Dangerous Dagger Tattoos – Tattoo Ideas, Artists and Designs


Watch out for the Ides of March!

This advice was given to Julius Caesar in William Shakespeare’s account of the life of the Roman Emperor. In the play, and in real life, Caesar didn’t listen to wise words and ended up being aired by 23 different daggers. Needless to say, it was not an experience he walked away from.

But what is the “Ides of March” anyway? Simply put, the Romans used to mark their months with indicators of the position of the moon. The Ides referred to the first new moon of the month and it tended to take place between March 13 and 15. These days we recognize the Ides of March as March 15th. So here’s a tattoo of, in Bill and Ted’s words, “that dressing guy.”

Unfortunately, while there are a ton of Julius Caesar tattoos out there, they all pretty much look the same. Although there are tons of different artistic depictions of the most famous Roman emperor, it seems tattoo artists based every Caesar tattoo on the exact same reference. It’s boring.

But you know what’s not boring? Daggers. Sharp, dangerous and deadly daggers. So let’s spend some time looking at these tattoos!

Is a dagger a knife? A big knife? A small sword? According to Wikipedia, the ultimate end of the settlement argument, a dagger must have a sharp point and two sharp sides. I guess it all comes down to semantics, but the one thing we can’t argue about is how badass they look. And the best thing about a dagger tattoo? You’re not going to accidentally cut yourself with one. Although I guess one downside is that you won’t be able to stab a tyrannical leader and save the Roman Republic with a tattoo… you’ll need a real dagger for that.

Also, Inked Magazine doesn’t condone assassinations, so let’s look at some awesome dagger tattoos instead, does that sound good?


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