As a symbol of love and peace, the dove has become a popular tattoo design. Dove tattoos come in many different designs and patterns. Some come in simplistic colors while others are more elaborate. Oftentimes, dove tattoos are used in memory of a lost loved one. A dove tattoo can look nice on just about any part of the body from a small ankle tattoo to a larger more intricate back tattoo.
The dove tattoo can be paired with roses to show love or paired with an olive branch to show peace. Some dove tattoos are even placed with crosses to show one’s faith or religion. Along with meaning love and peace the dove can also symbolize a new beginning, since in Noah’s time, it was the dove that brought the branch to the ark to show land had been found. If you are for a dove tattoo and are not sure what design would be best, look below at these inspiring tattoos.
Fancy Dove Tattoo with Initials
A fancy simplistic dove tattoo with cursive initials above it in a bold script.
Dove, Snake and Skull
A white dove and skull tattoo with a snake crawling up the skull to get the dove as it flies off.
Colorful Dove Tattoo
A white and blue dove flying with a green olive branch in its mouth is an inspirational dove tattoo design.
Plump Line Art Dove Tattoo
This is a cute cartoonish line art dove with simplistic shadowing.
A Lovely Dove Tattoo
A greyscale dove tattoo with curly vines and a small red heart in its mouth.
Tiny Dove Wrist Tattoo
This is a tiny dove tattoo on the wrist to remind the wearer of the peace in their life.
Fancy Side Dove Tattoo
The wearer placed a fancy greyscale dove tattoo on their side.
Intricate Dove and Cross Tattoo
This is a dove tattoo with a lot of detail in simple colors with a cross and flowers around it on the arm.
Blue Dove and Flower Tattoo
Very wispy lines make this an elegant dove tattoo with some blue flowers around it.
Bold Black Dove Tattoo
Who said doves had to be white? This dove tattoo is a bold black design with large flowers in the background.
In Memory Dove Tattoo
A dove tattoo with a banner with the date of death and the word “daddy” in a intricate font below the dove.
Dove Tattoo with a Rose
A simple dove design in black holding a small red rose and a memorial to the wearer’s father.
Resting Dove Tattoo with an Olive Branch
The tattoo is a dove resting on an olive branch with a piece of it in its mouth on the wearer’s side.
Tribal Dove Tattoo
An all-black tribal dove tattoo with a small tribal olive branch in its mouth.
Realistic Dove Tattoo
A realistic greyscale dove tattoo resting on the wearer’s shoulder.
Ankle Dove and Key Tattoo
A white dove with a skeleton key just below its body resting on the wearer’s ankle.
Dove and Quote Tattoo
A dove in the center of an inspirational quote in bold black ink on the woman’s back.