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Disclaimer: as fun as it might sound, these tattoo designs won’t be the ones depicting young cows, but rather the ones meant for your calves - as in the portion of your lower leg. However, it would be truly charming if someone were to get a calf tattoo on their calf. Or, a leg tattoo of your own calf on your calf. Now that’s meta!

Anyhoo, let’s go back to calf tattoo ideas here, shall we? Since a calf usually offers a pretty moderate canvas size for ink, the artwork done here knows no limits in size. It can be just a small leg tattoo perched nicely over your Achilles, or it could very well be a calf sleeve tattoo, covering the skin entirely. Really, the choice is all yours! However, if, after looking at these gorgeous tattoo ideas that we’ve rounded up here, you suddenly feel the urge to do something way bigger than planned - we won’t take the blame. In fact, after gathering all these cool tattoos, we’ve already made an appointment to see our tattoo artist, so... Just know that the temptation here is huge.

So, ready to check out these cool calf tattoo ideas? Sure you are! They are, just, as usual, a bit further down and once you are there, give your vote for the best tattoos. After that, there’s just one thing left to do - share this article with your friends, of course!



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Colored Up This Samurai Cat Last Week. Lines And Black Are Healed, Colors All Fresh

Watercolor samurai calf tattoo

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A Pleasure To Do This Very Meaningful Tattoo For Billy Today

Watercolor life tree calf tattoo

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Duck Calf Tattoo

Duck upside down tattoo

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Shadozfire
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11 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is another one that is going to look really different with all that leg hair on it!!

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Fun Dancing Skeletons

Dancing Skeletons calf tattoo

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D00FINSHMERTZ
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11 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The one on the right is on the inside of the La Senorita menu. Still cool though.

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Chubby & Still A Little Bloody Frog

Yellow frog calf tattoo

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Colette Bembenek
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11 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If this frog is yellow from the rain forest, it's poisonous. Natives wipe their spear tips on it and can hunt other animals easier.

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"Happiness Is Overrated" — Marvin The Robot

"Happiness Is Overrated" calf tattoo

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Fine Line Flowers Tattoo On Calf Done At Pilar Alexis Lannon

Blossom Flower Calf Tattoo

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#16

In Loving Memory Of Tala

Watercolor wolf portrait calf tattoo

Today would have been her birthday. A collection of memories for Louise.
Still, a bit more to finish, it is an honor to tattoo you with such beautiful photos of your adventures with her.

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Epic Black And Grey Bird With A Red Sun For Contrast Done By Chani

Watercolor grey bird calf tattoo

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#20

Made A Great Start To This Harry Potter Lower Leg Sleeve - Got Some Line Work Cannot Wait To Do More

Harry Potter calf tattoo

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All The Flowers Of Her Childhood

Flowers calf tattoo

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#26

Calf Tattoo

Watercolor plants calf tattoo

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Moth Bat Mandala From Today

Moth Bath mandala calf tattoo

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D00FINSHMERTZ
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11 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The Death's Head moth! "It puts the lotion on its skin, or else it gets the hose again!!!"

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Fine Line Flowers Colour Tattoo On Calf Done At Pilar Alexis Lannon

Watercolor calf tattoo

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#37

The Hanged Man And The Sun For Lauren. I Loved Doing These Today

The Hanged Man And The Sun calf tattoo

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#38

Did This Tat A While Ago. Inspired From The Good, The Bad & The Fake Music Album From Apache

Statue calf tattoo

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A Lady Wearing A Vietnamese Traditional Outfit

A Lady Wearing A Vietnamese Traditional Outfit calf tattoo

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#40

Enjoyed Putting In The Layers To This Geometric Mandala's Calf Piece

Mandala calf tattoo

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11 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That's some intricate work. It would make all my tattoos look like Crayola drawings 😂

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Flower Calf Tattoo

Flowers calf tattoo

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#42

I Used To Do Lots Of Geo Animal Portraits A Couple Of Year Ago So Was Super Fun To Do One Again

Tiger calf tattoo

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#43

A Little Turtle & Scallop Shell For Alison

Watercolor turtle calf tattoo

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#44

For All Those Naruto Fans Out There

Naruto calf tattoo

I give you this work in progress tattoo. I still need to pop out some details, but it was a pleasure doing this anime tattoo nonetheless.

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Zodiac Sign Tattoo. We Accept Inquiries About Various Zodiac Animals

Rooster calf tattoo

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#50

Will Never Say No To Free Reign Florals

Flower calf tattoo

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#51

Bunny Calf Tattoo

Running rabbit calf tattoo

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#52

Good Luck Charm

Minmalistic clover calf tattoo

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#53

Bloodroot For Bree

Blood root calf tattoo

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#56

Calf Tattoo

Angry tiger calf tattoo

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#57

Plague Doctor Calf Tattoo

Plague calf tattoo

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In Progress

Calf tattoo

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Amanda
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11 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Kinda obsessed with this.even tho that chunk of black just draws eyes away from the other images alot

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More Clowns

Clown calf tattoo

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Sunflower For Shelby

Sunflower calf tattoo

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#65

Triple Snake War

Triple snakes calf tattoo

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Erica Klohr
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11 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If these snake heads were on the medusa head at number 60, what a remarkable tattoo that'd be!

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Awesome Fu Dog Turtle I Got To Do A Few Weeks Ago Now

Fu Dog turtle calf tattoo

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#71

What If The Space Needle's Top Just Flew Away One Day?

Alien calf tattoo

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11 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

All I can think about is the movie "Paul" and if she has 3 T's¡!!!

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Medusa Piece

Medusa women calf tattoo

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11 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Umm these don't look like snake heads.... Have you ever seen one?

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New Beetle For Val

Watercolor fly calf tattoo

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#76

Kurapika's Holy Chain From Hunter X Hunter For Yashodan

Kurapika's Holy Chain From Hunter X calf tattoo

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Amanda
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11 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I really like the prospective of the hand alot you don't see it at that angle much. N done right

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Calf Tattoo

Anime calf tattoo

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Love This Calf Tattoo I Got From Their First Album "Alexisonfire"

Woman with skirt calf tattoo

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Polynesian Calf Tattoo

Polynesian Calf Tattoo

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#81

Fish Calf Tattoo

Watercolr Fish Calf Tattoo

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Black Calf Tattoo

Woman with rose calf tattoo

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#83

A Couple Snugglers For Em By Remy Charlip

A Couple Snugglers calf tattoo

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Witch Dagger

Witch Dagger calf tattoo

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11 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Night in the woods!!! I'm considering getting a tattoo of some of the drawings from Mae's journal.

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Another Awesome And Super Fun Piece

Ship calf tattoo

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Darth Vader Calf Tattoo

Darth Vader Calf Tattoo

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Never
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11 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I don't understand the scratch marks, but I approve either way.

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Prairie Rose And Mushroom Being

Statue calf tattoo

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Healed Baby

Skeleton calf tattoo

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11 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is like when a house is built on an ancient natives graveyard.

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Thank You Pace

Black and white calf tattoo

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Pato Tattoo

Pato calf tattoo

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Thank You Bryce

Black and white calf tattoo

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Hyotoneko Mash Up Done Today

Watercolr Hyotoneko mash up calf tattoo

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Amanda
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11 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Woah some creepy head peeling off one of the lucky cats?! That's cray!

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Angel Calf Tattoo

Angel with bottle of milk calf tattoo

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Amanda
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11 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Face reminds me of the little prince. I like this tatt