8 Creative Badger Tattoo Designs With Their Meanings

Flaunt your determination and strength with this adorable creature!

Written by , BA (English Hons) Pahul Nanra BA (English Hons) linkedin_icon Experience: 2 years
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We know what you are thinking – when you thought of getting a tattoo, a badger was probably not the first thing that came to your mind. Even when it comes to animal tattoos, badger tattoos are not the most common choice. But, as you dig deeper into the significance and symbolism of this curious animal, you will find that it holds a treasure trove of meanings. If you are open to getting a unique tattoo, we are here to inspire you with some exclusive badger tattoo designs. Scroll down to check them out!

Meaning Of A Badger Tattoo

The meaning of a badger tattoo is often influenced by personal interpretation. In general, badgers are associated with qualities such as determination and hard work. They are known for their strong nature, as well as their ability to dig deep and overcome obstacles.

A badger tattoo may also symbolize traits such as perseverance in the face of adversity. In some cultures, badgers are seen as symbols of guardianship. They are known to fiercely defend their territory and loved ones. The tattoo can also symbolize your protective nature for family. You can also choose a badger tattoo if you want to go for a unique animal tattoo or if you adore the animal.

8 Graceful Badger Tattoo Ideas

If you are impressed with the meaning and would like a badger tattoo, we have some exclusive designs that will impress you. Read on!

1. American Badger Tattoo

A badger head tattoo with cute flowers on the forearm
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If you want an adorable tattoo, then this badger tattoo will not disappoint. You can add more flowers to this tattoo in the form of a wreath or a frame around the badger. Even though badgers are black and white, adding flowers can contrast the color palette of the animal and make the tattoo more eye-catching.

2. Tribal Badger Tattoo

A tribal badger head tattoo on the forearm
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Tribal tattoos have their own fan base, and when it comes to animals that are black and white, this tattoo style makes them look even more authentic. You can get the head of the badger or the whole body inked, depending on your preference. You can also scale up the size of the tattoo and get it placed on the back of your neck.

3. Angry Badger Tattoo

An angry badger head tattoo on the forearm
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Believe it or not, badgers have a reputation for holding a grudge. They don’t like getting petted and prefer to be on their own. If you can relate, you definitely have found your spirit animal! This screaming angry badger tattoo is not something that will make you go ‘awwww’ but it does make its point! You can place this tattoo on your forearm, thigh, or upper arm.

4. Celtic Badger Tattoo

A Celtic badger head tattoo on the forearm
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If you like merging art styles, this traditional tattoo of a badger in a Celtic knot frame will surely win your heart. You can go for colored ink or keep it simple with shades of gray and black. Although this particular tattoo is done using plain black ink, the badger’s eyes look very real. You can add a phrase or a number that means a lot to you under the tattoo and can place it on any part of your body.

5. Neo Traditional Badger Tattoo

A neo-traditional badger tattoo on the forearm
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Neo-traditional tattoos are normally popular for the use of rich colors, but they can also win your heart with their elaborate designs. You can get this semi-realistic tattoo inked on your forearm. The badger has a beautiful frame and a little sack that it peeps its head out from.

6. Geometric Badger Tattoo

A geometric badger tattoo on the forearm
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Geometric tattoos are popular as they are done using basic shapes, but the overall picture looks gorgeous. This tattoo uses only black ink to make a badger’s face. The tattoo is in perfect symmetry. You can scale it and place it on any part of your body. You can also add some colors to the tattoo according to your preference.

7. Minimalist Badger Tattoo

A minimalist badger tattoo on the forearm
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Whoever thinks badgers are scary needs to take a good look at this tattoo. It uses black ink and negative space to create an adorable badger face. The detailing of the tattoo is commendable. You can also add a splash of watercolor in the background to make this tattoo even more attractive.

8. Badger Thigh Tattoo

A traditional badger tattoo on the thigh
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Thighs are a great place to get inked for the first time. The presence of fat and muscle tissues makes the process of inking a little less painful. This tattoo has the perfect balance of color. It uses captivating colors to contrast beautifully against the black-and-white color palette of the badger. You can place this tattoo on your upper back as well.

A badger tattoo can be a great way to show off your love for this adorable creature. The uniqueness of the animal makes it a wonderful subject for body art. Each tattoo speaks its own story. You can choose a design from this article or borrow ideas from each and create your own eye-catching badger tattoo.

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Pahul Nanra
Pahul NanraBeauty & Lifestyle Writer
Pahul Nanra is a content writer with a penchant for all things fashion and beauty. She has two years of experience in writing across beauty and lifestyle genres. She is an English Honors graduate from Delhi University with a diploma in Fashion Designing from YMCA.

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Arshiya Syeda
Arshiya SyedaSenior Editor
Arshiya Syeda is a senior editor at StyleCraze with 7 years of experience. Prior to that, she was a content writer and combined her writing and research skills to write over 200 high-performing articles on hairstyles, hair care, and skin care.

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Manjari Uppal
Manjari Uppal Beauty & Lifestyle Writer
Manjari is a beauty and lifestyle writer with over three years of experience in writing across different niches, including beauty, health, wellness, and technology. She first discovered her passion for writing in school and has since honed her craft to perfection.

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