Winter Themed Tattoos - Winter Tattoo Ideas


Daily temperatures around Greater Vancouver are barely cracking double-digits. You know what that means. Winter is…nah, we won’t say it. But yes indeed, the season that many have been waiting for is upon us. Some of you are especially fond of this time of the year, and like with any passion you are considering using it as a theme for your next tattoo. Let’s have a look at some concepts that you can discuss with your artist.

5 Tattoo Themes That Work Perfect for Those Who Adore the Winter Season


A Unique Snowflake

Is it true that like people, no snowflake is alike? Isn’t that just a myth?

“The probability that two snow crystals (a single ice crystal) or flakes (a snow crystal or multiple snow crystals stuck together) will be exactly alike in molecular structure and in appearance, is very minute. And to prove otherwise would not be easy. Each winter there are about 1 septillion (1, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000 or a trillion trillion) snow crystals that drop from the sky […] The scientific consensus states that the likelihood of two large snow crystals being identical is zero.” (U.S. Government Library of Congress)

Now that science and the LOC has cleared that up, you can feel free to get an intricate, distinctive, custom-designed snowflake tattoo that is analogous to the unique person that you are.

Snowscape Scene

There’s nothing like a visual of a landscape covered in snow to transport one’s senses to a magical winter wonderland. Choose your favorite setting to make it more meaningful to you. It could the mountainous (and snow-capped) backdrop of Whistler Blackcomb, or the Rhaetian railway set against the Albula-Bernina landscapes of Switzerland. Alternatively the scene could simply be plucked from your (or your tattooist’s) imagination.

A Winter Castle

This concept is inspired by our resident tattooist who specializes in black and grey tattoos and has a deep-seeded passion for architectural designs. A medieval castle with snow falling on to its spires from overhead is a fantastical winter themed tattoo that will be admired by all who look upon it.


Forget Frosty, how does a snowman tattoo designed in your likeness sound? We don’t mean physical facial characteristics (that could be creepy), but maybe your quirky smirk or even accessories such as your favorite chapeau (instead of the classic top hat) or other appendage that speaks to your passions (i.e. holding a snowboard, etc.). If you have a family, you can piggyback off of the car window sticker concept, and have your tattooist design a custom snow-family, complete with spouse, kids, and a snowball version of your dog or cat. How cool would that be?

Your Favorite Winter Activity 

If you live in Vancouver (or similar climate) and you adore winter, then there’s a good chance you’re an equal fan of some or all of the outdoor activities that coincide with this time of the year. Do you ski? View some ski tattoos for inspiration. Do you love ice-skating on a crisp winter day? Try on a vintage pair of ice-skates as a tattoo theme. The same goes for snowshoes and more.

Get your winter tattoo just in time to enjoy it through the season and many more to come.  Schedule a consultation at our downtown Vancouver tattoo studio today.

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