Tattoos are popular throughout the world as style statements. People get different types of designs and images on their body parts with various intentions and purposes. Though tattoos are not nation specific and display a global touch in terms of designs, lettering tattoos carved in a particular language are not uncommon. They are carved for the love of one’s language. Moreover, images and design related to the art and culture of the place are also very popular among the people. It is a way of showing pride in one’s heritage. Talking about Greek tattoos, the Greek language has very strong roots and also has a rich heritage.
The history of Greece also holds great stories and the art and sculpture of the place is known for its refinement and glory. The Greek tattoos are created with these very images and motifs that display characters and sayings from the art and literature of the place. They are interesting and arouse curiosity. Below is a collection of 30 Greek tattoos that tell more about the nation’s art and history, conveyed through the tattoo designs. Take a look to know more about the Greek mystery and of course history.
A bold and simple looking arm piece which is a Greek symbol for strength.
This neat and cute font stands for Jesus in Greek and has been carved for spiritual purpose.
The symbol indicates that the girl saw the live performance of the song for 30 seconds on the mars tour.
Atlas holding the globe, worn as a back tattoo piece, symbolizes power and forbearance.
The forearms bearing the words truth and justice in Greek inspired from the movie characters look cool
This tattoo is inspired from the great Greek sculpture and looks quite artistic.
Carved on the foot, the tattoo says that only god can genuinely judge me.
This is a quote from The Bible, carved in Greek script, on the leg of the man.
Etched in Greek on the left shoulder-blade, this tattoo holds spiritual importance for the wearer.
A worn out banner holds the words “1978”, the wearer’s birth year, written in Greek, on forearm.
This back tattoo stands for “live life with love” which is a great inspirational line.
This arm tattoo has Greek lettering coupled with a badass and aggressive design that looks dashing.
This tattoo is a Greek symbol for Christ and has been carved to bring peace and divinity in life.
Half man half-fish, this is the portrait of the sea-god who guards its treasures, carved on the leg.
A Greek writing carved in wavy fashion on the hip that says without hope the heart would break.
This tattoo has orange color Greek prayer beads that look bright and exude positive energy.
A Spartan helmet and sword, etched on the chest, symbolize the great Greek warrior tradition.
This bull has a sad look on its face and has been carved beautifully with the hair on the back mixing well with the design.
Getting quotes as tattoo designs is a very popular practice around the world which holds a deep connection with the wearer.
People with a religious bent of mind go for Biblical verse tattoo, like this man who has got one on his chest.
Achilles, the greatest warrior in Homer’s Iliad, after whom the phrase was coined, makes for a cool portrait tattoo.
A dove with peace word below, in Greek, looks soothing and sends out a peaceful message.
A Greek ship with a sweet quote from Homer’s Odyssey, carved on the arm, oozes composure and positivity.
A compass rose with Greek lettering that talks about utopia and says that the road leading to it is a long one.
Lines from Christian New Testament decorated with vines like ribbon looks elegant.
This family lover has got the word family carved in Greek with an embroidered band around it.
Cool combination of languages that has a unifying touch and sends out a lovely message.
The angel with wings and a shield and cross in his hands makes for a religious and brave portrait.
Full sleeve tattoo carved with black ink looks queer but it has a unique attraction.
This thoughtful tattoo means “Jesus Christ conquers” and has been created with a tricky idea.