The original Dungeons & Dragons game was released in 1974, growing into a vastly popular tattoo design concept and the most legendary fantasy role playing game of all time.
It’s rich tapestry of characters, rules, and structures provide tattoo enthusiasts and D & D gamers with a huge array of potential subjects to choose from when researching a new tattoo idea.
Iconic Dungeons & Dragons designs include the D20 dice which games moves are based on, wizards and warlocks, weapons, and even a monster called the owlbear! There’s a size, shape or concept for everyone that love D&D.
Check out the top 69 best Dungeons & Dragons tattoo designs to help narrow down your choice of new magical tattoo art.
1. Beholder Monster Body Art
2. D20 DND Dice Tattoo
3. DND Dragon Ink
4. Black and Gray D&D Tattoos
5. Dungeons & Dragons Leg Tattoos
6. Lich Tattoo Inspiration
7. Mimic Monster Ink
8. Color D&D Tattoo Art
9. Owlbear Monster Designs
10. D&D Weapons
11. Wizard Tattoo Inspiration
Dungeons & Dragons Tattoo FAQs
What does a Dungeons and Dragons tattoo symbolize?
For all the kids and teens that grew up playing Dungeons and Dragons it is magnificent source material for awesome tattoos.
Dungeons and Dragons is the original, most famous, and highest grossing role-playing fantasy game of all time, a highly structured, yet open-ended tabletop role-playing game based on the rolling of a 20-sided die to create choices for the caster in battle and movement.
Encounters often take the form of battles with monsters. In D&D, monsters are all sorts of hostile beings such as animals, aberrant beings, or fantasy creatures.
What does the 20-sided dice tattoo mean?
The signature dice of D&D and hugely popular tattoo motif for tabletop gamers is the twenty-sided dice.
The ‘D20’ is used to determine the strategies and attacks during gameplay by players and used to determine saving rolls during gameplay.
While incorporated into wargames of the 1960s before becoming the lynchpin of Dungeons and Dragons, 20-sided dice can be traced back to the Ptolemaic period of Ancient Egypt.
Anyone who regularly plays Dungeons & Dragons, or those familiar with tabletop role playing games will recognize and appreciate where the die is from.
What Dungeons & Dragons tattoo design should I choose?
With a subject as open world and interesting as D&D there are an outstanding range of potential tattoo design topics outside of D20 dice and dragons, which are often inked together.
- Classes. These are the 12 basic characters to choose from. Barbarian, bard, cleric, druid, fighter, monk, paladin, ranger, rogue, sorcerer, warlock and wizard.
- Monsters. There are also sorts of crazy ones you can apply to a tattoo. Beholder, Mind Flayer, Mimic, Owlbear, the Lich, Bulette, Rust Monster and even the Gelatinous Cube.
- Weapons. There are more weapons than monsters in D&D and you can use anything – often incorporating other elements from the game – to put together a badass weapon tattoo based on your role-playing game choices.
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