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49 Stunning Badass Tattoos For Women With An Attitude

A collection of badass tattoos that are basically saying “Don’t mess with me”

Sometimes a tattoo can tell a lot about a person. Tattoos are like motto, reminders and permanent cheerleaders on our skin.

A powerful, badass tattoo speaks volumes. Sometimes people look at a tattoo and are instantly aware that the wearer is not to mess with. So what makes a badass tattoo?

It’s more than the size. Big tattoos are by nature intimidating. But they are also more expensive and painful. Sometimes small tattoos can be just as badass as the big ones, given the message they deliver.

So here is a collection of memorable badass tattoos with meanings. From big to small, these tattoo designs prove that you don’t have to be intimidating to be a badass.

Read also: 59 Bad bitch quotes to awaken your inner savage

Disclaimer: This tattoo collection is for inspiration only. Please do not copy the artwork. If you love these tattoos, follow artists and show them some support.

An invisible boss b*tch tattoo on the arm

An invisible boss b*tch tattoo on the arm by @nhi.ink

by @nhi.ink

The deadly glare

The deadly glare _ badass tattoo for women by @johnnygloom - Stunning Badass Tattoos For Women

@johnnygloom

A modern vampire tattoo for heartbreakers

An intimidating badass tattoo by @mattwmurray

@mattwmurray

A guide to please the unpleasable

A guide to please the unpleasable -Badass tattoo for women by @la_french_sarah

@la_french_sarah

Real demon

Demon behind the face tattoo by @inksecta.tattoo

@inksecta.tattoo

Honor your devil inside.

Middle finger

Middle finger badass tattoo by @pokeeeeeeeoh

@pokeeeeeeeoh

What shows one’s annoyance better than a middle finger? A middle finger on a middle finger. This creative tattoo is badass, not just because it’s insulting. It says a lot about the wearer’s don’t-give-a-damn attitude and that she’s not to be messed with.

Not your babe – a fun ignorant style tattoo

Not your babe - a fun ignorant style tattoo by @bowsertattoos

by @bowsertattoos

An under-chin tattoo with an attitude

An under-chin tattoo with an attitude - Badass tattoo for women by @imgonnahurtyoubaby

@imgonnahurtyoubaby

The cute Samurai – a badass comic tattoo

The cute Samurai - a badass comic tattoo by @demondance

by @demondance

The tattoo design draws inspiration from the Harakiri School Girls, comics by Makoto Aida. Beauty and power, the small blackwork is a combination of both.

Blue flame tattoo

The blue flame by @soosoo.tattoo- Stunning Badass Tattoos For Women

@soosoo.tattoo

Flames are not just red. The blue flame is an indication that the fire is burning at complete combustion. And the temperature goes way higher than red or white flames – it may look cold on the outside but burning hot on the inside. So if you see someone with a blue flame tattoo like this one, you’d better not underestimate her power.

Eyes of a tiger – badass tattoo between boobs

Eyes of a tiger moth tattoo by @tritoan_7th - badass tattoo for women

@tritoan_7th

Moths are a symbol of transformation and rebirth. With the pattern of a tiger, this badass tattoo belongs to a woman who has been through tough times but comes back stronger than ever.

Hand gun inner arm tattoo

Hand gun gesture tattoo on the inner arm by @ladnie.ink- Stunning Badass Tattoos For Women

@ladnie.ink

Trust your vibes

Trust your vibes quote tattoos by @matt.vesta

@matt.vesta

While an image says a thousand words, a quote can also make your point. If you have a one-liner that resonates with you, consider making your statement with a quote tattoo like this.

Wolves neck tattoo

Badass wolves tattoo on the neck by @masa__island- Stunning Badass Tattoos For Women

@masa__island

Wolves are no doubt strong and wild. Because they live in packs most of the time, they become a symbol of protection and guardianship in some cultures. A wolves tattoo like this one indicates that the wearer doesn’t need someone to protect her. She has the power to fight against the world.

The lethal attraction – a sleeve tattoo for women

The lethal attraction - a sleeve tattoo for women by @demondance

by @demondance

Angel from hell

The angel from hell _ badass tattoo for women by @johnnygloom

@johnnygloom

The Maleficent

A realistic Maleficent tattoo by @annso_what

by @annso_what

Who else can be more badass than Maleficent? Portrayed by Angelina Jolie, Maleficent is gorgeous, feminine yet powerful. She is a protector at heart but will seek revenge for those who betray her.

This tattoo is more than a fandom. For the wearer, it can also be the symbol of strength and determination.

The playful Mona Lisa – a painting tattoo

The devil underneath - a duo color sleeve tattoo by @elena.noire

@elena.noire

The playful Mona Lisa – a painting tattoo

The playful Mona Lisa - a painting tattoo by @edit_paints

by @edit_paints

Badass tattoos don’t have to be intimidating. Being a badass is sometimes an attitude than an act. Badass women know how to not give a f*ck and prioritize their needs.

They have a sense of humor, but if you mess with them, they will cut ties without hesitation. Sounds like you? Then this funny Mona Lisa tattoo may be a great ink option.

The girl on fire – a stunning fantasy tattoo

The girl on fire - a stunning fantasy tattoo by @labigotta

@labigotta

Dragon of the night

Dragon in the starry night tattoo by @masa__island - Elegant and Badass Dragon Tattoos For Women with Meaning

@masa__island

Dragons have different meanings across cultures. Some see them as evil, while others look at them as a symbol of royalty and fortune. But all dragons have one thing in common – they are powerful and intimidating.

While mostly seen on men, dragon tattoos can also be feminine, intricate, and designed to fit a woman’s body. Take a look at these dragon tattoos for women for more ideas.

Nirvana – a badass blackwork sleeve tattoo

Nirvana - a badass blackwork sleeve tattoo by @oozy_tattoo

@oozy_tattoo

Three-eye witch tattoo on the thigh

Three-eye witch tattoo on the thigh by @gala_jenkins

by @gala_jenkins

Light it up

Light it up by @ladnie.ink- Stunning Badass Tattoos For Women

@ladnie.ink

She-panther

Shepanther_badass tattoo by @johnnygloom

@johnnygloom

A floral neck tattoo

Stunning neck floral tattoo by @tritoan_7th- Stunning Badass Tattoos For Women

@tritoan_7th

While most flower tattoos are feminine, not so much with such a bold placement. And this neck tattoo sends a message that you don’t need to hide your beauty. You just bloom.

A meaningful formula tattoo to study from

A meaningful formula tattoo to study from by @ghinkos

by @ghinkos

Intricate Lily flower tattoo between the boobs

Intricate Lily flower tattoo between the boobs by @oozy_tattoo

by @oozy_tattoo

Japanese-style comic portrait tattoo

Japanese comic tattoo by @pemynism

@pemynism

An intricate Maleficent and Aurora tattoo

An intricate Maleficent and Aurora tattoo by @edit_paints

by @edit_paints

Princess or Queen, your choice.

Cherry blossoms and the samurai sword

Cherry blossoms and samurai sword tattoo by @coldchillchild

@coldchillchild

Devil on the run – a playful skeleton tattoo

Devil on the run - a playful skeleton tattoo by @greemtattoo

by @greemtattoo

Tomie Kawakami manga tattoo

Tomie junji ito manga tattoo by @ink.by.kiki

by @ink.by.kiki

There’s something special about Japanese mangas. Among them, Tomie is a classic.

Created by Junji Ito, Tomie Kawakami is a seemingly harmless Japanese girl with mysterious powers. She would lure men into extreme jealousy, usually ending in a bad way. Whatever terrible things happen to her, she keeps coming back to life. And this manga tattoo reveals the wearer’s dark side that no one knows about.

The Hurricane script tattoo

The Hurricane script tattoo by @sticks.not.stones

by @sticks.not.stones

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Girl with a thousand faces chest tattoo

Girl with a thousand faces chest tattoo by @_winkt

by @elena.noire

A detailed Medusa tattoo

A detailed Medusa tattoo by @irisblacktattoo

by @irisblacktattoo

The skating skeleton tattoo

The skating skeleton tattoo by @jankyjake_tattoos

by @jankyjake_tattoos

A wishbone, a backbone and a funny bone all in one.

A stunning Kali tattoo

A stunning Kali tattoo by @lilianraya

by @lilianraya

Kali is the Hindu goddess of destruction, death and time. She is also a symbol of feminine energy and creativity. Despite her fearsome appearance, Kali is the slayer of demons, a protector that is fueled by her motherly love.

If you are interested in Kali’s legend, watch the video below to learn more.

A badass witch tattoo

Witches are powerful and mysterious. They can channel energies from nature into their witchcrafts. Want to mess with a witch? Better think twice.

A badass witch tattoo by @jessy.blackcats.tattoo

by @jessy.blackcats.tattoo

I see you – a blackwork tattoo with a sense of humor

Just because she covers her eyes, it doesn’t mean she doesn’t know.

I see you - a blackwork tattoo with a sense of humor by @kek.tattoo

by @kek.tattoo

A spider nape tattoo

Want to add some wow effects to a small tattoo? The little spider on the nape will catch everyone by surprise.

A spider nape tattoo by @mr.k_tattoo

by @mr.k_tattoo

The F*ck off switch

The F*ck off switch by @nancydestroyer

by @nancydestroyer

A mysterious portrait tattoo with contrasting colors

A mysterious portrait tattoo with contrasting colors by @sebastianblack_tattoo

by @sebastianblack_tattoo

A dainty evil eye tattoo

The evil eye is a curse in many religions. People believe that the attention given to the rich and the privilege can cause them back luck. Better not to look this tattoo in the eye.

A dainty evil eye tattoo by @renan.sampaio

by @renan.sampaio

A snake tattoo

A snake tattoo by @solotattooing

by @solotattooing

Face in the blade sleeve tattoo

It’s probably too late when you see her face.

Face in the blade sleeve tattoo by @sync.ink

by @sync.ink

The spider witch tattoo

Witchy tattoos are by nature dark and badass. Adding that spider makes this arm tattoo spine-crawlingly intimidating.

The spider witch tattoo by @sync.ink

by @sync.ink

A realistic Harley Quinn portrait tattoo

A realistic Harley Quinn portrait tattoo by @tattoosax

Harley Quinn is one of the most badass hero-villain characters. She is an emotional and reckless fighter. But she is also sweet and cute.

by @tattoosax

Wednesday Addams sleeve tattoo

Wednesday Addams sleeve tattoo by @zszywka_tattooing

by @zszywka_tattooing

Never underestimate someone that is quiet. You never know what they are capable of. Just like Wednesday Adams that is seemingly innocent, she is actually a skillful mastermind.

Do these badass tattoos resonate with you?

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