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43 Bold and Badass Snake Tattoo Ideas for Women

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A snake tattoo can symbolize many things from fertility to eternity. As a snake shed its skin, it also carries the meaning of transformation, rebirth and healing. We love the symbolism because it shows that we too can let go of what no longer serves us and move forward. As the snake is an empowering design, it is perfect for women who need some motivation or for those have moved on to better and brighter times through the bad. To show how you gorgeous these tattoos can be, we have found 43 of the best snake tattoo ideas. There are colorful snakes, snakes with floral patterns and more. Take a look, there is something for everyone.

1. Colorful Snake Tattoo

First up we have this unique and colorful snake. The snake is blue with a floral design. We love the use of flowers instead of the snake print because it gives the tattoo an artistic, creative and unusual look. You can recreate something similar or change the snakes main color. Also, you can use different flowers and patterns that have a meaning to you.

2. Snake and Peony Thigh Tattoo Idea

Next, we have a thigh tattoo which features a large snake that is surrounded by peonies. The peonies just give the snake a more elegant, delicate and pretty look. Try a black outline design like this or you can add color to brighten up the tattoo. If the peonies are not for you, then you can recreate with any flowers of your choice. Roses would look cool also.

3. Cute and Small Snake Tattoo

Looking for a small tattoo? Then check this out. Here we have subtle snake design that is tattooed near the ear. A design like this is perfect for anyone who wants a low-key tattoo that can be covered up or shown off. Try a snake like this or you can choose a snake with a different pattern. You can also opt for different flowers or have no flowers at all.

4. Cool Blue Snake Design

If you prefer bolder tattoos, then this could be perfect for you. Here we have a cool, blue snake tattoo. The different shades of blue look awesome and they really bring the snake design to life. You can have a similar blue snake tattooed anywhere. A design like this would look fabulous on the arms, thigh or ribs. You can also try a different color instead of blue too.

5. Snake Sternum Tattoo

Sternum tattoos are so stylish and next we have a gorgeous snake design to show you. This tattoo features a black ink snake with a unique moon and stars design underneath. A tattoo like this will look stunning on anyone. Recreate a similar tattoo or you can choose a bolder snake design with color.

Snake Sternum Tattoo

Source: @andrejoz

6. Floral Snake

Our next idea is unique and beautiful. This design features a snake that is decorated with a stunning floral pattern. We love the colors of the flowers as they really stand out against the dark background. This is a creative idea and it is perfect for someone who wants an unusual tattoo that will stand out from the rest. Try a floral design like this or choose your own flowers and colors.

Floral Snake Tattoo Design

Source: @equilattera

7. Trendy Snake Finger Tattoo

Next, we have another stylish and cool design. Here we have a snake that has been tattooed on the finger. It is such a trendy and edgy design. This would be the perfect tattoo for someone who wants body art that can be shown off in style. Recreate this or you can try a snake with a simpler pattern.

8. Bold Snake and Mandala Idea

Mandalas have become one of the most popular tattoo designs. Pair a mandala with a snake and you will have one must-have tattoo! This design is an awesome example. The tattoo features two snakes with a mandala in the background. We love this idea because each tattoo can be unique due to the endless mandala designs that can be created. Try two snakes like these or you can choose just one.

Snake and Mandala Idea

Source: @kirabrgwndt

9. Unique Two Headed Snake Design

The next tattoo is one of a kind. This design features a snake with two heads. The snake is tattooed on the arm and it features a cool, striped pattern. A tattoo like this would be a great choice for those who like unusual tattoos. You can have any species of snake created and you can add color too.

10. Birds, Snakes and Flowers

If you are looking for a bold piece of body art, then you need to see this next tattoo! This design features lots of flowers, a snake, two birds and bees that are all tattooed on the back. It is a beautiful, botanical design that will look amazing on everyone. You can recreate this or choose your own types of flowers, birds and snakes.

11. Tropical Flowers and a Snake

Next, we have another floral snake design. This tattoo features one snake with three tropical style flowers. It is a stylish design and the tropical flowers give the tattoo an exotic vibe. Try a black ink design like this or you can add vibrant color to those beautiful flowers. A design like this can be tattooed anywhere on the body.

12. Red Ink Snake with a Botanical Design

Looking for a bright and bold tattoo? Then this is for you. Here we have a red snake that has been tattooed on the ribs with a leafy design in the background. The snake looks similar to a milk snake because of the red color and stripes. It is a cool design and it will suit everyone. Try a red ink snake like this or use a different type of snake for inspiration.

Red Ink Snake with Botanical Design

Source: @maxim_rtatt

13.  Trendy Snake Foot Tattoo Idea

Earlier in the post we featured a snake and a mandala design. If you loved that one, then you may like this next idea too. This tattoo features a floral mandala with a snake. It is such a trendy design and the mandala looks amazing. Recreate this tattoo or you can choose a different mandala or a different snake. A colorful snake will look gorgeous with a mandala like this.

Trendy Snake Foot Tattoo Idea

Source: @pakhanova

14. Snake and Pretty Flowers

Our next tattoo features a stunning snake with flowers in the background. The snake is fierce while the flowers are pretty and the combination of the two is beautiful. This tattoo has been placed on the arm but a design like this will look amazing on other places, such as the sternum. Try a similar design to this or choose different flowers.

15. Stylish Wrist Tattoo

The next tattoo we have to show you is one of our favorites! This design features a snake that is tattooed on the wrist. It is such a cool idea and the wrist looks amazing with the snake wrapped around it. You can have a colorful tattoo like this or choose a different snake. The design will look awesome on the ankle too.

16. Cool Arm Tattoo Design

If you are looking for a bold tattoo, then this is for you. Here have snake tattoo that covers most of the forearm. The pattern and the design is just amazing and the snake really makes a statement. Choose a similar design to this or you can take inspiration from a colorful species of snake. The watercolor technique will look awesome with a design like this.

17. Cute Pink Snake

Next, we have a snake that is colored in a pretty pink shade. The design features a snake that is wrapped around plants, there is also a cute butterfly too. This is such a chic and elegant snake tattoo. Recreate this or you can try a different light color, purple would look beautiful.

18. Snake Tattoo with a Moon

Earlier in the post we featured a snake and a moon design. If you loved that tattoo, then you may like this one too. This design features a different type of snake that is tattooed on the arm. It is finished off with two stars and a moon. This is such a stylish tattoo and it will suit everyone.

Small Snake Tattoo with a Moon

Source: @zharkovattt

19. Vibrant Rib Tattoo

At the beginning of the post we featured a blue snake tattoo that was covered in flowers and bright patterns. This next tattoo is similar to that. This one is also blue but it features different flowers. The snake is also a different shape too. We love this because it shows how you can take inspiration from an idea and turn it into something completely new. Try your own blue snake design.

20. Floral Arm Tattoo with a Snake

If you want a trendy tattoo, then this design could be perfect for you. Here we have a sleeve tattoo that features peonies, a snake and a mandala on the elbow. We love this because it combines three must-have tattoos in one design. The mandala looks amazing on the elbow and the snake gives the flowers an edgy vibe. A tattoo like this is perfect for someone who wants a bold piece of body art.

21. Stylish Snake Sternum Tattoo

Our next idea is another sternum tattoo. This one features a smaller snake than the sternum tattoo we featured earlier. It is a cute and stylish design that will look amazing on everyone. Recreate this or you can add some color to the design for a bolder tattoo. A snake like this can be tattooed elsewhere on the body because it is quite small. We think it would look cool as a spine tattoo.

22. Unique Blue Snake and Flowers

Next, we have another blue snake. This one is colored in with different shades of blue and there are beautiful flowers surrounding the snake too. It is a pretty and unique idea. Try a blue snake tattoo like this or maybe a similar design with a different colored snake or different flowers.

23. Bold Back Snake Tattoo

The last idea we have to show you is a bold back tattoo. It is a beautiful tattoo that will wow anyone who sees it. A design like this will look stunning with added color too, maybe consider watercolor.

Bold Snake Back Tattoo Idea

Source: @scottmove

24. Black Snake Arm Tattoo

Next, we have a bold arm tattoo! This design features a simple black ink snake that looks like it has wrapped itself around the arm. It is such a badass tattoo and it really makes a statement. You can recreate this or a similar design will look amazing on the leg too. If you want to add some color, then you can also use any snake pattern.

25. Black Snake with Flowers

The next idea is so feminine but also fierce. This time we have a black snake that is tattooed on the thigh. The snake is surrounded by watercolor flowers. We love the combo of the snake and flowers, it is so sexy and beautiful. Try a similar design or you can use any snake and flowers.

Black Snake Thigh Tattoo with Flowers

Source: @melrimagpie

26. Small Snake Back Tattoo

If you want a smaller snake tattoo that’s easy to cover if needed, then this is perfect. Here we have a cool back tattoo. As you can see, the snake is tattooed in the middle with a weave design. The placement is amazing and it is such a timeless and gorgeous piece of body art. You can recreate a back tattoo like this with any color snake.

27. Tiny Snake Tattoo Design

This next tattoo is another one of our favorites! Here we have a small snake that is tattooed on the wrist. What we love about this tattoo is the design on the snake. It has a gorgeous red and black pattern. This is a stunning tattoo and the placement means it is quite subtle too. A design like this will look amazing on everyone.

28. Badass Foot Tattoo

Looking for a badass foot tattoo? If so, this is perfect for you! This tattoo features a large snake that has been placed on the top of the foot. The snake is very dark at the head and then the color gradually gets lighter. This design is finished off with flowers in the background. It is an awesome tattoo and it really makes a stylish statement.

29. Snake Hip and Thigh Tattoo

If you want a large piece of body art that will wow, then you need to see this. This design has a large snake that starts on the hip and ends on the thigh. It is such a sexy and statement making tattoo! Recreate the beautiful black ink snake or you can try a colorful version. Maybe the red and black design, that would look amazing.

30. Snake with Flowers

Next, we have another floral snake tattoo. For this, we have a snake with a black outline and scale detail. While the flowers surrounding the snake have a red outline and shading with black leaves. The design is so unique and the colors look amazing. Something like this can be placed anywhere on the body. The arm, leg, sternum or back would be good choices.

31. Two Snakes Design

You can also add more than one snake to your design. For instance, this tattoo features two. As you can see, the two snakes have different patterns and are weaved together. It is another way to create a snake tattoo and the overall look is unique. You can use any snake design in any color for a tattoo like this.

32. Behind the Ear Tattoo

This next tattoo is another one of our favorites! Here we have a very small snake that has been tattooed behind the ear. The snake also has a gradient look because it is black and then gradually has no color towards the tail. It is gorgeous design that will never go out of style. This would be great as a first tattoo.

33. Unique Snake Thigh Tattoo

Next, we have a very unique tattoo. This one features a red snake that is wrapped around a branch full of flowers and an apple too. We think this design is so quirky and it looks amazing on the thigh. A tattoo like this can have different meanings but the snake and the apple does have associations with temptation and sin. It is a cool design and it is perfect for those who want something more unusual.

Unique Snake Thigh Tattoo 

Source: @nava.tattoo

34. Arm Tattoo Idea

The next design features a stylish snake. So, this snake has a cool pattern and it is intricately weaved around itself. We love the placement and the pattern. It looks so trendy, minimal and modern. A tattoo like this is timeless and it will look stunning on everyone. Recreate this or add a pop of color to the snake.

35. Bold Rib Tattoo Idea

If you are looking for a statement making tattoo that is also sexy, then this is perfect for you. Here we have a large patterned snake that is tattooed along the rib cage. The black ink looks so striking and the placement is amazing. This tattoo is very bold and it will wow when seen. Try a similar snake or you can try a different pattern. We think that black ink is best for this type of design.

36. Snake with a Hand

This tattoo is quite unique also. For this design there is a hand with a snake wrapped around it. The tattoo is complete with a small spider web design and a moon too. This is a quirky tattoo and it also has a magical vibe with the moon. A tattoo like this can be placed anywhere and it can be recreated in any color.

37. Pretty Snake Tattoo with Roses

We love this next design! This tattoo is placed on the back of the shoulder and it features a small snake with two dark red roses. The roses look stunning with the snake and it has a stylish and pretty look. This is another design that is perfect as a first tattoo. It isn’t too big, it can easily be covered and it will never go out of style. You can use any color rose for this tattoo.

Pretty Snake Tattoo with Roses

Source: @dahong_muse

38. Unique Snake Tattoo

Next, we have another unusual design. This time the snake is placed on the thigh. It has a Cobra style design and the tattoo is complete with a mandala pattern on the outside. It is a fierce and bold tattoo, while the mandala softens the snake and gives the tattoo a pretty, feminine look. You can use any mandala pattern and even add some color too.

39. Tiny Snake Finger Tattoo

Looking for a very small tattoo? If so, this could be perfect. Here we have a tiny snake that has been tattooed on the finger. It is such a cool and trendy idea. Even though the snake is very small it will still make a statement because of the placement. A tiny snake like this can be tattooed on other places such as behind the ear or wrist.

40. Snake Arm Tattoo with Flowers

The next tattoo is another bold, statement maker. This time a large snake outline has been tattooed along the forearm. The design also includes flowers and bands. It is a gorgeous tattoo and it is bold, and sexy. We love this because it has a half sleeve look. You can recreate this or place a similar design on the upper arm instead.

41. Trendy Back Tattoo

Next, we have another trendy back tattoo. This one is also placed in the center of the back but it has a different pattern and the snake design is different. It just shows how you can be inspired by a tattoo and create something completely new. This is a trendy and badass design that will suit everyone.

42. Snake and a Lioness Tattoo Design

If you want a fierce tattoo, then this is for you. Here we have an arm tattoo that features a snake and lion. The snake is wrapped around the wrist and the lion is tattooed further up. We love this because it uses two very powerful and amazing animals. You can recreate the lioness version or try a lion with the full mane.

43. Badass Ankle Tattoo

Love ankle tattoos? If so, check this out. This tattoo features a snake that is wrapped around the ankle. It has a black ink design but the snake has a red tongue and the snake is beautifully patterned too. This is a bold, pretty and statement making tattoo. It will also look amazing with your summer outfits!

We hope you have found inspiration from these bold snake tattoos!

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