Reviewed & updated: December 19, 2022 by Jamie Wilson BA
It′s that time of the month again, and Christmas is almost around the corner. We have curated some simple Christmas tattoos that are sure to grab your attention.
Though Christmas is still 145 days away, the excitement and Christmas holiday spirit has joined us.
We are thrilled about that time of the year and starting celebrations early can never go wrong. For tattoo enthusiasts, nothing can be more exciting than getting a Christmas-themed tattoo.
Christmas tattoos have a wide variety of designs that serve to appeal to different tastes of people. If you are someone who likes small and dainty tattoos, we have just the right ones for you. The same goes for those who like bright and loud tattoos. The variety of the theme in itself makes it an immensely popular tattoo design. Christmas is a season for sharing and enjoying time with family and friends. Others like to show their happiness with Christmas tattoo ideas that symbolize their fondness for the festival, their families, their friendships, and life as a whole while some opt to concentrate on the religious parts of the celebration.
Though Christmas and all the celebrations, joy and happiness, and cheer all around lasts for a brief period of time, most people love to commemorate the memories and the celebrations especially by etching them as a tattoo, marking them permanent. Other amazing perks of having a Christmas-inspired tattoo design are the bright and vivid colors including reds and greens and golds; making it a gorgeous piece to fawn over.
Join us as we explore some of the coolest yet simplest works of art that celebrate the festivities, lights, and joy and express our love for that time of the year.
Simple And Cute Christmas Tree Tattoo
We start with this sweet little Christmas tree tattoo. While it is small meaningful and dainty, the little detail in the golden bells and decors and the little red bow adds to the beauty of the piece. The green color of the Christmas tree tattoo design surely stands out as a bright and happy color that we can surely be obsessed with.
The tattoo has been inked with a brushed look to it; giving the style of such a tattoo design a more unique look. The ideal way to celebrate the holiday spirit. These days, Christmas tree tattoos are rather popular due to their symbolic importance as well as their aesthetic appeal.
We assure you that this adorable piece is sure to catch much attention if you decide to get your next tattoo design, inspired by this Christmas tree tattoo.
Santa And Rudolf The Red-Nosed Reindeer Tattoo
No Christmas-themed tattoo curation is complete with St. Nick doing a major featuring with his trusted friend, Rudolf. We have just the right one for you. This Santa and Rudolf duo tattoo design is quite possibly one of the cutest ones in this collection.
How adorable and sweet do these two look? Ringing in the holiday season and the Christmas spirit just like we wanted. The popular culture of waiting for Santa all year round, being a good child, and leaving cookies and a glass of milk for him has been an important part of our childhood and the Christmas season.
So it is only obvious we have him on our list. Here, the artist illustrated a sweet little portrait-like tattoo design of Saint Nick and Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Simple and gorgeous in its own charms.
Ginger Bread House On Top Of A Sleepy Snail
We love this unique combination of a sleeping snail and a gingerbread house. While we would usually choose more conventional when it comes to such a theme. This quirky piece is a happy little way to express the love for the Christmas spirit this Christmas season. We all love unique Christmas tattoo ideas to enhance our holiday and this is just an ideal one for it.
The inspiration is surely the Gingerbread Houses we make during the festive season; another fun and best way to commemorate the Christmas spirit. This tattoo is not only simple, but it is also gorgeously charming with the variety of colors used to bring out the beauty of the art. The meticulous details look fun, together with the lights and the shape of the house made with gingerbread and candies.
Gorgeous Snowflake-Inspired Christmas Tattoo
This simple yet stunning piece of art is surely the prettiest of them all. The sheer beauty and aesthetic appeal of the style are incomparable. We are sure that this particular tattoo design is definitely going to tickle many fancies and their search for the perfect Christmas tattoo.
The darker tone contrasting with the white and lighter shades of blue of the snowflake gives the tattoo an exotic and glossy look that we just cannot look away from. The artist inked the tattoo with a watercolor method which blends perfectly with the design.
The placement of the tattoo has many options such as the wrist, the arm, or even the biceps.
The Grinch Tattoo In Black Ink
The most popular and loved character is The Grinch. We spent Christmas Eve watching the little elf-like character with our family; another memory we hold close to us. All of us are huge fans of the grumpy and sassy Grinch, so why not get a tattoo that finds inspiration from this character?
Here the artist has outdone themselves. It is indeed a simple illustration, however, the neat and perfect etching of the Grinch and his up-to-no-good smile is portrayed beautifully in one small tattoo. Using only black ink, the artist has created magic that is sure to tickle most of your fancies.
Small Mistletoe Christmas Tattoo
Looking for a holiday tattoo design that will give you inspiration, and hold meaning while also commemorating the holiday spirit? Fret not, we have you covered right here.
This sweet and dainty little mistletoe tattoo design is ideal for those who want tattoo designs that are not too loud and yet hold meaning. Inked in greens and reds, this tattoo is the perfect example of such tattoo ideas. The mistletoe is said to symbolize good fortunes, growth, and hope; perfect choice for those looking for a meaningful holiday-themed tattoo.
Cutest Squirrel Knitting For Winter
Look at this little squirrel knitting for the winter. So utterly adorable and sweet.
While all the other tattoos we have explored so far are perfect in their own way. This little piece of artwork holds a kind of warmth that we can only ever associate with winter and the holiday spirit. The artist created the simplest motifs of a warm cup of tea and a Christmas tree.
The perfect winter night setting that might not seem like much but is peaceful in its own sweet way. We are not getting over things so trivial yet heart-warming as this tattoo depicting a good time.
Simple Nightmare Before Christmas Tattoo
Christmas movies have always been a massive hit during the holiday season and this one is a particular favorite for all, especially tattoo enthusiasts. We all love ourselves with an aesthetic and sophisticated Jack and Sally tattoo.
Their love was endless and unconditional. The perfect holiday spirit that brings together lovers and families alike.
Here, the artist uses line work to create a beautiful frame of Jack and Sally. The light shades give the overall tattoo a gothic and edgy look, making it all the more in demand. The size of the tattoo is perfect for a bicep or chest placement and the theme blends and juxtaposes perfectly with the Christmas theme.
Candy Cane Christmas Tattoo
We love our little Christmas treats so it is only fair that we add a candy cane tattoo design that is not only delicious but also looks Christmas-y cute. Candy served as our wealth when we were kids because we sought it, exchanged it, and used it to line our pockets much like money.
Especially during the holiday season.
We have made lots of memories decorating our trees with candy canes, stealing candies out of jars, and going trick and treating for Halloween and lots of Candies. We have a very cute and bright illustration of a candy cane, with heart shapes and a small version of a mistletoe wrapped around the candy cane, standing true to its Christmas theme.
Magical Mirror And Christmas Decorated House Tattoo Design
How absolutely gorgeous, elegant, and stunning does this illustration look? We assure you that once you have this tattooed, you will have a hard time looking away or stopping yourself from admiring it all the time.
The whole idea of the tattoo in itself is a unique and sophisticated one. The artist created a dream-like escape in a living room decorated with Christmas decorations. The stockings, the Christmas tree, and the fireplace. An ideal Christmas evening scene, making it more magical is the beautiful and elegant-looking mirror that serves as a frame for this beautiful tattoo.
If you are someone who loves themselves an elaborate and sophisticated-looking tattoo, then this is just the right choice for you and your Christmas-themed tattoo.
Anyone who witnesses a Holiday tattoo might also feel the spirit of the season. It might not just affect you. They present a realistic depiction and sensation of joy. They are crudely made and symbolize traits that everyone may identify with. Togetherness is symbolized by these markings, which unite loved ones, acquaintances, and even total strangers. They have a subtle, fashionable appearance that represents Christmas around the world. Give depth to your elements of life by gently expressing and sharing love and friendship with total reality.
We have another small list of Christmas-themed tattoos for you to further explore:
- Christmas Lights Tattoo Designs
- Carved Laughing Pumpkin With Santa Hat
- Bells And Mistletoes Tattoo Design
- Simple Sally Nightmare Before Christmas Tattoo
- Saint Nick With His Gifts Tattoo
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What is a simple Christmas tattoo?
A simple Christmas tattoo is a small, festive design that celebrates the holiday season. Popular designs include snowflakes, Christmas trees, reindeer, stars and angels. These tattoos can be done in a variety of styles such as watercolor, black-and-gray or traditional Americana. They can range from subtle to bold depending on your preferences. These tattoos are great for people who want to express their Christmas spirit in a subtle way, or for those who want to make a bigger statement. No matter what your style, there’s sure to be a perfect Christmas tattoo out there for you!
What are some ideas for simple Christmas tattoos?
1. Come in a variety of sizes and shapes, making them perfect for Christmas tattoos. You can choose from single snowflakes or clusters of flakes to represent the beauty and uniqueness of each snowflake.
2. Christmas Trees: A Christmas tree is a classic symbol of the holiday season. Consider getting a tattoo of a decorated Christmas tree or of just the outline of a tree.
3. Reindeer: Reindeers are iconic symbols of Christmas, and they make great tattoos as well! You can get a simple line drawing or a more detailed image of your favorite reindeer.