Chugging because of the heat, dancing in the rain, sweating in tents that are too small and of course… getting completely carried away by the music of your favorite bands. Anyone, who ever went to a festival, knows that this is pretty much the essence. A music festival is much more than just music. It is coming together with like-minded people, taking a break from your daily grind, but also… to see and be seen. Make no mistake, the casual or bohemian look of some festivalgoers is actually well considered. Many visitors of the festival customize their look to honor their idols: t-shirts, hats, accessories… you’ll see all kinds of rock bands. Tattoos, whether they are temporary or not, are a perfect addition.
Festivals can become very important over time in one’s life. A tattoo is the perfect way to think of those beautiful festival moments throughout the year.
This Dutch metal fan has the time of his life at the Graspop Metal Meeting every year. For him, reason enough to immortalize the festival on his body. Beware, don’t expect anything back. In 2013, a Belgian fan put a giant Graspop-tattoo on his chest, assuming he would be allowed to go inside for free. Unfortunately, this failed, and the man had to walk away disappointed.
Also Coachella, a six-day annual music festival in California, for many people equals several days of enjoying music. The tattoos with the typical palm trees have become a hit.
The Pinkpop Festival in the Netherlands has a very cute logo, making the tattoo version especially appeals to women.
We have lost count of the number of people that get a tattoo of their favorite artist or band. These music tattoos range from band logos to lyrics of favorite songs.
The logo of The Rolling Stones is one of the top favorites:
Or this one of Jim Morrison of The Doors:
‘Dark Side of the Moon’ by Pink Floyd remains a top contender:
Or for people who can’t choose:
For the person that loves profound lyrics, can make use of this quote from “Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen:
Do you also want a tattoo of your favorite band, but don’t want it to be forever? There are plenty of temporary tattoos available. For example, in the online store of Tattoo For A Week:
Or via Amazon:
Or design one yourself! Have a look here.
The bohemian festivalgoer
The bohemian look has already been a hit for years at music festivals such as Rock Werchter, Coachella and Glastonbury. It builds on the first big music festivals in the 60s, with Woodstock being the biggest. Therefore it is not surprising that one can find many hippie elements in the bohemian look.
Never miss another gig!
Who now and then visits a festival, has certainly been through this. On arrival you did get a copy of the festival program put into your hands, but usually there is not much left of it after one day at the festival. It is completely torn or wet from the rain, or, let’s face it, you just plain lost it.
Sarah Lawrence, a graphic designer from the US, came up with a super convenient solution: just create a temporary tattoo of the program! This way you will be everywhere on time and you don’t run the risk of missing your favorite band. You can agree with your friends that each person takes care of one day (but don’t lose your friends 😉 ).
Make it an unforgettable festival summer!