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Apr 17 by

25 Tattoos Inspired by The World’s Most Famous Works of Art

25 Tattoos Inspired by The World’s Most Famous Works of Art

If there’s one good thing about having a tattoo done in the likeness of a famous work of art, it’s that no one can ever make fun of it. It’s not your own design, or even your tattooist’s, but that of a world-renowned artist that scholars celebrate on a daily basis.

When you hear the phrase “famous works of art,” there are surprisingly few paintings and sculptures that immediately come to mind (art historians aside). Van Gogh’s The Starry Night, Michelangelo’s Creation of Adam, and Klimt’s golden portraits are among the handful of artworks that get the majority of attention when it comes to ink time. As for tattoos inspired by well known works of art, there really isn’t as diverse of a selection as you would assume. But that doesn’t mean they aren’t out there.

We’ve searched high and low to put together a list of the best art-inspired tattoo designs for your viewing pleasure. Don’t forget to save and share your favorites!

From Van Gogh’s The Starry Night.

Van Gogh The Starry Night inspired tattoo(Source)

From Frida Kahlo.

Frida Kahlo tattoo by Mowgli(Source)

From Edvard Munch’s The Scream.

Edvard Munch's The Scream by Eva Krbdk(Source)

From Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa.

The Mona Lisa by Sanghyuk Ko(Source)

From Salvador Dali.

Salvador Dali clock tattoo by Austin Liebst(Source)

From Michelangelo’s The Creation of Adam.

Michelangelo's The Creation of Adam by Eva Krbdk(Source)

From Banksy’s Girl With a Balloon.

Banksy's Girl With a Balloon by Melany Ariza(Source)

From Kadinsky.

Kadinsky inspired tattoo by Kapala Tattoo(Source)

From Salvador Dali.

Salvador Dali inspired tattoo by Ksu Arrow(Source)

From Gustav Klimt’s The Kiss.

Gustav Klimt's The Kiss by Aisha Hadejia(Source)

From Andy Warhol.

Warhol's banana by Diego Alvarez(Source)

From Mark Rothko.

Rothko tattoo by Ivy Saruzi(Source)

From Vincent Van Gogh.

Vincent Van Gogh tattoo by Ksu Arrow(Source)

From Pablo Picasso.

Pablo Picasso inspired tattoo by Jose Palacios(Source)

From Gustav Klimt’s Mother and Child.

Gustav Klimt's Mother and Child by Deborah Genchi(Source)

From Banksy.

Banksy Throwing up Hearts by Joseph Gutshall(Source)

From Picasso’s Guernica.

Picasso's Guernica tattoo by Melek Tastekin(Source)

From Klimt’s Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I.

Klimt's Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I by Emily Kay(Source)

From Van Gogh’s The Starry Night.

Van Gogh's The Starry Night by Eva Krbdk(Source)

From Monet’s Water Lilies.

Inspired by Monet's Water Lilies(Source)

From Michelangelo’s famous fresco.

Creation of Adam tattoo by Carin Silver(Source)

From Picasso’s The Dream.

From Pablo Picasso's The Dream by Gillian Marie(Source)

From Salvador Dali.

Salvador Dali inspired tattoo by Eva Krbdk(Source)

From Banksy’s Rage, Flower Thrower.

Banksy's Rage, Flower Thrower by Hudini(Source)

From Klimt’s The Kiss.

Klimt's The Kiss by Eva Krbdk(Source)



Jan 17 by

30 Lovely Venetian Mask Tattoos to Celebrate Carnival

30 Lovely Venetian Mask Tattoos to Celebrate Carnival

From the Carnival of Binche to the bead bonanza known as Mardi Gras, Carnival is celebrated by countless cultures around the world.

Taking place between February and early March, Carnival is a sort of “final hooray” before the coming of Lent. Public celebrations, parades, and mischievous games, are just a few of the much-anticipated events that make up this age old tradition. For outsiders looking in, Carnival is mainly remembered for it’s elaborate costumes, a long-standing holiday tradition that dates back to medieval Europe. Among the most memorable festival attire, is the venetian mask— an object as creepy as it is cool. The various types of masks can be ornamental and mysterious, or down right terrifying. In the spirt of Carnival, we’ve put together a collection of tattoos imagined by folks who, well, let’s just say are looking forward to Carnival more than you are. Below are 30, creative examples of venetian mask tattoos put together especially for you. Enjoy! 

Vintage portrait.

Vintage carnival tattoo design by Tretyakoff(Source)

Watercolor mask.

Watercolor venetian mask tattoo by Kylie Gibson(Source)

Splash of red ink.

Venetian mask tattoo by David Mushaney(Source)

Split face design.

Split face carnival tattoo by Iron Bunny Tattoo(Source)

Dotwork venetian mask.

Dotwork venetian mask tattoo by Fanny(Source)

Epic chest piece.

Carnival themed chest piece by Magnus Tufvesson(Source)

Black and grey ink reflection.

Black and grey ink carnival piece by Rodrigo Zermeno(Source)

Colorful upper arm piece.

Colorful carnival tattoo by Natalia Sliusareva(Source)

Eyes only.

Venetian mask tattoo by Jerome James(Source)

Venetian mask with rose.

Venetian carnival mask with linework rose by Iain Sellar(Source)

Sprawling thigh design with bees.

Sprawling carnival tattoo on thigh by Tony Mancia(Source)

Colorful carnival mask.

Colorful carnival mask by Maura Bisacchi(Source)

Lace venetian mask.

Lace venetian mask by Fanny(Source)

Stunning venetian mask sleeve.

Venetian mask sleeve by Rember Orellana(Source)

Beaded venetian mask.

Beaded venetian mask tattoo by Derek Paradis(Source)

Winged stomach piece.

Winged stomach piece by Kirky Maree Donnelly(Source)

Beautiful blackwork design.

Beautiful blackwork carnival tattoo via Ana-Maria Burducea(Source)

Carnival collage.

Carnival collage tattoo by Michele De Luca(Source)

Abstract carnival tattoo.

Abstract carnival tattoo by Dynoz(Source)

Neo traditional design.

Neo traditional carnival tattoo by Chris Sutton(Source)

Masquerade half sleeve.

Masquerade half sleeve via Kendra Mahaffey(Source)

Tiny ankle tattoo.

Tiny venetian mask tattoo by Needles Love Tattoo(Source)

Musical carnival tattoo.

Musical carnival tattoo by Moni Marino(Source)

Dark venetian mask tattoo.

Dark venetian mask tattoo by Imperial Tattoo(Source)

Vibrant venetian mask.

Vibrant venetian mask by Mr Williams Tattoo(Source)

Full-face venetian mask.

Full-face venetian mask by Dylan Lisle(Source)

Masks on thigh.

Venetian masks on thigh by Francisco Sanchez(Source)

Red and black ink venetian mask.

Red and black ink venetian mask by Jessica Channer(Source)

Noir scene.

Venetian mask noir design by Benji Roketlaucha(Source)

Feather-framed portrait.

Venetian mask carnival tattoo by Melissa Valiquette(Source)


Nov 16 by

45 Tiny Tattoos That Are Perfect in Every Way

45 Tiny Tattoo Designs

Dying to get a tattoo but still a little apprehensive about the commitment? If this sounds like you then a tiny tattoo might just be the perfect compromise. Tiny tattoos are a great way to get your feet wet without leaving your comfort zone. Small tattoos are widely accepted in today’s society, easy to conceal, and won’t cost you an arm and a leg to remove. The perfect starter tattoo in a sense.

A mix of playful and adorable, the below gallery has something perfectly suited for every style and personality. Scroll through to see some of the coolest tiny tats of the year.

Mountain range.

Mountain range tattoo by Damian Fabrikken(Source)

Toe tattoo.

Toe tattoo by Rodrigo(Source)

Smiley face.

Smiley face by Witty Button(Source)

Tiny dotwork rose.

Tiny dotwork rose by Hongdam(Source)

Minimalistic airplane.

Small airplane by Cagri Durmaz(Source)

Tiny anchor.

Anchor finger tat on Alemargna(Source)

Blackwork flower.

Little blackwork flower by Kate Holley(Source)

Lil pug.

Pug by Alexandyr Valentine(Source)

White ink snowflake.

White ink snowflake by Ben Vogel(Source)

Floral ring.

Floral ring by Denario Dwi Kalafajar(Source)

Sea turtle on wrist.

Sea turtle on wrist by Chris Bishop(Source)


Semicolon tattoo by Cholo(Source)

Little swimmer.

Swimmer tattoo on Camila Marques (Source)

Shih tzu.

Shih Tzu tattoo by Southern Ink(Source)

Underboob piece.

Sternum tattoo by Mariza Seita(Source)

Crescent moon with color.

Crescent moon tattoo with color by Witty Button(Source)

Small flower on wrist.

Small floral wrist tattoos by Witty Button(Source)

Behind-the-ear heart.

Behind-the-ear heart by Larry Roger(Source)

Small dotwork design.

Floral dotwork design by Noam Yona(Source)

Elegant rose.

Elegant rose tattoo by Saony Rondon(Source)

Fingers crossed.

Fingers crossed by OK(Source) 

Paper airplane.

Behind-the-ear tattoo by Nao(Source)

Micro compass.

Micro compass tattoo by Quinico(Source)

Finger web.

Finger web tat by Cindy van Schie(Source)

Blackwork butterfly.

Blackwork butterfly tattoo by Kate Holley(Source)

Panda bear.

Sleepy panda bear by Oscar Aguilar(Source)


Acorn tattoo by Kate Holley(Source)

Fox on ankle.

Fox tattoo on ankle by Ed Gomez(Source)

Flowers on wrist.

Flowers on wrist by Maksim Lopez(Source)

Blue-eyed owl.

Blue-eyed owl by Rebecca Luz(Source)

Botanical finger tat.

Botanical finger tat by Dark Heart Tattoo(Source)

Geometric dog.

Geometric dog by Cagri Durmaz (Source)

Bare tree.

Autumn tree tattoo by Cagri Durmaz(Source)

Dotwork heart.

Dotwork heart tattoo by Angel Fernandez(Source)

Simple kitty.

Simple cat tattoo by Laura Pan(Source)

Veni, vidi, vici.

Veni, vidi, vici tattoo by Witty Button(Source)

Adorable elephant.

Adorable elephant tattoo by Kris Marley(Source)

Slice of pizza.

Slice of pizza tattoo by Alison Nie(Source)

Minimalistic umbrella.

Minimalistic umbrella tattoo by Alison Nie(Source)

Watercolor flowers.

Simple watercolor flowers on wrist by Chris Lewis(Source)

Girl power.

Girl power tattoo by Cagri Durmaz(Source)

Doors on neck.

Doors on neck by Lazy Duo(Source)

Simple heart.

Simple heart tattoo by Witty Button(Source)

Tiny elephant.

Tiny elephant tattoo by Cagri Durmaz(Source)


Daffodil by Chico Lou(Source)