Are you interested in ancient myth stories? Hercules’ tattoo is perfect for you. It is one of the most popular ancient stories among history lovers. The main motto of having a Hercules tattoo is to get inspired by the Greek hero.
He was not an ordinary person like us, but he spent his life with hardships. He had the support of god and goddess but he had to face different fighting situations. He won over all those by his strength and wisdom.
We have collected wonderful designs for you. You will be fascinated when you see the designs. To know more about Hercules tattoos, keep reading this article.
Hercules Tattoos Symbolism
Hercules tattoos symbolize power, wisdom, and willingness to face difficulties. They also signify strength and stamina.
Hercules Lion Tattoo Meaning
The Hercules lion tattoo depicts that you are powerful when you control yourself intelligently. Only power arises from your confidence and willingness to conquer the aim. It also illustrates the Nemean lion that was defeated by Hercules.
12 Labors Of Hercules
The Nemean Lion Slaying
When Hercules was sent to the hills of Nemea by Apollo to kill the terrorizing lion, he trapped the lion in its cave. After he strangled it. For the rest of his life, he was seen wearing the animal’s pelt.
Lernaean Hydra Killing
Hercules visited the city of Lerna to kill the nine-headed Hydra, a poisonous, snake-like creature. It lived underwater guarding the entrance to the Underworld. He cut off each of the monster’s heads. After a while, the heads kept growing back. Hercules decided to capture the sacred pet of the goddess Diana.
Ceryneian Hind Hunting
Eurystheus gave a task to capture a hind dedicated to the goddess Artemis. Terrible creature, the bull, destroyed the northern Peloponnese. Hercules finally overcame the animal and carried it back home.
Erymanthean Boar, The River Diversion
Hercules was assigned to clean all the dung out of King Augeas’ enormous stables in a single day. Hercules finished the job easily and diverted two nearby rivers by flooding the barn.
Augean Stables Storyline
Heracles’ challenge was to cleanse the notorious stable of king Augias of Elis in one day. The demigod avoided the terrible stench and started to carry the dung away. There was simply too much of it. Listening to the advice of Iolaus, he diverted a river through the stables.
Stymphalian Birds Removal
Hercules was told to travel to the town of Stymphalos and drive away from the huge flock of carnivorous birds that had taken up residence in its trees. Goddess Athena helped him this time. She provided him with a pair of magical bronze krotala to frighten the birds away.
Releasing Of Cretan Bull
Hercules visited Crete to capture a rampaging bull that was the cause of the wife of the island’s king not getting pregnant. Hercules drove the bull back to Eurystheus and released it into the streets of Marathon.
The Horses of Diomedes Captivation
Hercules’ task was to capture the four man-eating horses of the Thracian king Diomedes. He brought them to Eurystheus They dedicated the horses to Hera and set them free.
Hippolyte’s Belt Collection
The task was to steal an armored belt that belonged to the Amazon queen Hippolyte. He was welcomed and promised to give the belt without fighting at first. In the meantime, Hera spread the rumor that Hercules went to kidnap the queen. In the end, Hercules murdered Hippolyte and took the belt from her body.
Stealing The Cattle Of Geryon
The challenge was to steal the cattle of the three-headed and six-legged monster Geryon. Hera did not want to let him win and created a trap for him. Eventually, he successfully returned to Mycenae with the cows.
Stealing The Apple Of Hesperides
Eurystheus gave a task to Hercules to steal a set of golden apples guarded by a group of nymphs known as the Hesperides. The hero successfully ran away with apples with the help of the god Atlas.
Hercules visited Hades to kidnap Cerberus. The vicious three-headed dog guarded its gates. Hercules was successful to capture Cerberus by utilizing his superhuman strength to fight the monster to the ground.
Hercules Tattoo Designs
Hercules Chest Tattoo
You can illustrate Hercules on your chest with grey ink. Hercules was a great historical figure. He was a demigod but did some good things. His life was full of achievement. We are proud of that.
Hercules Greek God Tattoo
It portrays Hercules who is the Greek god. Hercules completed other various adventures after his labors, defeating Antaeus, a wrestler who is invincible as long as he touches the ground. Saving King Laomedon’s daughter who is being sacrificed to a sea serpent was his part of accomplishment.
Hercules Sleeve Tattoo
It shows an infant Hercules defeating the snakes. After Hercules was born, she tried to kill him by sending two snakes into his crib. The infant Hercules was unusually strong and fearless and strangled the snakes before they could strangle him.
Hercules Tattoo Sketch
The tattoo demonstrates Hercules’ face. It looks like a sketch. Hercules was the son of Zeus and the mortal woman Alcmene. His life was difficult. He faced many trials and finished many daunting tasks. Hera tried to kill him out of jealousy.
Warrior Hercules Tattoo
It portrays Hercules fighting with his enemies with the help of his animals. Hercules had accomplished a number of other adventures, for example, saving the princess of Troy, and battling for control of Mount Olympus. Taxing was the most significant one. He spent the rest of eternity with the gods. When he died, Athena carried him to Olympus on her chariot.
Hercules Lion Head Tattoo
The tattoo depicts Hercules with a lion head colored with black ink. Hera, The Zeus’s wife, trained and cared for the vicious beast. The lion spent most of his time on the mountain of Tretos. Hercules hit him on top of the head with a club. He slowly strangled him to death.
Hercules Constellation Tattoo
It represents the constellation done by Hercules. Hercules is a constellation named after Hercules. The Roman mythological hero adapted from the Greek hero Hercules. Hercules listed 48 constellations along with second-century astronomer Ptolemy. 88 modern constellations remain today. It is the fifth-largest of the modern constellations.
Hercules Shoulder Tattoo
The tattoo illustrates Hercules face with black ink on your shoulder. Hercules was a historical character. We respect him for his hardworking life. His life was not easy, rather keep fighting with the monsters.
Hercules Tattoo Small
You can add a small Hercules design on your shoulder. Hercules designs are common historical designs. It is a popular life lesson from our childhood stories.
Hercules Forearm Tattoos
Hercules With Animal Tattoo
You can depict Hercules with his animals with grey ink. Hercules was mainly from Greece. He is a historical person from Greece. Hercules was the son of Zeus and the mortal woman Alcmene. Hercules was a demi-god with incredible strength. He had a companion which was a lion.
Hercules Face Tattoo
You can portray Hercules’ face on your hand.
Hercules is one of the renowned heroes in Greek and Roman mythology. His life was difficult. He faced many trials and finished many daunting tasks. The reward was he would live forever among the gods at Mount Olympus.
Realistic Hercules Tattoo
It represents Hercules’ face with nice shading. It looks realistic. Hercules was born with difficulties. When Zeus’ wife Hera realized that her husband’s mistress was pregnant, she used her supernatural powers to prevent the baby Hercules from becoming the ruler of Mycenae out of jealousy. After Hercules was born, she tried to kill him by sending two snakes in his crib. The baby Hercules was unusually strong and fearless and strangled the snakes before they could strangle him.
Half-faced Hercules Tattoo
It demonstrates the half face of Hercules with grey ink. An interesting aspect of Hercules’ character is that he did not have to purposely submit to any of the labors or punishments imposed upon him because of his divine power and abilities. He decided to suffer indignities such as his famous Twelve Labors willingly.
Black Shaded Hercules Tattoo
You can beautify your hand with black shaded Hercules tattoo. Hercules performed an amazing wrestling death and visited twice to the underworld. His stories were spread throughout Greece and later in Rome. His life was apparently easy from the moment of his birth, and his relationships with others were often tough.
Hercules Tattoos With Lion
Black Hercules With Lion Tattoo
The tattoo illustrates Hercules with a lion’s face in black ink. It will beautify your hand. The Nemean Lion was a child of Typhon and Echidna. They were known as the parents of all monsters. Hera, The Zeus’s wife, trained and cared for the vicious beast. The lion spent most of his time on the mountain of Tretos. He had vicious and possessed huge, sharp teeth and skin that could not be penetrated.
Realistic Hercules With Lion Tattoo
The tattoo presents a realistic design of Hercules and the lion. The Hercules and the lion have shaded beautifully. In the darkness, Hercules felt around until he came upon the lion. Realizing his presence, the lion jumped. Hercules hit him on top of the head with a club. Hercules took advantage of the moment. He slowly strangled him to death by choke holding.
Grey Hercules With Lion Tattoo
It depicts Hercules with a lion’s head. It is a grey artwork. The tattoo looks very realistic. It seems that Hercules has a pair of lively eyes. His eyes are expressing his wisdom to conquer the world.
Hercules Leg Tattoos
Hercules Hand Tattoos
I hope you have liked our designs. Hercules tattoos are special types of tattoos. Males are usually fascinated by those designs because they hold bold meanings, as well as the designs, are quite large. If you choose any designs from them, get them on your body to make yourself bold.
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