The stomach is a phenomenal place for a tattoo because it provides a large, flat patch of skin for the canvas. The stomach is ideal for large pieces because of the vast space and because the skin is easy to work with pieces can be detailed and elaborate. This article compiles 90 images of stomach tattoos for tattoo enthusiasts that have the guts to get their belly inked.

Heart-Shaped Hand Sign, All Seeing Eye, and Sparrows

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An all-seeing-eye flanked by two sparrows sits underneath a pair of hands forming the shape of a heart in this black and gray tattoo.

“Walk Peacefully…”

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This stomach tattoo, rendered above the wearer’s belly button in black ink, features the quote, “Walk peacefully on heavens streets, you’ve done your time in hell.”

Broken Skull

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A broken skull features a dystopic red cityscape in the eye sockets in this morbid tattoo.

Swooping Owl Stomach Tattoo

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A swooping owl is rendered underneath the wearer’s belly button in this black and gray tattoo.

“Thy Will Be Done”

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A black and gray anchor with a wood-grain feature is illustrated on the wearer’s stomach in this tattoo.

Lotus Tattoo Design

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An elaborate lotus design is created using bold black lines in this tattoo.

Portraits and Teepees

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Traditionally styled and colored profile portraits of a woman and a skull wearing headdresses face each other underneath an arrowhead vignette featuring teepees in this stomach tattoo.

Wolf Portrait

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A wolf with a red jewel in the middle of its head is accompanied by a pair of roses in this black, gray, and red tattoo.

Heart-Shaped Hand Sign Revisited

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Once again we see the tattoo featuring hands forming the shape of a heart, an all-seeing-eye, and sparrows.

Swooping Eagle

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A traditionally styled eagle with a craned neck is portrayed on the wearer’s stomach in black and gray ink in this tattoo.

Love and Hope Handguns

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A pair of hyper-realistic handguns are illustrated in black and gray ink. The left handguns handle reads love while the handle of the right handgun reads hope.

Green Lotus

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A green lotus design embellished with dangling beads is featured in this tattoo rendered above the wearer’s belly button.

Lion Portrait

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A detailed lion portrait features black swirls in the background of this black and gray tattoo.

Mandala Inspired Stomach Tattoo Design

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A mandala inspired design is created using bold black lines in this tattoo.

Daggered Wolf 

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A wolf with a dagger through its head is flanked by a pair of roses in this morbid tattoo.

Abstract Stomach Tattoo Design

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A simple scrolled design is rendered in black ink underneath the wearer’s belly button in this tattoo.

Ornate Skull

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A black and gray skull with gold embellishments is accompanied by a pair of roses in this tattoo rendered on the right side of the wearer’s stomach.

Skull and Seascape

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A cresting wave serves as the background for a black and gray skull in this tattoo.

Feather Vignette

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An eye is rendered near the base of a feather in this black and gray tattoo illustrated on the left side of the wearer’s stomach.

Embellished Skull

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A skull is surrounded by a mandala-inspired design in this black and gray tattoo.

Plethora of Images

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Multiple images contribute to this collage of tattoos.

Snake Monster and Flowers

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A serpent with a forked tongue is accompanied by flowers in this tattoo comprised entirely of outlines.

Dagger through the Stomach

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Praying hands, a piercing dagger, butterflies, stars, and card suits all contribute to this collage of tattoos.

Peacock Tail

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Peacock feathers, flowers, and jewels all contribute to this colorful tattoo rendered on the left side of the wearer’s stomach.

Pair of Sixguns

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A pair of sixguns are comprised entirely of black outlines in this tattoo.

Nondescript Images

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The images in this tattoo are indistiguishable, all that I can say for sure is they are composed of black outlines.

All Seeing Eye

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Wings and an all seeing eye contribute to this tattoo rendered above the wearer’s belly button.

Confections

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A piece of cake, a donut, and a piece of candy are featured in this tattoo rendered on the left side of the wearer’s stomach.

“Don’t Say I Quit”

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A banner reading, “Don’t say I quit,” is flanked by a pair of diamonds in this tattoo featured underneath an upside-down pair of birds.

Rams Head

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A rams head is flanked by a pair of red flowers in this predominanty black and red tattoo featured above the wearer’s belly button.

Sad Heart

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A frowning heart is embellished with tear drop shaped designs in this black and gray tattoo rendered above the wearer’s belly button.

Mandala Inspired Design

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A flower serves as the centerpiece of this black and gray rendered above the wearer’s belly button.

Abstract Design

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An abstract swirling black and gray design is featured on the upper half of the wearer’s stomach in this tattoo.

Bird Silhouettes

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Five flying birds are illustrated on the left side of the wearer’s stomach in this black and gray tattoo.

Interweaving Abstract Design

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An interwoven design covered in a diamond-shaped pattern is portrayed in black ink in this tattoo.

Purple Flowers

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A pair of purple flowers are rendered on the left side of the wearer’s stomach in this tattoo.

Deer Skull

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A deer skull pierced with an arrow is surrounded by red roses in this tattoo.

Swooping Owl

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An owl swooping in for an attack is rendered in black and gray ink in this tattoo.

Plethora of Images Revisited

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A spider, rose, horse with a body tied to it, gravestones, nails, and many more images contribute to this black and gray tattoo collage.

Abstract Design

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Abstract interpretations of dandelions and roses are featured in this black tattoo that surrounds the wearer’s belly button.

Owl

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This awkwardly angled photo shows a black and gray owl inked underneath the wearer’s belly button.

Kabuki Mask

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A black and red kabuki is potrayed around the wearer’s belly button in this tattoo.

Mermaid and Quote

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A mermaid with an exceptionally long tail is portrayed in this black and gray tattoo rendered above the wearer’s belly button.

Abstract Design

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An abstract black and gray design utilizing triangular patterns and scrolled designs is rendered underneath the wearer’s belly button in this tattoo.

Elegant Design

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An indistinguishable bird is illustrated on the wearer’s stomach in black and gray ink in this tattoo.

 

Quite Possibly, The Worst Grammar Mankind Has Ever Seen

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This horrifically punctuated tattoo features a quote that should read, “In your hate, I found god. In your sin, I found love. In your faith, I found forgiveness.” The quote is illustrated in a black script font.

Bear and Landscape

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A bear with lopsided eyes is surrounded by mountainscapes and a crescent moon in this black tattoo.

Heart and Infinity Symbol

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A heart intertwined with an infinity sign is rendered in black ink on the right side of the wearer’s stomach in this tattoo.

Daggered Heart

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A heart adorned with three flowers is pierced with three daggers in this black and red tattoo rendered above the wearer’s belly button.

Animal Portraits and Illegible Quote

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The word sister is spelled out in an elaborate font above the wearer’s belly button while a wolfs head, moth, and horses head are portrayed below the wearer’s belly button.

Nested Chicken

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A nested chicken is portrayed above the wearer’s belly button in black and gray ink in this tattoo.

Hand with Heart-Shaped Hole

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A portrait of a woman and a hand with a heart shaped hole are portrayed on the wearer’s stomach in black ink in this tattoo.

Cat-Shaped Flower Vignette

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The outline of a cat serves as the vignette for multiple pink roses in this tattoo rendered on the left side of the wearer’s stomach.

Shark and Shark/Mermaid Hybrid

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A shark, a mermaid with shark parts, and a blue jewel compose this trio of tattoos.

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A mandala sits next to a heart shaped design reading S.O.S. in this black and gray tattoo set.

Horse Portraits

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A trio of horses are surrounded by a flower frame in this tattoo comprised of black outlines.

Deconstructed Skull

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A deconstructed deer skull is connected by a series of dots in this black and gray tattoo illustrated above the wearer’s belly button.

Embellished Moth

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A black and gray moth is adorned with hanging beads and a yellow jewel in this tattoo rendered above the wearer’s belly button.

Sun Tattoo Set

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A personified sun embellished with dots in this black and gray tattoo rendered on the right side of the wearer’s stomach.

Stylized Lion Portrait

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A stylized sketch-style portrait of a lion is portrayed in a muted color palette in this tattoo.

Black and Gray Mandala

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A black and gray half-mandala is portrayed on the upper half of the wearer’s stomach in this tattoo.

Butterfly, Eagle, and Roses

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An eagle perched atop the stem of a rose sits below a butterfly and above a grim reaper in this black and gray tattoo.

Abstract Mandala Inspired Design

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An abstract design comprised of a repeating pattern and a half mandala design are portrayed in this black and gray tattoo.

 

Trio of Roses

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A trio of sketch-style roses are portrayed below the wearer’s belly button in this black and gray tattoo.

Feather Shaped Vignette

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A feather serves as the outline for a portrait of tiger eyes in this black and gray tattoo.

Dark Rose and Flowers

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An excessively dark rose is flanked by two flowers in this black and gray tattoo.

Lotus Flower

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A lotus comprised of bold black outlines is accompanied by the namaste symbol in this tattoo illustrated under the wearer’s belly button.

“Only God Can Judge Me”

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The cliche quote, “Only god can judge me,” is inked in a black script font in this tattoo.

Mandala Inspired Design

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A mandala inspired design is inked around the wearer’s belly button in this black and gray tattoo.

 

Insect

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 A bumblebee is embellished with flowers and plants in this black and gray tattoo.

Stylized Wolf Portrait

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A stylized wolf portrait with the nose of the animal surrounding the wearer’s belly button is rendered in black and gray ink and embellished with a red heart.

 

Winged Bike Bell

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A winged pocket watch rendered in a pink and green color palette is illustrated under the wearer’s belly button in this tattoo.

 

“If I Can Dream”

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The quote, “If I can dream,” is accompanied by multiple images including hearts, mushrooms, a pig, and horse portraits in this black and gray tattoo collage.

“I Just Don’t Feel Incredible”

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A lower mandible is accompanied by the quote, “I just don’t feel incredible,” in this tattoo rendered entirely in black ink.

Victorian Design

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Ornate black and gray scrolls create a heart shape in this tattoo.

“Soy La…”

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A stylized font spells out the Spanish phrase, “Soy la mejor,” meaning, “I am the best,” under the wearer’s belly button in this black tattoo.

Woman Holding Flag with Eagle

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This black and gray tattoo depicts a woman in the foreground standing on a shield while holding a flag and an eagle in the background. The entire piece utilizes traditional styling.

Multiple Images

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An eagle, kabuki mask, flowers, and portraits comprise this black and gray tattoo collage.

Mandala Inspired Design

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An ornate black and gray design is rendered just under the wearer’s breast plate in this tattoo.

Mammoth Skulls and Rat Portrait

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A rat face is surrounded by flowers and elephant skulls in this brightly colored tattoo collage.

Galaxy and Winged Rodent

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A cosmic swilr leads to a bear in a costume dancing around a fire in this conceptually obscure black and gray tattoo.

Daggered Hand

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A trio of flowers surround a daggered hand while a crescent moon wraps around the wearer’s belly button in this black and gray tattoo.

“I Can Dream”

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Here we see the, “I can dream,” tattoo from earlier at a different angle.

Deer Skull

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A stylized owl is surrounded by a wavy black pattern in this tattoo rendered on the wearer’s chest.

“Brooklyn” Skull

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The bottom half of a skull surrounded by a wreath is illustrated above the word Brooklyn in this tattoo.

Medusa

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The mythological beast Medusa is depicted under the wearer’s belly button in black and gray ink in this tattoo.

Alien Abduction

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An alien abduction is illustrated in black and gray ink in this tattoo.

Serpent

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A snake coiled in multiple different directions is depicted in black and gray ink in this tattoo.

Ornate Crown

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A golden crown embellished with blue and pink jewels is depicted in this tattoo.

Eagle

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An eagle with a craned neck is portrayed in this feintly colored tattoo.

Kabuki Mask

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A kabuki mask wearing a samurai helmet is composed using a black outline in this tattoo.

Serpents and All Seeing Eye

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A pair of snakes and three eyes are rendered in this odd collection of tattoos.

Possessed Portrait

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A portrait of a demonic woman is adorned with wings embellished with roses in this black and gray tattoo.