10 Best Lamb Tattoo Ideas You Have To See To Believe!

by Mark
Lamb Tattoos

Do you love animals and hold a special place for lambs in your heart? The best lamb tattoo ideas complied here are sure to inspire you!

Lamb Tattoo
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Many people who claim themselves to be animal lovers often get the shapes or symbols of their favourite animals and pets tattooed on their body. These sheep tattoo designs are often inked on the arms, legs, or even fingers!

Sheep and lambs are no exception to that rule in nature. Many cultures have been domesticating sheep for thousands of years in the world now, especially for their fleece.

Ancient farmers and the tribal people needed protection from the frigid winters. The tribal people found that the wool on the back of the sheep can be removed and processed to make protective clothing shield them from the chilly winter. These were early instances of domesticating sheep and later the wool from the sheep became an important part of many objects created by humans across cultures. Lambs are often known as traditional sacrificial animals. The sacrifice of an animal in nature is considered holy in many middle eastern and Christian cultures. Even in the old testament, the lamb or sheep was widely referenced to appease the gods for purification of one’s sin. In a way, we have committed a lot of other atrocities committed on poor animals like sheep in exchange for good conscience and still continue to do so. Even Jesus Christ was known to be a sheepherder. Due to these cultural connotations attributed to lamb and sheep, they’re considered as a symbol of everything pure and innocent, patient, divine, and humble. These sheep usually flock together and prefer open grasslands, lots of food to chomp on, and relatively quiet life.

Here are a few ideas for you to share with your friends and family to help inspire you to go ahead and make your own lamb/ white or black sheep tattoo designs.

Lamb And Jesus Christ

Lamb And Jesus Christ
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If you want to represent the father of Christianity along with your sheep tattoo, this tattoo is the best option for you! Here we see Jesus Christ with a small lamb that brings happiness and good luck. The tattoo also illustrates a lion, below which Jesus Christ sits calmly with a small lamb in his lap. The background is detailed beautifully with grass and trees. While the sheep tattoo symbolizes innocence, the lion tattoos or the lioness tattoo symbolizes bravery, protection, and courage to grow out of one’s naivety, but also symbolizes maintaining innocence. This tattoo covers the entire calf muscle which offers a large canvas for such a detailed tattoo!

Simpsons Sheep Tattoo

Simpsons Sheep Tattoo
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We all know the American comedy animated sitcom ‘The Simpsons‘, mostly for making very uncanny predictions in a humorous way. But apart from that, the characters on the show have their unique appearance and style. This tattoo recreates the lamb as a Simpsons character, embracing Lisa Simpson in a colored tattoo. The artist mimics the signature Simpson’s color palette with huge yellow hair and the bright red dress, and a green heart in the background. The sheep’s coat is portrayed in grey, white and pink shading with a black outline. Both characters in this tattoo have similar eye designs, indicating a joyous moment between the two. Overall this is an adorable caricature inspired by the famous TV show with a design that can be done in a smaller space as well.

Cute Little Blue Sheep

Cute Little Blue Sheep
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Here is another cute and colorful tattoo with a cartoonish design. The sheep tattoo design here illustrates a blue little lamb wearing a colorful flower tiara and a purple bow on its neck. The tattoo is inked in watercolor paint style. The blue and the pink compliment each other beautifully in contrast with the skin. Partially hidden behind the sheep is a red heart design. The intricate border and eye and blush details make the lamb cuter than it already is.

Three Eyed Lamb

Three Eyed Lamb
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This tattoo is a simple blackwork tattoo in traditional style, with a little detailing and shading. The little sheep in this tattoo has three eyes, giving it a subtle supernatural effect. The tattoo design is small and simple and can be inked anywhere on your hands or feet or if you want to keep it hidden most of the time, anywhere on the torso can do. The sheep hooves are the only prominent part of the tattoo filled in black ink. This adorable tattoo can fit anywhere on your body, the neck, wrist or even the ankle.

Lion And Lamb Tattoo

Lion And Lamb Tattoo
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The lion and the lamb tattoo designs come under the realistic category of tattoos, where the artist tries to draw the characters (lion and lamb) as close to real life as they can look. This lion and lamb tattoo is a blackwork tattoo, where black ink is primarily used in the tattoo-making process. The small, round strokes show the sheep’s woolen coat and the black and grey sketching shows the lion’s mane.

A lion tattoo meaning is a bravery and power in the face of calamity. When coupled with the sheep who is the symbol to be innocent and shy, purity and divine, it becomes a very sense of power and juxtaposition. You can pair this lamb and lion tattoo with a friend to reflect the bond you have and the balance you create in each other’s lives.

Lady And The Sheep

Lady And The Sheep
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This tattoo is a brilliant explosion of colors pleasing to the eyes in a marvelous way. The artist has used contrasting colors like reds and yellows, which make the tattoo come to life. The tattoo depicts a small girl, still a child, holding a little lamb in her hands. The tiara of roses and daisies on her head contrasts beautifully with the blue-black waves of her hair and a sun-like yellow halo behind her head, which gives her a god-like feeling. This tattoo is the neo-traditional style with prominent lines and strokes.

Two Headed Lamb

Two Headed Lamb
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The tattoo here is a black ink tattoo design with amazing details only a talented tattoo artist can make. This funky tattoo illustrates a two-headed sheep, both of them looking in the opposite directions, which symbolizes having two conflicting ideas. The intricate detailing of the fur of the sheep is one of the hardest parts and the main attraction of this tattoo. This tattoo has faint wavy, curly lines on the sheep and a bold black outline. You can get this dual, symbolic tattoo anywhere on your body as it requires a small canvas.

Two Winged Lambs

Two Winged Lambs
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This tattoo is a simple black tattoo with some red elements and small detailing. It’s gorgeous in a subtle way, which jumps out on the skin asking to be noticed. It depicts two lambs with two red wings similar to a dragonfly, soaring in the air. One of the lambs looks extremely cute with a hint of a smile on its face, bringing our attention to the tattoo artist’s eye for creativity and detail. The ink work on the wings looks very delicate, giving the wings a light and real-life-like feel, which is exactly how wings should be portrayed.

Lamb And The Moon

Lamb And The Moon
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This black ink tattoo shows a little cute lamb jumping over a crescent moon, with shining stars in the background. The highlight of this tattoo is the detailing of the moon, which is completely made from small pinpoint dots of ink. The stars are filled with white dots and seem to sparkle on the skin. The shading and detailing are done expertly and kept to the minimum amount, giving it the cutesy effect. With beautiful doe eyes and a childlike essence, this tattoo is sure to draw attention wherever you go!

The Weeping Lamb

The Weeping Lamb
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This heartbreaking little tattoo makes has a simple yet stunning design! The fine lines, the beautiful roses, and zero mistakes show the experience of the tattoo artist clearly. This tattoo art succeeds in showing the sorrow in the lamb’s eyes, making the onlooker behold its sadness in their own. The small feathery strokes and the eyelash details make it a treat for the eyes, with a halo of roses surrounding it, adding elegance to the design.

For more lamb and sheep tattoo ideas, you may look at:

  1. Lamb of God tattoo
  2. Lamb with a crown tattoo
  3. Lamb with colorful flowers tattoo
  4. Lamb with a halo tattoo

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