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50+ Gypsy Tattoos Ideas and Designs to Bring You Fortune this New Year

By Jason Hamilton / February 3, 2021
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They say that women are the most beautiful creatures in all creation. And there’s no denying on that as even in the field of tattoo, women are one of the well-favored subjects for tattoos because of their beauty. From goddesses, fairies, and even up to realistic pin-up girl tattoo designs, you’ll definitely often see an image of a woman.

Also one of the popular women images used in tattoos is the gypsy. But like other images of women, gypsy tattoos ideas and designs are well-loved not merely because of their aesthetics. These woman images are also popular because of their representations. And because of this, they make a nice tattoo that you wouldn’t want to miss too. But before you pay your tattoo artist a visit, let’s get to know gypsy tattoos ideas and designs first, shall we?

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The History of Gypsies

The term gypsy has varied definitions. A lot of places in the world claim gypsies originated from them. However, most of the historical pieces of evidence show that most gypsies originated from Northern India and Egypt.

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Regardless of where they actually came from, one thing is for sure and that is gypsies are mostly known as famous nomads who worked on the land and they only make a living on its produce. Historical accounts say gypsies traveled to Europe in the early 14th century. From there, the traversed the rest of the world for the next 600 years.

Today, the term gypsy refers to members of an itinerant group in North, Africa, America, as well as some parts of Europe. They are described to have dark hair and skin and they speak the Romany dialect. They make a living by trading, fortune-telling, and doing seasonal work like such as harvesting in plantations.

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Some people also refer to themselves as gypsies. However, they do not have Romanic origins. Even so, many of them practice their nomadic way of life. Hence, people also consider them as modern gypsies.

Gypsies as Tattoo

The modern gypsies are the ones responsible for coming up with gypsy tattoos ideas and designs. They are also the ones who expanded the tattoo’s popularity. But how will you identify a gypsy tattoo?

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For starters, gypsy tattoos feature an image of a woman with black hair and a deep skin tone. They wear heavy makeup with a bit of emphasis on the eyes and lips. They are also often depicted wearing veil, feathers, roses, and pieces of jewelry. Sometimes, people also like their gypsy tattoos feature a crystal ball.

But gypsy tattoos ideas and designs aren’t just popular in the world of body art because of their aesthetics. Gypsies, when used as a tattoo, also represent nice meanings. Aside from the gypsies’ way of life and freedom of traveling, tattoos of them also represent independence, desire, and living life. Gypsy tattoos are also known as a symbol of luck and good fortune.

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And because of these, it’s definitely hard to pass on. But how can you design it?

Don’t fret much as there are a number of styles that you can choose from for a gypsy tattoo. Take a look at these samples we gathered for you.

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Styling Gypsy Tattoos Ideas and Designs

Gypsies are already well-accessorized. Hence, you don’t need to worry too much about which symbols to pair your gypsy tattoos because gypsies are already full of style alone. You’d just probably only want to think about what tattoo style you should go for your gypsy tattoo. Well, here are our style suggestions.

Black

Black ink tattoos don’t easily fade. Hence, they don’t require touch-ups than the colored ones. Because of this, they make a nice style for gypsy tattoos if you just want to keep it simple and more affordable.

A side view image of a gypsy tattooed on the calf

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A sleeve tattoo of a gypsy adorned with lots of roses

A half sleeve tattoo of a gypsy adorned with lilies and butterflies

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A side view image of a gypsy etched on the forearm

A gorgeous gypsy paired with a peacock covering the upper part of the arm

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An outline tattoo of a gypsy adorned with sunflowers placed on the right arm

Another side view image of a gypsy but this one is tattooed near the shoulder

An outline tattoo of a gypsy etched on the knee area

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A beautiful face of a gypsy with linework details placed on the thigh

A nice anime-looking gypsy inked on the thigh near the knee

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A forearm gypsy tattoo with linework details

Realistic

If you want something more eye-catching, you can opt for realistic details on your gypsy tattoo. Anyone will surely get their attention caught with realistic or 3D tattoo designs.

A half sleeve gypsy tattoo with realistic details

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Another half sleeve tattoo of a gypsy with eyes that looks so real

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A realistic tattoo of a gypsy and a monkey placed on the forearm

A realistic face of a gypsy tattooed on the forearm

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A realistic tattoo of a gypsy and her crystal ball covering the whole torso

A full sleeve tattoo with realistic symbols including a gypsy on the left arm

This gypsy tattoo covers the whole back area

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A realistic half sleeve tattoo of a gypsy with beautiful realistic eyes

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This realistic gypsy tattoo has fierce eyes

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A half sleeve tattoo of a fortune-telling gypsy

Traditional

If you want to stick to the basics yet want something colorful, you can go for tradition-style gypsy tattoos. They don’t require realistic details or other complicated color combinations yet they will still be able to catch attention.

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A traditional style gypsy tattoo placed on the right arm

A unique traditional style tattoo of a gypsy placed on the left arm

A traditional style gypsy tattoo placed on the torso

A traditional style gypsy tattooed on the rib area

A traditional gypsy image etched on the left thigh

A traditional gypsy tattoo in maroon, black, gold, and blue ink

An image of a gypsy paired with a spider web tattoo above her head

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A gypsy tattoo paired with a crescent moon and stars

A gypsy calf tattoo paired with an image of a snake

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A gypsy tattoo in traditional style placed on the left arm

An image of a gypsy paired with a banner tattoo that reads “sweetheart”

Sugar Skull

Skulls aren’t always morbid. Sugar skulls, for instance, are about celebrating life and such tattoo details will also capture attention. The colors and intricate details of sugar skull tattoo designs also match the grandeur of the details of gypsies’ image.

A sugar skull gypsy tattoo in black and red ink

A sugar skull gypsy tattooed on the arm

A sugar skull gypsy tattoo etched on the left shoulder

A sugar skull gypsy etched on the thigh near the knee cap

A tattoo combination of a traditional gypsy, a crow, Diamond, heart, and a sugar skull gypsy placed on the upper portion of the back

A sugar skull gypsy placed on the right forearm

A realistic tattoo of a gypsy with sugar skull details on the face etched on the forearm

A black ink sugar skull gypsy tattoo placed on the right rib area

A colorful sugar skull gypsy placed on the right arm

A chest piece made up of traditional gypsy, sugar skull gypsy, and plain sugar skull tattoo designs

A colorful sugar skull gypsy etched on the left calf

Crystal Ball

Since some gypsies also make a living out of fortune-telling, many people also pair images of gypsies with crystal balls. It is also a nice symbol to wear for people who feel as if they don’t have anything to hide. Pair it with a gypsy’s image or wear it alone, it’s definitely a nice tattoo that you shouldn’t miss too.

A tattoo of a gypsy’s hand holding a crystal ball

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An old school style tattoo of a gypsy holding a crystal ball

A gypsy’s crystal ball adorned with lace details tattooed on the forearm

Another traditional style tattoo of a gypsy’s hand holding a crystal ball

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A small traditional style tattoo of a crystal ball inked on the forearm

A minimalist tattoo of a gypsy’s hands and crystal ball inked on the left forearm

A traditional tattoo of a gypsy paired with a crystal ball

A gypsy and her crystal ball covering the whole back area

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A colorful tattoo of a gypsy holding a crystal ball placed on the right forearm

A gypsy and crystal ball tattoo in black, yellow, and purple ink

Gypsy tattoos really scream aesthetics. And with that, it’s definitely one of the mysterious and beautiful tattoo designs that you need to consider. But, of course, it’s also worth considering because of the significance that it holds, which makes it a complete package that you wouldn’t want to miss.

 

 


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Jason Hamilton

Jason has been an avid fan of tattoos for over 13 years now. He is currently 35 years old, and he got his first tattoo at the age of 22. Since then, he has added over 20 tattoos to his collection. He is also into writing, which is why he decided to celebrate both of his passion and hobby through tats ‘n’ rings. Jason dreams of having his very own tattoo parlor soon. Jason would be very happy to answer any questions about tattoos that you may have! Leave a comment below and he’ll answer it for you right away!

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