Known for being an escape artist and fighter, an octopus signifies strength. An octopus is a strategic and secretive creature that relies on its intuition and fluidity to hunt its prey, which are all qualities that symbolize the strength of a person through a tattoo of the deep-sea predator.
The octopus also signifies mystery, as it is also well known for its ability to camouflage itself, as well as shoot out a cloud of ink to escape attack. Considered to be of feminine energy, the octopus also symbolizes complexity, adaptability, expansion, insatiability and an unpredictable nature. The octopus has been considered a water demon by many cultures around the world for centuries.