Reviewed & updated: October 19, 2022 by Jamie Wilson BA
Foxes are not only wonderful and beautiful animals, but they are also very smart and cunning. A fox means many different things in different cultures and is a very popular tattoo choice for many. If you want to find out more about this majestic creature and how it can be done as a tattoo, then you are at the right place. Today we are bringing you 9 Cool Fox Tattoo Designs For Men!
What does a fox tattoo symbolize?
Fox is a free-spirited animal that many consider being a beautiful, but deceitful animal. A fox tattoo can be a symbol of many things. It can represent wisdom since foxes are considered to be very smart animals. Foxes also represent mental strength and guidance because they are a spirit animal. It is popular among people to look at foxes as a trickster as well. All of these reasons are what make fox tattoos perfect for any tattoo lover!
1. Red Fox Tattoo
The meaning behind the red fox as well as the symbolism is that it is a sexy, passionate and confident animal. Therefore, this fox tattoo is very popular for both men and women. The great thing about fox tattoo designs like this one is that they are not done in all black ink, giving the tattoo more of a cool look. This tattoo only shoes the fox head and not the whole body which gives the artist more freedom to play around with the sketch. The red color and the details are what makes this such a cool tattoo!
2. Beautiful All Black Fox Tattoo
Fox tattoo ideas can be done in so many ways, but why not go with the traditional black and grey fox body tattoo designs? This fox tattoo can be done anywhere on the body, you just choose the place! If you want you can turn it into a sleeve or shoulder tattoo. If done on the shoulder, you can extend the tail to your neck, the possibilities are endless! These fox tattoo designs are great for men because of their black and grey look.
3. Amazing Watercolor Fox Tattoo
This not so traditional fox tattoo can be looked at as a tribal tattoo as well, because of the fox head. You can do this tattoo anywhere on your body since the tattoo is not that big. In case you have to hide your tattoo from time to time because of work or any other reason, then this tattoo is perfect for you. What gives this fox tattoo the extra pop are many colors that it has. Fox tattoo designs like this one are a bit harder to maintain, but they sure are worth it!
4. Detailed Fox Tattoo
If you do not want your fox tattoo to be simple, then this is the way to go! Even the sketch of this tattoo is complicated, so make sure to find an artist that can do this perfectly. This fox tattoo will take up a lot of space, so there are only certain areas on your body you can choose to do it on. Your shoulder, back, chest or leg are all one of the possibilities. For instance, a tattoo like this one can’t be done on your neck. Before getting this fox tattoo, make sure that your pain tolerance is high and that you do not mind sitting in a chair for several hours.
5. Fox Tattoo With Geometric Elements
What makes a fox tattoo more friendly and spiritual are geometric elements. Fox tattoo designs can be turned into a piece of art easily just by adding certain elements. For instance, by doing only the fox head your fox tattoo can be decorated with other designs to give it a complete look. When you do add geometric and other elements, there is no need for doing anything other than black ink. The reason for that is because your fox tattoo is already going to look more special just with those elements.
6. Arm Fox Tattoos
A fox tattoo can be in a watercolor style meaning that it does not have perfect lines, but it still looks like a fox. Fox tattoos like this one are great if you do not want your tattoo to take too much time to do or to take up too much space. Because of the simple design, the pain is not that hard to tolerate and the colors just make your tattoo seem more realistic!
7. Sleeve Fox Tattoo Designs
In case you want to do a bigger tattoo or maybe even a sleeve tattoo, then consider doing only the fox head. When you do the fox head it can be decorated with some elements, but the head can be very big. While when you decide on a fox tattoo showing its entire body, it is going to be hard to make that tattoo both big and possible to do as a sleeve tattoo. All fox tattoos can be easily spiced up by adding an orange color to your fox tattoo.
8. Tribal Fox Tattoo
In Japanese culture, the fox has a mythical status meaning that it has a lot of symbolism. Fox tattoos like the one in the picture represent the tribal or Japanese style of tattoos more. This fox tattoo can have a different meaning depending on how you look at it. In most cases, it means wealth and good fortune. So in case you are not a fan of simple fox tattoos or you like the meaning behind these, then maybe this fox tattoo is right for you!
9. Fox Tattoos With Moon Details
Your fox tattoo can be transformed into an amazing piece of art by combining other symbols. For instance by adding the moon and the flowers your fox tattoo gains so much more meaning. You don’t need to do anything super fancy or add color to your tattoo to make it special. Maybe this is the perfect fox tattoo for you if you just want to make it your own!
On That Note,
Fox tattoos are a great choice for everyone! A fox tattoo can be done in a serious way, but you can also do a silly fox tattoo. Your fox tattoo designs can be super intricate or super simple. You can add as much color as you want or you can keep your fox tattoo black. We hope you liked our favorite fox tattoos and hopefully, you found inspiration for your next tattoo!
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