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Top 57 Best Okami Tattoo Ideas – [2020 Inspiration Guide]

Okami is the Japanese word for wolf. In this gallery Okami tattoo refers to body art referencing the popular and unique video game Okami. 

The pivotal main character is the goddess Amaterasu, whose spirit manifests as a white wolf like Shiranui from Japanese folklore. 

Okami video game tattoos are popular due to the cool visual style paying tribute to the ink wash painting known as sumi-e, and for the game’s references to different kinds of Japanese myth. 

Read on for 57 Okami Tattoo Ideas inspired by the video game that will have you looking for a new tattoo, while toward the end you’ll find a few FAQs to help narrow down your choices! 

1. Black and Gray Amaterasu

Black And White Okami Tattoos Lucrezia Nardi
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Small Okami Tattoos Manaviivi
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Amaterasu Okami Tattoos Hakupsychose1
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Black And White Okami Tattoos Masonsinkstudio
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2. Okami Back Tattoos

Amaterasu Okami Tattoos Zelda.bjj
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Amaterasu Okami Tattoos Camilo Nunes
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Amaterasu Okami Tattoos Cheylabob
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Amaterasu Okami Tattoos Chislu
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3. Color Amaterasu Tattoo Ideas

Amaterasu Okami Tattoos Alan.sar.tattoo
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Amaterasu Okami Tattoos Bagheera.ink
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Watercolor Okami Tattoos Khanopatata
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Amaterasu Okami Tattoos Gabster723
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Amaterasu Okami Tattoos Hakupsychose 5
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Amaterasu Okami Tattoos Joakoayalatattoo
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Amaterasu Okami Tattoos John Mazurek
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Amaterasu Okami Tattoos Luishidalgoart
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Amaterasu Okami Tattoos Madamenana.ink
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Amaterasu Okami Tattoos Maddy.tattoo
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Amaterasu Okami Tattoos Peterangelfox
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Amaterasu Okami Tattoos Ph228
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Amaterasu Okami Tattoos Thisisalexheart
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Amaterasu Okami Tattoos Vicisgonzo
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4. Okami Upper Arm and Shoulder Body Art

Small Okami Tattoos Infiniteworldstattoo
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Half Sleeve Okami Tattoos Moonstrucktattoo
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Amaterasu Okami Tattoos Hakupsychose 2
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Arm Shoulder Okami Tattoos Alli.tattoo.art
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Arm Shoulder Okami Tattoos Camilo Nunes
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5. Heavy Black Ink

Amaterasu Okami Tattoos Tom Dotter Tattoos
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Arm Shoulder Okami Tattoos Creatura.anningan
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Arm Shoulder Okami Tattoos Jojolabelette
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Black And White Okami Tattoos Amazonitetattoo
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Black And White Okami Tattoos Claudiavidaltattoo
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6.  Forearm Okami Tattoo Concepts

Amaterasu Okami Tattoos Tonks Tattoo
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Amaterasu Okami Tattoos Troudegloire
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Forearm Okami Tattoos Ambriotte
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Forearm Okami Tattoos Anaboueri.tattoo
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Forearm Okami Tattoos Annatem.11
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Forearm Okami Tattoos Baby Boey
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7. Half Sleeve Ink Inspiration

Forearm Okami Tattoos Baby Boey 2
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Forearm Okami Tattoos M. .adam33
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Japanese Okami Tattoos Laurymajin
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Japanese Okami Tattoos krazykidkrazykid
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8. Small Okami Tattoos

Amaterasu Okami Tattoos Hakupsychose
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Small Okami Tattoos Creatura.anningan
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Small Okami Tattoos Hakupsychose
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9. Watercolor, Calligraphy, and Sumi-e

Arm Shoulder Okami Tattoos Jaodasrocha
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Watercolor Okami Tattoos 221bchris
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Watercolor Okami Tattoos Joshuaflinn
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Arm Shoulder Okami Tattoos Beagarcia.tattoo
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Watercolor Okami Tattoos Philkwantattoo
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10. Amaterasu in Black, Gray and Red Ink

Wolf Okami Tattoos Wild3r Tattoo
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Amaterasu Okami Tattoos Valentin Lysander
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Amaterasu Okami Tattoos Niut Tattoo
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Amaterasu Okami Tattoos Py3rr
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Forearm Okami Tattoos Icarus.pal
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Amaterasu Okami Tattoos Sheila Oi
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Okami Tattoo FAQs 

What does an Okami tattoo symbolize? 

Okami is the Japanese word for wolf. In this example an Okami tattoo refers to ink referencing the popular Nintendo Video Game Okami, whose pivotal main character is wolf. 

Okami video game tattoos are popular due to the cool visual style paying tribute to the ink wash style painting known as sumi-eand for the game’s references to different kinds of Japanese folklore. 

What does an Amaterasu Tattoo mean? 

The heroine of Okami, Amaterasu is the Japanese sun goddess who inhabits the form of a legendary white wolf (Shiranui) Amaterasu is “the Okami” tasked with restoring the vivid land of Nippon against the protagonist Yami. 

Amaterasu is by far the biggest tattoo influence for Okami related ink. She’s portrayed in all manner of tattoo styles, often with red markings reflecting the celestial powers she possesses during the game. 

What is the Celestial Brush in Okami tattoo designs? 

Okami uses the ‘Celestial Brush,’ a unique method of painting inspired gameplay brought to life via the controller. Through the Celestial Brush players can fight, fix things, carry out tasks and perform miracles needed to progress through the game. 

Some Okami tattoo designs are etched to reflect drawings created through using the Celestial Brush when playing the game. 

Can sumi-e painting be used to create Okami tattoos? 

Yes. If you work with a tattoo artist skilled at using woodblock, watercolor, or even Japanese calligraphy techniques in their designs then you can get work applied in this visually impressive ink wash painting style. 

These designs for art enthusiasts need not be constricted to black ink, which is the central feature of sumi-e style. Many Okami tattoo ideas are deployed in a mixture of vivid colors to reflect lush visual images from the video game or are supported by other traditional Japanese Irezumi tattoo elements. 

What are some other tattoo ideas from Okami? 

Outside of Amaterasu, there are a few other popular concepts used in bringing Okami tattoos to life that are part of Japanese traditional folklore. These include: 

  • Issun, the inch-tall wandering artist and essentially the narrator of the video game 
  • Yami, the main protagonist and final boss who Amaterasu must defeat to save Nippon 
  • Waka, a flute playing man dressed like a hermit 
  • Orochi, the eight headed/eight-legged dragon serpent of Japanese lore whom Amaterasu encounters often throughout the game 

 

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