Lowrider tattoos designs are part of the Chicano culture. These designs are named after lowrider cars, which are often depicted in the designs. Lowrider tattoos are often done in grayscale meaning they’re only in black and shades of grey. These tattoos shows off the Latin culture of life, death, and catholicism through symbols and sayings.
Half Clown Girl
Below the girl is a clown rolling dice. The girl is trying perhaps to be a clown on the outside but her emotions are showing through.
Angel meets Saint
On the bicep you can see the image of the grim reaper and above him a beautiful angel looking down on him.
Whisper in Your Ear
This lowrider tattoo is in traditional grayscale with various shading. Its of a child whispering in the person’s ear.
Women on Bicep
The women on this tatt is shown crying and bloodied. It’s not really a traditional lowrider tattoo because of the use of the red for blood. However, it is a great design.
Saint on Bicep
This is a traditional catholicism design of a saint. The greyscaling and detail are done very well. It is a fine example and shows that you need to have a tattoo artist that has experience.
A detailed tattoo of character Sally from the movie a Nightmare Before Christmas on the upper arm.
Depicted are the traditional Chicano drama Masks of the comedy and the tragedy. Usually this is a symbol about life and how there is moments of laughter and moments of sorrow.
A beautiful design of a male inspired by the roman period. Done in grayscale it shows detailed shading, although not a traditional lowrider tattoo.
This Tattoo done in grayscale is of a shogun warrior. Japanese shogun warriors were men of honor much like knights in Britain.
This tattoo artist was inspired by ancient Greek art. It shows a women being held back by a male, while the other male looks on in fear. Another great example of an experienced tattoo artist.
This tattoo is of a girl with a rose in her hair and butterflies around her on the bicep of this client.
This is a great example of a very detailed medieval dragon on the gentlemen’s back. Not a true lowrider tattoo because of the use of the red for the tongue.
The Archangel Michael is a classic use of Latino tatts featuring symbols in catholicism. Archangel Michael is a warrior angel and is a patron saint for people in the military.
This embellished skull on the bicep has great detail and shows the Aztec inspired design by this tattoo artist.
Name Across Back
Traditional lowrider tattoos also have names of family, friends , and loved ones emblazed often across chest or in this case the shoulders.
This shows a masked woman aiming a shotgun in a lowrider on the upper chest. The artist used great shading and the use of grayscale.
Koi fish are a symbol of luck. Although not a traditional lowrider tattoo there is great detail and color of the fish on the woman’s leg.
Clocks and Skull
Awesome detail and grayscaling of the clocks and skull. You can tell the tattoo artist is quite skilled with shading.
Eye and Barren Tree
Another example of great shading and the use of grayscale. The eerie eye looking through the dead tree.
Another depiction of the warrior Archangel Michael conquering the demon. This is an excellent design on the upper bicep/shoulder.
A traditional tribute of a loved one that has passed on. This portrait was done exceptionally well with the added detailed rose below the portrait.
A detailed lowrider classic car design done in grayscale and shading on the man’s belly and chest.
Tattoo on bicep of a beautiful woman holding a gun whose emotions can be seen thought the clown mask. Another good example.
This lowrider tattoo shows a man smoking a cigar and on the right two women and two classic cars on the bottom back. This shows a great scene that looks like it was taken out of a classic movie.
This is yet another example of a lowrider tattoo that pays tribute to famous icons and loved ones that have passed. A perfect example of Marilyn Monroe with a rose at the bottom.
This tattoo shows a lion on the back shoulder with the words: God, serenity, courage, and wisdom. This might be something that this client believes and lives by which is why its shown on his body.
Women Holding a Rose
What are popular? Lowrider tattoos of beautiful women in the Day of the Dead makeup. This is one example on this man’s arm.
This lowrider tattoo is of a crying girl with clown makeup on the client’s neck. Thisre is great detail in the women’s tears and a good use of grayscale.
Jesus and Lazarus
Another traditional lowrider tattoo of catholic symbols. This is one that features Jesus raising Lazarus. The detail and shading of the tattoo is very well done and shows that the artist has much experience.
This design on the biceps show two sultans and a palace in the middle. Not a traditional lowrider tattoo but has the grayscale and shading. Very detailed and shows the experience of the artist.
An example of religious symbols in lowrider tattoos. This is one of the Virgin Mary who is looking down on a boy.
Woman Kissing a Skull
This tattoo shows a women in the day of the dead makeup and in tears, kissing a skull with a crown and his skeletal hand is holding her face. Great design and grayscale.
This design shows a skeleton holding a smoking pistol. This is usual in a standard gang tattoo and is often in black and gray.
David and Angel
This tattoo artist depicted Michelangelo’s David with and angel at the bottom of client’s arm. Another good example of a lowrider tattoo.
Blood, Sweat, and Tears
Lowrider tattoo of a saying written across collarbone – ‘Blood Sweat & Tears’. Elaborate writing design in grayscale. Shows tattoo artists skill.
Day of the Dead Makeup
This is often a popular lowrider tattoo in men. This tattoo is of a women with the day of the dead makeup with a rose on the bottom. The grayscale looks awesome and shows the artist’s talent and skill.
This man’s arm depicts a greek art scene. This lowrider tatt had a great amount of detail and shading.
This lowrider tattoo shows a blindfolded angel and below her are hundred dollars bills in a form of a rose. Perhaps she is blind of money which is what the client wanted the tattoo to say.
Cherub and Man
This tatt shows a cherub looking over a man. This lowrider tattoo shows great detail in grayscale on the arm.
Good Times, Bad Times
This tattoo design shows a male and female clown with “good times, bad times” written on top of the tatt with rolling dice and a lowrider car on the bottom back. A very detailed lowrider tattoo.
Not a typical lowrider tattoo here. It is a colorful fall leaf around a client’s neck, with some beautiful shading by the artist.
A memoriam lowrider tattoo that shows the sands of time with the sand looking like skulls and the words “In Memory Of” with headstones on the bottom.
In Loving Memory
A tribute lowrider tattoo of a loved one that has passed. Shows person’s name and year of birth and death with a rose in their memory.
Classic lowrider symbol of religious origin. Grayscale and shading are done well as well as the detail.
This shows another depiction of mother Mary in a lowrider tattoo. Catholic symbols are popular in latin cultures and is often shown in chicano tattoos.
Man in Prayer
Tatt on upper arm of man in prayer or deep thought. Not a catholic symbol but still religious. With the work and detail the tattoo artist was quite experienced.
Traditional religious symbol for a lowrider tattoo, prayer beads wrapped around hands that are praying.
Lowrider tattoo shows turkish warrior with arab writing on the bottom. Excellent detail and shading on upper bicep.
King of Kings
Traditional lowrider tattoo of religious Catholic symbolism. The main cross being “the king of kings” with the crown of thorns at the bottom.
Skull tattoo sporting a fedora and shades smoking a cigarette. Another traditional lowrider tatt in grayscale with some detail and shading.
This tattoo design shows the comedy and the tragedy about to kiss in this traditional lowrider style.
Unfinished lowrider tatt work of a fighting skeleton warrior in fine detail in grayscale and shading.
This tattoo on the arm show a dreamy eyed woman with florals above her. It’s in great detail and excellent shading.
This tatt is an anklet with the Philadelphia Eagles symbol.
Blood and Loyalty
Tattoo saying on lower arm “ Blood Makes You Related, Loyalty Makes you Family” . The tattoo is done in grayscale and is a typical lowrider tatt.
Tattoo of a beautiful latina woman surrounded by catholic symbolism. This lowrider tattoo is done in grayscale and has much detail.
This lowrider tattoo is of a man with clown makeup. People in clown makeup usually means that they are hiding their true feelings under the makeup.
This very detailed tattoo is of a man depicted as a roman statue. The artist shows his skill and experience in this design.
King of the Jungle
This lowrider tattoo on the arm is of a lion wearing a kings crown. Showing that he is king of the jungle.
This tatt depicts a dragonfly is very good detail. The design is done in grayscale on the back of the calf.
Woman in clown makeup wearing a fedora and holding a gun. This lowrider tattoo is done in grayscale.
Angel on a Horse
This design depicts an angel riding a horse battling a demon. This lowrider tattoo is done in great detail on the client’s upper arm.
Lowrider tattoo of a woman in clown makeup. The artwork is in the shape of and S and is on top of what it looks like a detailed rug.
This design on the client’s bicep is of a latina in traditional mexican dress. It shows the mexican culture in this lowrider tattoo.
Butterfly, Rose, and Stars
This design on the man’s arm is of a colorful monarch butterfly and a rose underneath it. On the bottom are stars in black except for the small one that is orange.
Native American Woman
Design of a Native American woman in traditional headdress. This tattoo is in great detail and done in grayscale.
This tattoo is of a tattoo gun tattooing the man’s head. It in very fine detail and is done in grayscale.
This western style tattoo on the client’s leg has a wanted sign as well and a colt.45. Other old west symbols are the playing cards and Texas Ranger badge.
This tattoo is of a women in 40’s glamor smoking a cigarette with a handgun on the lower arm. This lowrider tatt is in amazing detail in grayscale.
This design is of a person as a Roman style bust with grape leaves decorated around it. It is in very good detail and has excellent shading.
Tiger vs Serpent
This tattoo is of a Tiger fighting a serpent on the client’s back. This large scale tattoo is in great detail and done in grayscale.
This lowrider design is of the classic movie actor Humphrey Bogart or his nickname “Bogie”. It is an excellent portrait of this famous actor.
Faith is part of being married, as shown on this tattoo, along with a dove with two wedding bands and the date of marriage.
Mom and Dad
This memorial tattoo is in remembrance of “Mom and Dad”. It is decorated with a cross and rose.
Skull in Shades
This lowrider tattoo is of a skull with a goatee smoking a cigarette with shades on. It has excellent shading in grayscale.
This tattoo is paying homage to the classic movie The Godfather. Pictured in this tatt is Marlon Brando and Al Pacino.
Words on Neck
This traditional lowrider tattoo is on this client’s neck. Many clients have their name or a saying done in elaborate grayscale.
This lowrider tattoo is of jesus and the catholic symbol of a heart wrapped in a crown of thorns. Has great detail and shading by the artist.
The design here on the forearm is of a detailed rose with lettering on the bottom. Another great example of a lowrider tattoo.
This masked gangsta girl with dollar roses on the bottom is a typical lowrider tattoo. It shows great detail in grayscale.
This tattoo on the neck is another lowrider tattoo that often has words or sayings written on the body.
As you can see there are many awesome lowrider tattoos out there. Its a good idea to know what your tattoo is about when you pick a design you want. Knowing what a lowrider tattoo is and the symbols makes choosing a design easy. It is also a good idea to pick an artist that has experience in doing tattoos in grayscale and has skill in doing details.