Top 101 Illuminati Tattoo Ideas – [2021 Inspiration Guide]
There is no finer way to prepare for the New World Order than with a mysterious Illuminati tattoo. To show your cred among conspiracy theorists, this illuminating ink is the classiest way to go.
In today’s culture, nothing is quite what it seems to be on the surface, but most people complacently ignore the signs.
If you want to stand out from the oblivious common-folk, then you can set yourself apart with an intriguing Illuminati design. These compelling images are directly associated with the presence of secret societies among us. In fact, the right arrangement may even constitute membership to an underground sect.
Occult rituals are a primary facet of the Illuminati, so related tattoos may feature subversive ideas and even Satanic visages. Latin phrases are regularly included to elicit ancient energy. The origins of all philosophies pertaining to the New World Order can be traced back to the late 1700s. In fact, these organization were formed around the same time our U.S. Constitution was written. As they say, the truth shall eventually set you free.
As you can see, the Illuminati is a complex concept that invokes dark magic. To taste the revolutionary conspiracies, just dive into the enlightening tattoo guide below.
1. Geometric Illuminati Tattoos
Secret societies—specifically Free Masons and the Illuminati—are known for their use of symbolism as a way to provide meaning in their rites and rituals. Given the deep significance that Free Masons placed on the perfection that can be found in geometry, it makes sense to incorporate these designs into Illuminati tattoos. This, along with the profound symbolism associated with Sacred Geometry, make these designs perfectly suited for secret society ink.
2. Forearm Illuminati Tattoos
The forearm is becoming a more popular tattoo location for a couple of reasons. One explanation for why so many people are choosing to get ink on their forearm is the versatility this location provides when it comes to the visibility of a piece. When wearing long sleeves these tattoos can be fully covered, but in a t-shirt a striking tattoo is on full display for all to see. The natural lines of the forearm also provide artists with a well-shaped canvas to apply ink.
3. American Traditional Illuminati Tattoos
American traditional work is characterized by bold line work and a limited but vibrant color palette. These to qualities make this style an excellent choice for the iconic imagery used in these Illuminati tattoos. While color is a common theme in this style, these pieces demonstrate a skilled artist does not need to use bright colors to create striking American traditional designs.
4. Illuminati Tattoos Featuring Owls
Owls are important symbols in Illuminati traditions. The Owl of Minerva—the same owl that served the god Athena in ancient Greek mythology—was adopted by a precursor to the Illuminati in 1776 as a symbol of knowledge and wisdom. Other secret societies—notably Bohemian Grove with its star–studded membership—have used owls in their imagery and symbolism thanks to their deep significance and unique visage. For these same reasons, owls make excellent tattoos.
5. Upper Arm Illuminati Tattoos
The upper has been a popular tattoo spot for ages, and with good reason. The upper arm makes for a great canvas thanks to the larger size relative to the forearm as well as the pronounced musculature of the biceps and triceps providing a number of natural lines that an artist can incorporate into a design. These Illuminati tattoos demonstrate what can be achieved with the upper arm as a canvas.
6. Illuminati Sleeve Tattoos
Full sleeve tattoos are an excellent choice for anyone that has big ideas that they want to show off to the world. Unlike other large canvases such as the back or chest, full sleeve pieces can be easily displayed in everyday life.
Full sleeve tattoos are also notable for the different lines in the musculature of the arm and the way that they can be used to draw the eye up and down the entirety of the design. With the variety of symbols and imagery used by the Illuminati, sleeves are an excellent choice for these mysterious tattoos.
7. Illuminati Hand Tattoos
While in the past hand tattoos were relegated to the world of convicts and sailors, this bold placement has become more and more acceptable in common society. With a variety of styles and approaches utilized, these Illuminati inspired tattoos demonstrate just how interesting hand ink can be.
8. Illuminati Chest Tattoos
The chest is another traditionally popular place for tattoos that continues to maintain its appeal. The large size of the chest makes it a popular choice for big tattoos, but it is also the ability to place important images and script above the heart that add to the appeal. Nothing demonstrates the deep significance of an image than by placing it directly over the heart.
9. Back Illuminati Tattoos
The back is by far the largest canvas on the body, and for this reason it is the best place to get large, detailed tattoos. This broad, uninterrupted expanse of skin provides artists with a massive canvas to work on, allowing them to create bold designs that pack in details and intricacies. These Illuminati pieces are great examples of what is possible when an artist has powerful imagery and room to work.
10. Black Line Illuminati Tattoos
Some people prefer the bold colors used in neo-traditional and new school designs; for others black ink is the only way to go. These illuminati inspired pieces use a precise application of bold black lines to create these compelling designs and give the tattoos a feeling that is reminiscent of 19th century lithograph work.
11. Innovative Black and Gray Illuminati Tattoos
A good artist is always pushing the boundaries of their discipline, and the medium of tattoo art is no different. Thanks to the thousands of tattoo artists that are constantly working to redefine the medium, there are new mind-blowing tattoos completed every day.
However, just because an artist is challenging current trends and styles doesn’t mean that they need to incorporate vibrant colors. These striking, Illuminati inspired designs demonstrate what is possible with a talented artist, an interesting concept and some black and gray ink.
12. Neo Traditional Illuminati Tattoos
One style that continues to grow in popularity is the neo-traditional school of tattooing. This approach utilizes the bold lines and dense color of American traditional work but is less stringent when it comes to the strict rules applied to this original American tattoo style.
This approach is perfect for Illuminati designs thanks to the ability to draw from a diverse range of imagery while maintaining a consistent aesthetic that emphasizes dense color and bold line work. These gorgeous tattoos demonstrate just how successful this style is when applied to the profound imagery of Illuminati traditions.
Illuminati Tattoo FAQs
What does an Illuminati tattoo symbolize?
The Illuminati is a term used to describe a number of secret societies that arose in Bavaria in the late 18th century that used a variety of images and symbolism (both ancient and fabricated) to create the rites and rituals that defined their existence. Created by a number of Bavarian intellectuals and politicians, the Illuminati’s mission was to oppose the influence of superstition and religion in the realm of public life and state power. According to their statutes, “The order of the day is to put an end to the machinations of the purveyors of injustice, to control them without dominating them.”
Interestingly enough, the progenitors of the Illuminati borrowed most of their symbols and imagery from an older, established secret society known as the Freemasons. The most prominent symbols associated with the Illuminati—the square and double compass and the Eye of Providence—are both used extensively in Masonic traditions.
The Eye of Providence was originally a Christian image that was adopted by the Masons and represents the way that all deeds and actions of man are observed by God—known as The Great Architect of the Universe within the order. According to Duncan’s Masonic Monitor of 1866, the square and compasses are explained thusly: “The square, to square our actions; The compasses, to circumscribe and keep us within bounds with all mankind”.
While this is the self-described symbolism behind these images, in modern times the conspiracies surrounding the Illuminati and Free Masons as being society’s elite engineers has changed the meanings a bit. The Eye of Providence, pictured above the unfinished pyramid on the Great Seal of the United States, is considered a hidden-in-plain-sight clue as to the true and nefarious nature of the Illuminati’s role in shaping society for their own benefit.
Whether these tattoos are used as a nod to the New World order or are a commemoration to the fraternal orders from which the Illuminati arose is beyond the point. The powerful imagery and deep symbolism make these images an excellent choice for tattoo designs.
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