While leprechaun tattoo designs can be utilized by just about anyone, most of the time they find their way onto the skin of those who are of Irish descent. This is not surprising as leprechauns are as much a symbol of Ireland as shamrocks are. In fact, many leprechaun tattoos contain shamrocks or four-leaf clovers in their design. Leprechaun tattoos can also be coupled with elements such as rainbows and pots of gold.
When a person decides on getting a leprechaun tattoo they have a number of different options available to them.
They can portray these “little people” as mischievous, light and jovial or they can be portrayed as evil and manipulative. These leprechaun tattoos depict a creature who is willing to kill anyone who takes his precious gold. This effect is often heightened by giving the leprechaun some sort of weapon or making his eyes like burning embers of flame.
Another leprechaun tattoo that a person can get is the “Fighting Irish” mascot of Notre Dame. This leprechaun tattoo features a leprechaun turned to the sides with his fist raised as if he was ready for a fight. Many people get this very tattoo to show their allegiance and support for their favorite team.