Reviewed & updated: October 29, 2022 by Jamie Wilson BA
Want to get inked with a unique black cloud tattoo? Check out these amazing designs and pick your favourite to display on your skin, for a lifetime!
The beauty of the Earth is limitless, and this beauty is further enhanced by the beautiful sky and clouds we get to see.
People often look at a cloud in the sky and try to deduce what its shape might resemble. Similarly, with a cloud tattoo on your skin, you will keep others guessing about what it could mean.
In general, cloud tattoos are symbolic of balance, personal growth, and resilience. A lot of the time, depending on the other elements in a cloud tattoo, people also ascribe the meaning of the cloud tattoo to misfortune, mystery, or even a dark time in one’s life. A black cloud tattoo on the other hand could be a representative of the darker side of human nature. It could also be a reminder to never let yourself be consumed by your own dark side. All that being said, black clouds can also represent something positive and joyful, depending on the wearer of the tattoo.
Now that you are fully aware of the various symbolism of cloud and black cloud tattoos, let us dive into some of the best black cloud tattoo ideas, that will surely blow your mind!
Mystical Black Cloud Tattoo
A mystical black cloud tattoo with a giant purple moon is certainly an attractive design to get yourself inked with. Purple moons are used to symbolise divinity and majestic insights. So, pairing that with dark black clouds is imparting a mysterious appeal to this tattoo. The purple shade of the moon is going brilliantly with the black clouds, which are dark, but not too dark. The gradient effect on the moon and the clouds cannot be ignored either.
Eye And Black Cloud Tattoo
This black cloud tattoo can be a mark of any sad event in your life. Here, an eye has been inked inside the outline black cloud, with tears rolling from it. The tears are made to resemble raindrops, making this tattoo quite artistic and abstract. Even though this black cloud tattoo is not fully covered in black, still the dotted shading and bold black lines are undoubtedly catching all the attention. The realistic eye in the centre is a piece of masterpiece on its own. You can get this design tattooed on your arm, or on the back of your shoulder.
Circular Black Cloud Tattoo
Geometric frames never really go out of style as they give a tattoo motif a complete and finished look, just like a photo frame does for a photo. Here, Japanese black clouds have been inked within a bold and black circular frame. Each cloud is looking like it’s holding a mystery of its own. This tattoo is also featuring black rainbows, which are pairing well with the black clouds. A design of this sort will look best on any visible part of the body, like the arm or leg.
Outline Sun And Black Cloud Tattoo
If you are a mysterious person, then a sun half-hidden behind a cloud can be a proper way of getting that message across. Here as you can see, the tattoo is quite simple, with outlines of the sun and a black cloud. That being said, the simplification of this cloud tattoo is making it even more beautiful. The black dots bordering the sun rays and the cloud are the perfect example of how something small can change the whole look of a tattoo.
Dagger And Black Cloud Tattoo
If you want to amplify the mystery factor of your black cloud tattoo, you can also add a dagger to it. Dagger tattoos have been around for quite a long time and are usually depicted in different ways. Here, the ornamental dagger seems to be piercing through a crescent black moon and some black Japanese clouds. The clouds are perfectly surrounding the dagger, giving this design a graceful and fine appearance. The placement of all three elements in this black cloud tattoo is resembling perfection.
Black Cloud Tattoo On Chest
A dark black cloud tattoo on the chest is appropriate for both men and women. Here, the spiral black clouds have been made quite dark, leaving some space between the black colour of the clouds and their black border. This colour pattern is helping to break the monotony of a fully black cloud tattoo. Additionally, the monochromatic colour scheme of each cloud is making the spirals even more pronounced, giving the tattoo an artistic look.
Elaborate Black And Grey Cloud Tattoo
A black cloud tattoo with shades of grey is the model for complementary colour schemes. Here, a bold black cloud tattoo has been inked, with grey shading. The sun and the thunder symbols also have the usage of black and grey, bringing the whole look together. However, the black cloud is undoubtedly the centrepiece of this tattoo, with the perfect interplay between the two colours. A black cloud tattoo such as this one would look great on the back.
Mountain And Black Cloud Tattoo
If you love nature, a black cloud tattoo in association with natural elements will definitely spark your interest. Here, the shape of the tattoo is making it look like a piece of nature has been cut out and inked on the skin. The big black cloud is forming the perfect backdrop for the mountains and the trees below. The fine linework for the black cloud, and the subtle yet visible shading of the mountains, are increasing the sophistication of the whole tattoo.
Majestic Whale And Black Cloud Tattoo
Just like a cloud is an ornament for the sky, a whaleis certainly an ornament for the ocean. So, pairing the two together can only bring out a spectacular result, as you can observe in the image above. The black cloud in this tattoo has been inked in such a way, it is looking like a big cryptic mass. The dark whale is amplifying the black cloud even more by giving the ideal contrasting effect. Given the size of this cloud tattoo, it would look best on the upper arm, or on the back of the shoulder.
Ornamental Black Cloud Tattoo
A black cloud tattoo with attractive ornamental designs and motif is quite a pleasure for the eyes. Here, a simple outline cloud tattoo has been inked, with neat and clean ornamental patterns below it, and beautiful linework on top. The big gem in this tattoo is looking very realistic due to the way white ink has been used to make it appear shiny. You can also ask your tattoo artist to make the cloud even darker in this tattoo or incorporate more ornamental patterns.
A black cloud tattoo can be designed in a variety of ways to reflect your own feelings and personality. Hopefully, with the help of this article, you will be able to select a black cloud tattoo that speaks your story. Here is a quick compilation of different kinds of black cloud tattoos-
- Simple outline black cloud tattoo.
- Black could tattoo with the moon or sun.
- Black cloud tattoo within a geometrical frame.
- Black cloud tattoo featuring other majestic symbols.
- Black cloud tattoo associated with any personal and meaningful elements.
- Black cloud tattoo with brightly coloured motifs.