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Snow Tattoo Ideas

Snow is expected (at press) for the weekend ahead, and while Greater Vancouver weather forecasts are more like speculations than probabilities, a lot of people are excited. If you’re among them you’re clearly a fan of the frozen white stuff, so why not use it as inspiration for your next tattoo? Here are some ideas.

Top Five Tattoo Design Concepts for People That Love Snow


“You are not special. You are not a beautiful or unique snowflake. You’re the same decaying organic matter as everything else.” (Tyler Durden)

Leading into discussion about getting a snowflake tattoo with the above quote may seem like a juxtaposition, but we must address the elephant in the room. Yes, it may be cliche to compare the uniqueness of our individual personalities to the fact that no snowflake is ever the same, but who cares? A snowflake makes for a badass tattoo because like a fingerprint no flake has a duplicate, no matter how many billions may fall from the sky. This is because it changes from the moment it is “born” to the moment it hits the ground (or your tongue):

“Because a snowflake’s shape evolves as it journeys through the air, no two will ever be the same. Even two flakes floating side by side will each be blown through different levels of humidity and vapour to create a shape that is truly unique.” (BBC, UK)

The above details exactly why a snowflake is analogous to our own life journey. Good things and bad things happen that shape who we become and that is a big part of what makes us unique. Embrace this fact and combine it with your love of the snow and you won’t find a better tattoo concept. To make it even more customized, work hidden (to the naked eye) elements that convey who you are into the snowflake tattoo design. These elements may include a meaningful date, number, or symbol.

Snow Fam

A snowman/woman is an obvious option, but allow us to present another idea that is a sendup to the family car decal concept. Whether your current “family unit” consists of just you, your spouse, and labradoodle or there’s a whole brood with kids in tow, a “snow family” is a fun and satirical take on what you normally see on the back window of SUVs. Get it inked on your upper back for added effect.

Snow-Capped Trees or Mountains

Snow fans are also lovers of the great outdoors and find powder-capped trees and mountains to be far better screensavers than tropical beaches. In our article about winter tattoo ideas we have listed some especially scenic mountain-scapes across Canada that you can use as inspiration.

Snowboard (or Skis)

If you love snow then you are probably a snow-sport enthusiast. Whether you wax-up snowboards or skis at this time of the year, either makes for a great tattoo idea. Concepts can range from a standalone snowboard (your snowboard) to a set of vintage skis and poles mounted above a fireplace.

Snow Leopard

The snow leopard is one of Mother Nature’s greatest works. This beauty of a beast is listed on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Animals, making it a rare species – you may draw the analogy to you, accordingly. From tail to whisker the large mountain cat will exquisitely translate to a tattoo when done under the expert hand of one of our studio’s talented artists.

Whether you’re into one of the ideas above or have something else in mind Adrenaline Studios will bring your love of snow to life. Contact a tattoo shop near you (Vancouver or Toronto) to schedule your consultation.