A rabbit foot being considered lucky is a superstition held by cultures around the world for a range of reasons. In North America it’s possibly in some way connected to Friday the 13th – not the film with Jason Voorhees, but the day being considered unlucky.
The lucky charm is created by cutting the foot off a rabbit, drying and preserving it, and attaching it to a chain. In comparison, a tattoo of a rabbit foot involves ink injected under our skin, which is then healed (possibly via the dry healing method), and preserved by our bodies even after death, until it eventually decays.
We love this quote by R.E. Shay: “Depend on the rabbit’s foot if you will, but remember it didn’t work out for the rabbit.”
We can’t promise that a lucky rabbit foot tattoo will bring you any luck, but it can’t hurt to see if it does, right? Actually, it will initially hurt, but after that, you never know what will happen.
There’s ten rabbit foot tattoos here to view and spark your creativity. The rabbit foot may be an image to bring you luck, or the comfort and memory of holding the paw of your dearly departed pet rabbit. You could even substitute another animal for the rabbit – we’ve seen some cat and dog paw tattoos.
In terms of the design and style, you can go all out with some decorative elements, or even be inspired by something found in an antique or vintage store or a real rabbit foot a family member owned.
Do you believe that a rabbit foot can bring you luck?