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Spartan Warrior Tattoo Meaning and Some Thrilling Design Ideas

Spartan Warrior Tattoo Meaning and Design Ideas
You don't just get inked with a Spartan tattoo, you own it! ThoughtfulTattoos gives you some amazing tattoo designs inspired by the army and its noble warriors. These are sure to induce in you a sense of fearlessness.
Payal Kanjwani
Last Updated: Jun 7, 2017
Spartans weren't potters, they weren't artists - they did nothing but fight. By the time a Spartan boy was eight years old, he was trained to do one thing, and that was kill his enemy.
― Barry Jacobsen, Spartan expert
Spartan warriors―the deadliest warriors ever! Sparta is known for its brilliant system of laws made by the great philosopher Lycurgus. A famous quote by him about his army reads as follows "wall of men, instead of bricks". The trend of tattoos started with this quote as its foundation. People who opt for spartan warrior tattoos have discipline and are fearless in all their endeavors.

Warrior tattoos are pretty popular and convey one's approach towards life. The tattoos depict one who possesses an invincible spirit, shows remarkable courage, and is always ready to lay down his life during a war. The warrior designs are most common among men, but these days even women have taken a liking to it. These tattoos are bold and fierce, and need enough space on the body to design the body art. The best places to get it done are: chest, back, lower back, and shoulders.

Spartan warrior tattoo designs can include soldiers, their specific weapons, the helmets, shield, and the armor. They can be from the Greek and Roman era, and can have variations by adding other elements like―skulls, wings, and likewise. It can be designed and created intricately using bold colors; however, these look great in black ink.
Spartan Warrior Tattoo―Symbolization
The Spartan army and its rules have created history! Their lifestyle and techniques were so effective that the word 'sparta' got introduced to the English language which means greatly disciplined. So Spartan tattoos showcase a warrior who is brave and fearless with a certain degree of authority. These tattoos can be worn by anyone who would want to flaunt a fear-free, aggressiveness image. The designs also exhibit a never-give-up approach.
Go through our gallery of tattoo designs and get charged up to live a life of authority and royalty.
Spartan Warrior Angel
"Not how many, but where."
― Spartans (asking about enemies)
warrior angel
The angel warrior with a shield in one hand and a sword in another along with wings depict religiousness and a dauntless spirit. Angelic warrior inks render well-being in (present) life and life after death. It represents a battle against evil. So if you always stand against evil and wrongdoings, this tattoo is just what you're looking for.
Spartan Warrior Helmet Tattoo
"These are Sparta's walls."
― King Agesilaus (pointing towards Spartan Warriors)
helmet tattoo
The 'It's not the end yet!' attitude is clearly portrayed in the design of helmet and the sword.
Greek Spartan Warrior Tat on Back
"A slave's life is all you understand, you know nothing of freedom. For if you did, you would have encouraged us to fight on, not only with our spear, but with everything we have."
― Spartan Soldiers (to a rich servant of the Persian King)
greek spartan
This brilliantly shaded tattoo is a reminiscent of Greek wars.
Greek Spartan Warrior Shield on Shoulder
"Come back with your shield - or on it."
― Spartan Women to their Sons
tattoo on arm
This beautifully designed aggressive tattoo depicts victory and power. The quote above was the Spartan motto to come back winning, or die! This tat has a Greek touch to it, the shield being outlined with meander art meaning eternity (here: fighting to the end).
Spartan Warrior Tattoo Design for Women
An Athenian Woman: "Why is it you Spartan women are the only ones who rule over your men?"
Gorgo, Queen of Sparta: "Because we are the only women too who give birth to real men."
women spartan
Yes, even the Spartan women are known for their fierceness when dealing with difficult situations or people.
Spartan Warrior on a Horse
"We bow down before no man."
― Spartan Warriors (to Persian King)
roman spartan
This Spartan tat has infused a serpentine element. Usually Celtic tattoos have snakelike designs. This art has a Spartan horse warrior depicting courageousness.
Spartan Warrior Shield on Neck
― Popular Spartan Proverb
tattoo on neck
Look at those intense eyes! A brilliant representation of the Spartan warrior's fighting spirit.
Some Sample Designs
helmet soldier
black white spartan
tattoo design
As far as tattooing is concerned, research thoroughly about the tattoo and its meaning before getting yourself inked. Spartan tattoos are an iconic way to project your 'Never Give Up' attitude.