Turtle tattoos range from whimsical and cute to having symbolic meaning. The Chinese believe the turtle symbolizes a long and thoughtful life. The turtle is a durable animal and can survive for hundreds of years. Thus some also get turtle tattoos to bring about luck for a long life.
A turtle has a shell that is strong and tough. That idea can also be an inspiration for the design. Meanwhile, sea turtle tattoo designs are popular in island communities. finally cartoon turtle tattoos are often favored by women and tend to be drawn in a cute design, such as the one below.
Here are a selection of turtle tattoo ideas for your inspiration.