Reviewed & updated: October 19, 2022 by Jamie Wilson BA
Are you planning to get inked with a sacred sign tattoo? Then check out this list of small hamsa tattoo designs for your next tattoo journey!
In different cultures across the globe, the hamsa symbol has a wide variety of spellings such as hamesh hand, khamsa, chamsa, etc.
Primarily, the Hamsa symbol is a part of ancient tattoo art and is believed to represent the hand of God. This ancient spiritual tattoo is considered to have the power to ward off bad luck and to protect the tattoo holder against evil spirits.
Assorted varieties of hamsa tattoo styles can be found these days, but traditional ones have been of profound spiritual importance to the people of ancient civilizations. The use of hamsa symbols could be traced in Middle Eastern and Asian countries. A traditional hamsa tattoo is a hand-shaped amulet with two symmetrical thumbs. The hand symbolizes spiritual protection from evil spirits.
Hamsa means five, and it represents the five fingers of the hand. In the middle of the hand is one eye, known as Nazar boncugu or evil eye. The hand, together with its five fingers and the evil eye, symbolizes protection from evil spirits. Hamsa tattoos carry different religious beliefs across the globe. For instance, in the Islamic faith, the hand is believed to be the hand of Fatima, the daughter of Prophet Muhammad. On the other hand, in Judaism, the hand is referred to as the “hand of Mariam”.
Mini Small Hamsa Tattoo
This mini colorful hamsa tattoo could be the best choice for those who are getting inked for the first time and who also don’t want to take the risk, not to mention the pain, of getting inked with heavily decorated tattoos.
This minimalist tattoo is probably the simplest among hamsa tattoo designs. The tattoo artist has inked the outline using a dark purple color. The inside is inked using white and light purple stripes. There is a beautiful mandala design on the palm where usually the evil eye rests. The intricate design on the inside is inked using black and yellow color, which has given the tattoo a contrasting look. There are two tiny dots on either side of the hamsa hand inked in deep purple color.
This simple tattoo is going to look amazing on your neck. You can also wear it on your finger side, wrist or ankle.
Unique Hamsa Tattoo Design
If you are searching for a unique hamsa tattoo idea, this one could be the right design. In this tattoo, the tattooist has depicted the beautiful scenery of a Goa beach inside the frame of the hamsa symbol. Two coconut trees are tilted on one side, some part of a green hill, and a huge wave covers half of the tattoo canvas.
The sky is inked using grey and orange color. In many cultures, especially in India coconut tree is considered to be the ” tree of heaven”. It is known as “kalpavriksha” because each part of the tree could be used in one way or another. On the other hand, ocean weaves represent the soul’s cheerfulness, fearfulness, and hopefulness, even in troublesome periods of life.
This impeccable beauty of a hamsa tattoo is going to fetch you loads of compliments if you ink it on your shoulder, neck, or chest.
Modern Hamsa Tattoo Design
Nowadays, numerous varieties of hamsa symbols have been discovered by tattoo artists and tattoo lovers. If you admire the beauty of surrealist art and want to get inked with an unconventional hamsa tattoo, then this is the right one for you.
In this tattoo, the fingers are replaced by five brightly colored mushrooms. The thick lines of the mushroom stems and caps are inked with black color. The caps of the mushrooms are canvases of mixed colors such as purple, yellow, green, and blue. There is an evil eye right at the center of the palm. The tattoo has created some sort of optical illusion. The color play of the tattoo is remarkable.
If you like vibrantly colorful tattoos, then this tattoo you can get this one inked on your chest, forearm, or ankle.
Geometric Hamsa Tattoo
A geometric tattoo usually symbolizes order, stability, balance, mystery, and many more things, from universal to personal. In this monochrome tattoo, the hamsa hand is placed in the middle of a geometric pattern known as “the flower of life”.
The intricate geometric pattern has been inked using the stippling method. This geometric pattern represents the mystery of life and the beauty of creation. It also conveys the constant flow of time. Therefore, the entire tattoo might symbolize that amidst all the chaos of life and creation, God’s hand always gives humankind blessings.
This stunning design is quite different from the traditional ones and will fit best those who love to experiment with their tattoo designs. Wear it on any side of the stomach or at the center of the back.
Traditional Hamsa Tattoo
This amazing monochrome tattoo features a hamsa symbol which has been placed between two sets of hearts and half moons. The artist has used the dot shedding technique to draw the insides of the symbols.
The heart symbol symbolizes love, passion, and positivity. The half crescent is a powerful symbol in many religions, especially in Islam. The half moon is believed to be the guide of people and is also believed to represent life, death, and fertility as well.
This traditional hamsa tattoo will look startling on your calf, forearm, or spine.
Small Hamsa Hand Tattoo With An Arrow
This is perhaps the coolest of all small hamsa hand tattoo designs. The simple design depicts a small hamsa hand that has been pierced by one embroidered arrow. Arrows in the tattoo world symbolize strength, struggle, goal, and triumph as well.
For many people, an arrow is the representative of ambition, passion, and direction, too. The intricate designs on the fine-lined mini hamsa hand and the slender arrow look impeccable. This fine-lined tattoo will look gorgeous on the length of your forearm, calf, or spine. You can ask your tattoo artist to include the evil eye to make the tattoo more detailed and accurate. A few splashes of watercolor can add a whole new vibe to this amazing tattoo.
Hamsa And Elephant Tattoo
The elephant is a big yet humble creature, but it can cause tremendous destruction when disturbed. In tattoo art, the elephant symbolizes strength, power, faithfulness, wit, etc. In many cultures, elephants are associated with royalty and prosperity.
In Hinduism, Ganesh, the deity of fortune and intelligence, has the head of an elephant. In this colorful tattoo, an elephant head is placed on the palm of the hamsa tattoo. The trunk of the elephant has a fully bloomed lotus over its head. The big ears of the elephant have replaced the two symmetrical thumbs. In one ear, there is a tiny symbol of a skull, while on the other ear, there is a tiny image of the scale of justice.
This amazing fusion tattoo will look mind-blowing on your neck, sleeve, or chest.
Small Hamsa With An Owl Tattoo
Owls are generally associated with good luck, fortune, wisdom, intuition, etc. In the Hindu religion, the owl is seen as the sacred bird of the goddess Laxmi, the deity of wealth and prosperity. However, in the tattoo world, owls are believed to symbolize the ray of hope that helps people in their darkest periods of life.
This amazing fine-line tattoo offers very detailed work on the body of the owl. The Hamsa hand is positioned inside the owl’s ornate body. The eyes of the owl look as though it’s making direct eye contact with the onlookers. You can flaunt this tattoo on your ankle, arm, or chest.
Hamsa With Rose Tattoo
Each shade of roses carries different meanings in different cultures. Pink roses are a popular embodiment of beauty, grace, gratitude, elegance, and joy as well. In many cultures, pink roses are given to a person as a gesture of saying thank you.
In this small hamsa tattoo, a beautiful pink rose has been nestled inside the hand symbol. The crisp lines of the fingers and the palm are inked using black color. And there is no embroidery inside the hand except for the beautiful rose, which makes the tattoo look edgy and elegant at the same time.
We advise you to wear this tattoo on your neck, palm, and ankle. You can also change the color of the rose to your preference.
Galaxy Inside Of Hamsa Tattoo
Galaxy tattoos are getting popular these days because they are very flexible in terms of experimentation. Anyone can design their galaxy tattoo so that the tattoo can suit their purposes and convey their inner thoughts.
A galaxy tattoo, like the galaxy itself, represents mystery and curiosity. It conveys the message that no one should be afraid to step out of their comfort zone and explore new things. In this tattoo, a colorful, star-strewn galaxy has been depicted inside the hamsa hand structure. This mesmerizing tattoo will enhance your style statement by several degrees. You can wear it on your wrist or calf.
If you have decided to get your body a powerfully spiritual tattoo, you cannot miss getting inked with a beautiful hamsa tattoo. A Hamsa tattoo cost can start at about $50 to $100 depending on the making time, quality, location, and size as well.
Check out another lot of our favorite small hamsa tattoo designs below!
- Amazing small hamsa tattoo with a lotus flower.
- Gorgeous small hamsa hand inside of a butterfly.
- Small hamsa surrounded by planets and stars.
- Beautiful small hamsa evil eye tattoo with a pair of doves.
- Small hamsa tattoo with the eye of a snake.
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