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25 Amazing Wizard Tattoos

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25 Amazing Wizard Tattoos

Julian Brzozowski December 19, 2023 6 Mins Read

Wizards are a vibrant part of our culture.

As the old masters of arcane arts, wizards can be symbols of wisdom, the dark beauty of solitude, or the colorfulness of magic.

They are found in different myths throughout many cultures and have made their way to the contemporary popular imagination through books and movies such as The Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter.

As such, many takes to the wizard imagery can be found in tattoos.

Here’s our selection of 25 amazing wizard tattoos done in a variety of different styles.

Robes, Hats and Beards

25 Amazing Wizard Tattoos

By Dark Harbor Tattoo

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The iconic image of wizards donning flowing robes and pointed hats can be traced back to a rich tapestry of historical and cultural influences.

One of the primary sources lies in medieval European depictions of scholars and alchemists, who often wore long, voluminous robes as a symbol of their learned status.

The conical hat, known as a “dunce cap” in early education, became associated with arcane knowledge, adding an air of mystery to those who wore it.

Additionally, during the Renaissance, the fascination with classical antiquity revived interest in the attire of ancient philosophers and scholars, further influencing the visual representation of wizards.

The merging of these cultural threads created a distinctive image that transcended time, ultimately becoming the quintessential look of wizards in folklore, literature, and popular culture.

This enduring portrayal not only reflects a historical lineage but also encapsulates the archetypal image of a figure immersed in the pursuit of arcane wisdom and magical arts. 

25 Amazing Wizard Tattoos

By Bemben Tattoo

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25 Amazing Wizard Tattoos

By Ricardo Marinho

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Ancient Origins

25 Amazing Wizard Tattoos

By Jake Heery

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Wizards, often portrayed as individuals possessing otherworldly knowledge and abilities, are characters which have been woven into the fabric of countless cultures.

Whether it’s the wise Merlin from Arthurian legends or the ancient magi of Persian folklore, wizards have long been revered as intermediaries between the mundane and the magical.

Across different cultures, wizards take on diverse forms and roles.

In Norse mythology, Odin, the Allfather, is often associated with the wisdom of a wizard, while in African folklore, characters like Esu Elegbara wield magical prowess.

The diversity of these depictions highlights the universal fascination with individuals who harness the extraordinary forces of the supernatural.

25 Amazing Wizard Tattoos

By Jean Le Roux

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25 Amazing Wizard Tattoos

By Amy Edwards

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25 Amazing Wizard Tattoos

By Eugen Schreiner Stechwerk

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Famous Wizards

25 Amazing Wizard Tattoos

By Victoria Affliction

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No discussion of wizards would be complete without acknowledging the seismic impact of pop culture phenomena like “Harry Potter” and “The Lord of the Rings.”

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J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world, complete with spells, magical creatures, and a school dedicated to the art of magic, has become a cultural touchstone.

Similarly, Tolkien’s Middle-earth introduced audiences to wizards as powerful beings guiding the fate of realms. 

Tolkien’s Gandalf, with his iconic staff and wise counsel, and J.K. Rowling’s Albus Dumbledore, headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, are modern literary wizards whose legacies continue to resonate with audiences worldwide. 

25 Amazing Wizard Tattoos

By Shauna Lestrange

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25 Amazing Wizard Tattoos

By Cecil Porter

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25 Amazing Wizard Tattoos

By David Corden

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25 Amazing Wizard Tattoos

By Yorick Tattoo

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25 Amazing Wizard Tattoos

By Chris Mata’afa 

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Animals as Wizards

25 Amazing Wizard Tattoos

By Stampy Goblyn

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Wizards often share a profound and magical bond with animal familiars. 

These ethereal companions, chosen for their symbolic significance or innate magical qualities, serve as more than mere pets. 

Throughout folklore and fantasy, from the wise owl accompanying Merlin to the loyal cat curled at the feet of a witch, these familiars are conduits of mystical energies and guardians of esoteric knowledge.

The relationship between wizards and their animal companions is often depicted as a harmonious union, with the familiar acting as a guide, confidant, and source of arcane insight.

Together, wizard and familiar embark on fantastical journeys, their connection embodying the seamless fusion of the mundane and the magical, bridging worlds with a shared language of spells, whispers, and silent understanding. 

25 Amazing Wizard Tattoos

By Inkantations

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25 Amazing Wizard Tattoos

By Dylan Loos

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25 Amazing Wizard Tattoos

By Jess Oppert

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25 Amazing Wizard Tattoos

By Jacob Wiman

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Wizards and Psychedelia

25 Amazing Wizard Tattoos

By Ryan Gagne

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The mesmerizing realms of wizards and the psychedelic experience converge in pop culture, creating a fusion of mysticism and mind-altering aesthetics. 

The psychedelic movement of the 1960s, marked by a cultural revolution and an exploration of altered states of consciousness, greatly influenced the visual language of popular media.

During this era, the image of wizards, often depicted in vibrant, kaleidoscopic landscapes, resonated with the hallucinogenic and otherworldly nature of psychedelic experiences.

The fantastical settings, surreal visuals, and mind-expanding narratives associated with wizards in literature, art, and film mirrored the countercultural exploration of consciousness. 

In the tattoo world, we find colorful depictions that drive away from the more common black & grey approach, presenting whimsical wizards in neo-traditional and illustrative takes, wrapped in the psychedelia of their magic.

25 Amazing Wizard Tattoos

By West by Scott

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25 Amazing Wizard Tattoos

By Valk Tattoo

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25 Amazing Wizard Tattoos

By Jacob Wiman

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25 Amazing Wizard Tattoos

By Dave Norman

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25 Amazing Wizard Tattoos

By Lordarth

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25 Amazing Wizard Tattoos

By NAST

Where can I find an artist that does Wizard tattoos?

Go to our tattoos search engine and write “wizard” plus the city or country where you reside. This is filter among thousands of artists and show you the best ones around you that already have experience tattooing wizards:

25 Amazing Wizard Tattoos

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