50+Monkey Tattoos with Meanings

Monkeys are the intelligent and resourceful creatures in the world. They resemble humans comparatively other animals. The way they eat and behave represent similarities between monkeys and humans. In Indian culture, Hanuman is called the god of monkeys and is worshiped. A monkey tattoo also symbolizes fun, curiosity, playfulness, greed, compassion, balance, sociability, strength, fertility, harmony, charm, grace, spirituality, and protection. These are the main reasons why people love to get themselves inked with monkey tattoos. There is an endless list of different types of monkey tattoos with their respective meanings and explanations. Here, in this article, you will know different monkey tattoos and their meanings.

Shaded Monkey Tattoo

Meaning: This tattoo includes both light and dark shadings. It also symbolizes fun, creativity, grace, imagination, balance, harmony, charm, and compassion.

  • Angel Monkey Tattoo

 Angel Monkey Tattoo

Meaning: In this tattoo, the angel monkey is playing a harp clipart instrument which, signifies positiveness, balance, protection, grace, charm, harmony, compassion, good luck, spirituality, divine connection, guidance, and abundance.

  • ‘Monkey holding a Cup of Tea’ Tattoo

'Monkey holding a Cup of Tea' Tattoo

Meaning: The tattoo symbolizes patience, charm, grace, stability, balance, harmony, fertility, courage, compassion, good luck, strength, determination, growth, abundance, focus, and new beginnings.

  • ‘Monkey and the UFO’ Tattoo 

 'Monkey and the UFO' Tattoo

Meaning: It signifies creativity, patience, charm, grace, stability, balance, harmony, fertility, courage, and imagination. It also describes the nature of the wearer who might like scientific things.

  • Curvy Outlined Monkey Tattoo

Curvy Outlined Monkey Tattoo

Meaning: A simple form of line patterns that symbolizes creativity, grace, balance, harmony, imagination, changes, and stability.

  • ‘Monkey holding Balloons’ Tattoo

'Monkey holding Balloons' Tattoo

Meaning: This tattoo represents happiness, joy, fun, laugh, harmony, playfulness, charm, new beginnings, balance, compassion, creativity, good luck, and stability.

  • ‘Monkey riding a Bicycle’ Tattoo

'Monkey riding a Bicycle' Tattoo

Meaning: The tattoo symbolizes playfulness, joy, fun, enjoyment, patience, charm, grace, stability, balance, harmony, fertility, courage, compassion, good luck, focus, and new beginnings.

  • Fighting Monkey Tattoo

Fighting Monkey Tattoo

Meaning: A fighting monkey tattoo represents strength, power, courage, new beginnings, protection, abundance, fertility, harmony, grace, intelligence, and bravery.

  • ‘The Three Monkeys’ Tattoo

'The Three Monkeys' Tattoo

Meaning: These three wise monkey’s tattoo is a Japanese pictorial maxim that represents this principle which says, ‘SEE NO EVIL, HEAR NO EVIL, and SPEAK NO EVIL.’ It symbolizes intelligence, patience, charm, grace, stability, balance, harmony, courage, strength, determination, growth, abundance, and focus.

  • ‘Monkey lifting Weight’ Tattoo

'Monkey lifting Weight' Tattoo

Meaning: This tattoo signifies power, strength, courage, balance, stability, sociability, protection, power, bravery, masculinity, confidence, authority, unity, and consistency.

  • ‘Family of Monkey’ Tattoo

'Family of Monkey' Tattoo

Meaning: Love, care, togetherness, bonds, emotions, and passion symbolizes this tattoo. It also depicts the wearer’s emotions, attachments, and affection for his/her respective families.

  • Wildlife-Theme Monkey Tattoo

Wildlife Theme Monkey Tattoo

Meaning: Wildlife is one of the most important factors of nature and every creature plays a vital role in the ecosystem. This tattoo symbolizes power, prosperity, rejuvenation, and serenity.

  •  ‘Monkey with the Cherry Blossom’ Tattoo

'Monkey with the Cherry Blossom' Tattoo

Meaning: The tattoo signifies love, beauty, delicacy, passion, renewal, spring season, abundance, grace, purity, and it also represents the fact that everything is short-lived.

  • ‘A Monkey playing a Guitar’ Tattoo

'A Monkey playing a Guitar' Tattoo

Meaning: It represents enjoyment, playfulness, freshness, happiness, fun, goodness, balance, persistence, focus, confidence, and resourcefulness.

  •  ‘The Monkey King’ Tattoo

'The Monkey King' Tattoo6

Meaning: The tattoo symbolizes power, authority, royalty, strength, bravery, patience, charm, grace, stability, balance, harmony, fertility, courage, compassion, good luck, determination, growth, and abundance.

  •  ‘Monkey and the Snake’ Tattoo

'Monkey and the Snake' Tattoo

Meaning: The tattoo symbolizes patience, stability, balance, harmony, fertility, courage, compassion, good luck, strength, determination, growth, abundance, focus,  freedom, bravery, wisdom, and power. This also symbolizes the wearer’s personality who might be passionate, courageous, and independent.

  • 3D Monkey Tattoo

3D Monkey Tattoo

Meaning: This 3D tattoo gives the realistic appearance of the monkey, It signifies, grace, stability, balance, harmony, fertility, courage, focus, and new beginnings.

  •  ‘Monkey and Panda’ Tattoo

'Monkey and Panda' Tattoo

Meaning: It symbolizes peace, calmness, fun, entertainment, good luck, positivity, patience, charm, grace, stability, balance, harmony, fertility, courage, compassion, strength, determination, growth, abundance, focus, new beginnings, and rejuvenation.

  • ‘Monkey tired of Eating’ Tattoo

 'Monkey tired of Eating' Tattoo

Meaning: The tattoo represents laziness, freedom, fun, balance, compassion, charm, fertility, playfulness, harmony, enjoyment, and carefree. It also describes the nature of the wearer who might food lover and enjoys their own company.

  • ‘Monkey with the Palm’ Tattoo

'Monkey with the Palm' Tattoo

Meaning: It is a cute tattoo that signifies eternity, peace, calmness, intuitions, renewal, evolution, protection, growth, wisdom, tenderness, and victory.

  • ‘Monkey with the Rainbow’ Tattoo

'Monkey with the Rainbow' Tattoo

Meaning: Rainbow is the splash of colors, positivity, and new beginnings. This tattoo signifies positivity, wisdom, opportunities, good luck, magic, protection, and harmony.

  • Monkey Skeleton Tattoo

Monkey Skeleton Tattoo

Meaning: The tattoo symbolizes patience, charm, grace, stability, balance, harmony, fertility, courage, compassion, good luck, strength, determination, growth, abundance, focus, and new beginnings.

  •  Ornamental Monkey Tattoo

Ornamental Monkey Tattoo

Meaning: The tattoo symbolizes patience, charm, grace, stability, balance, harmony, fertility, courage, compassion, good luck, strength, determination, growth, abundance, focus, and new beginnings.

  •  ‘Monkey holding a Bomb’ Tattoo

'Monkey holding a Bomb' Tattoo

Meaning: A monkey holding a bomb represents playfulness, trickster, fun, courage, laugh, protection, balance, imagination, creativity, thoughtfulness.

  • ‘A Monkey and a Clown’ Tattoo

'A Monkey and a Clown' Tattoo

Meaning: A monkey is seen on the shoulders of a clown that represents enjoyment, playfulness, tricks, creativity, hard work, patience, explore, freedom, and friendliness,

  •  Buddha Monkey Tattoo

Buddha Monkey Tattoo

Meaning: In many cultures, monkeys are addressed as messengers of gods. The buddha monkey tattoo highlights the nature of the wearer who might believe in spirituality, calmness, peace, connections, meditation, and courage.

  • ‘Monkey holding Peaches’ Tattoo

'Monkey holding Peaches' Tattoo

Meaning: This tattoo symbolizes longevity, richness, peace, calmness, happiness, balance, compassion, protection, harmony, fertility, and grace.

  •  Cosmic Monkey Tattoo

Cosmic Monkey Tattoo

Meaning: Cosmic tattoos are all about the universe, spirituality, new beginnings, cycles of life; birth, growth, maturity, death, and rebirth. It also highlights the nature of the wearer who might belives in divine connection, love, and past life.

  • ‘Monkey on the Skateboard’ Tattoo

'Monkey on the Skateboard' Tattoo

Meaning: It signifies playfulness, fun, trickster, fertility, courage, enjoyment, creativity, resourcefulness, laughs, naughtiness, and curiosity.

  • Green Monkey Tattoo

Green Monkey Tattoo

Meaning: This tattoo represents protection, fertility, harmony, grace, charm, compassion, balance, renewal, stability, affection, and new beginnings.

  • Mandala Monkey Tattoo

Mandala Monkey Tattoo

Meaning: The circle’ is the Sanskrit definition of the word mandala. In Hinduism and Buddhism, the mandala is associated with a spiritual symbol that represents the universe. The mandala’s objective is to guide us on our spiritual journey. It also signifies balance, progress, peace, spiritual awakening, and good luck.

  • Tribal Monkey Tattoo

Tribal Monkey Tattoo

Meaning: The tribal tattoo is popular since ancient times as it signifies heritage, tribal trust, loyalty, strength, spiritual guidance, spiritual awakening, and justice. It also symbolizes good fortune, prosperity, wealth, and happiness.

  • ‘Monkey reading Books’ Tattoo

'Monkey reading Books' Tattoo

Meaning: It depicts the nature of the wearer who might like to gain knowledge or like to read books.

  • Cartoon Character Monkey Tattoo

Cartoon Character Monkey Tattoo

Meaning: This is a cartoon character named Abu who first appeared in the movie Aladdin(1992). Abu is portrayed as a mischievous character who always helps his friend Aladdin. This is the main reason why people like to get an Abu tattoo. This character got a lot of popularity.

  • Watercolor Monkey Tattoo

Watercolor Monkey Tattoo

Meaning: All the colors popping up make it look vivid, lively, and subtle. The tattoo also signifies patience, happiness, peace, courage, tenderness, nobility, freedom, fulfillment, cheerfulness, and balance.

  • Realistic Monkey Tattoo

Realistic Monkey Tattoo

Meaning: These types of tattoos give the realistic appearance of the monkey. It also describes the nature of the wearer who might like realistic things or designs.

  • ‘Monkey holding a Skull’ Tattoo

'Monkey holding a Skull' Tattoo

Meaning: This tattoo represents overcoming the difficulties in life, protection, and strength. It is believed that those who wear this tattoo do not fear death, and they believe in their growth.

  • ‘Monkey hanging from Branch’ Tattoo

'Monkey hanging from Branch' Tattoo

Meaning: The tattoo symbolizes happiness, playfulness, curiosity, fun, resourcefulness, courage, fertility, enjoyment, fulfillment, cleverness, and activeness.

  • ‘Monkey holding a Glass Shaped Lamp’ Tattoo

'Monkey holding a Glass Shaped Lamp' Tattoo

Meaning: A monkey holding a lamp symbolizes light, hopes, new beginnings, renewal, balance, fertility, harmony, balance, and progress.

  • ‘Monkey with the broken Heart’ Tattoo

'Monkey with the broken Heart' Tattoo

Meaning: This tattoo represents love, feelings, emotions, connection, compassion, affection, grace, protection, and strength.

  • ‘Monkey riding a Tiger’ Tattoo

'Monkey riding a Tiger' Tattoo

Meaning: It signifies patience, charm, grace, compassion, good luck, strength, determination, growth, abundance, aggression, fearlessness, royalty, independence, and superiority.

  • ‘Monkey holding a Key’ Tattoo

Monkey holding a Key Tattoo

Meaning: A monkey holding a key represents secrets, mysteries, protection, and balance.

  • Angry Monkey Tattoo

Angry Monkey Tattoo

Meaning: This angry monkey describes curiosity, witness, playfulness, trickster, aggression, expressive, and carefree attitude.

  • ‘Monkey holding a Knife’ Tattoo

'Monkey holding a Knife' Tattoo

Meaning: In this tattoo, the monkey is holding a knife, which signifies power, potential, fearlessness, courage, protection, and strength. It also describes the nature of the wearer who might be brave, confident, independent, and stable.

  • ‘A Monkey Juggling’ Tattoo

'A Monkey Juggling' Tattoo

Meaning: This tattoo symbolizes patience, playfulness, fun, sociability, intelligence, curiosity, activeness, charm, grace, stability, balance, harmony, fertility, courage, abundance, focus, and resourcefulness.

  • ‘A Monkey holding a Rose’ Tattoo

'A Monkey holding a Rose' Tattoo

Meaning: The tattoo represents hopes, renewal, new beginnings, fertility, good luck, compassion, love, balance, charm, grace, protection, and stability.

  • Japanese Style Monkey Tattoo

Japanese Style Monkey Tattoo

Meaning: Monkeys are considered as the actual embodiments of gods in Japanese tradition. They also represent cleverness, amusement, bravery, fertility, and childlike playfulness.

  • ‘A Pirate Monkey’ Tattoo

'A Pirate Monkey' Tattoo

Meaning: The tattoo symbolizes courage, bravery, deceit, unity, loyalty, power, strength, unity, and wisdom. It also highlights the nature of the wearer who might be fond of pirates.

  • ‘Monkey on the Drum’ Tattoo

'Monkey on the Drum' Tattoo

Meaning: It signifies fun, laugh, charm, grace, protection, sociability, balance, courage, strength, playfulness, enjoyment, freshness, and determination, and prosperity.

  • ‘Monkey holding a Beer Mug’ Tattoo

'Monkey holding a Beer Mug' Tattoo

Meaning: This tattoo symbolizes enjoyment, fun, playfulness, chillness, patience, freedom, enjoyment, charm, grace, stability, balance, harmony, fertility, calmness.

  • Tiny Monkey Tattoo

Tiny Monkey Tattoo

Meaning:  Generally, people like to get this tattoo inked on their wrists, fingers, legs, and arms. The tattoo symbolizes patience, charm, grace, stability, balance, harmony, fertility, courage, compassion, good luck, strength, determination, and growth.

Celebrities with Monkey Tattoos

Dagi Bee

Dagi Bee

Dagi bee has inked a monkey emoji face tattoo on her right ankle.

Paris Jackson

Paris Jackson

In May 2016 Paris got this tattoo in memory of her father which features animals and on the top of the design monkey face with a crown is also inked. The tattoo was done by the tattoo artist ‘Justin Lewis.’

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