Reviewed & updated: December 27, 2022 by Jamie Wilson BA
Mirrors hold a deeper meaning than most people realize. Check out these 10 best mirror tattoo ideas to find one that best reflects you!
Reflective mirror tattoos carry a meaning of introspection and growth.
A person may get mirror tattoos to symbolize their inner self, beauty, and vanity. Also, people get mirror tattoos to increase confidence in their life.
There are different tattoo styles like the traditional tattoo style, Blackwork tattoo style, Japanese style, Tribal style, Realism or realistic styles and minimalist tattoos. A mirror tattoo can be a symbol of a past or present relationship, a search for your own self, or a future version of your own self. Well, these days it is a huge trend to get matching tattoos with your best bud and as opposed to what most might believe it is not bad luck to get matching tattoos with your friend.
Well if you are ready to get a tattoo, here are some inspirations for your next mirror tattoo.
An Eye In The Broken Mirror Tattoo
Shattered glass mirrors with an artistic touch are indeed a great work of art. This mirror tattoo with a beautiful eye as a center of attraction in the shattered glass mirror with a fancy border is a great tattoo to get on your body. Mirrors reflect your own self. The one hand drawn in this mirror tattoo is spectacular. Black curves give the mirror tattoo an edgy cut. Also, the gem in the shattered mirror border frame is very detailed, so is the eye and the shattered glass mirrors. Broken mirrors were once considered to be bad luck. But this black mirror tattoo symbolizes and reflects truth and luck and how your past or present relationship has powered you to become stronger. The tattoo captures shattered glass mirrors as you come out of your past and live out your present relationship meaningfully. This antique mirror tattoo is indeed a great design showing the reflection of your soul breaking in search of truth and meaning in your life.
Mirror Of Erised Tattoo
This Mirror of Erised tattoo is one of the favourite among Harry Potter fans. Just as the mirror is designed in the movie, this tattoo has the same details on the mirror. This mirrored tattoo has photos of Hogwarts and the landscape scene of the place drawn inside the mirror. All the photos are completely drawn without leaving any mark or detail left. These mirror tattoos can be done in your chest or back or even small-sized mirror tattoos could be done in your arms. In the movie, any person standing in front of the mirror is said to be able to see only what the person himself desires the most to see in his life. What the person’s soul desires and searches all his past lives to see. Still, the reflection will be the truth and meaning of the person’s life.
Colorful Hand Mirror Tattoo
This hand mirror tattoo is so perfect with its different color gradients matching the feel of mirror tattoos. A beautiful blue-green frame with a yellow-orange gradient rose and leaves on the mirror handle is quite a unique and beautiful design created by tattoo artists. The glass in the mirror is mostly black, with white ink used to create a sense of reflection and shine. A small meaning of luck element is also felt by these mirror tattoos. Mirrored tattoos have a dark in-depth background of leaves and twines. Similarly, this mirrored tattoo also has a black deep background, and lettering below the mirror tattoo design, which is of the font known to be mirrored. That means the same word can be read upside down. This lettering font and style was once used by the Illuminati. This tattoo is perfectly placed on the entire forearm.
One Mirror, Many Faces Tattoo
Isn’t it beautiful how every mirror reflects your inner self and thoughts? Here we see a broken hand mirror, with each broken part reflecting and highlighting different aspects of the person’s face. One part highlights the teary eyes, while the other shows only the lips. This broken mirror tattoo also has a wonderfully carved mirror border and handle design. The black color gives elegance to this mirror image tattoo. Reflection tattoo shows a symbol of you living completely breaking all the bad luck and encountered bad scenarios. This broken mirror tattoo shows a reflection of one’s emotions and encountered bad feelings, that one has to overcome.
Beauty And The Beast Mirror Tattoo
Do you want a mirror tattoo based on one of the most classic fairytales? Then you will love this one. This incredibly detailed mirror tattoo from the Beauty and the Beast is a fine piece of art. The frame of the mirror tattoo is similar to the one in the fairytale, with intricate designs, a gem at the top and red rose petals making it even more enchanting. Both characters depicted in the mirror is quite detailed and captures the essence quite well. This tattoo is done on the full length of the forearm.
Simple Shattered Glass Mirror Tattoos
Mirror tattoos that capture shattered glass mirrors are often a sign of bad luck. This shattered glass is a minimalistic tattoo, done in black ink. In simple black lines, this tattoo acts as if the skin was the mirror and the ink is portraying only the cracks in the glass. Also, the tattoo is drawn free-handed. Just like a web of lines, these mirror tattoos show perfectly the nature of glass to get shattered. This minimalist tattoo does not take up a lot of space and can be inked on the arm, wrist or ankle.
Lady Mirror Tattoo
This mirror tattoo has the face of a lady as the handle. It also has roses with vines and thorns growing all over the mirror. The color and floral pattern adds the perfect aesthetic look to this mirror tattoo. Blue color in the mirror, golden frame, red-pink roses with green leaves and thorns are the various colors and hues in this tattoo. Adding a couple of gem tattoos to this mirror frame would add to the design greatly. The face of the lady drawn on the mirror handle is so perfect that we could get immersed watching her face more than ours in the mirror reflection.
Mirror Of Twilight Tattoo
This mirror of the twilight tattoo shows a lot of elements of bad luck with its deep, dark theme and black color. The break in the mirror is quite intense in this tattoo, with the appearance of a few shards having fallen off. The web of glass is shattered all across the glass, center to frame. Two flowers are drawn on the sides of the frame of the mirror tattoo at two ends. The handle has a wooden look and a gem at the helm.
Mirror Of Your Soul Tattoo
Here is a simple full image of a hand mirror with an intricate, delicate look. With a beautiful border design, this mirror tattoo is a good option for a minimal, yet elegant design. Fine black lining and slight shading are used to create a vintage look. The round handle of the mirror is perfectly curved. This tattoo can be done on your arms for a full-length image.
Floral Mirror Tattoos
This mirror tattoo is truly artistic. This tattoo has dot shading for the mirror, and black and grey sketch-like filling, this tattoo is quite remarkable. The flower is portrayed beautifully with the mirror. The curvy border design around the oval mirror is so smoothly done. This makes for the perfect mirror tattoo to get on your arms.
For more inspirational ideas, you may look at:
- Hand mirror with an all-seeing eye
- Mirror with flowers around it
- Broken hand mirror with flowers
- Mirror with punishable skull staring back
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What is a mirror tattoo?
A mirror tattoo is a type of body art that features a mirrored surface, usually made up of an intricate geometric pattern. The reflective nature of the design allows it to look like a traditional mirror when light hits it and so can be combined with other elements in the tattoo to create unique effects. Mirror tattoos are often seen as symbolic of looking into one’s self and being open to new ideas, as well as having other meanings associated with them. Most mirror tattoos are found on the forearm or shoulder, but can be placed anywhere that has enough surface area for the design to fit. The most popular colors used in mirror tattoos are black and grey, although some may incorporate color if desired. No matter the design or color, mirror tattoos are sure to turn heads and make a statement.
What is the meaning behind a mirror tattoo?
The meaning behind a mirror tattoo often depends on the wearer and can vary greatly. By its reflective nature, most mirror tattoos are seen as a symbol of self-reflection or looking inward. It can also be seen as a reminder to stay open to new ideas and understand oneself better. Other meanings associated with mirror tattoos include protection, wisdom, and eternity. Ultimately, the meaning of a mirror tattoo is up to the individual who wears it.
How do I design a mirror tattoo?
Designing a mirror tattoo can be done in several ways. You can start by creating a sketch of your chosen design and then use special ink to reflect light back at the viewer, giving it a true “mirror” effect. Additionally, there are some artists that specialize in mirror tattoos who will help you create the perfect design for your body. However, if you’re looking for something more unique, you can always try combining different geometric patterns and shapes to create a truly one-of-a-kind design. Be sure to consult with an experienced artist before getting any kind of tattoo in order to ensure that it is done safely and properly.