Chandelier tattoos are one of the most dainty, feminine, and delicate tattoos out there.
Chandelier tattoos are most commonly found in styles such as fine line, realism, micro-realism, and black work, although they are not limited to these styles!
What is the meaning of a chandelier tattoo?
Chandeliers are usually associated with class, luxury, and wealth and can be meaningful to their owners; some consider them a good luck charm to manifest their hopes and dreams of success.
Chandeliers are often associated with the goth sub-culture and can have a baroque look to them more often than not.
Let’s look at my top chandelier tattoos I found across the web.
1. Black Work Back Chandelier Tattoo
First on the list we have this absolute knockout of a piece! I think the size of this tattoo speaks for itself; this is phenomenal.
My favorite part about this piece is the overall design and perfect placement! The line work also speaks volumes when it comes to the artists’ creative ability.
2. Golden Realistic Chandelier Tattoo
Wow… this is a spectacular micro realism tattoo. I love how the artists created an iridescent glow to the diamonds hanging below, which is super impressive.
I admire the gentle gold ink the artist used; this created a more realistic look to the tattoo. I love the placement of the tattoo as well. Overall a fantastic work of art.
3. Realistic Chandelier Ankle Tattoo
This has got to be one of the crispiest tattoos on this list! I could stare at this tattoo for hours. The tattoo placement on the ankle is a really interesting and unique choice, but it works very well.
My favorite part about this tattoo is the impeccable lines, I feel if there were a tattoo artist equivalent of the Oscars this artist would walk away with the whole show!
4. Forearm Chandelier Tattoo
This is one of the most delicate, small, and feminine chandeliers I have seen to date! I love the placement on the forearm for everyone to see.
My favorite feature of this piece is the star that is looming above the chandelier, a unique take and balances out the composition very well.
The shading here has to be praised alongside everything else!
5. Symmetrical Chandelier Ankle Tattoo
Nothing is more appealing to the eye than symmetry and balance; this is why I cant keep my little peepers off this one!
This artist displays incredible talent by incorporating dot work shading with the cleanest lines there are to see. I love the mandala-like imagery the artist implemented when creating this design too.
6. Realistic Torso Chandelier Tattoo
The symmetry and balance the artist created here is out of this world; I think the artist’s realistic approach complements the design very well.
The placement and size is my favorite part about this tattoo, it gives the artist more creative freedom. The shading is immaculate, we can see the artist successfully gave the tattoo a three-dimensional element.
7. Large Thigh Chandelier Tattoo
Check out the scale on this bad boy! Thigh tattoos for women are becoming increasingly popular, and this is a great design that showcases why the body part is so perfect for art.
8. Underboob Chandelier Tattoo
Here’s a great example of a classic underboob tattoo. This tattoos size complements the overall design very well. I like how the tattoo takes up the entire half of the clients torso, nice touch!
My favorite part about this tattoo are the dangling jewels from the lotus flower; they have an enchanting feel about them which makes them interesting.
9. Shoulder Chandelier Tattoo
Here we have a simple, small chandelier done in a realistic style; I find these go hand in hand to produce the perfect balance of simplicity and power.
My favorite part about this piece is the placement on the shoulder, this tattoo plays well into the natural curvature of the body, well spotted by the artist!
10. Dark Realistic Chandelier Tattoo
This is another one of my favorite tattoos on this list! This tattoo from the get-go stands out for its boldness.
My favorite part about this tattoo is the dark ink the artist chose to create this piece with; there is just something so captivating about this one. The line work is also remarkable; overall, this tattoo is a winner in my books.
11. Large Realistic Colourful Chandelier Tattoo
Our first pop of color on this list. This tattoo is one of the most unique chandelier tattoos out there; this artist crafted her own style perfectly.
My favorite part about this tattoo is its intricate and delicate essence. I love the color palette the artists used here; bright, bold, and beautiful is where the party is at!
12. Watercolor Chandelier Tattoo
Another bright and beautiful piece to make your day! I love the watercolor technique the artist used to create this piece as chandeliers are usually created in other styles of tattooing.
My favorite part about this tattoo is the colors the artist chose to create this piece with; they complement each other very well, and are blended together with a good hand.
13. Neo-Traditional Moth Chandelier Tattoo
This is a very unique take on a chandelier and moth tattoo, as well as the placement! I love the color palette the artist used for this piece, especially the orange.
My favorite part about this tattoo are the bold lines that the artist chose to use, this creates a feeling of power and boldness, which we love!
4. Simple Torso Chandelier Tattoo
This artist has a keen eye for symmetry and balance, as we can see here by the overall design and placement of the tattoo.
My favorite part about this tattoo is the simplistic design and the minimalistic lines; this intentionally makes the tattoo stand out more, bravo to the artist!
15. Sapphire Chandelier Tattoo
Whoever said a diamond is a girl’s best friend has obviously never met a sapphire! I absolutely love the three-dimensional effect the artist created while crafting this work of art.
The choice of sapphire was a good move as it stands out and makes the tattoo bolder than it already is. The shading is immaculate and deserves as much attention and notoriety as it can possibly get!
16. Large Pink Bedazzled Chandelier Tattoo
This piece is a work of art, through and through. The size and placement of this tattoo is perfect; well spotted by the artist.
My favorite part about this tattoo is the pink, silver-encrusted diamonds; I love that this brings a feminine aspect to the entire tattoo. The line work here is also out of this world!
17. Blue Chandelier Tattoo
This tattoo is super unique; I love that the entire tattoo is just blue; this makes this the most unique one on this list!
I love that the tattoo appears as though it has been pressed on by a stamp; I have never seen anything quite like it. Bravo to this artist!
18. Gothic Skeleton Chandelier Tattoo
Okay… now I think this might be my favourite neck tattoo of all time! I can’t get over the creativity and artistic ability required to make this piece happen. This tattoo is an absolute jaw-dropper, in my opinion!
My favourite part about this piece is the placement; I feel it alone made the tattoo a statement. The crispy, thin, and clean lines give the tattoo that mysterious gothic feel and a feminine touch!
19. Realistic Hip Chandelier Tattoo
This tattoo has been drawn up and created to perfection! I love the tattoo’s unique placement; that is why this one is on the list.
I love the soft shading and thin, clean lines; this makes the chandelier appear soft, which I like. I admire the candles that are burning as well.
20. Hyper Realistic Chest Chandelier Tattoo
Last but certainly not least, we have the most realistic chandelier tattoo on this list. This piece is a show stopper and could have anyone’s head turning in a crowded room.
The entire tattoo is perfect, and that is something you don’t find often! The realistic technique is phenomenal, the lines are as clean as can be, and the shading absolutely gorgeous. Overall, I give this tattoo a twelve out of ten!