Guys, let me let you in on a little secret. Halloween isn’t the only holiday that inspires amazing tattoos. Christmas is one of our favorite holidays of the year and tattoos are fantastically festive. If you are a big fan of Christmas, there are so many different directions you can go, from Christmas trees and gifts to elves and “Diehard”. But one of our absolute favorites to see is the reindeer.
Deer tattoos are very common in tattooing and reindeer tattoos bring that little extra something to the table. There are many ways to interpret a reindeer as a tattoo, whether you go for something more realistic or cartoonish. But, we’re still excited to see a tribute to Rudolph enter the mix.
If you are unfamiliar with Rudolph’s story, let me give you a little reminder. In the story, there are many reindeer living at the North Pole who play reindeer games and pull Santa’s sleigh around the world. These reindeer include, but are not limited to, Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, and Blitzen. Rudolph is the ninth and youngest reindeer in the group, who has been ostracized from his peers because of his red nose. However, when the time comes to give gifts to children around the world, Rudolph’s shiny red nose comes in handy and he saves the day by leading the team through a severe storm.
In popular culture, the most recognizable portrayal of this story on screen is the 1964 television special, “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.” This special was presented in stop motion and became an instant Christmas classic.
In honor of Rudolph and all the other reindeer, take a look at 60 of our favorite tattoos from talented tattoo artists from around the world. So let us know your favorite reindeer of the bunch in the comments section on social media.