30 Exciting Key Tattoos

A key is a very special form of symbol for a tattoo. It can express many things, from a love of freedom to the passion to know the way to be free. If you are in search of freedom you can keep your search alive by getting tattooed with a key symbol. Locks and unlocking them with a key is an old school way to show being bound and getting free.

You can get a key tattoo on different parts of your body, from the back of the neck, to the lower leg, to the palm of your hand, or your upper arm. If you want something very basic you can get a simple key inked right on your palm. You can also get a three-leaved clover with a key on the back of your neck, or get an ornamental designed key overlapping with your name on your upper back. To keep a constant reminder that ‘love is the key’ right where you can see it, try getting a key on your inner wrist. You can also express the idea that ‘peace is the key’ by getting a beautiful dove symbol with a key in your ankle region. Here is a look at 30 Key Tattoos.

Special Key

You can tuck an artistic key tattoo in a hidden place—a little above your stomach.

Special Key

Special Key

Artistic Key

A key with an artistic design on your arm makes a really special tattoo.

Artistic Key

Artistic Key

Key on My Palm

Get a pretty key on your palm with a chain extending to your wrist.

Key on My Palm

Key on My Palm

Medallion Key

Want something a bit ornate? Try a medallion key as a tattoo.

Medallion Key

Medallion Key

Three-leaved Clover Key

On the back of your neck, get a green three-leaved clover with a key.

Three-leaved Clover Key

Three-leaved Cloved Key

Rising Sun and My Key

You can get a rising sun with a key and your name as a very personal symbol of freedom.

Rising Sun and My Key

Rising Sun and My Key

Star Chain Key

You can decorate your inner wrist with a star bracelet and key tattoo design.

Star Chain Key

Star Chain Key

Key to Wild Freedom

For the restless you, get a key with a gorgeous heart and words showing love for freedom.

Key to Wild Freedom

Key to Wild Freedom

Unlock with a Key

A red lock being unlocked with a key is a great tattoo design.

Unlock with a Key

Unlock with a Key

Initials Key Design

You can keep things simple with a basic single-color key design with your initials.

Initials Key Design

Initials Key Design

Simple Key Design

You can get a basic key on your inner wrist to look at when you want.

Simple Key Design

Simple Key Design

Old Style Key

Love the romantic appeal of old keys? Get an old style key on your upper arm.

Old Style Key

Old Style Key

Key Anklet

Get a delicate key tattooed right on your foot in a pretty anklets like design.

Key Anklet

Key Anklet

Colorful Ribbon Key

A colorful key with a spiralling ribbon is a beautiful combination.

Colorful Ribbon Key

Colorful Ribbon Key

Decorative Key

You can get a beautiful old-fashioned key a red center as a tattoo design.

Decorative Key

Decorative Key

Two Color Key

Touches of golden and black make a great combination in a two color key.

Two Color Key

Two Color Key

Key for My Name

Your name with a golden key and a flower is a beautiful tattoo design.

Key for My Name

Key for My Name

Key Like a Heart

You can get a key with a decorative heart like design on your inner wrist.

Key Like a Heart

Key Like a Heart

Key Chain

A key hanging down with a chain of pearls makes a great tattoo.

Key Chain

Key Chain

Royal Key

A golden key with a rich design looks simply royal on your body.

Royal Key

Royal Key

Peace is the Key

Let a dove carrying a key show your love for peace, right on your ankle.

Peace is the Key

Peace is the Key

Ornate Key

If you love an ornate design you can get a beautifully designed key.

Ornate Key

Ornate Key

Quirky Owl and Key

A quirky owl with a key makes a key tattoo with a difference.

Quirky Owl and Key

Quirky Owl and Key

Red Ribbon Key

You can get a key twined with a red ribbon in a classy tattoo design.

Red Ribbon Key

Red Ribbon Key

Colorful Owl with Key

Love a colorful tattoo? Get a pink and green owl holding a key as the tattoo design.

Colorful Owl with Key

Colorful Owl with Key

Bird with Key

A black and orange bird holding a key is a colorful tattoo design.

Bird with Key

Bird with Key

Key with Red Sun

You can get a beautiful golden key with a red sun as the tattoo design.

Key with Red Sun

Key with Red Sun

Key on my Back

Wear a backless top and show the key tattoo design on your back.

Key on my Back

Key on my Back

Key to Love

Get your special someone’s name with a red heart and key to show your love.

Key to Love

Key to Love

Key with Magical Shadow

On your hip you can get a key with a magical purple shadow.

Key with Magical Shadow

Key with Magical Shadow