The enigmatic grotesqueness of a gargoyle tattoo is meant to conjure the majesty of the night and warn against what may lurk in its darkness.
The monstrous physical prowess of the gargoyle reflects the creature’s purpose: one who wards against bad spirits.
This mystical tattoo is sure to take your ink game to the next level.
Gargoyles were originally stone statues built to guard cathedrals and houses against evil. In mythology, it was believed that should there be danger, the gargoyles would come alive and serve as protectors.
The mythology and nobility of its nature makes the gargoyle a very popular tattoo nowadays, specially among men who want to reflect their ferocity in protecting loved ones and defending against injustice.
Gargoyles can be etched in as many colors and styles as you want and usually reflect a tremendous amount of savage elegance with their widespread wings, glistening fangs and sharp claws. Since–in mythology–the gargoyle is a hybrid of human and different animals, it’s easy for one to customize it: it can have a human or animal face, a mouth or a snout, ribbed or feathery wings and so on and so forth.
Many choose to include to get the moon tattooed in the background behind the gargoyle to further illustrate the nocturnal nature of the creature.
So if you’re looking for a majestic tattoo, the gargoyle is definitely the way to go.