8 Jiu-Jitsu Tattoo Ideas For True Believers

Discover detail-oriented body art designs to display your respect for the practice.

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Jiu-Jitsu tattoos incorporate a wide range of elements and symbols related to the discipline that can help you show off your pride as an avid follower or a practitioner of it. This combat sport can teach you self-discipline, perseverance, dedication, and even team spirit. Owing to the dynamic techniques and physical movements involved in this martial art, these tattoos can be designed in various ways to add charisma and magnetism to your overall personality. So, if you are thinking of getting a Jiu-Jitsu tattoo for yourself, scroll through this article that lists a creative variety of ideas, and find some inspiration!

8 Amazing Jiu-Jitsu Tattoo Ideas And Designs

Whether you are marking an important achievement as a Jiu-Jitsu athlete, flaunting your love for this martial art, or paying homage to your favorite achiever in the field, there is a way to eternalize it via tattoos. Check out our creative tattoo ideas to learn how.

1. Minimalist Jiu-Jitsu Tattoo

A minimalist jiu jitsu tattoo
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Jiu-Jitsu uniform is an attire that the athletes of this sport rever and feel proud of. Getting this minimalistic design of the top half of the uniform may represent the pride that the wearer wishes to showcase. You can also get the Jiu-jitsu belt inked if you wish to get something other than this uniform inked.

2. Traditional Jiu-Jitsu Tattoo

A traditional tattoo of a female jiu jitsu master
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This traditional tattoo style with bold and clear lines and pigmented colors makes the tattoo stand out from any angle. Show a Jiu-Jitsu athlete frozen in frame while executing your favorite techniques, or showing off the graceful posture of the body during specific movements to highlight the beauty and grace of the combat sport.

3. Old School Jiu-Jitsu Tattoo

An old school Jiu-Jitsu tattoo
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Embrace the old-school style for your Jiu-Jitsu tattoo by playing heavily on symbolism and using rich pigments, classic patterns, and clean lines for a neat tattoo. The design above features a Jiu-Jitsu athlete standing. You can daple with the color of the belt, or simply get the uniform tattooed.

4. Samurai Jiu-Jitsu Tattoo

A samurai jiu jitsu tattoo
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A Jiu-Jitsu practitioner is skilled in the art of gentle control during self-defense while a samurai is a highly disciplined and trained warrior. Combining these two concepts can represent the invincibility of a human in the face of any adversity. The tattoo above shows a samurai standing calm, collecting and centering himself, and getting ready to face what is to come. You may also show the samurai executing a powerful technique or maneuver, making it more personalized.

5. American Traditional Jiu-Jitsu Tattoo

An upper back American traditional tattoo of a jiu jitsu belt
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An American traditional tattoo has an intensely magnetic effect thanks to its bold lines, colors, and iconic imagery. The tattoo features two Jiu-Jitsu athletes in the midst of a sparring session. This tattoo on the wearer might represent their pride in this sport. They can be customized in multiple ways to create a unique tattoo personal tattoo.

6. Forearm Jiu-Jitsu Tattoo

A forearm jiu jitsu tattoo
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A forearm is a great placement choice for elaborate tattoos that highlight the key features of a design. If you wish to get a tattoo of special techniques, or two practitioners locked in combat, this placement can provide a decent canvas. You may also pair small-size Jiu-Jitsu elements with Irezumi patterns for a forearm sleeve that will frame your tattoo in a wondrous little mural that you can be proud of.

7. Jiu-Jitsu Tattoo Sleeve

Jiu jitsu tattoo on the outer forearm
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There is a wide range of elements you can incorporate in a sleeve tattoo that stretches from your elbow to your wrist. You can get a tattoo of more than a couple of techniques and poses, or opt for a single figure taking up one part of your arm, while the rest of the space is adorned with traditional tattoo patterns.

8. Watercolor Jiu-Jitsu Tattoo

An upper back watercolor jiu jitsu tattoo
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Watercolor is one of the top trending tattooing styles on the internet right now. It makes for interestingly patterned canvases for your tattoo and imparts a free-flowing movement to it. This tattoo features a Jiu-Jitsu pose, and this makes the tattoo more dynamic and the colors make it more attractive. You pair shades for a color splash effect or add some geometric patterns to give it a more personalized effect.

So those were a few of our Jiu-Jitsu tattoo ideas that can help you flaunt your pride and love for the sport. If you wish to have a very symbolic design, pick up elements from the attire, or logos of favorite associations. If you are driven by aesthetics, decide on a specific technique or posture that shows the human body in an elegant light. However, you may simply go for a design that holds personal symbolism to you.

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Aparna Harry is a beauty and lifestyle content writer with over three years of experience in writing for different genres. She has a master’s degree in English Literature from The English And Foreign Languages University and a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Mysore. Her background in teaching in high schools coupled with her passion for storytelling has...read full bio

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