tattoo can mean a variety of things, depending on the design, placement, and cultural context. Generally speaking, it can be interpreted as representing duality or balance between two opposing forces in life. It could represent a personal journey of transformation or spiritual growth. Alternatively, it could also symbolize wisdom and protection from danger or harm. Ultimately, the meaning behind any tattoo is up to the individual who wears it.
What are the different styles of black and white snake tattoos?
Black and white snake tattoos can take many forms, depending on the individual’s aesthetic preferences. Popular designs include a single or multiple snakes in bold outlines with simple shading and detail; realistic renditions of an anatomically correct snake; cartoon-style illustrations; tribal patterns; ancient hieroglyphics; and combinations of any of these elements. Many people also choose to pair their snake tattoos with other symbols, such as flowers and stars, for additional meaning.
What are some popular black and white snake tattoo designs?
Popular black and white snake tattoo designs include a single serpent coiled around the arm or leg, two snakes entwined in yin-yang fashion, or multiple intertwined serpents. Other popular design elements include flames, skulls, wings, feathers, and geometric shapes. Traditional tribal tattoos featuring bold lines and abstract patterns are also popular. Many people also choose to add a quote or personal phrase in script, often written along the length of the snake’s body. Ultimately, the possibilities are endless!