The sphinx tattoo is commonly paired with a pyramid or other well-known Egyptian landmarks. It is an ancient, mythical beast of the Greek and Egyptian cultures known to be cunning, mysterious, merciless, and wise. The sphinx is often depicted as guardians of great treasure and secrets. In the Greek tradition, the sphinx is normally a female, yet is usually represented as male by the Egyptians. For more tattoo inspiration beyond the sphinx tattoo gallery below, check out our other featured tattoo categories.