What is a Succubus?
A Succubus is a mythical creature from multiple cultures whose sole purpose is to seduce men in their dreams.
Meaning of a succubus tattoo
Typically, people get Succubus tattoos to symbolize power, sexuality, and confidence. She’s an instantly recognizable beauty, with defining horn features and empty eyes, making her perfect for stylized tattoos.
1. Blue Skinned Succubus
Let’s start this list off with a bang with this stunner.
This art style is so cool and reminds me of some modern comic books like Saga. The blue skin is a fresh take on the succubus, and the red lighting on the left side of her face is a great touch.
2. Succubus calf tattoo
What’s better than a Succubus? A matching Medusa tattoo, of course.
These two beauties complement each other perfectly with their realistic style and subtle pop color in the eyes and heart.
3. Crying Succubus Blackwork
Here’s a Succubus with a unique art style, showcasing a third eye and some black tears (or is that blood?). It’s done in a simple blackwork style, giving it a ton of contrast on her light skin.
4. Succubus Queen
This might be my top pick for this list. It’s got everything I love in a tattoo, from thick outlines to subtle dot-work, and white highlights.
The artist took an interesting approach with her headgear, adding some sort of crown or tiara to match her horns. She looks like evil royalty!
5. Succubus Arm Tattoo with Snakes
This succubus tattoo feels different because it seems like its focuses more on what she’s wearing.
The leather top mixed with the pearls and snake makes this a great composition, perfect for the inner arm.
6. Blindfolded Succubus Tattoo
This Succubus holds a rose close to her chest while wearing a small black blindfold.
It’s a great design that leaves a lot of the meaning up to the viewer.
7. Neo Traditional Succubus Tattoo
Here’s a fun design that contrasts its simple artwork with a ton of evil characteristics.
She’s got a punk rock, goth vibe that’s perfect for this neo-traditional style.
8. Medusa Holding Snakes
The placement of this succubus tattoo on the shoulder to the elbow is perfect with its long flowing design. Her head on that slight angle adds so much to this composition.
9. Satanic Succubus Tattoo
I had to add a really evil-looking Succubus tattoo to this list, and this one takes the cake.
The red pentagram in the background gives it a satanic vibe, and her mouth-wired shut seals the deal.
10. Chandelier Succubus Tattoo
This is a great take on a succubus mixed with some characteristics of a chandelier tattoo. Her evil gaze framed in that adorned heart, mixed with big horns and a shiny jewel, gives this a ton of attitude.
11. Traditional Succubus Tattoo
I can’t resist a great traditional tattoo, and this Succubus portrait is no exception. The hair and horns are my favorite part, and the whole design gives me some Rocky Horror Picture Show vibes.
12. Tongue Out Succubus
This sassy succubus has a bit of attitude!
I like seeing how artists interpret transparency in tattoos, and this heart overlay adds an interesting take on a traditional portrait.
13. Creepy succubus
I don’t think you could come up with a creepier succubus tattoo than this. It reminds me of something straight out of my nightmares, and those janky teeth have a lot to do with it.
14. Realistic Succubus Arm Tattoo
Here’s a huge arm tattoo featuring a succubus with a variety of her own face tattoos. There is a ton of black ink for contrast, and the artist has used the natural skin tone for highlights.
15. Succubus Duo Leg Tattoo
What’s better than one succubus? Two, of course.
These two ladies are linked together with a heart and tribal elements, and the traditional style gives it a great final result.
16. Vase Break Succubus
It’s a bit hard to describe what’s going on here.
It looks like her face is breaking apart like a dropped vase, but reveals a skull and glowing eye underneath. The red touches on the birds and eye makeup give this arm tattoo a really nice balance.
17. Demon Succubus
This creepy blackwork succubus looks friendly, but that skull in the background might say otherwise.
18. Anime Succubus Face
Speaking of friendly, here’s a take on the succubus for someone that doesn’t want that evil look.
The anime style, big eyes and bright colors make this one of the more approachable on the list.
19. Vampire Succubus
That red-to-black gradient is absolutely killer! Her character design with those big bat wings makes her feel like she belongs in the Bat Man universe.
20. Skeleton Succubus
This tattoo is particularly breathtaking. Her friendly face mixed with her rotting body makes me almost feel… bad for her.
21. Tied up Succubus
What do you get when you mix a tied-up succubus with a beautiful flower frame? Pure contrast.
22. Geometric Succubus Tattoo
This one appeals to my designer side because of its dynamic composition and the addition of those geometric shapes. It almost feels like something that came out of the Bauhaus movement.
23. Realistic Succubus Side Profile
I can’t remember the last time I saw a portrait done with lighting like this.
It feels like she was shot in a portrait studio due to the key light behind her, highlighting the edges of her face and hair.
24. Delicate Demon Succubus
I love the stark contrast between the dark ink and white highlights. This is a great example of what sort of detail you can get without resorting to colored ink.
There are many little details to check out here, including her slowly cracking face and detailed ear and neck jewelry.
25. Horned Succubus
I absolutely adore the placement and art style of this design. From the long tears to the sharpness of the thorns, and the focus on the light hair, this succubus has it all.