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50+ Unique Snowflake Tattoos Ideas and Designs to Show Your Individuality

By Jason Hamilton / October 21, 2020
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Tattoos should not just look aesthetically pleasing and meaningful. They should also be unique. In this way, you can really get to express your individuality. And since we’re already talking about uniqueness, there’s nothing more one-of-a-kind tattoo design that we can suggest than snowflakes.

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Why Snowflakes are Different

Like our fingerprints, there is no snowflake pattern that is the same. This is because when snowflakes fall, each of them takes a different path to the ground. And as they fall, they tumble through the air in different directions. In addition to that, every snowflake falls and float through clouds with different moisture levels and temperatures that shape them differently. Hence, you have countless patterns for snowflake tattoos ideas and designs to choose from.

But aside from its unique pattern and awe-inspiring look, it is also one of the patterns that are worth-tattooing because of its meaning.

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Snowflake Meaning

Like how many patterns that snowflakes can have, it also has a lot of meanings and representations. One of which is, needless to say, being unique. Again, it’s hard to find snow crystals that have the same pattern because of a lot of things that can happen to them before they hit the ground. And because of this, people see it as a symbol for a person’s individuality.

Snowflakes are also delicate and short-lived just like cherry blossom tattoo designs. And because of this, people relate them to the fragility and the fleeting nature of life.

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For Christians, snowflakes are also meaningful. Many people, especially Christians, believe that Christ was born on Christmas. And in many countries that enjoy four seasons, the Christmas season is also the start of the winter season. And because of this, whenever people see snow falling from the sky, many are instantly reminded of Christ’s birth, as well as the winter holidays.

And speaking of snow falling from the sky, people also associate snowflakes with grace. This is because of the way each snow crystal fall – smooth, relaxed, and in an attractive way.

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In addition to that snowflakes are also considered as a symbol of rebirth and new beginnings. This is because when it melts, it transforms into water.

Snowflakes are also seen as symbols of purity. This is because of its color and transparency.

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But these are not the only things that make it one of the best tattoo choices ever. Aside from its meaning, of course, there are also eye-catching snowflake tattoos ideas and designs and we’ve compiled some of them for you.

Snowflake Tattoos Ideas and Designs

Snowflakes, while they look simple, already have intricate details. Hence, there’s no need to add other symbols or more elaborate details to it. Instead, you can just play with its color. Here are some ideas on that.

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White Ink

White ink tattoo designs are starting to get more and more popular these days and you should jump in the bandwagon too. Such color will surely make your snowflake tattoo look all the more unique. In addition to that, such color is great for those who want to go minimalist. Also, it suits the purity that snowflakes represent. It has this unique subtle yet eye-catching aura that you will love.

A white ink snowflake tattoo giving off some Christmasy vibes with its pattern

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A white ink snowflake tattoo made with dots, lines, and diamond-like shapes

A barely-there white ink snowflake tattoo

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White ink snowflake tattoos that look like they’re embossed

Another minimalist white ink snowflake tattoo on the back of the left hand

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An intricately-detailed white ink snowflake tattoo placed on the back

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A sparkly-looking white ink snowflake tattoo paired with small black ink dots

Blue Ink

Blue ink is also popular for snowflake tattoos. It captures the spirit of Christmas or winter feels. Aside from that, the color blue is associated with depth, stability, trust, loyalty, confidence, and wisdom. People often go for this ink color as it’s cool and also meaningful.

A royal blue ink snowflake tattoo

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Cool snowflake tattoos in different shades of blue ink

A blue ink snowflake tattoo paired with green and violet snowflakes

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Blue ink snowflake tattoos paired with autumn leaves etched on the rib area

A light blue ink snowflake tattoo on the back

Watercolor

Watercolor details also look nice for snowflake tattoos. They may not look that realistic but they are very artistic. Such a style is eye-catching as well.

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Small watercolor snowflake tattoos with gradient color details

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A watercolor tattoo combination of a dreamcatcher and snowflakes

Small snowflake tattoos in gradient watercolor effect etched on the ankle

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A black ink snowflake tattoo with a watercolor background in blue and pink

A watercolor snowflake tattoo paired with small lace details placed on the back area

Placements for Snowflake Tattoos Ideas and Designs

Unlike other tattoos, particularly religious and tribal ones like the cross tattoo and some tribal tattoo designs, there is no restriction for snowflakes tattoos ideas and designs’ placements. You can etch in on your thigh, butt cheeks, or wherever you want and you will not get side-eyes for your placement choices. However, there are certain body spots that you might want to consider for your snowflake tattoo placement. These are:

Wrist

The wrist makes a nice place for any tattoo because it’s easy to see them. Especially if your snowflake tattoo is very significant to you, you will always be reminded of its representation if it’s placed on the wrist.

A detailed snowflake tattoo in blue ink placed on the left wrist

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A snowflake tattoo in indigo, violet, and teal

A minimalist snowflake tattoo in black and white ink etched on the right wrist

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A simple black ink snowflake tattoo placed on the right wrist

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A snowflake tattoo with a center that resembles a poinsettia placed on the left wrist

Finger

The finger is also a nice spot for a tattoo. Just like the tattoos on the wrist, finger tattoos are also easy to see. However, tattoos placed on this spot needs frequent touch-ups. This is because we use our hands a lot and this makes tattoos fade faster.

A blue ink snowflake tattoo on the index finger

A simple snowflake tattoo placed on the inner side of the middle finger where there’s more cushion

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Snowflake tattoos etched on every finger of the left hand

A snowflake tattooed on the right ring finger

A tattoo chain of snowflakes that starts on the index finger and stretches to the wrist

Forearm

The forearm is also one of the popular body spots for tattoos. Aside from the fact that tattoos placed in this spot are easy to be seen, the forearm also has enough muscles to cushion you from the needles. Hence, less pain during the tattooing process.

A blue snowflake tattoo placed on the left forearm

A trash polka-inspired tattoo of a snowflake in black and blue ink

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Minimalist snowflake tattoos on the right forearm

An elaborately-detailed snowflake tattoo  placed on the right forearm

A realistic sleeve tattoo combination of a tiger, snowflakes, and bokeh lights

Ankle

The ankle, however, is one of the painful spots for tattoos. This is because it has fewer muscles and fats to cushion you from the pain. Still, it’s also a nice place for a tattoo because it accentuates your ankle.

A white ink snowflake tattoo etched on the right ankle

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Different patterns of snowflakes in blue ink tattooed on the left ankle

Another ankle tattoo of different snowflake patterns

Snowflakes in black ink tattooed on the right ankle

A small snowflake ankle tattoo paired with a minimalist wave tattoo on the right ankle

Foot

Like ankle tattoos, foot tattoos also accentuate the foot. However, it is also one of the painful tattoo placements because, needless to say, it is one of the bony areas in our body.

A simple snowflake tattoo on the right foot

Different snowflake patters in different shades of blue tattooed on the right foot

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Different snowflake patterns in teal and violet ink tattooed on the left foot

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A unique snowflake tattoo made with straight lines, triangles, and hearts in white and magenta ink

A snowflake outline tattoo in black ink with a blue ink accent color

Chest Shoulder

The shoulder and the chest are also two of the popular spots for tattoos. And it will surely look nice if you were to place a snowflake tattoo in these areas as tattoos on the chest and shoulders accentuate the body. However, prepare for more pain as this spot is also bony.

A simple snowflake tattoo placed just below the right collarbone

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Different snowflake patterns in black ink lined also below the right collarbone

A sparkling snowflake in blue ink etched on the left chest area

A snowflake with mandala details in black ink placed on the left shoulder

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A colorful inverted watercolor snowflake tattoo etched on the left shoulder just below the collarbone

 

 

 


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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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