Pineapple Tattoos

History and Symbolism

It is hard to imagine today, but there was a time when pineapples were so scarce and expensive in Europe that one pineapple would cost the equivalent of several thousand dollars in today’s money.  In the 17th century it was common to rent a pineapple which would be used as a centre piece at dinner parties, usually placed on a pedestal as a status symbol and indicator of wealth and generosity. The fruit was usually not eaten until it was almost rotten, it was mostly royalty and the social elite who would actually serve ripe pineapple to esteemed guests. 

Europe’s love of the tropical fruit became enshrined in various works of art and sculpture, from kings having pineapple paintings and furniture commissioned to the middle class covering their walls with pineapple wallpaper and having pineapple sculptures at the entrance of their house, it was  tradition to have these sculptures in the entrance of the plantations, today these are still common in many home entrances as a sign of being welcomed and for aesthetic reasons.

Why Pineapples are Called Pineapples

Pine – Because pineapples look like pine cones.
Apple – At the time that pineapples were introduced to Europe, it was common for Europeans to call foreign fruits ‘apples.’
Ananas In many languages, the name for pineapple is ananas or a variation of ananas. Ananas is also an alternative, though little used, English name for pineapple.

Life of a Pineapple

The pineapple is made up of about 200 flowers, the ovaries of each flower turns into a berry then fuses together to make the whole pineapple, once the pineapple is fully developed the hardened scales is what is left of the flowers. In the wild a pineapple can live up to 50 years and still maintain its fruit.

Pineapple Tattoos

Looking for a pineapple tattoo for ideas? there’s a lot tattoo artists can do with a simple pineapple concept, and with the popularity of pineapple tattoos on the rise there’s a huge amount of quality work being done, we’ve gathered some of the best pineapple tattoos out there in all styles, colours and sizes. If you’re thinking of getting one then check out these creative pineapple tattoos for inspiration and ideas.

COLORFUL PINEAPPLE TATTOOS

Pineapple Tattoo by Cory Cartwright
Cory Cartwright  Impulse Ink, ACWORTH, GA.  Twitter Tumblr Facebook 

Pineapple Tattoo by Max Bonneau
Max Bonneau Enlight Tattoo Shop (Private) Quebec City, Canada Facebook Instagram

Pineapple Tattoo by Aaron Springs
Aaron Springs Red Dagger Tattoo Studio, Houston, Texas Facebook Instagram Website

Pineapple Tattoo by Katie Shocrylas
Katie Shocrylas(KSHOCS) Private Tattoo Studio, Vancouver, BC Instagram Tumblr  Facebook  Website

Pineapple Tattoo by Katie Shocrylas
Katie Shocrylas (KSHOCS) Private Tattoo Studio, Vancouver, BC Instagram Tumblr Facebook Website

Pineapple Tattoo by Katie Shocrylas
Katie Shocrylas (KSHOCS) Private Tattoo Studio, Vancouver, BC Instagram Tumblr Facebook Website

SMALL AND SIMPLE
PINEAPPLE TATTOOS

Pineapple Tattoo by Daniil
Daniil Kostarev Babayaga Tattoo Studio Canggu Bali Instagram

Pineapple Tattoo by Mia Joyce
Mia Joyce Creative Body Art, Coventry UK Facebook Instagram

Pineapple Tattoo by Bahadır
Bahadır Cem Börekcioğlu Karınca Tattoo, Istanbul, Turkey Pinterest Instagram Facebook

Pineapple Tattoo by Doy Seoul
Doy Seoul Inkedwall South Korea Instagram

Pineapple Tattoo by Ellen
Ellen Mermaid Inc Tattoo North Cornwall  Facebook Instagram

Pineapple Tattoo by JonBoy
JonBoy West 4 Tattoo, Manhattan, NYC Instagram Twitter Website

Pineapple Tattoo by Frauke Katze
Frauke Katze, Coco Schwarz, Hamburg, Germany Instagram Facebook

SKULL PINEAPPLE TATTOOS

Pineapple Tattoo by Steven Blance
Steven Blance Inkredible Kreations perth, scotland Facebook Instagram

Pineapple Tattoo by Jan Axel
Jan Axel Kajaste Art Helsinki, Finland Facebook Instagram Website

Pineapple Tattoo by Timmy B
Timmy B NiteOwl Tattoo, Northampton Massachusetts Instagram

Pineapple Tattoo by Melissa Scott
Melissa Scott Apostle Tattoo Hartlepool, England Instagram

Pineapple Tattoo by Zack Spurlock
Zack Spurlock Anonymous Tattoo Savannah GA Instagram Website

Pineapple Tattoo by Luca Degenerate
Luca Degenerate Loxodrom Tattoo BERLIN Faceboook Instagram

Pineapple Tattoo by Felipe Rodrigues
Felipe Rodrigues São Paulo, Brazil Facebook Instagram

BLACK AND GREY PINEAPPLE TATTOOS

Pineapple Tattoo by Rom Carlizza
Rom Carlizza ANNECY INK, Annecy France Instagram Facebook

Pineapple Tattoo by Felipe Kross
Felipe Kross The New Black, São Paulo, Brazil Facebook Instagram

Pineapple Tattoo by Nëss Cerciello
Nëss Cerciello BEARSKIN TATTOO  Marseille FRANCE INSTAGRAM FACEBOOK

Pineapple Tattoo by Robert Pavez
Robert Pavez Stockholm-Sweden Instagram Facebook Twitter Vimeo Inkonsky Website

Pineapple Tattoo by Dan Lior
Dan Lior Jaffa Tattoo, Tel Aviv, Israel Facebook Instagram

Pineapple Tattoo by Okan Uckun
Okan Uckun Golden Arrow Istanbul, Turkey Facebook Instagram Website

Pineapple Tattoo by Emrah Ozhan
Emrah Ozhan Gristle Tattoo Brooklyn, NY Instagram Website

Pineapple Tattoo by Tyler Harrington
Tyler Harrington State of Grace Tattoo. San Jose, CA Anchor Rose Tattoo Instagram 

TRADITIONAL PINEAPPLE TATTOOS

Pineapple Tattoo by Alex Zampirri
Alex Zampirri Heart & Soul Tattoo Pennsylvania Instagram Tumblr

Pineapple Tattoo by Alex Zampirri
Alex Zampirri Heart & Soul Tattoo Pennsylvania Instagram Tumblr

Pineapple Tattoo by Hanna Clark
Hanna Clark Rain City Tattoo Collective, Manchester, England. Tumblr Instagram

Pineapple Tattoo by Roger McMahon
Roger McMahon Resurrection Tattoo Austin, TX

Pineapple Tattoo by Dave Wah
Dave Wah Baltimore, Maryland Stay Humble Tattoo Company Baltimore, Maryland Instagram

Pineapple Tattoo by Jonathan Tagliafico

Jonathan Tagliafico Tao Bond Street Buenos Aires, Argentina Instagram

Pineapple Tattoo by James Cumberland

James Cumberland Sunday Tattoo Jacksonville Fl Facebook Instagram

pineapple tattoo

Boshka Grygoriew-Alvy Good Times Tattoo  Shoreditch, London Instagram