25 Exciting New Spaceship Tattoo Ideas for Men & Women in 2023
Have you ever wondered what it is about space that makes it so intimidating yet fascinating? Maybe the fact that we humans don’t know much about it but are learning more and more incredible things? And so, throughout generations, the endlessness of the universe has become a cradle for humans’ imagination and art. No wonder why Spaceship tattoos are so diverse in styles, sizes and placements. We can just say that the options are as abundant as the secrets of the universe!
But before you go and get your own Spaceship tattoo, let us help guide you in choosing the perfect piece of ink. Below we’ll show you the boldest and most captivating Spaceship 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.
Forearm Tattoo of Human Sucked Into Aliens’ Spaceship
The Dotwork effect in this design is so satisfying, I just adore how it creates shadows and adds so much dimension to the whole tattoo. Don’t you like designs that tell a story like this one? A human body sucked right into a mysterious spaceship, possibly belonging to aliens. What a great option for sci-fi lovers!
Inner Arm Tattoo of Floating Spaceship with A Mix of Techniques
This is a great example of how Blackwork, Linework, and Dotwork all come together to create an amazing ink piece. This mix of techniques really helps the artist depict different elements: from the forest, the shadowy mountains, to the starry night sky and the massive spaceship. I like how the spaceship and the moon are not in the same frame as the other elements. Perhaps it’s to represent the endlessness of space and how the spaceship is cutting through borders of knowledge?
Cartoon Calf Tattoo of Octopus Riding on Rocket
Cartoon tattoos are always so adorable, and this one is no exception. I really like the color of the octopus’ skin that resembles watercolor! Do you notice how the sparkles in its eyes look just like the stars around it? The use of negative or uninked space around the spaceship creates a sense of space, as vast as the cosmos.
Detailed Linework Forearm Tattoo of Blueprint Spaceship
The details of this design are insanely difficult to pull off, but the tattoo artist did such a good job with her absolutely perfect Linework. Ally from London does wonderful Linework and D otwork tattoos, and this one is perhaps one of her first attempts to take on such a big project. Props to her for doing an absolutely amazing job!
Simple Linework Arm Tattoo of Spaceship
I absolutely adore the Linework in this piece, and how the duplicate is done with a lighter color and thinner lines. Do you notice how the sparkles also have their own duplicates? This is the kind of tattoo that makes us feel like we’re walking in space!
Black and Gray Linework Tattoo of Spaceship Kidnapping a Human
Now, this is another one that tells the story of a man-stealing spaceship but I think it looks much more abstract than the previous one. There are fewer details and more blank space, which works very well with the whip shading technique. Look at how the human body is slowly dissolving into thin air! A wonderful design idea that’s executed nicely.
Black and Gray Forearm Tattoo of Spacecraft
This one is probably one of my favorites on the list as the design is so well executed. This Chinese tattoo studio has so many talented artists, each with his own unique style! If you like a page that presents ink pieces of all styles, check out their page at IG: @newtattoo_studio
New School Calf Tattoo of Alien Kidnapping Schoolboy
New School style aligns really well with this design with its bold outlines, illustrative drawings and bright color palette. I really like how huge the alien looks in comparison to the shadow of the schoolboy, making it so much more intimidating and mischievous!
Black and Gray Thigh Tattoo of Spaceship in the Forest with Texts
I really like how the trees frame the spaceship, creating a nice sense of balance for the overall composition. The text that reads “I want to believe” is also a nice addition; perhaps it’s referring to signs of UFOs and life outside of the earth? Overall, a job nicely done by artist IG: @inkyjosie
Minimal Cartoon Tattoo of Spaceship, Planet and Rocket on Forearm
This is for those of you who prefer something light-hearted, simple and oh so adorable! I love how the spaceship, planet and rocket line up perfectly with each other as if they’re not in outer space but in a computer game. The color palette is really bright and eye-catching, too, effortlessly making the design stand out!
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New School Forearm Tattoo of Rocket with Neo-Traditional Palette
Here’s an example of how New School tattoos can be nicely inked with a muted color palette, one that’s usually associated with Neo-Traditional style. I really like how this design is both impactful and grounded. The lettering “Rocketman” and the green glow around the spaceship are also really interesting added details!
Tattoo of Flying Rocket with Bold Outlines
This one makes an impression at first sight thanks to its bold outlines and bright color palette. I’m sure this tattoo will be able to withstand the test of time and not fade, thanks to the heavy ink packing. Props to the artist for the fabulous job!
Traditional Black and Gray Arm Tattoo of Rocket
Spanish tattooist Zelia Ruiz can pull off so many styles of tattoos, and this is a great example of how she does a marvelous Traditional design in Black and Gray. The shading in this one is really nea,t providing plenty of texture and detail.. Check out more of her works right here at IG: @zeliaruiztattoo
Traditional Style Tattoo of Flying Rocket
This rocket flies straight out of a wonderful collection that belongs to Peruvian artist IG: @anaartesanatattoos. She specializes in Traditional and Neo-Traditional pieces, and this one really shows how clean her work is. If you’re curious, don’t forget to support the artist and check out her page for more inspiration!
Custom Geometric Arm Tattoo of Rocket and Constellations
This tattoo puts me at a loss for words. I just adore how it incorporates so many elements: the sky map with countless stars and constellations, the movement of the moon, the globe, the human hand, and of course, the rocket roaring up to the sky. Whoever designed and executed this one has to have an impressive imagination, a passion for space, and of course, insane skills! Hats off to the artist!
Mini Realistic Tattoo of Spaceship on Arm
Korean tattoo artist IG: @sai_rgb does absolutely amazing Blackwork and Micro pieces, and this one is pulled directly from the original collection. I love Mini Realistic pieces because they make me feel like they’re from a different universe, like this spaceship right here. It looks like it’ll just fly right off this client’s arm into space!
Black and Gray Thigh Tattoo of Spaceship with Watercolor Accents
This one is another example of how different styles can be combined to make unique-looking tattoos! The spaceship is in Black and Gray, while the galaxy is done with splashes of Watercolors.. I just love that the whole galaxy is shaped like a breath of smoke in this one! And the sparkling white stars are just absolutely gorgeous!
Blackwork Tattoo of Spaceship Trapped in a Bottle
I’d definitely give huge credit for the idea behind this design, it’s just so creative and fun! A spaceship and a whole galaxy of planets and stars are bottled inside a jeweled jar, like tiny decorations. Despite the lack of colors, the tattoo still feels so rich in texture thanks to the wonderful execution by the artist. Very well done!
Cartoon Tattoo on Back of Arm of Rainbow Spaceship and Planets
The colorful palette of this tattoo is just delightful. The Cartoon style also perfectly matches the design, making it so much fun to look at. I also like how this tattoo looks great next to the other existing tattoos. You can see more photos of them on the artist’s page IG: @bongkee_
Black and Gray Tattoo of Rocket on Inner Arm
I really like how the bold outlines just put everything else into place in this one, making the details so much more well-defined. The smoke coming out from the spaceship is also such a nice, clean touch. This design is made by Korean artist IG: @howyubeen__, check out her page for more inspiration!
Cartoon Arm Tattoo of Spaceship Reaching the Planets
This one is another design that makes such good use of Cartoon style. I really like the fact that all the elements in the design have black outlines, except for the circular frame. Perhaps that’s because the sky is really limitless, don’t you think?
Black and Gray Tattoo of Spacecraft
This beautiful design looks like it comes straight out of a scientific journal. The Linework and shading are both very neat. Negative or uninked space is creatively used to create the spacecraft’s detailing. If you’re looking for more Black and Gray or Blackwork inspiration, you might want to check out the artist of this ink piece, right here at IG: @aguilar_tattoos_
Black and Gray Calf Tattoo of Spaceship and Bigfoot in the Woods
This one carries the vibe of an eerie fairy tale, with the shadowy figure of Bigfoot in the middle, and the spaceship right above it. One detail that I find absolutely fascinating: the border of the diamond-shaped frame looks like wood sticks tied together. What a nice little touch that changes everything!
Black and Gray Triceps Tattoo of Spaceship Approaching Mars
Right off the bat, the borderless diamond frame of the tattoo grabs your attention. I love the beautiful shading in this design because there’s a nice sense of dimension: the planet appears far away while the spaceship seems so close. I also like how the spaceship has crossed out of the frame, suggestive of the vastness of the galaxies.
3D Thigh Tattoo of Rocketship in Red and Blue
Last but not least, this tattoo features simplicity in design at its finest. I love how this rocketship looks like it’s from a 3D blueprint! The Linework is incredibly neat, making the two duplicates look like carbon copies. With red and blue ink, you know this tattoo will be a standout. Wonderful job on the artist’s part!
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!