Horse tattoos are fascinating and fashionable among both men and women. Our interactions with the horse originated only six to seven thousand years ago. Cave art gives us the first evidence of horses, which were probably domesticated in Eurasia about 10,000 years ago.
They appear in mythology from China to Greece and have been used for thousands of years by many cultures for travel, farming and other purposes.
Horses have also participated in almost all documented wars.
The most horses in the world are found in America. Although we no longer use them as war horses or for pulling plows and wagons, our love of the horse continues, whether it is real or in the form of tattoos.
Types of tattoos with horses
Tattoos with dark horses
Can be a bit misleading, as most may think that only dark meanings are associated with these tattoos. For your devilish side, this tattoo has many variations. These horse tattoos are most often seen in an image of a horse’s head because of the incredible detail.
Tattoos in the form of a horseshoe
Horseshoe tattoos are also very popular among horse lovers for obvious reasons. Some people seek a horseshoe tattoo with symbolic meanings, such as a lonely trail, the choice of the road they are riding on, or as a simple good luck charm.
Tribal tattoos of horses
Tribal horse tattoos are a personal favorite for many people.
Some people use these horse tattoos to show the beauty and grace of the horse.
Some may wish to have a more symbolic meaning of the horse’s strength and endurance. Tribal patterns with their bold dark lines, circles and spirals are perfect for horse tattoos.
Tattoos in the form of war horses
Great if you like armor and military action. The museum in Paris has years of historical armor of men, but the armor was also worn by their horses. That’s how important they were. So if you gravitate toward being a knight in shining armor, consider adding a warhorse tattoo to your horse tattoo design.
Horse tattoos with flowers
Simple tattoos with a horse
Horse tattoos for women
Horse tattoos for men
Large horse tattoos
Placement of a horse tattoo
Once you’ve decided on a horse tattoo and decided on a color, you’ve probably already thought about its placement. Depending on the type of horse tattoo you choose, size will play a role.
Most of the horse tattoos we have discussed look good in larger sizes and therefore can be placed on the back, chest and legs. However, if you are looking for a smaller tattoo, the best places are the wrist and ankle. Tribal horse tattoos also look good in smaller tattoos.