Oni mask are extremely popular in the tattoo industry. These masks look like a supernatural ogre or troll and are popular in Japanese folklore. The oni usually has one to two horns and carries around an iron club and you can see them dressed in a tiger skin loincloth. Japanese legend says that an oni posse’s extreme strength and can beat even the toughest of sorcerers.
In Japanese culture an oni is a darker being, usually the villain in tales, but that doesn’t mean it can’t make for an amazing tattoo. If you want to represent strength and love Japanese folklore, check out these amazing oni mask tattoos and get some inspiration for you own.
This tattoo is a modern looking oni mask with some clean lines.
You can add whatever details you want to your mask.
3. Triple Oni
Find the oni mask that speaks to exactly what you want.
This oni mask is a classic that you will see in any tattoo parlor.
5. True Mask
Let the oni mask be a true mask for a masterpiece.
An Oni is supposed to be the villain in most cases.
Choose a wide range of colors to let your oni mask tattoo come to life.
8. Small Details
The smallest of details will make your mask look stunning.
Geisha on one side, oni mask on the other.
This stunning oni mask is a piece of art.
Combining a knife and oni mask is a cool idea.
Go for a more traditional Japanese style with your tattoo.
13. Pop of Color
Having just a hint of color is the perfect detail for your tattoos.
Flowers work perfectly with your oni tattoo.
This oni mask is uniquely your own.
Minimal tattoos are popular right now and you can even do I with an oni mask.
Make your oni tattoo look the the true villain it is.
Combine two tattoos ideas into one.
19. Full Black
Choosing to add no color to you tattoo isn’t a bad choice.
Having your oni mask tattoo wrapped in smoke is perfect for a demon.
Your oni mask can be more animated.
A non-traditional oni mask is still stunning and makes for a great tattoo.
A red hue surrounding your oni mask is a great representation of a oni.
24. Oni Mask Samurai
Pair your samurai tattoo with an oni mask.
Your beetle can wear an oni mask.
26. Back Piece
Placing your oni mask on you back gives you tons of space for creativity.
Your oni mask can drift off to sea with some waves.
Go for an abstract design with your mask.
Choose line details for a great looking oni mask.
The oni mask doesn’t have to be a frightening piece.
31. Pop Culture
You can make your oni mask tattoo into anything you want it to be.’
A snake wrapping around your oni mask makes for an incredible tattoo.
Oni mask represent a lot in Japanese culture and you can get one for yourself to represent strength or maybe the folklore villain.