30 Incredible Killer Whale Tattoo Designs with Meanings

In a previous post, we talked about the symbolic meanings of whale tattoos and now it’s time to learn about the significance of a killer whale tattoo.

While there are many similarities between all whales, the Orca or the killer whale stands out of them.

The killer whale is primarily distinguished from the rest of the whales through its characteristic colors, black and white and it is actually the largest member of the dolphin family.

The name of the killer whale comes from its strong jaws and its long and sharp teeth. Unlike dolphins, the Orca has no natural predators, being considered as an Apex predator. Hunting in groups and using different strategies, orcas are considered very intelligent animals. They travel together and are very protective, particularly with their babies, being symbols of family and protection.

As a tattoo, a killer whale represents a powerful symbolic meaning. The so recognizable black and white water creature is elegant and deadly at the same time. It is a strong, loyal and mysterious animal.

Orcas mate for life, therefore becoming symbols of enduring love, devotion, and faithfulness. So if you are looking for a way to express the infinitely connection with your soulmate you can call upon a killer whale tattoo.

Other important symbols of a killer whale tattoo are gentleness, danger, beauty, intelligence, and power.

#1 Little Orca on BicepKiller Whale Tattoo by kennysharkface Photo: kennysharkface

#2 Blue Ink Killer Whale TattooBlue Ink Killer Whale Tattoo by newkidtattooist Photo: newkidtattooist

#3 Beautiful Watercolor Killer Whale on ForearmWatercolor Killer Whale Tattoo by sagietattoo Photo: sagietattoo

#4 Yin Yang Orcas Yin Yang Orcas by alinothetentacle Photo: alinothetentacle

#5 Killer Whale With Geometric Elements on ThighKiller Whale With Geometric Elements by oeuvre_ink Photo: oeuvre_ink

#6 Killer Whale and Blue Wave on Back ShoulderKiller Whale and Blue Wave by justiceink_taipei Photo: justiceink_taipei

#7 Orca With Flowers and SeahorsesOrca Tattoo by caiorps Photo: caiorps

#8 Killer Whale and Crescent Moon on Inner ForearmKiller Whale and Crescent Moon by joekintztattoos Photo: joekintztattoos

#9 Orca With Cloud and Moon on WristOrca With Cloud and Moon by _park_tae_ Photo: _park_tae_

#10 Killer Whale Tattoo and PlanetsKiller Whale Tattoo and Planets by _park_tae_ Photo:  _park_tae_

  1. My love and I had a dream on the same night about an orca. I really believe that it is a sign that we will overcome our hardships and that we truly are meant for eachother. We both agreed on matching orca tattoos. Looking for an idea! Great pics! Thanks!

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