33 Legen-Dairy Cow Tattoo Ideas For Men & Women in 2023
As one of the most familiar animals in the world, Cows have always held a place in our hearts. Throughout history, they’ve symbolically represented Mother Earth and fertility, providing milk for all of us. They’re also considered to be one of the most patient of all animals because they walk, eat and do everything with a sense of ease. But of course, not all tattoos have to be symbolic. A lot of people simply grew up on a farm and spent time around Cows as children, so they became a lovely part of their childhood.
But before you go and get your own Cow tattoo, let us help guide you in choosing the perfect piece of ink. Below we’ll show you the boldest, most beautiful, and most legen-dairy Cow tattoo ideas for 2023. You’ll surely be inspired with the perfect idea of which tattoo style to get, as well as where to get tattooed on your body.
With that said, let’s begin.
Minimal Arm Tattoo of Cow on a Farm
I absolutely adore the peaceful vibe coming from this design. I also like that the artist uses yellow to depict the sun and the flowers, making the whole picture much more vivid and lively. Great job on the tattooist’s part!
Black and Gray Hand Poked Tattoo of Dairy Cow
We start with an adorable tattoo by talented artist IG: @sonia.pinkdust. Sonia does absolutely flawless hand poked designs, and this one is straight out of her personal profile. If you like how it looks, don’t miss checking her account!
Neo-Traditional Tattoo of Cow Head as Part of Leg Sleeve
The Neo-Traditional style works so well with this design, using solid black outlines, and a charming earthy color palette. I really enjoy looking at the flowers and the floral patterns in this tattoo, because they add such a nice, feminine touch. If you’re curious about what the rest of this leg sleeve looks like, take a peek at the artist’s page at IG: @mo_kathi. I promise you won’t be disappointed!
Black and Gray Tattoo over Ribs of Calf with a Flower
This is something for those of you who like simple, sentimental pieces. There’s something so affectionate and dreamy about this design, maybe because of how gracefully the calf is standing, or how it’s holding a beautiful flower in its mouth. Such a delightful piece by artist IG: @francisss.ttt!
Minimal Matching Tattoos of Dairy Cows on Inner Arm and Calf
For those of you who are looking for matching tattoo ideas, this might be the one for you. I really like the simplicity of the design, and how the Cows are exact duplicates of one another. Very adorable, right?
Linework Thigh Tattoo of Two Calves Cuddling Under the Stars
I adore the tender, whimsical feel of this entire design. The Linework is phenomenal and so intentional. I like that there are no clear, solid outlines for the calves, making them seem like one with the night sky above them. The red little cheek blushes, and their black noses and hooves, are also such lovely additions to the design.
Minimal Linework Tattoo of Calf
Another adorable calf tattoo! I really like how this design incorporates some light whip shading, which adds much more dimension with its stippled appearance.. The stars and sparkles around the calf are such adorable additions, too! Great job on the artist’s part.
Minimal Forearm Tattoo of Cow Mooing at the Moon
A little pun never fails to make me chuckle, and this adorable design must be one of my favorites in the collection. If you’d also like a small joke tattooed on your body, maybe you should check out the artist’s page IG: @cowgirlufo. She does amazing, funky and funny designs that are going to make you laugh.
Minimal Tattoo of Strawberry Cow
Have you ever wondered where strawberry milk comes from? What if it came from a strawberry Cow? This design idea is really creative, and the artist definitely pulled it off. I love the pink patterns on the Cow’s body, and the little strawberry in the middle of its forehead. Wonderful and delightful job done by artist IG: @tattietown!
New School Tattoo of Hearty Calf with Bow and Bell
Tattoo artist Samantha Coston excels at animal tattoos, and we fell in love with her collection. Don’t you like the pastel color palette, paired with the white highlights that gives this calf such a pixie-dust look? I also really like the big pink hearts floating around behind its back. Absolutely adorable!
Minimal Tattoo of Princess Cow on Side of Leg
This one is doubtlessly delightful. I just love the tiny tiara and the earrings on this beautiful Cow. Do you notice that the black patterns on the cow’s body are actually in the shape of hearts? What a sweet piece!
Custom Tattoo of Flying Cow over Triceps
I adore the surreal style of this design: a flying Cow crossing the road on what seems to be a moonlit night. The artist has a great sense of humor, too, placing the warning sign for Cows right in the foreground. Surely nobody was expecting a flying cow when they saw the sign for the first time!
Minimal Linework Tattoo of Calf with a Flower
I’ve mentioned this before, but I just adore the image of a calf holding a flower in its mouth. There’s such a dreamy, peaceful vibe to it. I also enjoy the simplicity of Minimal style, which goes really well with this uncomplicated design. A detail that I find absolutely delightful, is how the lashes of the calf are so long and curly, making it look even more elegant.
Black and Gray Thigh Tattoo of Calf and Stars
Here comes another lovely calf design! I love that the little black spot on the calf’s forehead forms a heart. And the stars around it make the calf look even more adorable. These cute designs are really making me feel like I might as well adopt a little calf!
Blackwork Arm Tattoo of Fashionable Cow
If Cows were into fashion, what kind of prints do you think they’d be into the most? Cow prints, of course! This design is so clever and humorous in the best ways, featuring the most fashionable Cow I’ve ever seen. It’s wearing a Cow-printed scarf and horns, and I must admit, it might be setting a new fashion trend!
New School Thigh Tattoo of Calf with Butterfly Wings
We have to appreciate the creativity behind tattoos of hybrid animals like this one! Incredibly cute and super dreamy, this calf is surely going to steal your heart. I love the use of the color pink, which adds such a nice, soft look to the whole design. And the stars, too – talk about making an ink piece shine in the most effortless way!
Black and Gray Linework Thigh Tattoo of Two Headed Calf
The idea of a two-headed calf tattoo might sound a bit uncomfortable, but this one looks absolutely adorable, don’t you agree? This really reminds me of fantasy stories like Alice in Wonderland, where we get to see beautiful creatures that just don’t exist in reality.
Cartoon Tattoo of Lovely Cow in a Star-shaped Frame
Another design that makes you go “Awww”! I adore everything about this tattoo: the star-shaped frame, the little flying hearts, the chubby smiley Cow, and the colorful background made of tiny dots! One of my favorite details is probably the blushed cheeks, I just want to squeeze them!
Detailed Linework Tattoo of Cow on Arm
The Linework in this design is just insane. English tattoo artist Charlie King does amazing designs like this one, bringing a very sketch-like, raw and impactful vibe to his designs. If you’d like to see more, check out his work at IG: @charlieking2000
Cartoon Thigh Tattoo of Cow on Sunny Farm
If you’re looking for something to remind you of your childhood coloring book, this tattoo might be for you. I love the simplicity of the design, and its refreshing, childlike vibe. My favorite detail is probably the addition of black dots to depict the sunrays – I find that incredibly creative and delightful!
Micro Realistic Tattoo of Two Cows Under Beautiful Sky
I love Micro Realistic tattoos, because they make me feel like I’m looking at a miniature world. The color palette of this design is just captivating: shades of purple, yellow and green are meshed so well together. They’re complemented by subtle white highlights that look like sources of light.
New School Thigh Tattoo of Calf with Butterfly Wings
Does this one look familiar? We’ve shown you another design that looks a lot like this one, right? My best guess is that they’re matching tattoos! I’d say this one is just as adorable as the other, with a bit of sparkling purple and blue on its wings.
Realistic Black and Gray Tattoo of Cow’s Head on Forearm
This is for those of you who have a good sense of humor! I really like that the Cow is licking its own nostril, I find that detail extremely entertaining. The Realistic style makes it even better, and the tiny heart on the Cow’s head is just another delightful addition!
Sketch and Watercolor Tattoo of Woman Hugging a Cow
I have to say, I haven’t seen too many examples of Watercolor style combined with Sketch style, but this one is unexpectedly well-executed! I really like how heartwarming the image is. Perhaps this one would be perfect for those of you who want to turn a nice memory into an ink piece!
Black and Gray Tattoo of Cow with Flowers
Tattoo artist IG: @hipner.magdalena does absolutely gorgeous Black and Gray tattoos, and we pulled this one straight from her original collection. The varying gray tones used for shading are beautiful. The specialized technique of whip shading, with its trail of dots as seen on the leaves, adds yet another dimension with its stippled effect.
New School Tattoo of Cow with Old School Flowers
I really like how the color palette of this tattoo is so characteristic of New School style, while the flowers remind me of Old School. With the use of white ink, light appears to be reflecting off the Cow’s eyes, giving it such an endearing, gentle appearance.
Black and Gray Tattoo of Cow with Flowers on Its Head
The idea of putting flowers around the Cow is very common, and I guess you already know why. It looks absolutely adorable! There’s something so gentle and graceful about this tattoo, which makes me feel like this must be someone’s dear childhood friend. If you’re looking for a more feminine tattoos like this, check out more pieces by this artist at IG: @sannairenel_art
Cartoon Forearm Tattoo of Cow with Staras
Undoubtedly one of the loveliest designs on the list, don’t you agree? I absolutely adore the image of a chubby Cow sitting in between cute colorful little stars. If you like this art style, you don’t want to miss out on the artist’s collection at IG: @tattooist_yeonnie. Brace yourself for a heart attack because the cuteness is in high overload!
Realistic Black and Gray Tattoo of Cow and Heart-shaped Balloon
There’s something so dreamy, but so melancholic about this design. I really like the idea of having a small heart-shaped balloon lifting up a whole Cow. The addition of the sketchy, black drawing of the heart right next to the balloon is both creative and very delightful.
Realistic Black and Gray Tattoo of Cow’s Head on Arm
Well-traveled tattoo artist IG: @the.tinyvegan is really popular for her vegan, eco-friendly tattoos, and this one is among her amazing works. I really like how simple but powerful it looks. You can’t help but admire the thin lines that are used for shading and detailing; you can sense and almost feel the texture of the Cow’s hide.
Geometric/Realistic Tattoo of Wild Cow and Dog on Upper Arm
A list wouldn’t be complete without at least one example of Geometric style, right? I really like how the artist puts the Cow and dog together, one lives in the wild, and the other under a human’s roof. But both of them look so full of strength and ready to protect his turf. The Geometric elements seen here are so eye-catching and create an awesome focal point.
Minimal Linework Tattoo of Two-Headed Calf over Triceps
Another adorable work featuring a two-headed calf, but this one comes with a bit of a mischievous twist. I really like how the tongue is sticking out, as if to make fun of whoever looks at it. The stars around the calf are also a nice touch, complementing the pretty hearts.
Minimal Tattoo of Cow Wearing a Sweater with Hearts
Last but definitely not least, is this adorable Minimal design featuring a Cow wearing a knitted sweater, with red hearts all over it. I really like how the Cow is looking up at the sky with such a pensive look. I’d like to imagine that the sweater was a Christmas wish, and that wish really did come true!
We hope you found what you were looking for and had as much fun looking at these tattoos as we had writing about them. Until next time, happy inking!