Candles are often seen as a representation of religion or spirituality. They can also be paired with light and dark for contrast.
Brilliant hyper realistic candles coming out of fingers, with skull and woman portraits. Done by Jak Connolly Based in Bournemouth and Manchester.
Realistic black and grey candle coming out of the hand. Done by Arlo DiCristina.
Large dotwork sternum candle lantern with roses and a moth. Done by Jason Call in Dallas, Texas.
Badass candlestick with moths and skull. Done by Matt Adamson at King’s Avenue in New York.
Spooky ghost and candle done by Teresa Sharpe at Unkindness Art in Richmond VA.
Candles can also represent honor, faith, love, wisdom, energy, and life.
Dripping black candle with spooky witch hand. Done by Akos at Adorned Empire.
Death moth, rose, and lantern with candle. Done by Fraser Peek from Chatham, England.
Neo traditional skull and candle with lots of gold. Done by John Mendoza in Mexico.
Black candle dripping over a small skull. Done by Pari Corbitt.
Linework candle done by Tine Defiore at Black Oak Tattoo.
Candles are often accompanied by flowers, skulls, moths, and books.
American traditional candlestick with butterfly. Done by Cedric Weber.
Terrifying skull and candle done by Gara in South Korea.
Beautiful candle with pink roses done by Kaitlin Greenwood in Perth.
Hyper realistic candle, book, and skull. Done by Ryan Mullins who works out of New York and New Jersey.
Bright neck piece with roses and a lantern done by Ulysses Blair.
Candles dripping with wax can also be in remembrance of a deceased person.
American traditional candlestick with dotwork crescent moon. Done by Devx Ruiz.
Neo traditional female portrait with dripping candles. Done by Hannah Flowers.
Candle with lots of red. Done by Kevin O’Connell at With Love Tattoo in Brisbane, Australia.
Blackwork candle with lots of light! By Scott Move at Parliament Tattoo. London UK.
Candle, skull, and book done by Xabier Barreiro at Black Poison Tattoo, Ourense, Spain.
When done as a tattoo, they are most often done as realism, neo traditional, or American traditional. Black and grey is also a popular option.
Another spooky witch hand with some bright neo traditional colours. Done by Emmanuel Mendoza.
Bright purple candles done by Helena Darling at HFX Tattoo in Halifax Nova Scotia.
Realistic portrait mixing black and grey with colour, and geometric pieces. Done by Kyle Cotterman.
Badass neck piece done by Sergey Vaskevich.
Which is your favorite?