A blade tattoo can refer to three different types of tattoos. The typical image of a blade tattoo is a design made of blades and decoration. As of August 2014, the most popular blade tattoos are themes from the Blade movies. The third type is a shoulder blade tattoo.
The tattoo designs that depict blades and decoration are widespread and can be found on the many existing websites with tattoo designs. Another kind of a blade tattoo is the razor blade tattoo. This tattoo symbolizes pain or suffering of some kind, such as self-inflicted pain, addiction, depression, crime and violence.