Wizard Tattoo Designs and Meanings

Updated on March 12, 2020
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Richard Hale is a tattoo enthusiast who studies and researches tattoo symbolism, meanings, and history.

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Who Wants a Wizard Tattoo?

Wizard tattoos are considered to be a type of fantasy tattoo—one that's usually worn by someone that has interest in fantasy fiction or gaming.

But this design might also be chosen by those who practice or have an appreciation for the magical arts.

The wizard tattoo can be absolutely stunning. The shading and line work is crucial. The face paints the entire picture.

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Wizard Tattoo Design Ideas

  • Realistic or cartoonish: Wizard tattoos can portray the figure as a realistic character or like a cartoon.
  • Moods matter: Consider a variety of different moods (happy, sad, optimistic, or evil). Evil wizards are actually the most common and popular.
  • Consider props: A wizard tattoo might include the staff, crystal ball, eight ball, hat, wand, sword, or a book of spells. A wizard might be portrayed reading from their spell book or even casting spells. They often depict skulls.
  • What environment is best?: They can portray the figure in numerous environments, stances, or situations. Lightning is a favorite, but so are clouds, flames, and fire.
  • Dragons: They are often designed with dragons.
  • Popular fiction: Many are based off of popular movie characters. You may see designs based on characters from The Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, or the Wizard of Oz.

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Wizard Tattoo Meanings

This character can symbolize both positive and negative meanings, depending on the type of wizard portrayed. With that being said, here are some of the more common meanings associated with this design.

  • Magic
  • Mystery
  • Secrecy
  • Power
  • Intelligence
  • Foretelling
  • Fantasy
  • Evil
  • Destruction
  • Vengeance
  • Revenge

Remember, in the end, your tattoo symbolizes what you want it to.

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Before You Tattoo

There are some important things to remember before you get inked.

  • Make sure you take the time to do your research. You want to make sure that you completely understand what your tattoo represents and stands for.
  • Don't rush to get inked! Those that do usually have regrets down the road.
  • If you are not sure, wait it out until you find a design that you're sure about.

Would You Consider Wearing The Wizard Tattoo Design?

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    • thelyricwriter profile imageAUTHOR

      Richard Ricky Hale 

      7 years ago from West Virginia

      Max, glad to hear from you again! How have you been? Great question, I don't know. I really don't. This is why you have to think about this tattoo before getting inked!

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      7 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Beautiful tribute but what to do if you 'outgrow' the image...

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      Richard Ricky Hale 

      7 years ago from West Virginia



      Unknown Spy





      Thank you all for taking the time to drop by and comment. Tammy, you make a good point. In my opinion, if I would consider the wizard tattoo, I would want him to look like the guy in Lord of the Rings. I like the realistic version of the wizard for sure. Alastar, your right. Detail has to be right on these ones. If not, the tattoo never reaches that height. Frank, yeah. Goes back to the point that I want one that looks real, not as a cartoon. But different strokes for different folks. Gypsy, Das, Kashmir, Unknown, thanks again:)

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      Alastar Packer 

      7 years ago from North Carolina

      So the Wizard tats can be benevolent or malevolent Some of them do look like wizard entities brought to life through the ink. Also wonder if some people might think someone with this style could be an actual wizard or shaman themselves. Cool style Ricky, Up and Interesting for sure my friend.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      7 years ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      Fantastic tattoos. Great info as always.

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      Thomas Silvia 

      7 years ago from Massachusetts

      Some amazing and awesome tattoos !

      Well done and vote up !!!

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      7 years ago from midwest

      I am not a huge fan of big tattoos, but some of these are really cool.

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      Life Under Construction 

      7 years ago from Neverland

      Waahh. This is so amazing! You really rockz!

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      7 years ago from North Carolina

      This really makes me think of one of the best movies of all time.. Lord of the Rings. I can see many people getting one of these. These will probably spike in populartiy in December when the Hobbit comes out. Well done!

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      Frank Atanacio 

      7 years ago from Shelton

      Damn these are amazing tattoos.. but again with this one you'll need a lot of flesh for canvas.. but still up and awesome bro :)


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