8 Lady Justice Tattoo Ideas

Bewitching artworks of the Goddess of fairness, in styles that show her in the best light.

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What better way to express your worldview and humanitarian stand than to wear a Lady Justice tattoo on a visible part of your body? This character, inspired by ancient deities of justice, has accumulated symbolism from various cultures over time and stands for equal laws and deliverance of justice for all. Commonly depicted as a blindfolded Goddess holding a pair of weighing scales, the image of Lady Justice can be experimented with in terms of artistic techniques, aesthetic elements, and placements to express strong devotion to the ideals she represents. If you are looking for stimulating ideas for the same, we have got your back! Scroll through this article to discover some gorgeous Lady Justice tattoo designs that will take your breath away.

Meaning Of A Lady Justice Tattoo

Lady Justice is a timeless embodiment of the idea of fairness, justice, and righteousness. The character is inspired by divine figures from ancient mythologies, such as Themis the Greek goddess of justice, and Justitia, her Roman counterpart. Both goddesses are shown as blindfolded to symbolize impartiality, holding a pair of scales to signify that the law is equal for all. Even today, their statues or portraits grace courtrooms and the halls of legal businesses across the globe. Hence, a general and straightforward perception of a tattoo of Lady Justice is the emphasis on values such as fairness, equality, and striving for justice.

Further, the image of Lady Justice is closely associated with the Libra zodiac, as the sign is represented by the scales of Themis, and those born under it are considered to have a strong sense of social justice.

Although Lady Justice is often depicted in slight variations of similar poses, there are a few ways to illustrate her with personalized, breathtaking tattoos. Move over to the following section for some cool ideas.

8 Stunning Lady Justice Tattoo Ideas

Fierce, righteous, and just, the Lady Justice is just the subject you need for your tattoos to non-verbally express your opinion on worldly matters that impact you. Take a look at our creative and exciting tattoo ideas for some cues on how you can get an impressive art piece of her for your body art.

1. Realistic Lady Justice Tattoo

Realistic Lady Justice tattoo on the forearm
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Lady Justice has a direct reference to ancient goddesses of justice. Hence, one of the best ways to make your Lady Justice tattoo stand out is to pay great attention to realistic details. This portrait-style design is an artistic close-up of the goddess and a small pair of scales in the foreground. In some depictions of Lady Justice, she is shown to be blind or without pupils, rather than blindfolded. This perhaps indicates that being impartial is not just a choice but Lady Justice is incapable of being unjust. The whiteness may also imply that the lady sees more than meets the eye.

2. Scale Of Justice Tattoo

Floral scale of justice tattoo on the upper arm
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While a fully detailed face of Lady Justice may be a captivating element in your tattoo, a subtle yet impactful way of representing her is simply by illustrating a pair of leveled scales that symbolize balance and justness. To create a magical aura around your tattoo, you can include additional attractive elements such as floral shapes as shown in the image above. Play with various shading techniques or add ornamental details to the weighing scales to further enhance the aesthetics of the tattoo.

3. Libra Lady Justice Tattoo

Libra Lady Justice tattoo on the upper arm
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Since the scales of Themis represent the Libra zodiac sign and the sign is associated with the idea of fairness and balance, the image of Lady Justice may also be used to represent the zodiac sign. To differentiate your Libra Justice Tattoo from a regular Lady Justice Tattoo, add symbols specific to the sun sign. For instance, you can use the Omega symbol with a pair of scales, or as the image above shows, combine the face of Themis with a rose flower, another symbol for Libra, to create an especially attractive frame for your tattoo.

4. Minimalist Scale Of Justice Tattoo

Minimalist scale of justice tattoo on the forearm
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Adding ornate details to your Scale of Justice tattoo certainly makes for an attention-grabbing masterpiece. But there is a timeless charm in a simple, minimalistic design that expresses everything with hardly much pomp and show. A blackwork piece, as depicted in the image above, with dark grays softly blending with blacks creates a velvety finish that is all the charm this minimal idea needs.

5. Lady Justice Sketch Tattoo

Lady Justice sketch tattoo on the upper arm
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A sketch-style tattoo has a unique charisma for those who enjoy imaginative or art-inspired looks in their body art. A sketch-style finish can be achieved using dotwork, cross-hatching, uneven outlines, rough shading work, etc., to give it a realistic sketch-like texture. The reference image above shows dotwork with precise lines for a contemporary effect.

6. Lady Justice Sleeve Tattoo

Lady Justice sleeve tattoo
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Embrace the enigma of a fierce and imposing Lady Justice figure on a sleeve tattoo. Such a design allows you a large canvas, stretching from the shoulders to the wrists, enabling detailed storytelling and impressive artwork. The realistic tattoo above features a goddess with sharp physical features, wearing a corseted flowy gown, holding a sword in one hand and a pair of uneven scales in the other hand, to perhaps convey that the idea of inequality is repulsing. The backdrop has a collection of abstract patterns that weave a story personal to the wearer.

7. Lady Justice Back Tattoo

Lady Justice tattoo on the back
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The back is another placement where you may try dynamic variations of Lady Justice for an iconic piece of body art. The reference tattoo shows a serene-looking image of Lady Justice holding up a pair of leveled scales with either plate stretching across the shoulder blades on both sides. A network of tribal-style motifs forms a backdrop for the tattoo, reaching upward and decorating the nape. The tattoo cleverly combines modern and ancient tattoo looks for an innovative design.

8. Lady Justice Forearm Tattoo

Lady Justice tattoo on the forearm
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The forearm makes for a strategic tattoo placement and offers ample surface for elaborate or minimal designs. The above tattoo features a full canvas of a blindfolded Themis with an ornate pair of scales with abstract blackwork shading in the background. However, the best part of getting a forearm tattoo is the customizable visibility. A well-thought-out outfit can conceal or reveal the tattoo, accessorizing a fashion statement or hiding it for discretion.

So there you have it! Lady Justice paints a severely magnificent picture with a staggering stance, a strip of cloth wrapped around her eyes, one hand holding a pair of scales and the other holding a sword or dagger. Depending on how the artist envisions her, she could be made to look like a dazzling entity descending from the heavens to deliver wrongdoers their due. A variety of visual details like a halo, light rays emanating from the body, or storm clouds in the back foretelling her arrival are all ingenious ways of showing the goddess in all her glory. We hope our ideas have inspired you to create striking images of the Lady for your custom tattoo. Happy inking!

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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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Ramona is an editor at StyleCraze with 11 years of experience in writing and editing. She has authored over 200 articles on skin and hair care. She graduated from the University of Calcutta, West Bengal, and did her post-graduation from the University of Kalyani, West Bengal.

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Joyce Joyson
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Joyce Joyson is a beauty and lifestyle writer with over a year of experience crafting short-form content for the beauty, fashion, and lifestyle niches. She has a triple majors bachelor’s degree in History, Political Science, and Geography from IIS University and a master’s degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Kristu Jayanti College.

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