We all have a good luck charm, right? Clovers, horseshoes, feet of rabbits, and more are popular tattoo designs that symbolize good luck. If you’re an individual who believes in luck, you might consider some of these fun designs for yourself. After all, we could all use a little luck these days. Heck, we could use an entire miracle!
We were curious about symbols for good luck and how people are incorporating them into tattoos these days, so we took a look at some recent lucky tattoos shared on social media. We discovered that the symbols are mostly the same, but that designs were bolder and braver than ever before. Stunning colors, inventive shapes, and plenty of cheer went into the creation of these wonderful tats. Here are 25 lucky tattoos for good fortune and positive vibes that we think you’ll take a shine to.
You don’t have to reinvent the wheel when it comes to lucky tattoo subject matter. Time-tested symbols and designs will serve you well. This classic horseshoe tat is a winner.
Rabbit’s Foot :/
This neotraditional lucky rabbit’s foot is almost too realistic for comfort. While we do like ornamentation, please don’t go chopping off cute little bunny’s feet, please.
This excellent tattoo of a hand with its fingers crossed is rather magical. We love the addition of flower stems to help warm the design up.
The Maneki-Neko is a common Japanese figurine that is often believed to bring good luck to the owner. The design depicts a cat, traditionally a calico Japanese Bobtail, with a paw raised in a Japanese beckoning gesture. This one has a horseshoe for added luck.
Very Good Stuff
Well, you can get pretty creative with tattoo placement and this is the perfect example. Here, we find two complementary scenes. A fish with word “good” above it and a wave with the word “luck” over it.
It seems like the fortune-teller sees luck in this individual’s future. They shared the image with the following quote: “Witches listen to the secrets of the Earth, work in harmony with the powers of the moon, and understand the longings of the human soul.”
Make It, Don’t Take It
What did we tell you? The rabbits need their cute little paws okay! Make your own luck don’t take a cute one’s away.
The four-leaf clover is an ancient Irish symbol for luck. The four leaves stand for faith, love, hope, and luck. Feel free to go full-on green, but we liked this minimal design as well.
One Lucky Bug
A ladybug is a bringer of good luck and prosperity. If one lands on you, you’re in for some very good stuff. This elaborate ladybug design is a masterpiece.
Better Than None
We beg to differ, but fine. We always love a good stick and poke style design and these dice check all those boxes.
Now, now! A little bit of luck is good, but is this too much? If you’re going to get a leprechaun half sleeve, make sure you absolutely adore the design first.
Make a Wish
If you’ve ever had the pleasure of snapping a wishbone with someone, you know that the person with the larger piece gets reaped good fortune. This adorable wishbone tattoo would be a great choice.
On a Roll
We’ve got another set of dice because they’re oh so nice! These are popular choices for people who enjoy gambling and want to win every single game.
Here, we find another example of a fingers-crossed tattoo, but with the inclusion of a rose and a banner that reads “make your own luck.” An interesting, traditional-style design we haven’t seen before!
This is a sigil that means “luck will follow me.” We love these thick, bold, black lines. If you’d like wishing for luck on the DL, consider something similar.
Peonies have been symbols of good fortune, and specifically health, since Antiquity. Here, we find an absolutely breathtaking design in deep purple and blue.
Good or Bad?
This person has repurposed a symbol for bad luck, a black cat, and changed its fortunes. We love good tattoo and we couldn’t resist sharing this wonderfully dark design with you.
We find a wonderfully done old-school tattoo design of lady luck complete with a crown of four-leaf clovers. We love the oranges and aquamarine colors chosen for the ink.
Ding! Ding! Ding!
For numerologists, 777 symbolizes a visit from an angel. But, if you’ve ever been to a casino, you know that 777 means jackpot! You’re in the money.
This figure was simply lucky to not be skewered by the arrow that now pierces an apple. This very unique design is not something we’ve seen before as a lucky tattoo but we love the innovation.
In Your Hand
Here, we find a tattoo of a tattooed hand. It’s holding a clover for good measure, just in case you didn’t see the word “luck” across the knuckles.
Yay or Neigh?
Here, we find a horseshoe tattoo with an entire horse. This jazzed up design takes the typical horseshoe tattoo and makes it more memorable.
Do you have a lucky penny or lucky coin? We’re pretty sure that trend has begun to fade but you can keep it alive with a tattoo similar to this one.
There you go! 25 lucky tattoos that are the perfect lucky charms to ink your skin with. We hope you enjoyed these designs and feel inspired to make your own luck in the form of a tattoo sometime soon.
Andrew is a Chicago-based writer who enjoys finding the best of the internet, obsessively making lists, and cooking for friends. After studying Film and Art History, he developed a deep love for both topics. Celebrity news, pop culture, and stories that bring people together are his passions.
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