Scorpion | Atka Tattoo


Tattoo artist: Dr.Ink, Atka Tattoo, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Although scorpion tattoos are not that mainstream, they are popular. They are mainly worn by men, but some women may like them as well.

Like with all animal tattoos, a scorpion tattoo represents the traits and attributes of the scorpion. Someone who gets this arachnid tatted on their body might want to send the message that they are deadly, stealthy, and not to be messed with. In addition to representing the scorpion's characteristics, this tat could also be a symbol of a variety of other meanings, such as the zodiac sign Scorpio.

In this article, I will discuss scorpion tattoos and their meanings, and provide photos of several different designs. I hope this article will help you find some unique ideas for scorpion tattoo designs.

What Does a Scorpion Symbolize?

Because the scorpion is associated with so many different things, the personal characteristics that it represents can vary.

  • Passion and fierce sexuality
  • Intimidation and fear
  • Toughness and great strength
  • Endurance
  • Perseverance
  • Protection
  • Death
  • Defensiveness
  • Treachery
  • Evil
  • Loyalty


Scorpion Tattoo Meanings

  • When mating, the male scorpion does a seductive sex dance to impress the female. A scorpion tattoo can represent male sexuality and arousal.
  • Tribal scorpion tattoos are said to protect against evil spirits.
  • A scorpion tattoo on a woman could symbolize strength and the ability to take on anyone regardless of their size, status, or position. This is because even though the scorpion is small, it is not afraid to fight and defend itself.
  • A scorpion and rose tattoo represents two living things that are not to be judged by their covers. The scorpion is small, yet intimidating, and the rose is beautiful, but can hurt someone with its thorns. Both the scorpion and the rose should be admired from a distance. Getting a tattoo with a scorpion and rose means that you are someone who cannot be judged and that people should be wary when trying to get close to you, either physically or spiritually. A scorpion with a rose tail could mean that you are a double-edged sword: you can sting, but you can also be pleasant.
  • A scorpion tattoo in the gay community is a symbol that the wearer is HIV positive.
  • A Russian scorpion tattoo could mean a number of things depending on how the scorpion is depicted. If the claws are open, the scorpion tattoo represents a Special Forces member who has seen combat. A scorpion might also indicate that the wearer has spent time in prison (done time in the box). The scorpion may also be a symbol of drug addiction. If the stinger is up, it means that the wearer is still using drugs. Stinger down means the wearer has quit.
  • Many people choose the scorpion because it is their Zodiac sign, and there are a number of specific meanings associated with the Scorpio.
  • If the tattoo is worn by a Cuban or Mexican gang member, it indicates that the wearer is a contract killer or enforcer. It is thought that the number of squares that make up the tail of the scorpion indicates how many people that person has killed.