21 Cool and Creative Elephant Tattoo Ideas




Here are 21 cool and creative elephant tattoo ideas, from Stay Glam: 

Elephant tattoos are very popular for both men and women.




The majestic elephant can symbolize many different things as a tattoo. Some believe that an elephant can bring good luck and prosperity, while others believe the elephant is a symbol of power and strength.

One thing is for sure elephants look awesome as a tattoo, so we have found 21 of the best elephant tattoo ideas.




There is a design here for everyone, whether you’re looking for something small and subtle or bold and statement making.

1.  CUTE ELEPHANT ARM TATTOO

First up we have this cute elephant arm tattoo. The design only uses black ink which creates a stylish and minimal finished result. It is a cute and dainty piece that would be a great first tattoo. You could use this design as inspiration to create your own unique elephant.

Cute Elephant Arm Tattoo

Source: @andrejoz

2. ELEPHANT BACK TATTOO

If you’re looking for something bolder, this next pick might be for you. This back tattoo features an elephant surrounded by an intricate pattern. A tattoo like this will make statement. The good thing about a back tattoo is that it can be shown off or covered up when you choose. You could have this stunning piece placed anywhere on the body.

Elephant Back Tattoo

Source: @haylz789




3. PATTERNED ELEPHANT TATTOO

Our next pick features a creative elephant. This cute elephant has a unique pattern designed onto it. You could take inspiration from this idea and have any pattern created. The tattoo only uses black ink but you could add in some color for a vibrant patterned elephant.

4. ELEPHANTS IN A LINE TATTOO

Next, we have this super cute tattoo! This one features a line of elephants, one big one at the front and three little ones at the back. It looks like a family of elephants. We love everything about this tattoo the elephants and the placement on the foot. It is a trendy tattoo that will never go out of style.

Elephants in a Line Tattoo

Source: @ea.ink

5. FLORAL ELEPHANT DESIGN

Want a tattoo that is creative and bold? Then this next tattoo is for you! This design features a large elephant that has been filled in with bright florals. It is unique and beautiful tattoo. You could have this tattooed anywhere on the body bigger or smaller. Also consider adding in your favourite flowers in your favourite color.

Floral Elephant Design

Source: @apryl27tattoo

6. CUTE HEART ELEPHANTS

Our next pick features two of the cutest elephants ever! The design has a big elephant and a smaller one with a heart in the middle of them. Something like this would be perfect as a family or loved one tattoo. The elephants could represent the love you share with someone else. You could even add in some color on the heart.

Cute Heart Elephants

Source: @gd_tattoo

7. CREATIVE ORIGAMI ELEPHANT

If you want a tattoo that is unique and creative, consider an origami tattoo. This one features an origami elephant with an apple pattern. It is a quirky tattoo that would suit anyone of all ages. You could even add in your own pattern to make it personal to you.

8. ELEPHANT MANDALA TATTOO

Next, we have a stunning elephant design. It has the majestic elephant with a dot work mandala behind it. Something like this would suit everyone. You could make it unique to you by creating your own elephant and mandala pattern.

9. SIMPLE BLACK INK TATTOO

Our next pick would be perfect as a first tattoo. It is small and cute. The elephant has been placed on the ankle so it is easily covered up. You could have the whole elephant colored in black like this to create a stylish silhouette design. You could also design your own elephant with a different color or pattern.

Simple Black Ink Tattoo

Source: @laurahydetattoo

10. WATERCOLOR ELEPHANT TATTOO

Do you like watercolor tattoos? If so, this next design might be for you. This elephant ink features one big elephant and one small one with a vibrant watercolor design. You could take inspiration from this and create your own elephant with your own color palette.

Watercolor Elephant Tattoo

11. PATTERNED ELEPHANTS IN A LINE

If you liked the elephants in a line design, then you might like this one to. These elephants are bigger and have been tattooed on the arm. The elephants also have a trendy pattern on them. This is a cute design that could be placed anywhere on the body. You could even add some color.

12. BOLD ELEPHANT BACK TATTOO

Our next pick is perfect for the people looking for a bold design. This stunning elephant head has been tattooed on the back. The elephant has a headpiece and has a pattered trunk. Something like this will wow anyone that sees it. You could change the patterns and the headpiece to suit your own style.

Bold Elephant Back Tattoo

Source: @larissalistless

13. CUTE CARTOON ELEPHANT DESIGN

Next, we have the most adorable cartoon elephant design. The little elephant is sat with a pink flower and has little splashes of pink on its feet and cheeks. Something like this is a great choice for anyone wanting a small and cute tattoo.

Cute Cartoon Elephant Design

Source: @tattooemregop

14. STATEMENT ELEPHANT LEG TATTOO

Like patterned elephant designs, then this could be for you. This bold black ink elephant features lots of intricate patterns. You could take inspiration from this and recreate it with your own patterns. Something like this would never go out of style and can be placed anywhere on the body.

15. DELICATE ELEPHANT INK

Our next elephant tattoo is very pretty and feminine. The ink used is very light and the elephant has a cute floral headband. This one is tattooed on the ribs but you could have this inked anywhere. The rib is a trendy place to have a tattoo.

Delicate Elephant Ink

Source: @iristattooart

16. ELEPHANT STERNUM TATTOO

Sternum tattoos are very popular and with this design we can see why. This elephant design features lots of patterns and makes a bold statement. A design like this will wow. You could have any elephant design placed here from cute to minimal.

17.  TRENDY ELEPHANT TATTOO

Next, we have a small elephant wrist tattoo. This has simple patterns compared to some of the others featured in our best picks but it still makes a statement. Something like this would be great as a first tattoo. You could choose patterns that suit your personal style.

Small Trendy Elephant Tattoo

Source: @tigertbeardy

18. ELEPHANT WITH FLORAL CROWN DESIGN

If you like the pretty floral elephant designs, then our next pick could be for you. This one is bold and covers a lot of the back. The elephant has a gentle face and has a beautiful pink floral garland. A tattoo like this would suit anyone and could be placed anywhere on the body.

Elephant with Floral Crown

Source: @morguettetattoo

19. MANDALA STYLE ELEPHANT TATTOO

Our next elephant design has taken inspiration from mandala patterns. The simple, black ink elephant has been decorated with lots of stunning patterns. You have a lot of freedom with a tattoo like this. Patterns, colors and tattoo placement can all be chosen to make the tattoo unique.

20. COLORFUL ELEPHANT TATTOO

Want a tattoo that is more vibrant? Then consider something bold like this. This tattoo design is full of color and will make a statement. You could change this designs colors to suit your style. Something like this can be tattooed anywhere on the body.

Colorful Elephant Tattoo

Source: @vdegrijs

21. SMALL AND CUTE ELEPHANT TATTOO

Last on our list is this cute ankle tattoo. It features a small elephant covered in a floral pattern. This is a pretty design that would suit anyone of all ages. You could change the pattern to something you like. We love this pretty little tattoo.

Small and Cute Elephant Tattoo

Source: @slated_ink

We hope you have found inspiration from our elephant tattoo picks.