Let’s talk mushroom tattoos. If you’re looking for a unique and interesting way to express yourself, why not consider getting a tattoo inspired by the humble mushroom? No two tattoos are ever exactly alike, and when it comes to mushrooms, there is such an abundance of different designs available that you will never be short on tattoo ideas.
From large-scale back pieces with elaborate details to tiny accents that can stand alone or add depth to a larger design, this list of 25 mushroom tattoo Ideas has something for everyone. Whether you appreciate the psychedelic vibes of psilocybin mushrooms or prefer more natural hues of fungi found in nature, these tattoo concepts could open up a world of creative possibilities – either as a stand-alone piece or incorporated into your own epic ink masterpiece!
Lots of Love
There’s something to be said about little tattoos that aren’t overly complicated. Understated designs always make the biggest impact. With this simple mushroom design and tidy heart shapes, this tiny one is a charmer.
There are two different avenues that most mushroom tattoo ideas travel down realism or surrealism. In the above example, we find a gentle scene that’s more realistic.
On the other hand, you can easily take your mushroom tattoo ideas down the surrealist route for something other worldly and trippy. We find a mountain landscape on the top of this mushroom. Why not?
Another popular surrealist mushroom tattoo idea is that of a mushroom or fairy house. It’s a very whimsical take that proves most enjoyable.
Color in the Moonlight
The colors are popping in this mushroom tattoo that imagines the light of the moon illuminating a trio of mushrooms. If you’re not afraid of a little color, we encourage you to really go for it.
Look at all the tiny dots inside the mushroom caps of these pink delights. For added texture, consider the glitter effect for your mushroom tattoo ideas. It can be done in any color that you please.
A Big Deal
Crystals, mushrooms, and botanical elements come together to form this half-sleeve tattoo. Mushrooms can take center stage in a tattoo of this size or just be decorative elements to better other subject matter.
We are big fans of kawaii tattoos because they are always so colorful and expressive. This is a sort of trippy kawaii design that is undeniably adorable. For your mushroom tattoo ideas, lean into your wild side for something truly singular.
Greetings from the Forest Floor
A well-executed tattoo with tidy lines and attention to detail can’t be beaten. Even if you only consider simple mushroom tattoo ideas, find yourself an artist who tattoos carefully, and you will be in great hands.
The artist shared that Art Deco design inspired him when he completed these cute little mushroom tattoos. You don’t have to reinvent the wheel when something simple and solid is the answer.
Take a look at the contrast of the line thickness in this mushroom tattoo. It almost looks abstract, straddling both figurative and abstract art. We love it!
When researching these designs, we saw a few lava lamp mushroom tattoo ideas. Some have mushroom shapes in the lava lamp. This one has a lamp inside the mushroom.
This was the most beautiful and creative of the lady’s face meets mushroom tattoos we found. It’s just as bizarre as it is attractive.
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This micro tattoo that sits right above the angle has so much detail on a small amount of real estate. For small mushroom tattoo ideas, you can go super simple or maximalist. The choice is yours and both look fabulous.
Here’s one of our favorite mushroom tattoos on this list. It mixes and matches a few different styles all in one piece. In the foreground, we’re treated to more concrete shapes, and in the background, the details melt away into just basic hits of color.
You can put hearts on your mushroom cap or put those mushrooms in a heart with mushroom tattoo ideas that are all about love. To us, this design looks inspired by decorative arts, which is always a great place to look to find stylish inspiration.
All in the Fill
Here are a couple of mushrooms that are filled with wavy lines that make us think of ink in water or smoke floating through the air. Once the right shape is nailed down, you can fill your mushrooms with anything you want.
Taking a Ride
You will often find a snail on a mushroom, but they have flipped the script for this idea. Two pink and blue mushrooms sit on this snail’s shell. They’re just along for the ride.
A Cute Character
Many cute characters can be created with mushrooms in mind. This precious one was described by the person who shared it as “mushrooman.” The artist has used a technique similar to stippling to shade the creature, giving the most pleasing texture.
Sometimes a tattoo comes along, and you know it’s “the one.” This gorgeous mushroom tattoo featuring a chantarelle is so detailed that it looks real. Pick your favorite mushroom and go for a close-up look for something equally as charming.
Nature Is Healing
Here’s a cool mushroom tattoo idea showing a boot devoured by natural elements. Many people with mushroom tattoos get them because they deeply love nature. If that sounds like you, consider concepts that celebrate the splendor of our world.
A Delicate Touch
Yes, you can skip black ink altogether for a tattoo that looks like it floats on air. We find an array of delicately tattooed mushrooms in this light-as-air tattoo.
Kewpie tattoos are classic designs that people have loved for generations. What do you think of this mushroom hat? The person who shared the image explained that the tattoo honors her son. How cute is that?
Find yourself a tattoo artist with a point of view, and they can help turn your mushroom tattoo ideas into stylish works of art. This trippy design features a bunch of eyes in the mushroom cap and a pink and blue snail! How dreamy!
People really love mushroom tattoo ideas that involve turning the mushroom cap into hats for all sorts of things. This cat is topped with one and looks so fabulous. Black and red ink are all it took for this artist to create a stylish piece. Bravo!
There you go! We hope you enjoyed these mushroom tattoo ideas as much as we did. If you would like even more ink inspiration, keep reading. We’ve got trippy tattoos to share with you next. And, yes, there will be more mushroom tattoos involved.
Let’s Get Weird With These Trippy Tattoos!
As promised, we did come across several mushroom trippy tattoos and the like. However, we felt the need to share this one with you to get a taste of what creative artists are adding to them. Here, these mushrooms look almost like coral or sea creatures. The pink and blue colors completely captivate.
This skull has swirling pink and purple shapes aplenty on top of an equally swimming background of contrasting green and yellow. The overall shape of the tattoo design gives movement as it is stretched and pulled in places as if by some sort of signal interference.
This cute and colorful ape is complete with a third eye with a bolt of electricity shooting from it. There’s an interesting line pattern on the monkey’s face that looks like a topographic map. We love the peach-colored ink that’s used in this design as a highlight for several shapes.
Spread Your Wings
Here, we find a butterfly that seems to be dotted with cheetah spots. There is a lovely ombre effect on display that begins as warm colors near the center and cools as your eye moves to the periphery. Very sharp!
This dynamic tattoo borrows some shape and design influence from Art Deco and cranks the abstract to the max. While this is clearly a flamingo, the circumstances we find the bird is not immediately clear. Is it being sucked into a vortex or merely standing in water? Is it alien with multiple moons surrounding it?
‘Eruption of Love’
The tattoo artist who shared this volcanic tattoo captioned the image, “eruption of love.” We are into that! The arms coming through the eyes here is slightly unsettling, but overall, this is a very interesting and fun design. It’s one of the strangest trippy tattoos on this list.
This floral alligator is imagined in blue and pink in front of fern fronds that transform into the same colors. The use of color here is really striking and makes for a stunning, psychedelic tattoo.
If you love pastels, you could do no better than this design which capitalizes on color. A face with black, flowing tears is embedded in the castle as if it is some sort of ghost. We absolutely love this playful, pastel dream.
Melt Your Face
A melting smiley face between two aqua-colored skeletal hands with mushrooms sprouting from them is a delight with the absence of black ink. The design looks as if it’s temporary or floating on air.
We find John Lennon here that also seems to be a melting totem pole. While most people with trippy tattoos go for more abstract concepts and designs, this was one of the few we found with a recognizable pop culture figure as subject matter.
We love this confetti or polka dot effect that makes the tattoo sparkle with visual appeal. Distinctly colored flames and a rainbow make this design most unique even among the other trippy tattoos on this list.
This weird moth is one of the few trippy tattoos we found to only use black ink. We find it applied in the shape of an abstract moth that’s filled with tiny dots to help bring shape and shade to the overall tattoo.
“Imagination Vacation: The Grand Finale,” the artist who shared this design wrote. We find celestial shapes in the form of moons and constellations coupled with vibrant waves of color that vibrate throughout.
The person who shared this tattoo described it as a haunted house in a desert for someone who loves all things creepy and who also grew up in Arizona. Okay! We find the ghost floating on top to be exceptionally cute.
This playful tattoo borders on optical illusion as it features the exact same tattoo done twice, in different colors, and slightly askew. The joke here is that it’s truly hard to keep your eyes focused as you look at the design.
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- 0.1 Lots of Love
- 0.2 Meditative Scene
- 0.3 Mushroom Mountain
- 0.4 Fairy House
- 0.5 Color in the Moonlight
- 0.6 Glitter
- 0.7 A Big Deal
- 0.8 Kawaii
- 0.9 Greetings from the Forest Floor
- 0.10 Cuties
- 0.11 Almost Abstract
- 0.12 Lava Lamp
- 0.13 Mushroom Portrait
- 0.14 Micro
- 0.15 Exhilarating
- 0.16 Love
- 0.17 All in the Fill
- 0.18 Taking a Ride
- 0.19 A Cute Character
- 0.20 Breathtaking Chanterelle
- 0.21 Nature Is Healing
- 0.22 A Delicate Touch
- 0.23 Kewpie
- 0.24 Eyes
- 0.25 Meow Mushroom
- 1 Let’s Get Weird With These Trippy Tattoos!
- 2 Magic
- 3 Psychedelic Wave
- 4 Evolution
- 5 Spread Your Wings
- 6 Funky Flamingo
- 7 ‘Eruption of Love’
- 8 Gleeful Gator
- 9 Castle
- 10 Melt Your Face
- 11 Trippy Lennon
- 12 Flower Power
- 13 Moth
- 14 Electric
- 15 Haunted
- 16 Focus
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