21 Bad-Ass Knuckle Tattoos
Knuckle tattoos are not for everyone. Some people are quick to stereotype you as a possible drinker who made a big mistake. The real truth with knuckle tattoos is that most people who choose the knuckles tattoos do so because they have a deep personal or deeply symbolic message and they truly want the world to see it.
Knuckle tattoos are typically made up with one letter or symbol tattooed under each knuckle, and the thumb is almost always not used. Each hand gives you room for four letters or symbols. When you have your fist closed the four letters or symbols are easy to read. Knuckle tattoos are most often seen as letters or symbols like true love, lost soul, game over, epic fail or the suits of cards, hearts , moons, stars, skulls, keys and locks just to name a few.
Card Symbols Knuckle Tattoo
This knuckle tattoo is classic with the suit of playing cards. The heart and diamond placement and design is very cool.
Nintendo Knuckle Tattoo
These great Nintendo symbols are pretty darn nice.
Card Symbols Knuckle Tattoo
This knuckle tattoo is classic playing card symbols with very nice shading detail.
“Hold Fast” Knuckle Tattoo
This knuckle tattoo is pretty wild. This is a great example of a deep personal message to the wearer.
Maori Style Knuckle Tattoo
This Maori tattoo sleeve pattern wraps around the hand and makes a great knuckle tattoo.
Technology Symbols Knuckle Tattoo
This is a cool dark ink knuckle tattoo design. This wearer is sharing thier love of technology!
Skull and Bow Thumb Knuckle Tattoo
Great little tattoo design; the skull is very popular in knuckle tattoos and looks great with the bow.
Knuckle Tattoo Using Bands
This is an example of a personal meaning knuckle tattoo. Looks great in the band form.
Grenade Knuckle Tattoo
This is a very cool hand grenade tattoo; knuckle tattoo gone crazy!
Game Over Knuckle Tattoo
Very nice “game over” knuckle tattoo; looks very good in red ink.
Anchor Knuckle Tattoo with Meaning
These are nice anchor tattoos; plenty of detail in this small piece. Notice that they are on the wearers ring fingers!
Year Knuckle Tattoos
Your date of birth is very popular with knuckle tattoos.
Love Knuckle Tattoo
Personal quotes like this look great when tattooed on the knuckles.
Anti-Hero Knuckle Tattoo
This is a great example of a symbolic meaning tattoo that wears well on the knuckles.
Approximate Year Knuckle Tattoo
The year 1984 has obvious meaning to this wearer. However the use of the abbreviation for “estimated” is quite humorous for not knowing the exact day!
Epic Fail Knuckle Tattoo
This Epic Fail tattoo looks great in the two tone colored ink.
True Love Knuckle Tattoo
This True Love tattoo on the knuckles is a great way to show the world you have found your true love.
Lost Soul Knuckle Tattoo
Knuckle tattoos can express your feelings about how you feel in life.
Valley Girl Knuckle Tattoo
Now this is a cool valley girl tattoo. It looks a little over the top, but that sums up a real valley girl!
Evolution Knuckle Tattoo
This is an outstanding knuckle tattoo; great design and detail work in this evolution tattoo.
Cash Knuckle Tattoo
This design here is very popular now days with the ladies.