The large inclination for gargoyles has become even more accentuated today and more and more people are choosing a gargoyle as a tattoo motif. Their faces with misshapen features are undoubtedly an art and a culture that attracts us!
Gargoyles are imaginary and monstrous beings with quite grotesque physical characteristics. They are related to the beasts and torments of hell and are generally in the form of gigantic sculptures carved in stone. Their appearance is that of animals or humans, or even a mixture of the two, with claws, tails, horns and small wings. These creatures are found on the roofs or sides of Gothic buildings. They were used as gutters and decorations but, beyond this aesthetic and architectural purpose, they were also placed there to scare away demons and evil forces, in accordance with popular beliefs and legends of the century. In Paris and New York, you can see the most popular medieval gargoyles in the world, which have today become a classic tourist attraction in these cities.
Gargoyle tattoos are particularly symbolic and attractive, both for those who love these effigies of Gothic style and thus display their love for this trend, as for the tattoo artist, for whom they constitute a challenge that will allow them to develop their talent, their genius and their creativity.
Gargoyles can also be seen on certain coats of arms and coats of arms, where they serve as protective symbols. Both men and women often place them on their backs and choose designs in black ink. The tattoo must be faithful to the original image and respect certain characteristic elements such as the demonic aspect, the grotesque, serious expression, the huge wings, the human form and the wrinkles, which are the essence of this creature.
It is often men who choose these designs. We are going to tell you a little bit about what we saw in this fantastic collection of gargoyle tattoos: an impressive drawing on the back of a man representing a gargoyle climbing using its claws, a gargoyle with shy eyes, a gargoyle with the appearance of a minotaur, a gargoyle on a wall, another on a castle tower and one with outstretched wings.
Beautiful original drawings that the people most impressed and inspired by this subject can represent on their bodies. There are countless existing designs. We can also see a sleeping gargoyle hiding its face, a gargoyle on a bicycle, a fairy about to kiss a gargoyle, another with chains, one of these creatures on a cross, another still thinking and a last one with horns, a tail and a trident.