12 Cloud Tattoos (Cloud Tattoo Designs and Meanings)

Cloud tattoos are adored by many. In this article, we take a look at cloud tattoos and the various meanings behind them.

Cloud tattoos are beautiful. They can be tattooed in various different styles depending on what you want. Soft, plump, fluffy tattoos are cute and playful. Thick-lined, dark clouds are very sharp and attractive.

Let’s take a brief look at cloud tattoos and some of the common reasons behind them.

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Cloud Tattoo Meanings

There are no set reasons behind cloud tattoos. It’s all up to what you want the tattoo to represent. Regardless, clouds actually represent many different things in different cultures.

  • Heaven and earth – In Chinese culture, clouds symbolize the celestial realm as they sit between heaven and earth. In fact, it’s said that dragons were able to create clouds with their breath.
  • Emotional states – In Hindu culture, clouds are a representation of your emotional states. Dark, ominous clouds may suggest there’s a level of turmoil in your life at the moment, while white clouds represent peace, hope, and love.
  • Head in the clouds – For daydreamers, a cloud tattoo could represent your mind always being in the clouds. Getting lost in your thoughts and pondering new ideas is something you’re familiar with, and maybe you want to get a cloud tattoo to represent this.

Now that you’re aware of some of the common reasons behind cloud tattoos, let’s take a look at some of the coolest cloud tattoos from talented artists around the world!

Cloud Tattoo Ideas and Inspiration

Check out some of the coolest and attractive cloud tattoos from talented artists around the world. Be sure to show the artist some love by checking out their page in the photo credit!

Cloud Tattoo Outline

Thick line cloud tattoo.
Thick line cloud tattoo by @daanboets.

Tattoo Clouds and Mountains

Mountains with clouds tattoo.
Mountains with clouds tattoo by @bladestattoos.

Cloud with Daggers

Cloud raining daggers tattoo.
Cloud raining daggers tattoo by @floridagothtattoo.

Tattoos with Clouds

Cloud burst tattoo.
Black cloud burst tattoo by @cjamtattoos.

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Cloud Tattoo on Hand

Cloud eye raining tattoo.
Cloud eye raining tattoo @tarattattoos.

Cloud Tattoo Background

Colored cloud eye tattoo.
Colored cloud eye tattoo by @thomazfernando.

Ladder to Cloud

Ladder to cloud tattoo.
Ladder to cloud tattoo by @gypsy.tattoo.

Cloud Tattoos on Forearm

Colored sprinkles cloud tattoo.
Colored sprinkles cloud tattoo by @sdl_one.

Cloud Tattoo Shading

Home in the clouds tattoo.
Home in the clouds tattoo by @klax.tattooer.

Small Cloud Tattoo

Small cloud tattoo on wrist.
Small cloud tattoo on wrist by @siro_tattoo310.

Clouds Tattoo Sleeve

Clouds tattoo sleeve with sun rays
Clouds tattoo sleeve with sun rays by @horizon_sam.

Cloud Tattoo Filler

Cloud tattoo filler
Cloud tattoo filler by @marcushammertattoo.

Featured image by @ziho_gallery.

Cloud Tattoos FAQ

What do cloud tattoos mean?

Cloud tattoos have many different meanings. In Chinese culture, clouds represent the celestial realm as they sit between heaven and earth. In fact, it's said that dragons were able to create clouds with their breath. In Hindu culture, they represent your emotional states. Dark, ominous clouds may suggest there's a level of turmoil in your life at the moment, while white clouds represent peace, hope, and love.

Who gets cloud tattoos?

Anyone can get a cloud tattoo. Their design can be incorporated and mixed with many different styles or subject matter.


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