Best Spider Tattoo Designs – Our Top 10

Choose from the myriad options that include minimalist as well as intricate concepts.

Reviewed by Terisa GreenTerisa Green, Tattoo Researcher
By Jyotsana RaoJyotsana Rao  • 

Spider tattoo designs are a popular choice for both men and women. Although these insects are repulsive in real life, they are frequently chosen for tattoo designs. In fact, tarantula spiders are even kept as pets by some, so what’s the harm in a tattoo? Well for spider lovers, spider tattoo designs look aesthetic and have symbolic value, drawing people’s interest. There are numerous designs available, such as 3D and tribal, and you can select one based on your preferences, perceptions, and personality. Spider tattoos can also represent the stages of your life that you are going through.

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Spider tattoos symbolize creation, wisdom, empowerment, fertility, strength, courage, and mysteriousness.

The Best Spider Tattoo Designs

Here are ten spider tattoo designs for our arachnid lovers that are very interesting to peer at.

1. A Spider With A Skull Tattoo

Spider tattoos have a slightly gothic side to them. One spider tattoo idea is that of a skull with a spider body. The tattoo would look deadly and a tad scary but at the same time interesting and wildly different.

2. A Spider Hanging From A Web

A spider hanging from a web would make a great spider tattoo. The tattoo could be made entirely with touches of grey or black and would look best when imprinted on the hand.

3. A Number Of Spiders

If one spider seems minimalistic, you could ink several spiders crawling up various parts of your body like your neck, arm, back, torso, or leg. The tattoos could be made in black and the spiders could be domestic spider species or the slightly, more poisonous ones.

4. A Colorful Spider Tattoo

These creepy, eight-legged insects are often perceived as black and scary creatures that one should stay away from. Though they scream of danger, a colourful spider brings about a different aspect to this creature.

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You can add a rose, key, or bulb to amp up your spider tattoo.

5. Spiderman Spider Tattoo

Spiderman is a very well-known character, because of which the crawly creatures have been very popular in comic books and adapted films. The basic plot dwells on a young adult who is bitten by a spider and gains superhero powers. You could tattoo the spider from the suit this superhero wears or tattoo the suit itself across your chest. Or, you can choose to go with a black widow tattoo if you’re looking for a more feminine touch out of superhero comics.

6. Spider With A Dice

Tattoos are meant to be decorative, creative, unique, artistic and innovative. A spider with a pair of dice covers all these aspects and makes the tattoo truly worth inking.

7. A Tribal Spider Design

Body art of tribal spider tattoo design made in black and white would be a very nice way to decorate your body with meaningful symbolism to give it a personal touch. The tribal design would remove the fierceness of the spider and make the tattoo look friendly and decorative instead of scary and dangerous.

8. A Spider Crawling Up A Neck

Here’s one for a bizarre fashion trend. Fear is the x-factor here. Spiders generally freak people out. A spider crawling up someone’s neck would be an interesting tattoo as well as a conversation starter. The only downside to this tattoo is there might be a few people who might misinterpret it as a real spider and try to flick it off your neck.

9. A Spider Inside Its Web

A spider spins its own web. Not just that, it proceeds with a well-thought and detailed plan. A spider inside a web might represent an individual who is aware of the fact that he has to make his own choices and cannot blame others for the ones that go wrong. In other words the person is responsible for making his own choices in life, whether good or bad. A permanent tattoo is bold to represent the same.

10. 3D Spiders

3D is a new technique of tattooing that adds a 3 dimensional aspect to a tattoo which was previously limited to 2 dimensions only. A 3D tattoo adds to your beauty and aesthetics. The 3 dimensional aspects bring height, depth and width to the tattoo, making it look realistic and tangible.

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Celebrities like Kehlani and Demi Lovato sport fun and unique designs of spider tattoos.

Tattoo Researcher, Terisa Green, shares an insight, “The black widow spider with the red hourglass on the abdomen can carry a meaning closely aligned with its real characteristics. Only female black widow spiders have red markings and are larger than the males. It’s a common, though not universal behavior, that after mating, the female will consume the male. Therefore, the black widow spider tattoo might be for a fan of spiders but it might also be a warning that danger is imminent.”

People get tattoos to represent so many things. Their emotions, personality, love for something or someone, and stories that stay close to their lives are depicted through tattoos. They use certain motifs to symbolize these things based on mythology, folklore, and superstition. Spider tattoo designs are also motifs representing meanings related to death and prison. Getting a spider tattoo attracts fascination and wraps you in a sense of mystery. These tattoo designs can be incorporated with other elements like skull, web, or dice to bring out more profound meaning and imagination. If you also want to get a spider tattoo, the list mentioned above may help.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do spiders represent good luck?

Yes, spider tattoo designs are believed to symbolize good fortune, wisdom, progress, and harmony.

Why do girls get spider tattoos?

Girls may get spider tattoos to represent fertility and balance. However, the intent may vary from person to person.

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