Forget trying to stay away from all of the delicious Christmas cocktails and seasonal sweets — being an ink-obsessed holiday enthusiast is way more dangerous! And Instagram is really decking the halls and spreading the holiday cheer with these wintry works of art. Next (or first!) tattoo ideas, anyone?

snowglobe tattoo

1. Snow Globe Destination: The shading and detailing in this piece is just too gorgeous. Pick your favorite holiday destination for some seriously unique ink. (via @tonytrustworthy)

reindeer tattoo

2. Reindeer Ink: Everyone’s favorite holiday hero deserves their own spot on your sleeve, don’t you think? (via @azha)

donut tattoo

3. Donut Touch My Ornament: Sugary treat, check. Festive and adorable: check and check. (via @jacksextontattoos)

poinsetta tattoo

4. Poinsettia Love: Show this holiday plant some love with a gorgeous + colorful tattoo. (via @brittbolduc)

tree tattoo

5. Minimal Tree: It’s hard to be a minimalist around the holidays, but even this tiny tree brings some major holiday cheer. (via @christmasmagic)

snowflake tattoo

6. Colorful Snowflake: This intricate ink gives us all the holiday feels. (via @emmy_ameowzing)


7. Ugly Sweater Penguin: Say hellow to the cutest winter bird in a tacky holiday sweater. It doesn’t get much more adorably festive than this li’l guy. (via @derek_zielinski_artist)

graphic holly tattoo

8. Deck the Halls: We can’t stop staring at this seasonal sketch come to life. (via @lapetiteink)

christmas tree

9. Oh, Christmas Tree: This adorable design spreads the holiday cheer wherever it goes. (via @horitora_tattoo)

charlie brown tree

10. It’s Christmas, Charlie Brown: Rep your favorite holiday movie and it will be December 24/7. (via @baraqueenbee)

black and white snowflake tattoo

11. Snowflake Season: No need to add a ton of color to this one — snowflakes are beautiful, unique works of art on their own. (via @crizsuconic)

grinch tattoo

12. You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch: This colorful portrait is an A+ tribute to your favorite cranky Christmas character. (via @brandenmartintattoos)

ornament instagram

13. Snowflake Ornaments: Commemorate your favorite ornament with a unique design and a sweet story. (via @bobbybosak)

snow monster tattoo

14. Bumble: Take a walk on the wild side with your favorite wintry creature. (via @karenawesom)

little debbie tattoo

15. Seasonal Snacks: Sugary confections always rank near the top of any holiday-lover’s list. A tattoo of your favorite treat is the next best thing. (via @tonyd_tattoo)

sleepy owl tattoo

16. Winter Owl: Everyone can relate to this adorable little holiday owl. Holiday stress, begone. (via @sunsettattooparlor)

santa tattoo

17. Little Saint Nick: This nostalgic rendering of Ol’ Saint Nick takes us right back to waiting in line at the mall with our wish list in hand. (via @nateclick)

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