50 Beautiful Hummingbird Tattoo Ideas for Men & Women in 2023

How could you not love a hummingbird?! On top of being delightfully cute, they are also the only bird in the world that can hover in place. They are remarkable. And like I said, they look great! Both in nature and when inked on your skin. So it comes as no surprise that hummingbird tattoos are so popular.

But before you go and get your own hummingbird tattoo, let us help guide you in choosing the perfect piece of ink. Below we’ll show you the most unique, most stylish, and best-looking hummingbird tattoos ideas of 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. 

Hummingbird Tattoo Ideas 1

3D Black and Gray Hummingbird Tattoo on Forearm

This Hummingbird is beautiful. Black ink alone is used for the lines and then diluted to create varying tones of gray. The grays are then used for shading and contrast. The Result: A beautiful tattoo for this woman’s forearm

Hummingbird Tattoo Ideas 2

Flying Hummingbird Tattoo

Small and Sweet is the apt description for this little Hummingbird. Despite the minimal design this tattoo comes to life. The little guy appears to be soaring above the forearm; luckily he’ll always be near.

Hummingbird Tattoo Ideas 3

Soft Touch Black and Gray Hummingbird Tattoo

The muted or soft touch Black and Gray style here creates a delicate, gentle feel. With beautiful shading and thin steady black lines this hummingbird is brought to life. It seems like you can feel the texture of the feathers, the beak, the face. Just ask before touching.

Hummingbird Tattoo Ideas 4

Small Black and Gray Hummingbird Tattoo on Inner Forearm

This is such a nice clean design; from its small size to the steady black lines to the expanse of negative or uninked space all around it. Positioned for perfect viewing by the customer, it’s certain to be regularly admired.

Hummingbird Tattoo Ideas 5

Beautiful Hummingbird Tattoo With Florals

Geometric and Ornamental styles are added to this design transporting it from pretty to beautiful. Despite these garnishes, the simplicity of the hummingbird and florals is never lost. This remains a minimal yet realistic design. This is Minimalistic Realism Style

Hummingbird Tattoo Ideas 6

Large Fineline Tattoo of Hummingbird

Although this tattoo is quite large it still maintains a delicate, light feel. That’s achieved by the use of clean, thin black lines inked in a steady, even manner. The use of negative or uninked space also enhances the delicate feel of this tattoo. So delicate it looks like lace.

Hummingbird Tattoo Ideas 7

Watercolor Hummingbird Tattoo on Woman’s Forearm

With its splashes and spills of Watercolors, this tattoo definitely says Springtime. It looks like the artist used a brush to paint them on. There are precisely inked outlines as well as indistinct ones defined by dabs of color. With contrasting dotwork this tattoo says: Forever Spring

Hummingbird Tattoo Ideas 8

Illustrative Style Hummingbird Tattoo With Red Flower

The colors in this tattoo are off-the-chart; there’s even a metallic quality to them. The design itself is impressive with its linear outline running the length of the forearm. The upside flower, dangling from above, is then like the icing on the cake. Beautiful

Hummingbird Tattoo Ideas 9

Minimal Style Hummingbird Tattoo on Wrist

Small and Sweet and Discreet. This Minimal style hummingbird tattoo at the wrist is perfect for the tattoo-newbie. Not Too Big. Not Too Small. Just Right

Hummingbird Tattoo Ideas 10

Woman’s Watercolor Style Hummingbird Tattoo Over Biceps

Watercolor paintings and tattoos are so pretty. They might appear technically easy but that’s far from true. It’s the skilled application of “running” colors that lends artistry to the work. Here the beautiful Watercolors are accented by prominent Linework. This is…Painting Outside The Lines

Hummingbird Tattoo Ideas 11

Pretty Floral and Hummingbird Fineline Tattoo

Thin black lines are the basis for this Fineline style tattoo. Even without any color you can envision the pretty hues of the hummingbird and the flowers. The curving lines of both the Hummingbird and florals mesh together to create one seamless design.

Hummingbird Tattoo Ideas 12

Minimalistic Realism Style Hummingbird Tattoo

To create a realistic design an artist must be skilled in shading and contrast as 3D is a must. That’s on full display in this tattoo. The Hummingbird’s orientation and open wings create a sense of movement Of course the sea (or sky) of negative space around him further amplifies this feeling.

Hummingbird Tattoo Ideas 13

Minimal Style Hummingbird Tattoo

With only thin black lines and little detailing, a complete story is told. It’s a beautiful sunny day, flowers are in bloom and joy is in the air. This is Minimal style where only the essence of the story need be told.

Hummingbird Tattoo Ideas 14

Realistic Watercolor Hummingbird Tattoo on Chest and Shoulder

Who wouldn’t want to follow the flight of these Hummingbirds; they’re so beautiful. Highlighted with Watercolors they create an airy, light feel. Movement is sensed across the chest onto the shoulder. Luckily They Won’t Fly Away

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Small Hummingbird Tattoo on Woman’s Upper Chest

A small tattoo is perfect for the equally small Hummingbird. But just like the Hummingbird who is small but mighty, this small tattoo similarly packs a punch. It doesn’t need to shout look at me to command attention.

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Minimalistic Linework Hummingbird Tattoo

This design is characterized by the marriage of both Minimal and Linework styles. With one glance the beautiful even, thin black lines jump out at you; they’re so crisp and sharp. Of course the simplicity of the design enhances its appeal. This is when “Less Is More”

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Illustrative Style Hummingbird Tattoo

Few birds dazzle with their range of colors like the tiny Hummingbird; and this inked one doesn’t disappoint. Like jewels that glisten, the Hummingbird has a metallic-like glow that’s replicated in this tattoo. Shine On

Hummingbird Tattoo Ideas 18

Pair of Hummingbird Tattoos Accenting The Collarbones

Who needs jewelry when you can have these two Fineline style Hummingbird tattoos. This is such a pretty area of a woman’s neckline; the perfect place for accessorizing. The Only Accessory Needed… A LBD

Hummingbird Tattoo Ideas 19

Custom Hummingbird Tattoo on Forearm

There’s no getting away from it; this is such a pretty tattoo. The colors are applied in a very precise manner accenting both the little Hummingbird and the flowers. It’s easy to see how Hummingbirds are associated with joy; it’s written all over this design.

Hummingbird Tattoo Ideas 20

Beautiful Linework Hummingbird Tattoo With Pop of Red

The lines in this tattoo are steady and symmetrical and the shading…well it’s beautiful. With Linework style, shading is achieved using dots of ink. This is beautifully displayed on the face of the Hummingbird. And the cherry on top, the big red circle that serves to highlight and frame this little Hummingbird.

Hummingbird Tattoo Ideas 21

Hummingbird on Woman’s Arm: Is It An Oil Painting or Tattoo?

With its broad brushstrokes of color, this Realistic style tattoo could be mistaken for an oil painting. The colors seen to blend seamlessly from one tone into the next. Light and shadow are also employed to create depth. The end result; An Awesome Tattoo

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Unique Hummingbird Tattoo

At first glance the feathers of the Hummingbird appear to be flower petals; totally in keeping with the floral theme of this tattoo. Then with unexpected dots of white ink the feathers take on a fan-like appearance. Their shape is the perfect counterbalance to the long linear line of the branch. Beautiful Design

Hummingbird Tattoo Ideas 23

Black and Gray Hummingbird Tattoo on Arm

This Hummingbird alone would be so pretty; but paired with the rose it’s taken to a whole other level. This is where two distinct inkings create one story; linked together by the negative or uninked space between them. Tie this design up with a ribbon and you have a forever present

Hummingbird Tattoo Ideas 24

Neo Traditional Tattoo of Hummingbirds on Forearm

Wow – what beautiful colors. They actually have a metallic or glistening quality to them much like the actual feathers of Hummingbirds. With small pops of white ink and very stylized shading that resembles blocks of color, this tattoo rocks. Props to Artist IG: @isaacink_ from Mexico

Hummingbird Tattoo Ideas 25

Custom Hummingbird Tattoo on Thigh

It looks like this custom Hummingbird tattoo has found its perfect home. It’s a case where design and position uniquely match up. The standout in this tattoo is the heavy black ink used for both outlines and shading. Dotwork and Ornamental elements are then added to the mix giving this tattoo a mystical feel. The Crescent moon.. The Cherry On Top

Hummingbird Tattoo Ideas 26

Minimalistic Realism Tattoo of Two Hummingbirds

The curved double lines below the Hummingbirds seem to launch them into flight right across this woman’s back. These might not be the prettiest Hummingbirds but then again who am I to say. Beauty Is In The Eye Of The Beholder

Hummingbird Tattoo Ideas 27

Hummingbird Tattoo in Minimalistic Realism Style

Minimalistic Realism. That’s a mouthful but the small designs inked in this style pack a punch; a realistic punch. A delicate feel is achieved by the layering of colors resulting in absolute subtlety. And Absolute Beauty

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Pretty Color Hummingbird Tattoo on Woman’s Arm

Hummingbirds are associated with joy and this tattoo definitely delivers. Stylistically the branch of the florals is so graceful as it flows down the arm. The curve at the top is a small but important detail. This little Hummingbird has enough contrasting color to stand out but still feel part of the overall design. Picture Perfect

Hummingbird Tattoo Ideas 29

Linework Style Hummingbird Tattoo

With pops of heavy opaque inking, this Hummingbird obtains a dramatic, powerful appearance. The lines are exquisite and showcase impressive skill especially as they’re done in close proximity to one another. Hummingbirds might be small but this one is Strong and Mighty

Hummingbird Tattoo Ideas 30

New School Style Hummingbird Tattoo on Top of Forearm

The heavy outlines and vivid colors of New School style are on great display in this tattoo. The colors are not only beautiful but are so complementary that they pull you in. Completing the design is the beautifully shaded circle complete with stars and florals. Who Wouldn’t Want This On Permanent Display

Hummingbird Tattoo Ideas 31

Fineline Black and Gray Hummingbird Tattoo on Side of Chest

With considerable negative space around it, this Hummingbird appears to be in flight. We see the thin black lines and absence of color which characterize Fineline style. That’s combined with the shading seen with Black and Gray style. Together…A Beautiful Tattoo

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Small Colorful Hummingbird Tattoo on Woman’s Ankle

Small can be mighty just like the little Hummingbird. Hummingbirds are actually the smallest species of bird on the planet but they play an oversized role in our ecosystem. So this little tattoo is definitely a fitting tribute.

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Tattoo of Hummingbirds In Minimalistic Realism Style

Here’s another beautiful tattoo inked in the Minimalistic Realism style. Again the subtlety of the colors is achieved by the layering of different tones. This style fits the Hummingbird perfectly which is among the smallest and prettiest birds in the world.

Hummingbird Tattoo Ideas 34

Uniquely Designed Hummingbird Tattoo on Man’s Inner Forearm

There’s lots going on here yet it all works together; Black and Gray style, Geometric style and a Minimal design. It’s important to remember that size is not the qualifying feature of Minimal style; rather it’s the philosophy of simplification. Here the linear aspect of the design combined with concentric rings together make for one beautiful tattoo.

Hummingbird Tattoo Ideas 35

Dramatic Realistic Style Hummingbird Half-Sleeve Tattoo

This tattoo screams Drama, Drama, Drama. With large areas of dark gray shading and adjacent areas of negative or uninked space, there’s both light and depth.. The beautiful black lines and detailed shading of the Hummingbirds are just another layer of artistry. Artist IG:@carmelogxmez from Richmond, VA

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Black and Gray Hummingbird Tattoo

There’s extraordinary shading and contrast seen in this tattoo. The degree of detailing is amazing especially considering the small spaces within which it’s done. Just look at the Hummingbird’s head and body; it’s like you can feel their texture. This is a small but excellent work. Props to Artist IG:@anthroe

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Vibrant Watercolor Hummingbird Tattoo

The vibrant colors of the Hummingbird are perfectly captured in this Watercolor style tattoo. Here the colors are applied in a precise and detailed manner with the big golden sun perfectly anchoring and completing the design. Shine On

Hummingbird Tattoo Ideas 38

A Bunch of Black and Gray Hummingbird Tattoos

Hummingbirds often represent hope; perhaps their image here an antidote to the message “heavy souls”. Spring is often the time when Hummingbirds are first spotted.. Let’s hope that Hope Does Spring Eternal

Hummingbird Tattoo Ideas 39

Fineline Black and Gray Hummingbird Tattoo over Woman’s Triceps

There’s such a light feel to this Fineline style tattoo. The thin black lines and touches of gray used for shading help to create this mood. Of course the wisps of florals and the large uninked space between them and the Hummingbird support this dreamy mood.

Hummingbird Tattoo Ideas 40

Minimal Hummingbird Tattoo on Woman’s Inside Elbow

If you want to add just a bit of sparkle to your outfit, a small tattoo like this one is perfect. In no way will it distract or clash with anything else you might be wearing. It’s just another way to flaunt your style.

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Large Fineline Floral and Hummingbird Tattoo on Arm

The thin lines and absence of color seen here are so characteristic of Fineline style; and so popular with the Insta-crowd. Although the overall design is large and somewhat busy, its thin lines help maintain a light delicate feel to this pretty tattoo.

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Black and Gray Hummingbird Tattoo with Geometric Element

This is such an awesome tattoo. The Hummingbird itself showcases beautiful black lines and very realistic shading. But what takes this design to another level is the geometric element. The boldly inked triangle serves as a perch for the Hummingbird while perfectly framing him. I love how the wings extend beyond the frame with shadowy trails of ink left in their wake. Wonderful work by Artist IG:@skylerespinoza

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Hummingbird Tattoo Combining Abstract, Realistic and Watercolor Styles

There’s all the realism of a Hummingbird here; you can even “feel” the texture of the feathers. Watercolors applied in swirls and splashes help create this Abstract design. Here’s To Painting Outside The Lines

Hummingbird Tattoo Ideas 44

Realistic Watercolor Hummingbird Tattoo

The Watercolors are so precisely applied in this tattoo that there’s a photo-realism achieved. The tattoo itself captures the oversized beauty of the little Hummingbird. Highlighting the inner crease of the elbow, this is Perfection

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Large Colorful Hummingbird Tattoo

This Hummingbird looks like it’s perched right in front of the sun; the large yellow-orange sphere serving as both backdrop and lighting. The colors used for the Hummingbird are complementary to the sun and draw you in.

Hummingbird Tattoo Ideas 46

Black and Gray Tattoo of Two Hummingbirds

Black and Gray style is on fine display in this tattoo. There’s really beautiful shading created by diluting the black ink to achieve varying tones of gray . While the design covers the width the arm, a lightness and sense of play between the Hummingbirds is maintained. With wings appearing like bookends, the orientation of the beaks then draws these two together.

Hummingbird Tattoo Ideas 47

Black and Gray Geometric Hummingbird Tattoo on Back

Geometric style enhances this Black and Gray design. Here the circle looks like a stopwatch which is a common element in tattoos. It often signifies a significant event in one’s life while the Hummingbird can represent joy and good luck. Wonder what the story is here.

Hummingbird Tattoo Ideas 48

Very Pretty Floral and Hummingbird Watercolor Tattoo

The vivid colors and the design’s long sensuous curves down the back make this one very attractive tattoo. It’s truly beautiful. Add two Hummingbirds and some bright stars to the mix and this is…Perfection

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Black and Gray Hummingbird Tattoo

This Hummingbird with its straight spread wings is reminiscent of a totem pole. With concentric rings framing it, your attention is immediately captured. The shading of the rings is so beautiful with alternating areas of heavy black ink and dots. The incomplete bands at the top and bottom along with the star just amp the interest up even more.

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Watercolor Hummingbird Tattoo

You can’t get prettier than this tattoo with its muted colors. The design is filled with splashes and dabs of pastels yet never appears messy; no easy feat. This design is really as beautiful as the lovely Hummingbird. If you’re ever in Belgium check out Artist Amanda Remmington IG:@amanda.mypreciousink

Hummingbird Tattoo Ideas 51

Linework Hummingbird Tattoo on Outer Forearm

Essentially most shading in tattoos is produced using a set of dots. In Linework style this is even more evident. With the design’s shape paralleling the lines of the forearm, this Hummingbird has found his perfect home.

Hummingbird Tattoo Ideas 52

Black and Gray Floral and Hummingbird Tattoo on Top of Forearm

Skill and artistry are on display here. With thin black lines and muted gray shading there’s a dreamy, delicate feel to this tattoo. The florals appear to gently wrap around the forearm attracting this little Hummingbird.

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Black and Gray Geometric Hummingbird Tattoo

The square and circle here serve to frame and highlight the Hummingbird; not confine him. The mountains, stars and cosmos suggest that this little Hummingbird is…Free This is how design elevates a tattoo.

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Minimalistic Realism Style Hummingbird Tattoo

This little Hummingbird seems right at home on the back of the calf following you wherever you go. The lines are so clean and even and the shading so natural that the tattoo resembles a black and white photo. With simplicity of design and a realistic rendering; this is Minimalistic Realism.

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Geometric Hummingbird Hand Tattoo

There’s real intensity to this design from the inking to its shape. The triangular framed eye, further framed by the circle, dares you to look away. The triangular shape of the overall tattoo pulls your eye up towards the small but mighty Hummingbird. And if that all weren’t enough, black inking highlights the finger. Big props to Artist IG: @browntattoo out of Los Angeles, CA

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Floral and Hummingbird Watercolor Tattoo on Woman’s Arm

These bright orange blossoms are definitely a scene-stealer; pulling you right into the design. And of course our Hummingbird feels the attraction too. The Watercolors are applied in a precise manner creating lots of detailing. Btw it looks like the lower tattoo was done at an earlier time.

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New School Hummingbird Tattoo Combining Illustrative Style

At first glance you can’t help but notice the neon-like colors of this tattoo. Not only are they bright but they look like they’re lit from behind. With plenty of detailing we know that this is a Hummingbird yet it doesn’t have a photo-realistic look. This is Illustrative

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Black and Gray Floral and Hummingbird Tattoo

Look at this tattoo and you immediately notice the beautiful Hummingbird who’s never lost among the florals. Using heavy black lines to outline the body and feathers, this little guy is instantly in focus. With exquisite florals then serving as backdrop, this is one beautiful tattoo.

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Pair of Black and Gray Hummingbird Tattoos on Woman’s Arm

It’s the orientation of these two Hummingbird’s that creates a sense of movement. With outstretched wings, it’s as if you could sense the air currents lifting these two up. And with accompanying outstanding shading, a beautiful tattoo is created.