10 Best Shark Tooth Tattoo Ideas You Have To See To Believe!

by Patrick
Shark Tooth Necklace Tattoo

if you’re interested in shark tooth tattoos and you’re searching for inspiration, then this list of shark tooth designs might help you find your match.

Shark Tooth Tattoo
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Shark teeth are used for several purposes but most importantly they are known as the symbols of protection and strength.

The use of shark tooth is quite common among several other communities as a symbol of protection whether be it as a locket or tattoo or bracelets. Shark tooth designs have been quite popular especially among the people who love getting tribal traditional meaningful tattoos in a variety of shapes and sizes.

Sharks are one of the dominant predators and creatures of the sea world. They are superior to most of the other known creatures living in the water. They are known for their ferocity which they are capable of mostly because of their strong clenching jaws and teeth. What makes their teeth so special is the fact that they have more than one row of teeth. Their upper row teeth are triangular in shape and teeth of the lower row are pointed and are designed for the purpose to kill and prey. These rows of teeth together help in their adaptability in the sea as the predator. Many people from all around the world especially tribal people or those who are traditional or those who are fond of traditional cultural tattoos are keen to get shark tooth designs or the shark’s jaw as a whole. This tattoo’s concept is very cool and was mainly started with the message of shelter, coverage, guidance, strength and power. But in myths, it also represents and is a symbol of the God of the Polynesian people. But is it disrespectful to get a tattoo that mostly belongs to the Polynesian people? As some websites say as long as you create a Polynesian tattoo that represents your own story as well as acknowledge and respect the importance of their culture, it is not disrespectful. But it is recommended to get more details and awareness before getting the tattoo from Polynesian people and might as well get it by them as it is a sign of respect and cultural appreciation. And finally, if you have been granted all the permissions from respectable people, go through this curated list of shark tooth designs made for all the shark tooth lovers out there to find your tattoo design match.

Shark Tooth Jaw Tattoo

Shark Tooth Jaw Tattoo
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This design is of the jaws of a shark with visible rows of pointed powerful teeth. The technique used to create the tattoo is so detailed that it gives an effect of the rows of teeth one after the other without making it look too crowded. It also creates the effect that they are not beside each other and as a matter of fact are a part of several other rows. To replicate this design exactly like this, one must focus on the shadings to make them look more realistic and distant from each other and not too congested. You can also get the tattoo on the opposite side of your elbow or on the back of your knees to bring the mouth effect every time you fold them.

Matching Shark Tooth Set Tattoos

Matching Shark Tooth Set Tattoos
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You can get this matching shark tooth design with your partner, friend, favourite person or whomever you want to get it with. Since the shark tooth is a symbol of protection, shelter, guidance and power, getting this tattoo and combining it together could symbolise all these characteristics you both find in each other or all these attributes are what you both are for each other. The design is very cute and minimalistic and is perfect for a first tattoo. But the design is very detailed with all the sharpness and the structure of the tooth, as well as the shading technique used, brings out the rawness of this absolute beauty.

Shark Tooth Tied With String Tattoo

Shark Tooth Tied With String Tattoo
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Similar to the shark tooth, histories and philosophies say a red string symbolizes protection, strength and connection. In addition to that, it also is a sign of good luck. If you are a spiritual person add this to your tattoo ideas as both the symbols together could double your security as well add good luck to your life. The intricacy of the design, including the sharp edges, little golden light on top of the tooth as well as little bloodstains make it more raw, unique and beautiful.

Shark Tooth Necklace Tattoo

Shark Tooth Necklace Tattoo
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Surfers, swimmers and several other people believe finding a shark tooth can even provide you protection from being the food for the shark. Although it is easier to find it on the beaches and could easily be turned into a bracelet and necklace, often we can also lose it. But tattooing it on our body can give the guarantee of permanency. It is always there with you, no matter where you go and you do not have to worried about losing it. This design is attractive and the features of the tooth with dark shading on a particular area make it and decaying on the edges make it lifelike.

Shark Tooth With An Eye Tattoo

Shark Tooth With An Eye Tattoo
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This tattoo can have several interpretations. But the first thing that comes to our mind, seeing the form of the tattoo especially the eye being on top of the tooth could mean vision, clear thinking and proper focus that you need for your own security. Although the shark tooth will provide you guidance and shielding from the evils in life, you also have to have a clear vision in order to protect yourself and hence probably the eye. But also it could be the eye of the Illuminati which is a symbol of power and control. So if we put the links together, the placement could mean having control of your life in your own hands. The design is very one of kind and if you are thinking about getting it, get an artist who can give you the service you need.

Polynesian Shark Tooth Tattoo

Polynesian Shark Tooth Tattoo
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These tribal shark tooth tattoo designs have been very vogue recently. Triangles are one of the key components of Polynesian art. As a matter of fact, there are several other Polynesian designs with similar structures. But this specific design in which the dark ink fill the triangles to appear as the symbol, are used by Polynesians to represent the simplest way of drawing shark teeth. Hence the rows of black triangles lined up side by side could simply represent the real teeth rows of a shark. The circular design around the hand is also used to symbolise the sun by modern Polynesian artists. Accept the meaning the way you want for your tattoo design and go for it if you believe you can rock it.

Small Shark Tooth Tattoo Designs

Small Shark Tooth Tattoo Designs
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Small cute shark tooth designs that are minimalistic and perfect for impulsive tattoo ideas yet with a lot of meanings that you wanna feel like getting whether on a sudden trip to Europe or Oceania or North America or anywhere just casually. But a small tattoo can be really hard to fill in inside to bring out the characteristics. The displayed pictures of the tattoo designs show how small they are, yet so intricate with shadings on the parts to portray the details of the tooth. You can also add to your design some personal touch. Surrender to adrenaline rush but get it from somewhere that can offer you safe services.

Shark Tooth Fossilised Tattoo

Shark Tooth Fossilised Tattoo
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If you are a history geek and obsessed with fossils as well as are in search of a meaningful tattoo, this might be the one. Nature always has its own way. The shark teeth you find on the beaches most of the time turn black because they get older and older and by the time get fossilised. This phenomenon shows how nature works. This tattoo was able to portray the essence of time with the decays around the edges. It is very hard to recreate and a professional hand is needed to bring the best out of this. The technique used here with the dark black shading is the highlight of this tattoo and is very cool and could be interpreted in the ways you like.

Shark Teeth Knuckle Tattoo

Shark Teeth Knuckle Tattoo
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A very raw and cool tattoo design for all the hard cores out there. The concept of shark teeth as knuckles is very distinctive and badass. Teeth are seen as symbols of power and having them tattooed on any part of your hand could represent the power and strength in your hand. Make sure to find the perfect professional tattoo artist who is capable of high-end tattoo designs like this and someone who can create the designs on your knuckles the way you want. Always add your personal preferred details to the design to make it more unique.

Minimal And Casual Three Shark Teeth Tattoo

Minimal And Casual Three Shark Teeth Tattoo
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Three minimal shark teeth scattered tattoo design is very minimal, quirky and endearing. You can add a variety of other details such as colours or strings or alphabets of your name to the tattoo and add a new meaning to it. This tattoo was made to look good on any part of your body so do not hesitate to get anywhere you want. You can also share the designs with your friend group or siblings or any group you want with whom you share a special bond.

Choose your favourite design and change it here and there as well as add your own detail to make it personal. But get all the information, learn in what ways you could be allowed without making it a cultural appropriation and ask questions to whomever it is necessary before getting the tattoo. Make sure you are aware of the meaning of the tattoo you are getting and doing it from the right person. Even though impulses can get you sometimes, make sure to know what you want and something that will go with your aesthetics and represent you. But do not hesitate to get a design which you love if you believe you can carry it, as everything lies in the confidence. But most importantly get it in a safe professional environment where your demanded service is met.

More tattoo idea suggestions for shark tooth designs:

  • Polynesian Style Shark Tooth Tattoo Design
  • Hawaiian Tribal Shark Tooth Tattoo
  • Great White Shark Tooth Tattoo
  • Shark Jaw With Teeth And Painting Of A Beach Inside It
  • Shark Tooth With A Flower Tattoo
  • Shark Tooth Tattoos on your palm
  • Jaws Tattoo

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