There are so many options to go the neo-traditional route for shark tattoos. There are over 400 species of sharks in the world, so it’s pretty difficult to not come up with a completely unique idea.
Shark names can be taken quite literally to come up with an especially unique design. Hammerhead. Goblin shark. Whale Shark. Bull Shark. Leopard Shark. They can look exactly how they sound for an interesting take.
One thing the neo-traditional designs seem to all have in common? Blood. The sharks can be swimming in a red sea or have blood dripping from the pointy teeth. Some have the remnants of their unlucky victims still dangling from their mouth. Others have made the shark the victim with a harpoon in their chest or fisherman posed to kill.
These designs can be a great complement to a full array of art. Perhaps you want to add a giant anchor or ship. Maybe match your shark with another deadly sea creature, lurking in dark waters. Perhaps you want to go a completely different route and add a gorgeous mermaid in a bright blue backdrop. These tattoos can easily be very vibrant and easily spark an entire sleeve or more.
No one other than you can decide what you want to commit to for a permanent display on your body. But, here are a few ideas to get those creative juices flowing and see what you think will look best or what kind of message you want to convey. Now you just need to find an artist and get started.