Sun’s out, tats out. Spending the day at the beach is the best way to show off your ink. Bikinis and board shorts give you plenty of room to showcase your latest body art. From aquatic tats that match your setting to abstract tats that complement your swimsuit, we’ve got your beach body covered. If you know you’ll be showing some skin on the sand, it’s time to get temporarily tatted.
To get in a beachy mood, mark yourself with one of the ocean’s coolest creatures. Older than dinosaurs, jellyfish get by without a brain or a heart and use their groovy tentacles to sting animals that want to eat them—pretty smart for an organism with nothing going on upstairs. Celebrate these umbrella-shaped animals with a tat that won’t sting.
Product Name: Agua Viva
Dimensions: 1.0 x 2.6 inches
Long after you’ve boogie-boarded or surfed your heart out, keep the ocean’s waves close to your heart with our small, simple wave tattoo. From your collarbone or your ankle to the back of your neck or your bicep, you’ll be close to the beach while you’re sitting on it and when you’re back home.
Product Name: Ola
Dimensions: 2.6 x 0.4 inches
Love to sail? Just want to be anchored to your beach chair? Try out this temporary anchor tat. If metaphors are more your jam, consider this old saying: “Life’s roughest storms prove the strength of our anchors.” Hopefully, you don’t have a care in the world while your toes are in the sand, but if you do, at least you have a cool tat!
Product Name: Sirimiri
Dimensions: 2.6 x 1.6 inches
Go all out with an octopus tattoo for your day trip to the beach. This eight-legged beast is known for its ability to squirt ink at its enemies (blinding them!), so it only makes sense that this tattoo is heavily inked. Octopuses have three hearts, so if you’re a guy or gal with a big heart, an octopus is a great choice. Bonus: when it’s time to cover up, this creature’s legs look gnarly peeking out of short sleeves. Fun fact: two thirds of an octopus’s neurons are in its tentacles rather than its brain, meaning that while the brain is busy thinking about what’s for lunch, the tentacles can do their own thing. If you’ve got a big heart and limbs with a mind of their own, this is really the perfect tat for you.
Product Name: Eight Foot
Dimensions: 3.0 x 3.6 inches
Have a bikini that shows off your breastbone? Fill that space with our elegant rose tattoo. Big enough to add interest but small enough not to take over, this tattoo will complement many swimsuits. And it’s always good to have a reminder that every rose has its thorn—especially when there are cute volleyball players checking you out across the sand.
Product Name: Amber Flush
Dimensions: 2.2 x 2.5 inches
6. Phases of the Moon
This tattoo of the phases of the moon looks bangin’ horizontally or vertically, and since we have the moon to thank for the ocean’s waves, it’s all too appropriate for the beach. From sunup to sundown, this tattoo brings science to the beach, and looks especially great creeping down the neck or back.
Product Name: Eigengrau
Dimensions: 0.5 x 4.5 inches
For a different take on the lunar theme, consider this alternative:
Product Name: Vielen Monden
Dimensions: 0.5 x 4.5 inches
7. Geometric Lotus
This lotus-inspired tattoo is the perfect to showcase some underboob at the beach. Place it over your breastbone for a sexy accent to your swimwear.
Product Name: Nama
Dimensions: 3.5 inches
Give the humble starfish a seat at the table with this sketch-inspired tattoo. This tattoo will get you in the mood for sand and surf, and may even inspire some subconscious kindness, thanks to the infamous Starfish Parable.
Product Name: Aster Eidos
Dimensions: 1.25 x 1.25 inches
Interested in trying our freehand ink bottles? Combine our ink with your ideas for a custom beachy tat.
Check out these tattoos to get your creative juices flowing:
Create something like this wave scene on your body. Our ink can create a big story on even the smallest body parts.
Your feet are on prominent display at the beach, so take the foot tattoo to new levels by incorporating the arch of your foot into your design, like this gorgeous tattoo.
Going topless at the beach, ladies? Frame your breasts with a beautiful tattoo like this one. Keeping your suit on? Use our freehand ink to create beautiful designs that expertly hug the contours of your bikini or one-piece.
Keep the sound of the ocean close at all times with a conch shell tattoo like this one. We just hope your trip to the beach is nothing like Lord of the Flies…
Exude mermaid vibes with a tat like this one. Steal the abstract approach of this tattoo for your own take on Ariel or King Triton.
Confident in your drawing skills? Get ambitious by inking a scene like this one that spans multiple parts of your body. From lighthouses and cliffs to waves and sunsets, use our ink to channel your inner landscape painter.