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75 Artistic Tentacles

From Sea Creature Shoots to Creepy Squid Masks

— March 28, 2011 — Unique
Octopi are known for their long tentacles and sticky suction cups and these artistic tentacles take inspiration from their odd appendages. Along with squids, octopi are one of the strangest and most mysterious sea creatures of the ocean. Some people are creeped out by all of those legs, while others embrace the interesting creatures. Tentacle art can be seen everywhere from art sculptures to little kid's toys.

Fashion has payed tribute to tentacled creatures, with designers creating jewelry and clothes that are inspired by octopi. Fashion magazines use live octopi in photoshoots to make for a very unique photo spread. It is amazing how one creature can influence so many different tentacle-inspired pieces of art.
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Octopus-Like Warrior Bots
Octopus-Like Warrior Bots
The Robotic Tentacle Manipulator Could Enter Your Home
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74
USB Scalp Analyzers
USB Scalp Analyzers
The Ska-Loop Camera Checks Scalp Condition to Help Improve Hair Health
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73
Marine Life Jewelry
Marine Life Jewelry
Blue Bayer Design Grasps Us With the Octopus Bracelet
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72
Octopus Hand Accessories
Octopus Hand Accessories
The Finger Tentacles are Perfect for Office Pranks
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71
Submarine Bathing Toys
Submarine Bathing Toys
Your Kid Will Have Fun with the 'Scrubadub Sub'
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70
Psychic Sea Creature Sculptures
Psychic Sea Creature Sculptures
Paul the Octopus' Future-Predicting Ability Immortalized in Gold
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69
Rocking Time-Tellers
Rocking Time-Tellers
The Octopus Clock is Designed to Shake, Rattle and Roll
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68
Alien Abduction Ads
Alien Abduction Ads
Leagas Delaney Creates Eye-Opening Ads for Lexum European Eye Clinic
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67
Suction Cup Phone Chargers
Suction Cup Phone Chargers
This Octopus iPhone Battery has Mighty Sticking Power
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66
Geeky Sea Creatures
Geeky Sea Creatures
Nifer Fahrion Makes USB DataSquid For Fishy File Sharing
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65
Cheeky Toy Characters
Cheeky Toy Characters
The Second Yum Yum Toys Series Features Heroes and Villains
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64
Upcycled Octopus Sculptures
Upcycled Octopus Sculptures
Acoustapus by Nemo Gould Rocks Harder than a Rock Lobste
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63
Crawling Talismans
Crawling Talismans
The Seppie Necklace Features a Blinged-Out Octopus
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62
Sea Creature Bath Buddies
Sea Creature Bath Buddies
The Shower Squid Will Hold Your Soap and Shampoo Bottles
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61
3D Booze Packaging
3D Booze Packaging
The Kraken Black Spiced Rum Hits Stores With Three-Dimensional Labels
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60
Ocotopi Necklaces
Ocotopi Necklaces
8 Arms That Look Hot Around Your Neck
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59
Octopus-Slaying Illustrations
Octopus-Slaying Illustrations
Sidney Pink is Inspired by His Japanese Surroundings
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58
Sea Monster Wall Fixtures
Sea Monster Wall Fixtures
The Wall Tentacle Puts a Giant Squid in Your Living Room
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57
Robots with Tentacles
Robots with Tentacles
Sculptural Bots Inspired by Nature and Biomimicry
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56
Sea Creature Shower Accessories
Sea Creature Shower Accessories
The Octopus Shower Caddy Wraps Up Your Bath Supplies
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55
Octopus Will Keep You Cosy
Octopus Will Keep You Cosy
New Beanbag Design By Atelier Blink
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54
Tentacle Lighting Fixtures
Tentacle Lighting Fixtures
The Fractalia Light Looks like It Crawled Out of the Sea
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53
Eerily Surreal Drawings
Eerily Surreal Drawings
Devin McGrath Gives You a Creepy Look at His Reality
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52
Roboctopus Arms
Roboctopus Arms
Alien-Inspired Power Loader Gives Superhuman Strength
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51
Tentacle Jewelry
Tentacle Jewelry
Gualti Earrings Inspired by Plant Roots
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50
Wide-Eyed Monotography
Wide-Eyed Monotography
Andrey Korotich Takes Incredible Attention-Grabbing Photographs
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49
Cuddle With an Octopus On Those Lonely Nights
Cuddle With an Octopus On Those Lonely Nights
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48
Anatomical Chandeliers
Anatomical Chandeliers
Dreamhome Heartaches Shows Off New Work From Adam Wallacavage
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47
Tentacular Headdresses
Tentacular Headdresses
Alessandro Pautasso's 'Come to the Water' Art Channels a Modern Medusa
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46
Sticky Sculpting Contests
Sticky Sculpting Contests
The Mentos Gum Gallery Features Prize-Winning Gum Art
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45
Octopus Armor
Octopus Armor
Ad Shows Cuki Aluminum Foil Used As Knightly Fish Protection
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44
Craftastrophic Creations
Craftastrophic Creations
Handmade Goes All Wrong with the Octopus Chandelier
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43
Monster Invasion Postcards
Monster Invasion Postcards
'Holidaying Horrors' Depicts Terrible Tentacled Tourists
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42
Flying Octopus Plants
Flying Octopus Plants
Spruce Up Your Ceiling with Michael McDowell's Hanging Air Plant Pods
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41
Immortalizing Octomom
Immortalizing Octomom
Daniel Edwards Honors Nadya Suleman With “String of Babies”
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40
Squiggly Squid Bands
Squiggly Squid Bands
Octopus Rings by Rabid Fox Channel 'Under the Sea'
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39
Emotional Graffiti Art
Emotional Graffiti Art
Artist Milk Explores Pain and Mourning for Women
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38
Silver Octopus Necklace
Silver Octopus Necklace
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37
Sculptural Structured Supports
Sculptural Structured Supports
A Monstrous Cardboard Squid by Wil Natzel
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36
Crocheted Octopus Creations
Crocheted Octopus Creations
This Embroidered Wall Tentacle Turns Mollusks into Murals
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35
Tentacle Tresses
Tentacle Tresses
Octopus Wigs Come Complete With Suction Cups
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34
OctoMermaid Illustrations
OctoMermaid Illustrations
Diamante Murru's 'Abyss' Features Floating Females
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Electric Sea Creatures – An Octopus Knitted Out of Recycled Electrical Wire
Electric Sea Creatures – An Octopus Knitted Out of Recycled Electrical Wire
An Octopus Knitted Out of Recycled Electrical Wire
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32
Twisting Tentacle Shower Heads
Twisting Tentacle Shower Heads
Sculpture by Vado Wraps Up Versatility and Style in One
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31
Wicked Ghoulish Illustrations
Wicked Ghoulish Illustrations
Tatsuya Nottsuo Creates Some Stellar Monstrous Art Works
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30
Octopus Rings
Octopus Rings
Tentacular Accessories Are a Fashionable Twist on Taxidermy (UPDATE)
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29
Whimsical Octopus Art
Whimsical Octopus Art
Melissa Haslam Channels Another Era in Her Work
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28
Facial Hair Tentacles
Facial Hair Tentacles
Beards and Mustaches Abound in the Beardfolio by Matt Rainwaters
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27
Half Human Branding
Half Human Branding
Curious Nature Wine Packaging Has a Peculiar Cross-Bred Look
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26
Pirate Lore Branding
Pirate Lore Branding
Kraken Rum Blends Spiced Rum With Giant Creatures of the Deep
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25
Slimy Animal Erotism
Slimy Animal Erotism
The Wild Art Of Barnaby Ward Incorporates Snails and Octopi
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24
Tentacle Regurgitation Videos
Tentacle Regurgitation Videos
The JoliPunk ‘Octopus' Video is Disturbing
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Rolling Food Sculptures
Rolling Food Sculptures
Nir Adar Makes Sphere-Shaped Edible Artworks
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Sea Witch Seating
Sea Witch Seating
The Maximo Riera Octopus Chair is Fit for Ursula's Throne
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21
Sad Sushi Toys
Sad Sushi Toys
O-No Crafts Personified Squid Dolls Are Missing their Tentacles
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Jewellery Made of Real Tentacles
Jewellery Made of Real Tentacles
OctopusME!
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Musical Mammal Illustrations
Musical Mammal Illustrations
'Animal Music' by Redmer Hoekstra Features Instrumental Creatures
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Sensual Squidtography
Sensual Squidtography
Artist Daikichi Amano Has a Serious Squid Perversion
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Sea Creature Shoots
Sea Creature Shoots
Maurizio Fantini's Fish & Fashion Photo Series is a Study of Shapes
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Wacky Whimsical Fashion
Wacky Whimsical Fashion
The Manish Arora Spring/Summer 2011 Collection is Out of This World
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Sea-sational Chandeliers
Sea-sational Chandeliers
Jonathan Levine's Octopus Lighting
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14
Human-Octopus Hybrids
Human-Octopus Hybrids
Morgan Herrin Creates Awe-Inspiring Intricate Artworks
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Seacreature Jewelry
Seacreature Jewelry
Amazing Silver Octopus Rings by Antonio Palladino
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12
Creepy Squid Masks
Creepy Squid Masks
Bob Basset Works Leather Into Tentacular Wearable Art
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11
Extreme 3D Tattoos III
Extreme 3D Tattoos III
Tentacle Implants
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Octopus Couture
Octopus Couture
Gothic Squid Fashion is Complete with Tentacles
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Latex Octopus-Puppies
Latex Octopus-Puppies
Kariwan's Surreal Hybrid Animal Costumes
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8
Squids, Lingerie and Fur
Squids, Lingerie and Fur
Knotan's Stellar Nudetography
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Halloween Costumes For Infants
Halloween Costumes For Infants
From Bloody Bonnets to Air Fresheners
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6
Cardboard Catwalks
Cardboard Catwalks
Strode College Challenges Young Designers With Odd Medium
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5
Octopus Cakes
Octopus Cakes
Karen Portaleo Makes Creative Cakes for Highland Bakery
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Gothic Mermaids
Gothic Mermaids
The Startling Photography of Annie Bertram
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3
Cephalerotica
Cephalerotica
Women Who Make Squids and Octopuses Sexy for Fun
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2
Octopus & Squid Tattoos
Octopus & Squid Tattoos
These Tattoos Represent a Different Kind of Squid Ink
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Extreme Body Painting
Extreme Body Painting
Live Art from the World Championships
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