125 Berserk Tattoo Ideas with Meanings and Inspiration Guide

Berserk is one of the great Japanese manga series of the 90s that’s translated to brilliant tattoo art; dealing with themes of destiny, free will, loyalty, and resilience, while grappling with mortality and the duality of human nature.

Berserk is a Medieval-themed dark fantasy series centered on the characters Guts, a lone mercenary, and Griffith, the leader of a mercenary band called the “Band of the Hawk.” They battle demons throughout the series.

The lead characters make popular tattoo subjects along with other pivotal symbols from the manga, such as the Brand of Sacrifice, the Skull Knight, a wolf symbol known as the “Beast of Darkness,” and Beherit – small stone creatures that link the natural and spirit worlds.

The other main subject used in Berserk tattoos is Guts’ badass bastard sword, which is known as the Dragons Slayer.

Any fan of dark fantasy manga has come across Berserk! And in case you missed it, there are even several anime adaptations! From friendship to tragedy to fighting your own destiny and the likes, this manga offers everyone something! With amazing artwork in the show, choosing the perfect Berserk tattoo might be hard. That’s why we are here to help! Check out our list of top 125 Berserk tattoos and get the best tattoo for yourself!

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1. Egg of The Perfect World Tattoo

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@tomasan.tattoo

You know an apocalypse is coming when an egg with disturbing human features enters the story! Only creepy comments are allowed for this guy! However, it does make for an excellent Berserk reference tattoo! If it doesn’t turn your guts around, why not get it tattooed on your biceps or ankle? Just find a tattoo artist willing to get this piece of artwork done without vomiting!

2. Behelit Berserk Tattoo Ideas

Berserk Behelit Tattoo -akskaiju

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Berserk Behelit Tattoo -isadorafigueiredoart

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3. The Skull Knight and Guts Tattoo For Men

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Imagine seeing a seemingly living skeleton in armor standing across you. An apocalyptic scenery indeed! But don’t be afraid, he is the good guy! At least in the Berserk anime. If the fan community loves this mysterious character, so can you! A fully ‘fleshed’ Skull Knight tattoo would make an amazing biceps or thigh tattoo! So what are you waiting for?

4. The Brand of Sacrifice Berserk Tattoos

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@tomasan.tattoo

Berserk Brand Tattoo -ippocampotat2

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Berserk Brand Tattoo -batouttabaltimoretattoos

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Berserk Brand Tattoo -lukinh4s_tatuador

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Berserk Brand Tattoo -van_manto

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We’re starting the list off with a classic Berserk brand tattoo! In the manga, it’s officially called The Brand of Sacrifice. Representing the ultimate symbol of saying no to your destiny, our main hero Guts wears with pride (and pain). Endure the pain of getting this iconic Berserk curse mark tattoo! We promise this rugged design of the symbol will attract good spirits!

5. Berserk Guts Manga Scene Tattoo

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@gemmafae

Do you search endlessly for the perfect Berserk manga screenshot to tattoo? If you’ve stumbled upon our article on top 125 Berserk tattoo ideas, it’s a sign! Why not have this solemn scene tattooed on your hand? Japanese media is too good at conveying the right emotion with still images. If you like Berserk’s complex story arc, this might be the one for you!

6. Casca Berserk Tattoo Ideas

Berserk Casca Tattoo -joao_lucasddc

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Berserk Casca Tattoo -paulolopezz

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Berserk Casca Tattoo -ryanneritattoo

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7. Guts and Puck Tattoo

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@tomasan.tattoo

Something about a blue haired naked fairy disturbs us. But Puck is such an awesome Berserk character, you have to tattoo him and Guts interacting! He is especially funny in his chibi form found in many panels. If you have an annoying friend you love to bits, this one might be for you! Square framing work wonders for this particular shot too. Just look at Guts’ expression!

8. Dragon Slayer Sword Berserk Tattoos

Berserk Dragon Slayer Tattoo -alchutattoos

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Berserk Dragon Slayer Tattoo -fabiomeizontattoo

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Berserk Dragon Slayer Tattoo -lasttengu

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A fan of Berserk and giant swords? Then tattoo the iconic Dragon Slayer! You can leave the design black and white like the original, or add some metallic coloring for the anime look. A rugged sword used by our main hero works great as an arm tattoo! Add the Brand of Sacrifice sign next to it to complete this cool looking Berserk design tattoo!

9. Berserk Casca Tattoo

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@tomasan.tattoo

If Casca is your favorite Berserk character, search no further than this tattoo design! This girl has been through hell and back, which makes her the symbol of persistence. If you’re a survivor yourself, have a Casca from Berserk tattoo anywhere you want on your body! A triangle framing is a unique way to make the tattoo design stand out!

10. Berserk Tattoo Ideas for the Forearm

Berserk Forearm Tattoo -costa_lean

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Berserk Forearm Tattoo -diego_refem_

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Berserk Forearm Tattoo -sam_ascending

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11. Insane Berserk Main Character Tattoo

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@ukiyo__nyc

The main character from Berserk must be one of the most known anime characters! Continue the trend of getting him tattooed and don’t let this work of art be forgotten! You know stuff is about to happen when this is the expression we start with! The life of a mercenary in a horrible dark fantasy land must be crazy. Just like this tattoo!

12. Griffith Tattoo Designs

Berserk Griffith Tattoo -larasarrii

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Berserk Griffith Tattoo -marcokalfeld

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Berserk Griffith Tattoo -mariamamba_

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Berserk Griffith Tattoo -vika_lampa

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13. Guts Tattoo Art

Berserk Guts Tattoo -checcooldboy

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Berserk Guts Tattoo -claudibujos

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Berserk Guts Tattoo -cloud1life

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14. Brand of Sacrifice Neck Tattoos

Brand of Sacrifice Neck Tattoos

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Hand Tattoo

Berserk Neck Tattoo -nhoamigo

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15. Skull Knight Berserk Tattoo Ideas

Berserk Skull Knight Tattoo -j_manuel.21

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Berserk Skull Knight Tattoo -kuma.htownink

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16. Berserk Wolf Tattoos

Berserk Wolf Tattoo -biawazima

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Berserk Wolf Tattoo -le.ston

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Berserk Wolf Tattoo -misterbeaudry

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Berserk Wolf Tattoo -shalerzart

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Berserk Wolf Tattoo -yustecore_tattoo

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